Friday, March 11 at 11:00 p.m.
Jimi Hendrix: Live at Woodstock
Woodstock was a cultural moment, and Jimi Hendrix played the most important role of that moment. It was said the unused footage was thrown out, but it was untrue, as that wasn’t the type of thing that anyone would have done. Luckily, all of the remaining unused footage has now been released, and incorporated into the pre-existing footage.
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Sunday, March 13 at 12:30 a.m.
Ladies & Gentlemen The Rolling Stones
In 1972, the Stones bring their Exile on Main Street tour to Texas: 15 songs, with five from the "Exile" album. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman on a small stage with three other musicians. Until the lights come up near the end, we see the Stones against a black background. The camera stays mostly on Jagger, with a few shots of Taylor. Richards is on screen for his duets and for some guitar work on the final two songs. It's music from start to finish: hard rock ("All Down the Line"), the blues ("Love in Vain" and "Midnight Rambler"), a tribute to Chuck Berry ("Bye Bye Johnny"), and no "Satisfaction." Get the DVD here.
Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Take a nostalgic journey back to the 1950s and 1960s with long-unseen footage of beloved performers singing some of the greatest songs from and inspired by Ireland. WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING: AN IRISH PARADE OF STARS (MY MUSIC) is part of special programming airing in March 2010 on WPBT2. Patty Duke hosts the program, which is written by Malachy McCourt. Music is proof of life to the Irish, and the songs of Ireland have entered the hearts of millions of Americans, often inspiring other kinds of music. The program appropriately opens on the streets of Dublin with the legendary crooner Bing Crosby offering a pair of Irish folk standards, “Molly Malone” and “McNamara’s Band.”
Get the DVD here.
Sunday, March 20 at 10:00 p.m.
Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics
On Sunday nights throughout the '50s and '60s, Ed Sullivan brought pop culture into America's living rooms with the most influential show of its kind. If you made it there, you had it made because for the first time, the entire country was at home watching. During the course of the show's run, many of the early rock and roll legends were featured in career-defining performances. These cultural milestones have been compiled for this program, along with archival footage and narration for insight on the artists, their eras, and their classic appearances. Now seen with half a century of hindsight, it's clear Ed Sullivan was right - his was a "really big show."
Wednesday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m
& Saturday March 26 at 9:00 p.m.
The Big Band Years
THE BIG BAND YEARS turns back the clock to a time when swing musicians ruled the radio and night clubs, bringing a joyful escape to Americans during one of the most turbulent eras in the nation’s history. THE BIG BAND YEARS is part of special programming airing on WPBT2. Peter Marshall (“The Hollywood Squares”) hosts. The program is a warm remembrance of the pre-Baby Boom decades when Americans danced and dreamed to unforgettable music. The program is part of MY MUSIC’s goal to preserve American music legacies.
Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m.
John Sebastian Presents Folk Rewind
JOHN SEBASTIAN PRESENTS: FOLK REWIND (MY MUSIC) focuses on the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era. Presented by the lead singer of The Lovin’ Spoonful ("Do You Believe In Magic"), FOLK REWIND features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in more than four decades, plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today. Featuring Pete Seeger and Judy Collins singing "Turn, Turn, Turn," Harry Belafonte’s hit "Jamaica Farewell," Trini Lopez’s rendition of "If I Had a Hammer," Rod McKuen’s classic "Seasons in the Sun," Bobby Darin’s heartfelt "Simple Song of Freedom" and many, many more.