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The Blues: A Musical Journey
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The Blues: A Musical Journey: Godfathers and Sons

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  NITV  |  July 28, 2013
In part five of The Blues, director Marc Levin (Slam, Whiteboys, Brooklyn Babylon) travels to Chicago with hip-hop legend Chuck D (of the Chess Records legacy). Together they ...

In part five of The Blues, director Marc Levin (Slam, Whiteboys, Brooklyn Babylon) travels to Chicago with hip-hop legend Chuck D (of the Chess Records legacy). Together they explore the heyday of Chicago blues and unite to produce an album that seeks to bring veteran blues players together with contemporary hip-hop musicians.

My Father and The Man in Black
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My Father and The Man in Black

SBS  |  February 15, 2014
Filmmaker Jonathan Holiff tells the story of the torrid, yet enduring relationship between Johnny Cash and his onetime manager, the director's father, Saul Holiff. From the ...

Filmmaker Jonathan Holiff tells the story of the torrid, yet enduring relationship between Johnny Cash and his onetime manager, the director's father, Saul Holiff. From the highs of the Folsom State Prison show through to the lows of cancelled shows and walk-offs during the 1960s, as Cash descends into a pills, drugs and alcohol-fuelled breakdown, the two stay together, tied to one another through mutual instability and dependence.

Strange Birds In Paradise
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Strange Birds In Paradise

SBS  |  January 3, 2012
Strange Birds in Paradise, the critically acclaimed feature documentary by Charlie Hill Smith, journeys into the secret life of West Papua and paints a fascinating picture of ...

Strange Birds in Paradise, the critically acclaimed feature documentary by Charlie Hill Smith, journeys into the secret life of West Papua and paints a fascinating picture of music, culture and repression from one of the last great wildernesses on earth. Strange Birds in Paradise continues to ask the big questions, such as whether the world is watching as West Papua spirals further into genocide, political oppression and environmental disaster.

Great Australian Albums
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Great Australian Albums: Odyssey Number Five - Powderfinger

Season 2  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  March 5, 2011
The final part of the unique music documentary series, Great Australian Albums. Powderfinger released Odyssey Number Five in 2000. The Brisbane group had formed in the late ...

The final part of the unique music documentary series, Great Australian Albums. Powderfinger released Odyssey Number Five in 2000. The Brisbane group had formed in the late 1980s, on the fringe of the alternative rock scene. Powderfinger took their name from a Neil Young song and they replicated Young's style of classic rock with an edge.

The Filth And The Fury
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The Filth And The Fury

ABC2  |  February 23, 2011
The background of the punk era, from its anarchic beginnings in the litter-stacked back streets of London in the 70s, is traced in this uncut, unseen and unbelievable film by ...

The background of the punk era, from its anarchic beginnings in the litter-stacked back streets of London in the 70s, is traced in this uncut, unseen and unbelievable film by Julien Temple, charting the rise and fall of the band, the Sex Pistols.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Nu Metal

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  ABC2  |  September 25, 2012
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In Episode 8, Sam Dunn chronicles the rise and fall of nu-metal; starting with its ancestry: pivotal artists like Rage Against The Machine, Faith No More and Tool and their ...

In Episode 8, Sam Dunn chronicles the rise and fall of nu-metal; starting with its ancestry: pivotal artists like Rage Against The Machine, Faith No More and Tool and their fiery amalgam of hard, heavy distorted rock and post-Prince funk.

Classic Albums
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Classic Albums: The Doors

SBS  |  September 3, 2011
Classic Albums: The Doors is a documentary which tells the story behind legendary band The Doors, and their debut self-titled album. Featuring in-depth interviews with three ...

Classic Albums: The Doors is a documentary which tells the story behind legendary band The Doors, and their debut self-titled album. Featuring in-depth interviews with three surviving band members, the film recounts how the band formed, what inspired their music and how they developed their unique sound.

Anvil! The Story Of Anvil
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Anvil! The Story Of Anvil

ABC2  |  January 1, 2012
At 14, school friends Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the 'demigods of Canadian metal', ...

