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Classic Albums (1997– )

TV Series | Documentary, Music

A documentary series on several of the key albums in music history.
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Seasons
10   |   9   |   8   |   7   |   6   |   5   |   4   |   3  | …   See all
Creator
Nick de Grunwald (created by)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Apr 14, 1997

Release date (First episode)
May 14, 2002 (United States)

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371 cast members
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David Fricke
Self / Self - Senior Editor (Rolling Stone Magazine) Self / Self - Senior Editor (Rolling Stone Magazine)   See fewer
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Phil Alexander
Self / Self - Editor (Kerrang!) / Self - Editor-in-chief (Mojo, Kerrang!) Self / Self - Editor (Kerrang!) / Self - Editor-in-chief (Mojo, Kerrang!)   See fewer
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3
Robert Sandall
Self / Self - Journalist / Self - Journalist and broadcaster Self / Self - Journalist / Self - Journalist and broadcaster   See fewer
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3
Mick Wall
Self - Editor, Classic Rock Magazine / Self - Journalist Self - Editor, Classic Rock Magazine / Self - Journalist   See fewer
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2
Martin Birch
Self / Self - Producer Self / Self - Producer   See fewer
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2
Tom Allom
Self - Engineer / Self - Producer Self - Engineer / Self - Producer   See fewer
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Lars Ulrich
Self / Self - Drummer, Metallica Self / Self - Drummer, Metallica   See fewer
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John Ingham
Self - Journalist - Sounds / Self - Music Journalist Self - Journalist - Sounds / Self - Music Journalist   See fewer
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Joe Smith
Self - Chairman, Elektra Records 1975-1983 / Self - Executive vice president (Warner Bros. 1970-1972) Self - Chairman, Elektra Records 1975-1983 / Self - Executive vice president (Warner Bros. 1970-1972)   See fewer
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Bono
Self Self   See fewer
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Lemmy
Self Self   See fewer
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Rush
Themselves Themselves   See fewer
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Brian Wilson
Self - The Beach Boys Self - The Beach Boys   See fewer
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Bruce Dickinson
Self - Lead Vocals Self - Lead Vocals   See fewer
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Ernst Jørgensen
Self - producer, RCA Self - producer, RCA   See fewer
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David Wild
Self - rock music journalist Self - rock music journalist   See fewer
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Karla DeVito
Self - Backing Vocalist Self - Backing Vocalist   See fewer
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D.J. Fontana
Self - drummer Self - drummer   See fewer
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Steve Harris
Self - Bass and Vocals Self - Bass and Vocals   See fewer
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Nigel Williamson
Self (journalist) Self (journalist)   See fewer
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David Marks
Self - The Beach Boys Self - The Beach Boys   See fewer
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Barney Hoskyns
Self - music critic Self - music critic   See fewer
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Max Weinberg
Self - Drummer Self - Drummer   See fewer
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Chick Crumpacker
Self - RCA promotions manager, 1956 Self - RCA promotions manager, 1956   See fewer
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Dave Murray
Self - Guitar Self - Guitar   See fewer
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Slash
Self Self   See fewer
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Ray Danniels
Self - Manager Self - Manager   See fewer
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Mike Love
Self - The Beach Boys Self - The Beach Boys   See fewer
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Judy Kutulas
Self - professor of history, St. Olaf College Northfield Self - professor of history, St. Olaf College Northfield   See fewer
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Todd Rundgren
Self - Record Producer and Musician Self - Record Producer and Musician   See fewer
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U2
Themselves Themselves   See fewer
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Adrian Smith
Self - Guitar and Vocals Self - Guitar and Vocals   See fewer
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Terry Brown
Self - Producer Self - Producer   See fewer
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Bruce Johnston
Self - The Beach Boys Self - The Beach Boys   See fewer
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Rory Dodd
Self - Backing Vocalist Self - Backing Vocalist   See fewer
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Clive Burr
Self - Drums Self - Drums   See fewer
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Cliff Burnstein
Self (Mercury Records 1973-1979) Self (Mercury Records 1973-1979)   See fewer
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David Sonenberg
Self - Manager: Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman Self - Manager: Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman   See fewer
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Peter Guralnick
Self - Elvis Presley biographer Self - Elvis Presley biographer   See fewer
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Ross Halfin
Self - Photographer Self - Photographer   See fewer
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Karl Engemann
Self - A&R division, Capitol Records Self - A&R division, Capitol Records   See fewer
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Ellen Foley
Self - Backing Vocalist Self - Backing Vocalist   See fewer
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Dixie Locke Emmons
Self - girlfriend, 1955 Self - girlfriend, 1955   See fewer
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Masa Itoh
DJ / Self - Music Journalist DJ / Self - Music Journalist   See fewer
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Kasim Sulton
Self - Bass Guitarist Self - Bass Guitarist   See fewer
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Sam Phillips
Self - producer and founder, Sun Records Self - producer and founder, Sun Records   See fewer
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Keith Altham
Self - rock music journalist and PR person Self - rock music journalist and PR person   See fewer
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John Ridpath
Self - Associate Professor of Intellectual History Self - Associate Professor of Intellectual History   See fewer
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Sylvie Simmons
Self, music journalist Self, music journalist   See fewer
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Scotty Moore
Self - guitarist Self - guitarist   See fewer
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Chris Thomas
Self - mix supervisor Self - mix supervisor   See fewer
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Al Jardine
Self - The Beach Boys Self - The Beach Boys   See fewer
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Malcolm Dome
Self - Total Rock Self - Total Rock   See fewer
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Jim Ladd
