Suzi Quatro's Pioneers Of Rock

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20050824

1/6. The Legends of Doo Wop: Suzi Quattro presents profiles of the early mavericks who built the foundations of rock music.

20120105

Suzi Quatro profiles acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era - Eddie Cochran, Brenda Lee, Gene Vincent - as well as the unsung heroes Johnny Otis and The Legends of Doo Wop.

Assembled from members of the Passions, the Imaginations, the Fascinators and the 5 Sharks, The Legends of Doo Wop perform songs recorded by their individual groups and famous harmony hits from the era. Their stories and memories conjure up an innocent age of romantic songs, singing out on the stoop or looking for an echo in the subway and the fledgling New York record business of the fifties. The Legends recorded an exclusive doo wop style jingle for this series, which first broadcast in August 2005.

Suzi Quatro profiles acclaimed rock 'n' roll stars and unsung heroes.

20120105

Suzi Quatro profiles acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era - Eddie Cochran, Brenda Lee, Gene Vincent - as well as the unsung heroes Johnny Otis and The Legends of Doo Wop.

Assembled from members of the Passions, the Imaginations, the Fascinators and the 5 Sharks, The Legends of Doo Wop perform songs recorded by their individual groups and famous harmony hits from the era. Their stories and memories conjure up an innocent age of romantic songs, singing out on the stoop or looking for an echo in the subway and the fledgling New York record business of the fifties. The Legends recorded an exclusive doo wop style jingle for this series, which first broadcast in August 2005.

Suzi Quatro profiles acclaimed rock 'n' roll stars and unsung heroes.

Suzi Quatro profiles acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era - Eddie Cochran, Brenda Lee, Gene Vincent - as well as the unsung heroes Johnny Otis and The Legends of Doo Wop.

Assembled from members of the Passions, the Imaginations, the Fascinators and the 5 Sharks, The Legends of Doo Wop perform songs recorded by their individual groups and famous harmony hits from the era. Their stories and memories conjure up an innocent age of romantic songs, singing out on the stoop or looking for an echo in the subway and the fledgling New York record business of the fifties. The Legends recorded an exclusive doo wop style jingle for this series, which first broadcast in August 2005.

Suzi Quatro profiles acclaimed rock 'n' roll stars and unsung heroes.

01The Legends Of Doo Wop20050824

Suzi Quattro presents profiles of the early mavericks who built the foundations of rock music.

01The Legends Of Doo Wop20050824

Suzi Quattro presents profiles of the early mavericks who built the foundations of rock music.

2Johnny Otis20120112

Suzi Quatro continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era - Eddie Cochran, Brenda Lee, Gene Vincent - as well as the unsung heroes Johnny Otis and The Legends of Doo Wop.

The second episode looks at Johnny Otis, who was born to Greek immigrant parents in California. Johnny recalls his influential career as a band leader, writer and musician. He played with the greats and also discovered such R&B stars as Little Esther Phillips and Etta James and, in the early 50s, nurtured the early career of composers Leiber and Stoller. This series first broadcast in 2005.

. Suzi Quatro profiles the band leader, writer and musician Johnny Otis.

02Johnny Otis20120112

Suzi Quatro continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era - Eddie Cochran, Brenda Lee, Gene Vincent - as well as the unsung heroes Johnny Otis and The Legends of Doo Wop.

The second episode looks at Johnny Otis, who was born to Greek immigrant parents in California. Johnny recalls his influential career as a band leader, writer and musician. He played with the greats and also discovered such R&B stars as Little Esther Phillips and Etta James and, in the early 50s, nurtured the early career of composers Leiber and Stoller. This series first broadcast in 2005.

Suzi Quatro profiles the band leader, writer and musician Johnny Otis.

02Johnny Otis20120112

Suzi Quatro continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era - Eddie Cochran, Brenda Lee, Gene Vincent - as well as the unsung heroes Johnny Otis and The Legends of Doo Wop.

The second episode looks at Johnny Otis, who was born to Greek immigrant parents in California. Johnny recalls his influential career as a band leader, writer and musician. He played with the greats and also discovered such R&B stars as Little Esther Phillips and Etta James and, in the early 50s, nurtured the early career of composers Leiber and Stoller. This series first broadcast in 2005.

Suzi Quatro profiles the band leader, writer and musician Johnny Otis.

06 LAST20120209

Suzi Quatro continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era. This week, she remembers one of the pioneering rhythm and blues singers, Ruth Brown.

Known as "the girl with a tear in her voice" because of her emotive singing, Brown enjoyed particular success in the early 1950s with hits including (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean.

Suzi Quatro remembers one of the pioneering rhythm and blues singers, Ruth Brown.

06 LAST20120209

Suzi Quatro continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era. This week, she remembers one of the pioneering rhythm and blues singers, Ruth Brown.

Known as "the girl with a tear in her voice" because of her emotive singing, Brown enjoyed particular success in the early 1950s with hits including (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean.