At 14, school friends Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the 'demigods of Canadian metal', releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982's Metal On Metal. The album influenced a musical generation, including Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, all of whom went on to sell millions of records. But Anvil's career took a different path - straight to obscurity. Anvil: The Story Of Anvil is a timeless, and at times hilarious, feel-good tale of survival and the unadulterated passion it takes to follow your dream. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Iconoclasts
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Iconoclasts: Dave Chappelle And Maya Angelou

ABC  |  December 20, 2009
Featuring comedian and actor Dave Chappelle, best known as the host and star of the hit series "Chappelle's Show" on Comedy Central, and Dr Maya Angelou, an eminent American ...

Featuring comedian and actor Dave Chappelle, best known as the host and star of the hit series "Chappelle's Show" on Comedy Central, and Dr Maya Angelou, an eminent American poet, memoirist and actress.

Been Rich All My Life
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Been Rich All My Life

ABC  |  April 25, 2010
Five black former members of the Harlem tap-dancing troupe, The Silver Belles, now aged from 84 to 96, put their dancing shoes back on 25 years ago and regained the fame and ...

Five black former members of the Harlem tap-dancing troupe, The Silver Belles, now aged from 84 to 96, put their dancing shoes back on 25 years ago and regained the fame and fun they had during their heyday in the 1930s. They may not kick as high now, but they are hip-swaying, sharp and showbiz savvy, perform to standing ovations and are as sassy as ever.

Seven Ages Of Rock
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Seven Ages Of Rock: Left Of The Dial - Alternative Rock

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  February 11, 2010
From America's underground punk scene in the 1980s to the grunge explosion of the 90s, this episode traces the rise of alternative rock heroes like R.E.M. and Nirvana and ...

From America's underground punk scene in the 1980s to the grunge explosion of the 90s, this episode traces the rise of alternative rock heroes like R.E.M. and Nirvana and unsung pioneers like The Pixies.

The Bi Polar Bears
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The Bi Polar Bears: Blast From The Past

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  January 21, 2010
Follows the journey of a remarkable band, The BiPolar Bears, whose members all have a mental illness, and their search for a lead singer (mental illness essential). Tonight, ...

Follows the journey of a remarkable band, The BiPolar Bears, whose members all have a mental illness, and their search for a lead singer (mental illness essential). Tonight, in the final episode, The BiPolar Bears are back to square one - and without a lead singer. Can Kev's crafty idea save the day? Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.

All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music
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All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music: Who's That Comin' - Blues

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  OVATION  |  October 23, 2009
This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the ...

This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the music which has shaped the world, each episode charts the development of a different genre of music, from ragtime, rhythm 'n' blues, musical theatre, folk, swing, country and western, rock'n'roll and beyond. The series features rare interviews with the most significant musicians of the 20th century. Episode six explores Tin Pan Alley and features Bing Crosby, Al Johnson and Gershwin.

Iconoclasts
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Iconoclasts: Sean Penn And Jon Krakauer

ABC2  |  April 7, 2010
Iconoclasts is a series that pairs up innovators from film, literature, architecture, fashion, food, music and business, who respect and admire each other. Here ...

Iconoclasts is a series that pairs up innovators from film, literature, architecture, fashion, food, music and business, who respect and admire each other. Here actor/filmmaker Sean Penn and author/adventurer Jon Krakauer travel to Alaska to retrace the fateful journey of a young man Krakauer wrote about in his book Into the Wild, which Penn adapted for the screen and then directed.

Artscape
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Artscape: Chasing Shadows

ABC  |  August 31, 2010
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Colin Darcy, an Aboriginal man, grew up in Whyalla in country SA. He has had his fair share of knocks, but now Colin, 24, is making a new start in life as he and his two best ...

Colin Darcy, an Aboriginal man, grew up in Whyalla in country SA. He has had his fair share of knocks, but now Colin, 24, is making a new start in life as he and his two best mates form a hip-hop group called Shadows.

