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Rock & roll. Vol. 2 [videorecording] / co-production of WGBH, Boston and the BBC.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videocassette (120 min.) : sd., col and b&w ; 1/2 in.

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General Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Formatted Contents Note: Shakespeares in the alley. -- Respect.
Music: She loves you -- Eleanor Rigby -- Subterranean homesick blues -- Like a rolling stone -- Mr. Tambourine man -- Sounds of silence -- I got you babe -- Dancing in the street -- Way you do the things you do -- Where did our love go? -- In the midnight hour -- Respect.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Series producer, Elizabeth Deane ; BBC series producer, Hugh Thomson. Shakespeares in the alley: Producers, Vicky Bippert, Daniel McCabe. Respect: Producer, David Espar.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Liev Schreiber.
Summary, etc.: Shakespeares in the alley looks at the towering influences of Bob Dylan and the Beatles on rock and roll and "folk rock". This film includes footage of performances by Dylan and the Beatles and interviews with Beatles producer George Martin, Dylan musician Al Kooper, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, Roger McGuinn and David Crosby of the Byrds and poet Allen Ginsberg.
Respect chronicles the transformation of black gospel music into a defining sound for all Americans. On hand to tell the tale are Berry Gordy, Ray Charles, Martha Reeves, Mary Wilson, Booker T. and the MG's, Wilson Pickett, Maxine Powell of the Motown "Charm School", and Motown choreographer Cholly Atkins and many more. The program journeys from Detroit's Motown Records to Stax Records in Memphis to the FAME studio in Alabama where Aretha Franklin made musical magic.
System Details Note: VHS.
Subject: Martin, George, 1926- > Interviews.
Kooper, Al > Interviews.
Yarrow, Peter, 1938- > Interviews.
McGuinn, Roger > Interviews.
Crosby, David > Interviews.
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 > Interviews.
Gordy, Berry > Interviews.
Charles, Ray, 1930-2004 > Interviews.
Reeves, Martha > Interviews.
Wilson, Mary, 1944- > Interviews.
Pickett, Wilson > Interviews.
Powell, Maxine > Interviews.
Atkins, Cholly > Interviews.
Dylan, Bob, 1941-
Franklin, Aretha
Films for the hearing impaired
Gospel music > History.
Rock music > History and criticism
Popular music > United States > History > 20th century.
Rock musicians > United States > Interviews
Rock groups > United States > History.

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