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Rock & roll. Vol. 3 [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: Crossroads. -- Blues in technicolor.
Music: (I can't get no) Satisfaction -- House of the rising sun -- Crossroads blues -- Wild thing -- Whole lotta love -- Eight miles high -- Somebody to love -- White rabbit -- All you need is love -- Arnold Layne.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Series producer, Elizabeth Deane ; BBC series producer, Hugh Thomson. Crossroads: Producers, Alan Lewens, Karen Walsh. Blues in technicolor: Producer, Mick Conefrey.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Liev Schreiber.
Summary, etc.: Crossroads traces the blues which changed the sound of rock and roll, from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago to the UK, where this earthy rich sound inspired a host of young British musicians bored with the pop music of the day. Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and Jeff Beck tell how their hits introduced American rock fans to their own indigenous blues masters, like Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker.
Blues in technicolor takes viewers on a trip into the psychedelic rock world of the late 60's and early 70's. Using interviews with the Byrds, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Pink Floyd, this film shows how a bohemian folk culture based in San Francisco set off an international explosion of musical experimentation and eclecticism--much of it drug-inspired.
System Details Note: VHS.
Subject: Hendrix, Jimi
Hooker, John Lee
Clapton, Eric > Interviews.
Mayall, John. > Interviews.
Richards, Keith, 1943- > Interviews.
Wyman, Bill > Interviews.
Beck, Jeff > Interviews.
Plant, Robert > Interviews.
Page, Jimmy > Interviews.
Films for the hearing impaired
Rock music > History and criticism
Popular music > United States > History > 20th century.
Rock musicians > United States > Interviews
Rock groups > United States > History.
Rock music > England > History and criticism.
Rock musicians > England > Interviews.
Blues (Music) > History and criticism
Rock musicians > United States > Drug use.

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