Mr Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
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Mr Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

NITV  |  November 5, 2017
Oscar award-winning director Alex Gibney chronicles the musical ascension of the hardest working man in show business who forever changed the face of American music. The ...

Oscar award-winning director Alex Gibney chronicles the musical ascension of the hardest working man in show business who forever changed the face of American music. The documentary was made with the unique cooperation of the Brown Estate, featuring rare and never-before seen archival footage and photographs along with current interviews.

The Secrets of Pecan Summer
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The Secrets of Pecan Summer

NITV  |  November 13, 2017
We reveal the true story behind the first Indigenous opera. Composed by Deborah Cheetham, Pecan Summer is her discovery of what really happened to her family in 1939 and why ...

We reveal the true story behind the first Indigenous opera. Composed by Deborah Cheetham, Pecan Summer is her discovery of what really happened to her family in 1939 and why she never knew the truth.

Living the Life
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Living the Life: Hans Zimmer And Derren Brown

Season 3  |  Episode 4  |  Arts  |  June 27, 2017
This revealing and trailblazing biography show allows two well-known celebrities to open up about their private and professional lives to each other. Thanks to the series' ...

This revealing and trailblazing biography show allows two well-known celebrities to open up about their private and professional lives to each other. Thanks to the series' innovative style, audiences are given a rare chance to witness some of the world's most talented entertainers talking face-to-face - with no studio audience or chat-show host, conversations are more honest and uninhibited than ever before. From the much-loved Stephen Fry talking with Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, to a heart-to-heart between illusionist Derren Brown and film composer Hans Zimmer, this program offers personal access to celebrities on the top of their game for surprisingly intimate one-on-one conversations. Tales from childhood, early careers, successes and failures all combine to reveal how their journeys through wealth and fame have shaped their lives. Breaking from the conventional interview style, this program grants unparalleled access to some of the world's most popular and lively personalities across the arts, cinema, theatre, literature, music, sports, fashion and politics.

Noisey
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Noisey: Paris With Medine, Mhd, Niska

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS VICELAND  |  March 14, 2017
The second biggest hip-hop market on earth has been in a state of emergency since 2015, following the deadliest terrorist attacks on French soil in 100 years.

The second biggest hip-hop market on earth has been in a state of emergency since 2015, following the deadliest terrorist attacks on French soil in 100 years.

Eras Of Music History
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Eras Of Music History: Modernism: Part I

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  September 14, 2016
The 20th century is a century of extremes; technical revolutions and two World Wars. Challenged by Jazz, classical music became a weapon of reaction, but also a vision of ...

The 20th century is a century of extremes; technical revolutions and two World Wars. Challenged by Jazz, classical music became a weapon of reaction, but also a vision of modernity. Visual artists also established impressionism and expressionism to new aesthetic parameters. Featuring Renee Fleming, Jamie Cullum, Yoko Ono, Leonard Bernstein and many more.

Eurovision Top 40 Controversies
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Eurovision Top 40 Controversies

SBS  |  May 12, 2018
Eurovision is the wildest show on earth. Each year it creates more drama and shock than any other singing competition. Join Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey as they count down ...

Eurovision is the wildest show on earth. Each year it creates more drama and shock than any other singing competition. Join Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey as they count down the top 40 outrageous Eurovision controversies. With international comedians, celebrities and Eurovision dancers, this hilarious special features live performances from singing sensations Isaiah, Casey Donovan and Australia's 2018 Eurovision artist Jessica Mauboy.

Classic Albums
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Classic Albums: Steely Dan - Aja

Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  STUDIO  |  December 13, 2012
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the world's best albums. Eric Clapton and the original Cream band members review their classic 1967 album Disraeli ...

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the world's best albums. Eric Clapton and the original Cream band members review their classic 1967 album Disraeli Gears track by track. Features archive footage of the band.

London Calling
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London Calling: Master Of Puppets

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS2  |  November 25, 2012
This four-part series tells the untold story of British pop, as reflected through artistic mediums beyond music. This final episode investigates the behind-the-scenes ...

