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Air Date: Fri, Mar 6, 2020 8:00 PM
Celebrate 20 years of greatest hit songs from the 50s to the 70s featuring legendary performers The Kingston Trio, Glen Campbell, Aretha Franklin, Engelbert Humperdinck, Judy Collins, Davy Jones, Mel Carter, Patti Page and more.
Air Date: Tue, Mar 3, 2020 8:00 PM
Celebrate the centennial of women’s right to vote through popular music, including performances by Aretha Franklin, Lesley Gore, Helen Reddy, Loretta Lynn, Gloria Gaynor, Dolly Parton, Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, Melissa Etheridge, Tina Turner and more.
Air Date: Sun, Dec 8, 2019 9:00 PM
In this concert special from 2003, Aretha Franklin and the late Lou Rawls welcome over 20 legends of R&B, Motown and soul, including Gloria Gaynor, Thelma Houston, The Manhattans, Peaches & Herb, The Spinners, Edwin Starr and many more.
Air Date: Mon, Dec 2, 2019 8:30 PM
Celebrate the legendary Queen of Soul and the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with her greatest hits from television appearances spanning the 1960s-2000s, many of which have never been seen in the U.S.
Air Date: Tue, Jun 11, 2019 8:00 PM
Join host Bette Midler for this musical tribute to pop music hitmaker Hal David. Features interviews with Burt Bachrach, Dionne Warwick, Valerie Simpson, B.J. Thomas and more along with music-clip performances from Aretha Franklin, Cher and others.
Air Date: Sun, Nov 25, 2018 10:30 PM
Aretha Franklin, whose vocal power and songwriting vision defined a musical era and earned her the title “Queen of Soul,” died this week at 76. Her iconic hit songs like “Respect” and “Chain of Fools” resonated with millions at a time when America’s civil rights movement was taking hold.
Air Date: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 10:00 PM
Celebrate legendary artists of the 1960s and 70s in a once-in-a-lifetime concert. Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ben E. King and The Drifters, Dionne Warwick, The Isley Brothers, Percy Sledge and more perform their most memorable soul classics.
Air Date: Wed, Nov 16, 2016 10:00 PM
This wide-ranging, eight-part series, airing weeknights Nov. 14-23, explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on our modern world. The series offers unprecedented access to more than 150 artists and producers from across the music spectrum, and features rare archival studio footage and an extensive soundtrack.
Air Date: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 8:00 PM
Join host Mary Wilson of the Supremes as she celebrates the greatest girl groups and solo singers of the 1960s, including archival performances from The Supremes, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Petula Clark, Martha & the Vandellas, Jackie DeShannon and many other favorites.