Popular music is now an essential part of our lives, yet we know comparatively little about it – where it came from, how it developed, how it has influenced or been influenced by social change. Today, the popular music industry controls billions of dollars; it has greater revenue than the combined efforts of cinema, theatre, sports and all the other entertainment industries put together. This critically acclaimed TV series, originally broadcast worldwide between 1976-80, is featured here in its entirety: 17 episodes contained on 5 discs, encompassing ragtime, blues, jazz, vaudeville, the musical, folk, swing, country and western, rock n' roll and beyond. Volume one.
Release Date: 09 February 2009
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 173 minutes
Main Language: English