Warner loves Rock “n” Roll

This summer, America will celebrate fifty years of rock “n” roll, and Warner Home Video will mark the anniversary with The History of Rock “n” Roll.

Rock historians worldwide have declared the official beginning of rock “n” roll to be July 5, 1954, the day Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right” at Sun Studio in Memphis.
Since 1954, rock “n” roll has become the most popular and enduring form of music in America, and The History of Rock “n” Roll is the definitive documentary on the stars, songs and history that have made the past fifty years so memorable. With nearly 10 hours of exclusive interviews, classic footage and unforgettable concert performances from rock “n” roll’s biggest stars, fans can experience their favorite rock moments all over again and get an inside look at all the moments they didn’t see. Features exclusive interviews with Mick Jagger, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne, Jimmy Page, Jerry Garcia, Jerry Lee Lewis, Peter, Paul & Mary, B.B. King, and many, many more era-defining artists whose personalities and music styles have dominated the airways and the culture of America.

The DVD set includes ten episodes, beginning with the early rock “n” rollers of the fifties and the opposition they faced in defining this never-before-heard style. The program then journeys through the “60’s, with the British musical invasion, soul music, and the counterculture bands that emerged late in the decade. In the ”70’s and ’80’s the show explores the great guitarists of the day, the backlash against disco, punk and much more, ending with an inside look at the MTV revolution and the rise of superstars like Prince and Madonna.

The will be released for the first time ever on DVD on July 6, 2004 for $99.98 SRP.

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