Self - KLOS Radio DJ Self - KLOS Radio DJ   See fewer
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Lucy O'Brien
Self - music journalist Self - music journalist   See fewer
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Tom Perryman
Self - DJ, Radio KGRI, 1956 Self - DJ, Radio KGRI, 1956   See fewer
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Rod Smallwood
Self - Manager Self - Manager   See fewer
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Hal Blaine
Self - session drummer, The Wrecking Crew Self - session drummer, The Wrecking Crew   See fewer
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Tanisha Ford
Self - associate professor of Black American Studies, University of Delaware Self - associate professor of Black American Studies, University of Delaware   See fewer
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Chris Roberts
Self, music journalist Self, music journalist   See fewer
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Dave Mustaine
Self - Megadeth Self - Megadeth   See fewer
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Rana Fisher
Groupie Groupie   See fewer
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Mark Linett
Self - record producer and audio engineer Self - record producer and audio engineer   See fewer
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George Stroumboulopoulos
Self - Chat Show Host Self - Chat Show Host   See fewer
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Don Zimmerman
Self - President, Capitol Records 1976-1987 Self - President, Capitol Records 1976-1987   See fewer
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Don Randi
Self - session keyboardist, The Wrecking Crew Self - session keyboardist, The Wrecking Crew   See fewer
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Nicko McBrain
Self - Drums 1982-present Self - Drums 1982-present   See fewer
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Tony Asher
Self - lyricist Self - lyricist   See fewer
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Bruce Botnick
Self - audio engineer Self - audio engineer   See fewer
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Coolio
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John Simon
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Don Was
Self Self   See fewer
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Rita Marley
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Shenkar
Self Self   See fewer
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Gus Dudgeon
Self - Producer Self - Producer   See fewer
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Rick Frio
Self - Marketing MCA Records USA Self - Marketing MCA Records USA   See fewer
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Paul Gambaccini
Self - Broadcaster Self - Broadcaster   See fewer
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Kirk Hammett
Self - Guitarist, Metallica Self - Guitarist, Metallica   See fewer
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David Hentschel
Self - Engineer Self - Engineer   See fewer
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James Hetfield
Self - Guitarist, Vocalist, Metallica) Self - Guitarist, Vocalist, Metallica)   See fewer
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Connie Hillman
Self - Vice President Rocket Records Self - Vice President Rocket Records   See fewer
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Davey Johnstone
Self - Guitarist Self - Guitarist   See fewer
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Metallica
Themselves Themselves   See fewer
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Del Newman
Self - Orchestral Arranger Self - Orchestral Arranger   See fewer
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Jason Newsted
Self - Bassist, Metallica Self - Bassist, Metallica   See fewer
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Nigel Olsson
Self - Drummer Self - Drummer   See fewer
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Pat Pipolo
Self - Promotions MCA Records USA Self - Promotions MCA Records USA   See fewer
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Russ Regan
Self - A&R MCA Records USA Self - A&R MCA Records USA   See fewer
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Tim Rice
Self - Lyricist Self - Lyricist   See fewer
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Linda Stacey
Self - Elton John Fan Club Self - Elton John Fan Club   See fewer
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Bernie Taupin
Self - Lyricist Self - Lyricist   See fewer
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Paul Cook
Self - Drums Self - Drums   See fewer
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Dave Goodman
Self - Live Sound Engineer Self - Live Sound Engineer   See fewer
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Steve Jones
Self - Guitar Self - Guitar   See fewer
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John Lydon
Self - Vocals Self - Vocals   See fewer
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Glen Matlock
Self - Bass Self - Bass   See fewer
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Malcolm McLaren
Self - Manager Self - Manager   See fewer
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Jamie Reid
Self - Artist and Sex Pistols Graphic Designer Self - Artist and Sex Pistols Graphic Designer   See fewer
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Charles M. Young
Self - Journalist - Rolling Stone Self - Journalist - Rolling Stone   See fewer
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Roy Thomas Baker
Self - Producer Self - Producer   See fewer
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Anthony DeCurtis
Self - Music Journalist Self - Music Journalist   See fewer
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Bob Harris
Self - Radio DJ & TV presenter Self - Radio DJ & TV presenter   See fewer
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Jac Holzman
Self - Founder, Elektra Records Self - Founder, Elektra Records   See fewer
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Rosie Horide
Self - Music Journalist Self - Music Journalist   See fewer
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Nicky Horne
Self - Radio DJ Self - Radio DJ   See fewer
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Gary Lyons
Self - Engineer Self - Engineer   See fewer
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Bob Mercer
Self - Managing Director, EMI Records 1976-1980 Self - Managing Director, EMI Records 1976-1980   See fewer
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Pink Floyd
Themselves Themselves   See fewer
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Mick Rock
Self - Photographer Self - Photographer   See fewer
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Self - Editor at large (Classic Rock) Self - Editor at large (Classic Rock)   See fewer
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Chris Phipps
Self - Music historian Self - Music historian   See fewer
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Henry Rollins
Author / Self - Musician Author / Self - Musician   See fewer
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Steven Rosen
Journalist / Self - Author Journalist / Self - Author   See fewer
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Jim Simpson
Self - Manager 1968-1970 Self - Manager 1968-1970   See fewer
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Deena Weinstein
Author / Journalist / Self - Professor of sociology Author / Journalist / Self - Professor of sociology   See fewer
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Hugo Nicholson
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8.5 / 10 | 193 votes