This four-part series tells the untold story of British pop, as reflected through artistic mediums beyond music. This final episode investigates the behind-the-scenes impresarios and star-makers who broke the rules and created British pop as we know it.

Broadway: The American Musical
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Broadway: The American Musical: Oh What a Beautiful Mornin' - 1943 to 1960

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  STUDIO  |  August 7, 2013
The new partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changes the face of Broadway forever, beginning with the record-breaking Oklahoma! in 1943, featuring a ...

The new partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changes the face of Broadway forever, beginning with the record-breaking Oklahoma! in 1943, featuring a landmark ballet by Agnes De Mille. Carousel and South Pacific then set the standard for decades to come by pioneering a musical where story is all-important. For challenging the country to confront its deep-seated racial bigotry, South Pacific wins the Pulitzer Prize.

Broadway: The American Musical
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Broadway: The American Musical: Putting It Together (1980-2004)

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  STUDIO  |  August 9, 2013
Legendary as the abominable snowman, notorious producer David Merrick re-conquers Broadway in 1980 with a smash adaptation of the movie musical 42nd Street. But soon the ...

Legendary as the abominable snowman, notorious producer David Merrick re-conquers Broadway in 1980 with a smash adaptation of the movie musical 42nd Street. But soon the biggest hits are arriving from an unexpected source - London. Producer Cameron Mackintosh redefines the business of show business as Cats, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon become international blockbusters.

London Calling
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London Calling: You Wear It Well

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS2  |  November 17, 2012
This four-part series tells the untold story of British pop, as reflected through artistic mediums beyond music. This episode looks at the fashions that accompanied British ...

This four-part series tells the untold story of British pop, as reflected through artistic mediums beyond music. This episode looks at the fashions that accompanied British pop, and the people who had the look.

Autoluminescent: Rowland S Howard
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Autoluminescent: Rowland S Howard

ABC2  |  January 25, 2012
From myth to legend Rowland S Howard appeared on the early Melbourne punk scene like a phantom out of Kafkaesque Prague or Bram Stoker's Dracula. A beautifully gaunt and ...

From myth to legend Rowland S Howard appeared on the early Melbourne punk scene like a phantom out of Kafkaesque Prague or Bram Stoker's Dracula. A beautifully gaunt and gothic aristocrat, the unique distinctive fury of his guitar style shot him directly into the imagination of a generation.

Mandela, My Dad And Me
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Mandela, My Dad And Me

NITV  |  September 25, 2016
In 2014 Idris Elba released Mi Mandela, an album inspired by his time researching and playing Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The music of South Africa ...

In 2014 Idris Elba released Mi Mandela, an album inspired by his time researching and playing Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The music of South Africa influenced him profoundly.

Avicii On Tour
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Avicii On Tour

SBS2  |  September 24, 2015
Tim Bergling, better known to his millions of fans as Avicii, is at 26 already one of the world's biggest and most loved DJs. He plays sold-out venues all over the world and ...

Tim Bergling, better known to his millions of fans as Avicii, is at 26 already one of the world's biggest and most loved DJs. He plays sold-out venues all over the world and his name on the line up guarantees an almost insane audience response. But Avicii is also an artist with a conscience and together with his manager Ash, he is dedicated to fighting global hunger. This film follows Avicii during his tour of Australia, where the profits went straight into their charity project "House for Hunger".

The Punk Syndrome
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The Punk Syndrome

SBS2  |  September 17, 2015
While Eurovision captivated the world's attention earlier this year, there was one act in particular who captured the hearts of viewers at home - Finnish punk-rock band Pertti ...

While Eurovision captivated the world's attention earlier this year, there was one act in particular who captured the hearts of viewers at home - Finnish punk-rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat. Formed in 2009 by four developmentally disabled guys, the documentary film follows the band's journey from their rehearsal room to cult success - which took them all the way to the world stage at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna.

Sound City
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Sound City

ABC  |  November 30, 2014
A documentary on fabled recording studio Sound City located in California. The studio served as the birthplace of many classic albums including Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, Neil ...

