Parts 1- 10

THE GOLDEN AGE OF ROCK'N'ROLL is a 10-part series produced for TV in 1991 by Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, best known as a founding member of Sha-na-na. Hosted by John Sebastian, this classic series explores the music of and the stories behind the Golden Age of Rock & Roll. This acclaimed series, directed by Grant Johnson, focuses more on the music than similar 'rockumentaries' of it's type. No series about rock & pop music is yet to reach the standard set here by "Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll". 130 complete songs with performances taken from many sources such as Detroit's "Swingin' Time", Germany's "Beat Club" & "Musik Laden", "The Big T.N.T. Show", Hollywood A-Go-Go; "Hollywood Palace", etc.


EPISODE LIST (approx 48 minutes each):

(1) The Rockabilly Beat (The Early Years) includes: Bill Haley & The Comets ("Rock Around The Clock"), Chuck Berry ("Maybellene"), Elvis Presley ("That's All Right"), Carl Perkins ("Blue Suede Shoes"), Jerry Lee Lewis ("Great Balls Of Fire"), Rick Nelson "Mary Lou"; Del Shannon "Runaway"; The Everly Brothers ("Bye Bye Love"), The Bobby Fuller Four ("I Fought The Law"), Joe South ("Games People Play"), Creedence Clearwater Revival ("Down On The Corner"), Poco ("C'mon"), Leon Russell ("Delta Lady"), Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Sweet Home Alabama"), The Allman Brothers Band ("Ramblin' Man")

(2) Male Vocal Groups includes: Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers ("Why Do Fools Fall In Love?"), The Diamonds ("Little Darlin'"), Ben E. King ("Stand By Me"), The Beach Boys ("Surfin' U.S.A"), The Beau Brummels ("Laugh, Laugh"), The Knickerbockers ("Lies"), The Vogues ("You're The One"), The Grass Roots ("Midnight Confessions"), The American Breed ("Bend Me, Shape Me"), The Buckinghams ("Kind Of A Drag"), The Rascals ("People Got To Be Free"), The Bee Gees ("To Love Somebody"), Three Dog Night ("Eli's Coming"), The Doobie Brothers ("China Grove")

(3) Legendary Ladies (sourced from broadcast) includes: Connie Francis ("Tweedle Dee"), Brenda Lee ("I'm Sorry"), Dee Dee Sharp ("Mashed Potato Time"), Petula Clark ("Downtown"), Fontella Bass ("Rescue Me"), Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough"), Jackie Deshannon ("When You Walk In The Room"), The Supremes ("Stop In The Name of Love/My World is Empty Without You"), Aretha Franklin ("Natural Woman"), Janis Joplin ("Piece of My Heart"), Fanny ("Special Care"), Ike & Tina Turner ("Proud Mary"), Linda Ronstadt ("Tracks Of My Tears")

(4) Great Performances (sourced from broadcast) includes: Jerry Lee Lewis ("Whole Lotta Shakin'"), Ike & Tina Turner ("Please, Please, Please / Goodbye, So Long"), Sam & Dave ("When Something Is Wrong With My Baby"), Aretha Franklin ("Respect"), Otis Redding ("I've Been Lovin' You Too Long"), Cream ("I'm So Glad"), Jimi Hendrix ("Killing Floor"), Janis Joplin ("Summertime"), Elvis Presley ("Jailhouse Rock"), Blood Sweat & Tears ("And When I Die"), The Doors ("Light My Fire")

(5) Sweet Soul Music includes: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ("Shop Around"), Jackie Wilson ("Baby Workout"), The Impressions ("It's All Right"), James Brown ("I Got You"), The Supremes ("Come See About Me"), Marvin Gaye ("Ain't That Peculiar"), The Four Tops ("Baby I Need Your Lovin'"), The Temptations ("My Girl"), Aretha Franklin ("Chain Of Fools"), Booker T. & The MG's ("Green Onions"), Wilson Pickett ("In The Midnight Hour"), Sam & Dave ("Hold On, I'm Comin'"), Otis Redding ("Try a Little Tenderness")

(6) Havin' A Party includes: Gary "U.S." Bonds ("Quarter To Three"), The Kingsmen ("Louie, Louie"), Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs ("Wooly Bully"), Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ("Mickey's Monkey"), The McCoys ("Hang On Sloopy"), Brian Hyland ("Sealed With A Kiss"), Jr. Walker & The All Stars ("Shotgun"), Cannibal & The Head-Hunters ("Land Of 1000 Dances"), Shirley Ellis ("The Name Game"), Paul Revere & The Raiders ("Kicks"), The Troggs ("Wild Thing"), Steppenwolf ("Magic Carpet Ride"), Tommy James & The Shondells ("Mony, Mony"), Sam & Dave ("Soul Man")

(7) Folk Rock includes: Bob Dylan ("I Don't Believe You"), The Byrds ("Turn! Turn! Turn!"), Phil Ochs ("I Ain't Marchin' Anymore"), The Lovin' Spoonful ("Do You Believe In Magic"), The Turtles ("It Ain't Me Babe"), We Five ("You Were On My Mind"), Sonny & Cher ("All I Really Want"), The Mamas & The Papas ("California Dreamin'"), Richie Havens ("Handsome Johnny"), Simon & Garfunkel ("The 59th Street Bridge Song"), Donovan ("Sunshine Superman"), Bill Withers ("Lean On Me"), Don McLean ("American Pie")

(8) The British Invasion includes: The Kinks ("You Really Got Me"), The Animals ("Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"), Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy"), Gerry & The Pacemakers ("How Do You Do"), Herman's Hermits ("I'm Into Something Good"), The Yardbirds ("Heart Full Of Soul"), Spencer Davis Group ("Keep On Running"), The Hollies ("Jennifer Eccles"), The Moody Blues ("Go Now"), The Who ("The Kids Are Alright"), Small Faces ("Itchykoo Park"), Jeff Beck Group ("Shapes Of Things"), The Who ("My Generation")

(9) Hard Rock Groups includes: Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels ("Jenny Take A Ride"), Steppenwolf ("Born To Be Wild"), Vanilla Fudge ("You Keep Me Hangin' On"), Blue Cheer ("Summertime Blues"), Pacific Gas & Electric ("Are You Ready?"), Canned Heat ("On The Road Again"), MC5 ("Kick Out The Jams"), The James Gang ("Walk Away"), Bachman Turner Overdrive ("You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"), Grand Funk Railroad ("We're An American Band"), Deep Purple ("Hallelujah"), Black Sabbath ("Paranoid"), Alice Cooper ("Under My Wheels")

(10) Guitar Heroes includes: Chuck Berry ("Johnny B. Goode"), Bo Diddley ("Bo Diddley"), Duane Eddy ("Rebel Rouser"), The Yardbirds ("Train Kept A-Rollin'"), Cream ("Sunshine Of Your Love"), Led Zeppelin ("Dazed & Confused"), B.B. King ("The Thrill Is Gone"), The Amboy Dukes ("Journey To The Center of Your Mind"), Ten Years After ("Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"), The Mothers Of Invention ("Montana"), Jimi Hendrix ("Wild Thing")