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Tony Palmer Concert Films

  • Episode 01: Introduction

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 51 min

    Over the past forty plus years British film director Tony Palmer has established himself as one of the countrys foremost directors of documentary and factual based films. One of Tony Palmers first successes was the film All My Loving which was released in 1968. Some seven years later Tony had the idea encouraged by John Lennon to document the history of popular music. The result was the groundbreaking and award winning series of films made for television under the title All You Need Is Love The full series of films was released in 2008 to great critical and commercial acclaim.

    The series begins with Tony Palmer looking at how popular music has become an essential part of our daily lives, and how it has influenced and been influence by social change.

    Featuring Personalities:
    Joan Baez, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Glen Campbell, Hoagy Carmichael, Eric Clapton, Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Ruth Etting, The Everly Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Judy Garland, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Jerry Lee Lewis, Liberace, Edith Piaf, Richard Rodgers, Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Muddy Waters, Wings
     
     
  • Episode 04: Jungle Music - Jazz

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    This documentary about the history of popular music in America focuses on the evolution of jazz music that took place throughout the South, taking a look at the broader musical principles that first set the style of music apart.
     
     
  • Episode 06: Rude Songs - Vaudeville & Music Hall

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    This documentary focuses on music hall style, taking a look back at the concert halls that spawned a large-scale industry in the world of music, as well as the creative styles that sprung from it. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Edith Piaf, Judy Garland, Mae West, and more.
     
     
  • Episode 08: Diamonds As Big As The Ritz - The Musical

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    This documentary about the history of popular music in America focuses on the advent of the musical, and how musical theater influenced the sounds of pop music. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Galt MacDermott, Agnes de Mille, and more.
     
     
  • Episode 09: Swing That Music - Swing

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1976

    Runtime: 52 min

    In this installment in the All You Need Is Love documentary series, filmmakers examine the advent of swing music, a style that spanned racial borders and had an impact on the evolution of rock. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Benny Goodman, Bud Freeman, and more
     
     
  • Episode 10: Good Times - Rhythm And Blues

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1976

    Runtime: 52 min

    This documentary focuses on R&B, and its various incarnations as Motown, Philadelphia Sound, and Soul. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Aretha Franklin, Ike and Tina Turner, Johnnie Ray, and more
     
     
  • Episode 11: Making Moonshine - Country Music

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    In this installment in the All You Need Is Love documentary series, filmmakers examine the phenomenon of country music, eventually traveling backstage at the Grand Ole Opry during a broadcast of Grand Ole Gospel Time. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Bill Anderson, Jimmie Driftwood, Rex Ritter, and more.
     
     
  • Episode 12: Go Down, Moses - Songs Of War And Protest

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 54 min

    This documentary about focuses on folk music, tracing its roots back to the American War of Independence, when the music was a mode of expression for the rebellious American spirit. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Country Joe McDonald, Leonard Cohen and more
     
     
  • Episode 14: Mighty Good -The Beatles

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1976

    Runtime: 51 min

    In this episode we turn our attention to the end of the sixties; a time when there was dissent and war in the world and the chaos was reflected in the music with bands splitting up and moving on. The sixties began, according to Eric Burdon as "a party". "The aim of all of us, Hendrix, The Who, The Stones", Burdon goes on, "was to ball every chick in sight". Unfortunately, the party went sour. After the death of Epstein, the Beatles quarreled and split up. Jagger was arrested. Drugs became fashionable. The swinging sixties tore itself apart in an orgy of self-congratulation and self-indulgence. Told through interviews with many of the main players of the time such as Eric Burdon, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, John Lennon and Paul McCartney this episode shows the other side of the carefree sixties.
     
     
  • Episode 15: All Along The Watchtower - Sour Rock

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    In this installment in the All You Need Is Love documentary series, filmmakers examine the confluence of musical changes that took place during the 1960's, with psychedelic and self-indulgent overtones. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and more. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi
     
     
  • Episode 16: Whatever Gets You Through The Night - Glitter Rock

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    This documentary focuses on the phenomenon of glam rock that swept up audiences in the 1970's, pushing gender barriers and bringing a new sense of theatricality to rock music. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include David Bowie, KISS, Roxy Music, and more.
     
     
  • Episode 17: Imagine - New Directions

    Tony Palmer

    Year: 1977

    Runtime: 52 min

    In this installment in the All You Need Is Love documentary series, filmmakers examine the role of spirituality and religion in modern musical culture, with popular artists both embracing and resisting religious affiliation. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include Electric Light Orchestra, Manfred Mann, Mike Oldfield, and more.
     
     

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