A documentary on fabled recording studio Sound City located in California. The studio served as the birthplace of many classic albums including Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, Neil Young's After the Gold Rush and Nirvana's Nevermind.

Woodstock: The Festival
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Woodstock: The Festival

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  November 13, 2015
On 15 August 1969, 500,000 music lovers descended on a rural community in upstate New York for three days of love, peace, respect, drugs, mind expansion and the largest rock ...

On 15 August 1969, 500,000 music lovers descended on a rural community in upstate New York for three days of love, peace, respect, drugs, mind expansion and the largest rock concert ever staged. This series, directed by legendary music documentary director D.A. Pennebaker, is the definitive celebration of the event.

Classic Albums
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Classic Albums: Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  FOXTEL Bio  |  October 13, 2015
The definitive story of the making of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. Features a specially recorded version of Christine McVie's 'Songbird' and Lindsey Buckingham playing newversion ...

The definitive story of the making of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. Features a specially recorded version of Christine McVie's 'Songbird' and Lindsey Buckingham playing newversion of 'Never Going Back'.

George Harrison: Living In A Material World
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George Harrison: Living In A Material World

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  December 22, 2013
A rare glimpse into the mind and soul of one of the most talented artists of his generation and a profoundly intimate and affecting work of cinema.

A rare glimpse into the mind and soul of one of the most talented artists of his generation and a profoundly intimate and affecting work of cinema.

Money Power Respect
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Money Power Respect

NITV  |  December 22, 2013
50 Cent, Diddy, Dre and Jay Z. Four men, four destinies and one question: who will be hip-hop's first billionaire?

50 Cent, Diddy, Dre and Jay Z. Four men, four destinies and one question: who will be hip-hop's first billionaire?

Mongolian Bling
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Mongolian Bling

ABC2  |  December 16, 2013
Forget nomads and monks, hip-hop is making Mongolia move into the 21st century. This program follows a group of rappers as they try to salvage their flailing democratic system ...

Forget nomads and monks, hip-hop is making Mongolia move into the 21st century. This program follows a group of rappers as they try to salvage their flailing democratic system and enliven the country's rich musical history.

King of Hollywood: Inventing David Geffen
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King of Hollywood: Inventing David Geffen

SBS  |  November 24, 2013
SBS access all areas with a string of premiere documentaries exploring the lives of the world's biggest music legends, including Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, George ...

SBS access all areas with a string of premiere documentaries exploring the lives of the world's biggest music legends, including Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, George Harrison and David Geffen. The line up of legendary musicians begins with a man who has helped to shape American popular culture over the last four decades; agent, manager and producer David Geffen.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Glam Metal

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC2  |  September 4, 2012
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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Glam Metal emerged from the sunset strip in the 1980s and grew to become a massive phenomenon selling millions of records.

Glam Metal emerged from the sunset strip in the 1980s and grew to become a massive phenomenon selling millions of records.

Video Killed the Radio Star
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Video Killed the Radio Star: Duran Duran

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  January 30, 2017
Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes discuss the creation and impact of Duran Duran's most iconic music videos, including Rio and Girls on Film.

Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes discuss the creation and impact of Duran Duran's most iconic music videos, including Rio and Girls on Film.

So Frenchy, So Chic
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So Frenchy, So Chic

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS2  |  April 12, 2010
From the famous label that focuses on French music, So Frenchy So Chic, this music program features Lilicub, M, Camille, Moriarty, Cocoon, Feloche and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

From the famous label that focuses on French music, So Frenchy So Chic, this music program features Lilicub, M, Camille, Moriarty, Cocoon, Feloche and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Iconoclasts
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Iconoclasts: Eddie Vedder And Laird Hamilton

ABC  |  November 15, 2009
Both internationally acclaimed professionals in their own fields, musician Eddie Vedder and surfer Laird Hamilton are firm friends. In the first instalment of Iconoclasts, ...