Suzi Quatro remembers one of the pioneering rhythm and blues singers, Ruth Brown.

320120119

Suzi Quatro continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era and the third episode looks at Brenda Lee, a phenomenally successful artist who had a recording contract at the age of eleven and became known as "Little Miss Dynamite".

John Lennon once commented that she had the greatest rock voice of the era. Her records displayed her versatility and usually included a ballad on one side and a rocker on the other - allowing her tough rasping vocal to be heard.

. Suzi continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era. This week, Brenda Lee.

0320120119

Suzi Quatro continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era and the third episode looks at Brenda Lee, a phenomenally successful artist who had a recording contract at the age of eleven and became known as "Little Miss Dynamite".

John Lennon once commented that she had the greatest rock voice of the era. Her records displayed her versatility and usually included a ballad on one side and a rocker on the other - allowing her tough rasping vocal to be heard.

Suzi continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era. This week, Brenda Lee.

0320120119

Suzi Quatro continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era and the third episode looks at Brenda Lee, a phenomenally successful artist who had a recording contract at the age of eleven and became known as "Little Miss Dynamite".

John Lennon once commented that she had the greatest rock voice of the era. Her records displayed her versatility and usually included a ballad on one side and a rocker on the other - allowing her tough rasping vocal to be heard.

Suzi continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era. This week, Brenda Lee.

4Eddie Cochran20120126

Suzi Quatro continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era and the fourth episode looks at Eddie Cochran.

Eddie was much loved in the UK, where he met his tragically early death in a car accident in Wiltshire. He was a multi-instrumentalist who played many of the parts on his records and wrote some eternal teenage anthems such as C'Mon Everybody, Somethin' Else and Summertime Blues. It's no surprise that the Sex Pistols covered his music.

. Suzi Quatro profiles the pioneering rock 'n' roller Eddie Cochran.

04Eddie Cochran20120126

Suzi Quatro continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era and the fourth episode looks at Eddie Cochran.

Eddie was much loved in the UK, where he met his tragically early death in a car accident in Wiltshire. He was a multi-instrumentalist who played many of the parts on his records and wrote some eternal teenage anthems such as C'Mon Everybody, Somethin' Else and Summertime Blues. It's no surprise that the Sex Pistols covered his music.

Suzi Quatro profiles the pioneering rock 'n' roller Eddie Cochran.

04Eddie Cochran20120126

Suzi Quatro continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era and the fourth episode looks at Eddie Cochran.

Eddie was much loved in the UK, where he met his tragically early death in a car accident in Wiltshire. He was a multi-instrumentalist who played many of the parts on his records and wrote some eternal teenage anthems such as C'Mon Everybody, Somethin' Else and Summertime Blues. It's no surprise that the Sex Pistols covered his music.

Suzi Quatro profiles the pioneering rock 'n' roller Eddie Cochran.

5Gene Vincent20120202

Suzi Quatro continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era and this week American musician Gene Vincent is in the spotlight, who died in 1971 aged only 36.

Unhinged and dangerous in black leather, yet softly spoken and polite, Gene was the ultimate wild rocker. His first hit - Be-bop-a-lula - is a classic slice of rock 'n' roll mayhem.

The programme features rare interview material and the comments of admirers such as Robert Plant and the late John Peel. It first broadcast in 2005.

. Suzi Quatro celebrates the ultimate wild rocker, Gene Vincent.

05Gene Vincent20120202

Suzi Quatro continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era and this week American musician Gene Vincent is in the spotlight, who died in 1971 aged only 36.

Unhinged and dangerous in black leather, yet softly spoken and polite, Gene was the ultimate wild rocker. His first hit - Be-bop-a-lula - is a classic slice of rock 'n' roll mayhem.

The programme features rare interview material and the comments of admirers such as Robert Plant and the late John Peel. It first broadcast in 2005.

Suzi Quatro celebrates the ultimate wild rocker, Gene Vincent.

05Gene Vincent20120202

Suzi Quatro continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era and this week American musician Gene Vincent is in the spotlight, who died in 1971 aged only 36.

Unhinged and dangerous in black leather, yet softly spoken and polite, Gene was the ultimate wild rocker. His first hit - Be-bop-a-lula - is a classic slice of rock 'n' roll mayhem.

The programme features rare interview material and the comments of admirers such as Robert Plant and the late John Peel. It first broadcast in 2005.

Suzi Quatro celebrates the ultimate wild rocker, Gene Vincent.

6 LAST20120209

Suzi Quatro continues to profile acclaimed stars of the rock 'n' roll era. This week, she remembers one of the pioneering rhythm and blues singers, Ruth Brown.

Known as "the girl with a tear in her voice" because of her emotive singing, Brown enjoyed particular success in the early 1950s with hits including (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean.

. Suzi Quatro remembers one of the pioneering rhythm and blues singers, Ruth Brown.