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Watch A PBS Documentary On The Late Rock & Roll Pioneer, Fats Domino (Video)

Man oh man. Rest in peace to the legendary Fats Domino!

Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley. With his boogie-woogie piano-playing rooted in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz, he became one of the inventors, along with Presley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard of a revolutionary genre of music, rock ‘n’ roll.

We might argue about that list of rock ‘n’ roll architects, but PBS is on point with this documentary. Good fodder for discussion and/or a primer for those who need to backfill knowledge about who the world just lost.

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Watch The Documentary “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” (Trailer)

I’m colored, Jewish, and Puerto Rican. When I move into a neighborhood, I wipe it out!
Sammy Davis, Jr.

And that’s how the trailer for this installment of “American Masters” starts! Definitely a different time back then, and Sammy Davis, Jr. was right there in the think of entertainment’s elite. See his story told as only PBS can.

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PBS: Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’ (Documentary Preview)

PBS’ preview for its Jimi Hendrix documentary featuring archival performance footage and interviews with Hendrix and musicians on his showmanship. The film will be from PBS’ American Masters series. Director Bob Smeaton also mixes in Hendrix’s own commentary. The late rock icon Hendrix would have been 70 years old this year.

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