Both internationally acclaimed professionals in their own fields, musician Eddie Vedder and surfer Laird Hamilton are firm friends. In the first instalment of Iconoclasts, screening on ABC2, viewers travel into the private worlds of these two famous icons, discovering how they take time out of their busy lives to nurture a tight friendship away from the spotlight.

All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music
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All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music: Tin Pan Alley

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  OVATION  |  November 6, 2009
This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the ...

This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. A brilliantly authoritative, historical study of the music which has shaped the world, each episode charts the development of a different genre of music, from ragtime, rhythm 'n' blues, musical theatre, folk, swing, country and western, rock'n'roll and beyond. The series features rare interviews with the most significant musicians of the 20th century. Episode six explores Tin Pan Alley and features Bing Crosby, Al Johnson and Gershwin.

Iconoclasts
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Iconoclasts: Isabella Rossellini And Dean Kamen

ABC  |  December 6, 2009
Featuring Italian-Swedish model and actress Isabella Rossellini and Dean Kamen, the American inventor and entrepreneur who holds more than 440 patents for innovative health ...

Featuring Italian-Swedish model and actress Isabella Rossellini and Dean Kamen, the American inventor and entrepreneur who holds more than 440 patents for innovative health care devices.

Jimi Hendrix
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Jimi Hendrix

NITV  |  November 12, 2017
Jimi Hendrix became a superstar rock'n'roller, smashed the colour barrier and shocked the nation, all before his 27th birthday. This riveting film tells the story of Jimi's ...

Jimi Hendrix became a superstar rock'n'roller, smashed the colour barrier and shocked the nation, all before his 27th birthday. This riveting film tells the story of Jimi's short but spectacular life.

Paul Kelly Live at Sydney Opera House
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Paul Kelly Live at Sydney Opera House

ABC  |  November 19, 2017
This Ausmusic Month, ABC will present one of Australia's most loved songwriters, Paul Kelly, as he makes his long-awaited return to rock'n'roll, performing live from the ...

This Ausmusic Month, ABC will present one of Australia's most loved songwriters, Paul Kelly, as he makes his long-awaited return to rock'n'roll, performing live from the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House.

Breaking a Monster
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Breaking a Monster

NITV  |  November 26, 2017
Breaking a Monster begins as the three members of band Unlocking the Truth are all in seventh grade, spending their weekends playing a blend of heavy metal and speed punk in ...

Breaking a Monster begins as the three members of band Unlocking the Truth are all in seventh grade, spending their weekends playing a blend of heavy metal and speed punk in Times Square, often drawing substantial crowds. They take on a manager: a 70-year-old industry veteran. With his guidance they are soon on their way to a $1.8 million record deal and a precarious initiation into the music industry. Anything feels possible, and in some moments the band can almost feel the eyes of the world gazing upon them. The boys are coming of age, not only as they make the leap to being professional musicians, but also as they transcend childhood and take their first steps into the complexities of adulthood. The accelerated breakout of any band, let alone one of pre-teens, is an extremely narrow and specific period in time, Breaking a Monster is the story of this rapid transformation.

Great Australian Albums
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Great Australian Albums: I'm Stranded - The Saints

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  January 22, 2011
The Saints' single "(I'm) Stranded" burst out of Brisbane, Australia in 1976 as one of the landmark recordings in the punk rock revolution that changed music forever. In the ...

The Saints' single "(I'm) Stranded" burst out of Brisbane, Australia in 1976 as one of the landmark recordings in the punk rock revolution that changed music forever. In the mid-1970s, Queensland was under the thumb of a corrupt, politically repressive government, and the number one enemy of the state was youth.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Early Metal UK

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC2  |  August 21, 2012
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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Pouncing on the power of heavy metal, the UK wasn't about to cede the rock an roll dominance that nation held over America since the insanity of The Beatles and the subsequent ...

Pouncing on the power of heavy metal, the UK wasn't about to cede the rock an roll dominance that nation held over America since the insanity of The Beatles and the subsequent British Invasion.

