What Should We Expect from The Six Episode Series of ‘Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends’?

What Should We Expect from The Six Episode Series of ‘Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends’?

What Should We Expect from The Six Episode Series of ‘Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends’?What Should We Expect from The Six Episode Series of ‘Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends’?

Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends,’ a riveting six-episode series set to grace the screens of SkyArts. This collaboration between rock icons Mark Knopfler and Brian Johnson promises a deep dive into the rich musical history.

Debuted on April 25th, 2024, this documentary series embarks on a captivating journey, offering viewers an insider’s glimpse into the dynamic friendship and musical prowess of Mark and Brian. Each episode, spanning 60 minutes, unveils a treasure trove of anecdotes, interviews, and jam sessions with some of the industry’s most influential figures.

From reminiscing about encounters with Elvis Presley to sharing a drink with David Bowie. Audiences are in for a treat as they traverse through decades of musical evolution. With exclusive access to intimate conversations and legendary collaborations, ‘Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends promises to be an unforgettable exploration of rock’s most iconic moments.

Join us in this blog post as we unravel the guest lineup for each episode. We delve into the stories and tracks that have left an indelible mark on the lives of these legendary musicians.

Episodes from Season 1

Episode 1 – Music Legends: Tom Jones

This episode has its premiere on April 25th, 2024. The guest in this episode was Sir Tom Jones. In conversation and song, they reminisce on their earliest musical influences and Sir Tom shares captivating stories from his career, including his friendship with Elvis Presley. Explore more about this episode.

Episode 2 – Music Legends: Sam Fender

In this episode, the hosts visit British Grove Studio to meet the UK singer-songwriter and fellow Geordie, Sam Fender. Sam tells the story of his musical journey so far, discusses the influence Brian & Mark have had on him, and shows them how to play Seventeen Going Under.

Episode 3 – Music Legends: Cyndi Lauper

In the third episode, Brian and Mark hook up with 80s icon Cyndi Lauper at New York’s legendary recording studio, The Power Station. Cyndi discusses her tumultuous career in the music industry and brings her dulcimer along to teach Brian and Mark a special arrangement of her classic hit “True Colours”.

Cyndi Lauper – True Colors (1986)

Episode 4 – Music Legends: Nile Rodgers

The fourth episode shows us how Brian and Mark went to Miami, Florida, USA, to meet disco legend Nile Rodgers. They both explore his impressive musical career from Studio 54 (NYC) to David Bowie and Daft Punk. Nile and Mark jam together on an exclusive ‘Johnny Cash version’ of Chic’s disco classic, “Good Times”.

Good Times · Chic (1979)

Episode 5 – Music Legends: Carlos Santana

From Florida, Mark and Brian traveled to California to visit the legendary Carlos Santana. Carlos recounts his incredible journey in music, from the very early days through his Woodstock performance and resurgence in the late 90s. Together, they jam an amazing version of Black Magic Woman and Carlos plays some of his biggest hits.

Episode 6 – Music Legends: Emmylou Harris

After Carlos, Mark and Brian went straight to Music City – Nashville in Tennessee. They there meet up with Mark’s longtime friend and sometime collaborator, Emmylou Harris. Emmylou shares her career highlights and discusses her relationship with legendary country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons. They’re also joined for an exclusive jam session with country music superstar guitarist, Vince Gill.

Phil Edgar Jones, Director of Sky Arts said:

“When two rock and roll legends open up their address books it turns out they are full of other legends and we are thrilled to be bringing this revealing and utterly charming series to the small screen; an hour in their company with the likes of Sir Tom Jones, Carlos Santana, Cyndi Lauper, Sam Fender and Emmylou Harris is a very special treat”.

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