Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History Season 1

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Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History Season 1

First Air Date: April 20, 2017

First Aired on    :   2017
Episodes    :   8 episodes



Episodes

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1x08 The Stonewall Riots (June 08, 2017)


The episode tracks the beginning of the gay rights movement in America following the riots at Stonewall Inn and how music has played a vital role in celebrating and preaching tolerance of the LGBT community.


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1x07 Battle of the Sexes (June 01, 2017)


Billie Jean King’s win against Bobby Riggs in their famous tennis match was a galvanizing moment for the women’s movement and ushered in music that delivered messages of female empowerment.


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1x06 The Moon Landing (May 25, 2017)


Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s moonwalk inspired musicians from David Bowie and the Byrds to Parliament-Funkadelic and Sun Ra to imagine a cosmic future for mankind.


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1x05 The Fall of the Berlin Wall (May 18, 2017)


The episode charts the course of the Cold War in Berlin through music revealing how it helped to sow the seeds of rebellion.


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1x04 Hurricane Katrina (May 11, 2017)


Following Hurricane Katrina, international artists from U2 to Kanye West joined New Orleans musicians in benefit concerts to help ensure the city’s rich traditions survived.


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1x03 Kent State & The Vietnam War (May 04, 2017)


Following the killings of four Kent State University students during anti-Vietnam War protests, politically driven songs from Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield and others became popular.


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1x02 September 11th (April 27, 2017)


Explore songs associated with 9/11, including Billy Joel's “New York State of Mind,” which took on a new and heightened meaning. Also a look at how politically charged country music took center stage.


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1x01 The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (April 20, 2017)


Explore the music that kept the spirit of the civil rights movement alive following King’s death–from James Brown’s black power anthem, “Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)” to Kendrick Lamar’s searing protest song, “Alright,” inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.




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