Glastonbury
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Glastonbury

ABC2  |  September 4, 2011
Imagine if Woodstock, the defining cultural event of the '60s, had continued to exist over the last three decades. How would it have changed, evolved and adapted to a world ...

Imagine if Woodstock, the defining cultural event of the '60s, had continued to exist over the last three decades. How would it have changed, evolved and adapted to a world which was being completely rewritten around it? How much of the idealism and communality of the original event would have survived? How much would the inexorable pressures of consumerism and corporate sponsorship have transformed the founding ethos of the event? And what a powerful mirror it would hold up to the extraordinary changes which have taken place in the way we live our lives in the last 30 years. Of course Woodstock and most of the other music festivals of the era did not survive. Only one did and its name is Glastonbury.

Iconoclasts
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Iconoclasts: Madeleine Albright And Ashley Judd

ABC2  |  May 12, 2010
In 1997 Madeleine Albright was appointed the first female Secretary of State of the United States - at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. ...

In 1997 Madeleine Albright was appointed the first female Secretary of State of the United States - at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. From 1993 to 1997, she served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Ashley Judd is an actress who has carefully managed to have a career working in both independent and Hollywood films. She is also a committed activist and has been since her college days.

Rudely Interrupted
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Rudely Interrupted

ABC  |  December 3, 2009
The journey of a unique rock band, whose members all have physical or intellectual disabilities, takes them from the Melbourne pub scene to the stage of the UN building, New ...

The journey of a unique rock band, whose members all have physical or intellectual disabilities, takes them from the Melbourne pub scene to the stage of the UN building, New York. Rudely Interrupted are a motley crew of six, including their manager, who are intrinsically funny with an infectious love of performing. They make rock 'n' roll history as the first band to play at the United Nations for International Disability Day.

Noisey
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Noisey: Lagos With Wizkid, Ice Prince

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS VICELAND  |  March 21, 2017
Noisey chases Wizkid as he skyrockets from the streets of Ojuelegba to global superstardom.

Noisey chases Wizkid as he skyrockets from the streets of Ojuelegba to global superstardom.

Eras Of Music History
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Eras Of Music History: Modernism: Part II

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  February 27, 2017
The 20th century is a century of extremes; technical revolutions and two World Wars. Challenged by Jazz, classical music became a weapon of reaction, but also a vision of ...

The 20th century is a century of extremes; technical revolutions and two World Wars. Challenged by Jazz, classical music became a weapon of reaction, but also a vision of modernity. Visual artists also established impressionism and expressionism to new aesthetic parameters. Featuring Renee Fleming, Jamie Cullum, Yoko Ono, Leonard Bernstein and many more.

Janis: Little Girl Blue
1:39:05

Janis: Little Girl Blue

ABC  |  May 27, 2018
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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Janis Joplin's life story is revealed through archival footage, revealing interviews with friends and family and rare personal letters, presenting an intimate portrait of a ...

Janis Joplin's life story is revealed through archival footage, revealing interviews with friends and family and rare personal letters, presenting an intimate portrait of a bright, complicated artist who changed music.

One More Time with Feeling
1:44:42

One More Time with Feeling

Smooth/Arts  |  February 8, 2018
A remarkable black-and-white film detailing the creation of the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album, Skeleton Tree.

A remarkable black-and-white film detailing the creation of the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album, Skeleton Tree.

Rock 'n' Roll Guns for Hire: The Told Story of the Sideman
1:29:04

Rock 'n' Roll Guns for Hire: The Told Story of the Sideman

ABC  |  June 24, 2018
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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This film shines a spotlight on the untold story of the sidemen, the musicians behind some of the greatest artists of all time. The sidemen are the forgotten 'guns for hire' ...

This film shines a spotlight on the untold story of the sidemen, the musicians behind some of the greatest artists of all time. The sidemen are the forgotten 'guns for hire' that changed musical history.

Ray
2:26:01

Ray

SBS  |  June 18, 2016
From his humble beginnings in the South through his meteoric rise to the top of American music charts, Ray's inspirational journey is a tale of hope, redemption and the power ...

