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The Day the Rock Star Died

The Day the Rock Star Died takes viewers on a guided journey of the extraordinary lives and unparalleled legacies of artists who each changed music forever and left an indelible mark on fans across the world. The series examines what made these artists so incredible and what makes their art so enduring, offering rare insights into their personal lives and re-tracing their tragic final hours. Featured icons include soulful songstress Janis Joplin; genre-defying showman David Bowie; guitar superstars Buddy Holly and Jimi Hendrix; powerful percussionist Keith Moon; standouts Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston; rock n' roll king Elvis Presley; Country music titans Johnny Cash and Hank Williams; folk hero John Denver; pop trailblazers Michael Jackson, George Michael, and Michael Hutchence; and celebrated singer-songwriter Tom Petty.

Show Info

Network: United States AXS TV (2018 - 2019)
Schedule: Sundays at 20:30 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Music
Episodes ordered: 15 episodes

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Previous Episode

Buddy Holly

Episode 1x15; Jan 27, 2019

Buddy Holly was a central figure of late 1950s rock and roll. With hits, "That'll be the Day," "Everyday," and "Peggy Sue." Holly made his second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in January 1958 and soon after, toured Australia and the UK. In early

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x15: Buddy HollyJan 27, 2019
1x14: Michael HutchenceJan 20, 2019
1x13: Amy WinehouseJan 13, 2019
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