From his humble beginnings in the South through his meteoric rise to the top of American music charts, Ray's inspirational journey is a tale of hope, redemption and the power of the human spirit. Witness the incredible true story of a musician who fought harder and went further than anyone could imagine.

Rock Of Ages
1:58:16

Rock Of Ages

Comedy  |  May 28, 2016
The story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the ...

The story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, and more.

Moulin Rouge!
2:03:33

Moulin Rouge!

FOXTEL Drama  |  March 1, 2014
Baz Luhrmann's spin on the tragic Parisian love triangle is a celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and, above all these, love. The film stars Nicole Kidman as the consumptive ...

Baz Luhrmann's spin on the tragic Parisian love triangle is a celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and, above all these, love. The film stars Nicole Kidman as the consumptive courtesan Satine; Ewan McGregor as her lover, Christian; and Richard Roxburgh as the jealous Duke. Featuring spectacularly staged hit songs from the 1970s and 1980s; this unconventional musical earned two Oscars and six nominations.

Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls
51:58

Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls

SBS2  |  September 10, 2015
Showbiz dreams and political commentary mix harmoniously in this entertaining documentary about the first all-girl pop group to emerge from Burma (Myanmar). Filmed between ...

Showbiz dreams and political commentary mix harmoniously in this entertaining documentary about the first all-girl pop group to emerge from Burma (Myanmar). Filmed between 2010 and 2012, when the release from house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi brought fresh hopes of freedom to many of Myanmar's citizens, this stunning documentary effectively presents the big picture of a nation in transition through a Girl Power-charged portrait of the group and its go-getting Australian manager-mentor, Nikki May.

Bright Lights Brilliant Minds
52:07

Bright Lights Brilliant Minds: Paris 1928

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  BBC Knowledge  |  June 8, 2015
Dr James Fox tells the story of Paris in 1928. It was a city that attracted people dreaming of a better world after World War I. This was the year when the surrealists ...

Dr James Fox tells the story of Paris in 1928. It was a city that attracted people dreaming of a better world after World War I. This was the year when the surrealists Magritte, Dali and Bunuel brought their bizarre new vision to the people, and when emigre writers and musicians such as Ernest Hemingway and George Gershwin came looking for inspiration.

Friday Night Crack Up
2:00:09

Friday Night Crack Up

ABC  |  October 10, 2014
Put on your dancing shoes, frock up and get ready to laugh when you join us for a wonderful evening of entertainment coinciding with World Mental Health Day on October 10. Our ...

Put on your dancing shoes, frock up and get ready to laugh when you join us for a wonderful evening of entertainment coinciding with World Mental Health Day on October 10. Our two hour live-to-air variety show, Friday Night Crack Up, will bring you singing, dancing, comedy and personalities - from across all the Australian TV networks - doing things you never expected they could, or would! Broadcast live in front of a studio audience, Friday Night Crack Up is the main event in a week of compelling programming for Mental Health Week as ABC goes Mental As...

The Eighties
42:46

The Eighties: Video Killed The Radio Star

Episode 3  |  SBS  |  February 22, 2017
Michael Jackson released the greatest selling album of all time, Madonna created a persona just as important as her music, and Public Enemy exhorted their fans to Fight The ...

Michael Jackson released the greatest selling album of all time, Madonna created a persona just as important as her music, and Public Enemy exhorted their fans to Fight The Power. There was a new visual component to it all courtesy of MTV. The digital revolution hit the music world as CDs replaced LPs. Whitney Houston, Guns N' Roses, U2, David Bowie and Run-DMC were some of the other major artists of the decade.

All That Jazz
1:57:51

All That Jazz

Masterpiece  |  August 2, 2015
Director and choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanising, drug-using dancer.

Director and choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanising, drug-using dancer.

Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection. (ACAMUM080, ACAMUM084, ACAMUM088, VCAMUR020, VCAMUR024, VCAMUR028, VCAMUR032)
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