From Dylan to Monterey Pop, Bowie to Depeche Mode, the late filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker had an eye for picking up what was happening beneath the surface.
It was hard to stand in the spotlight with David Bowie, but guitarist Mick Ronson did so more than admirably. Along the way, he worked with stars including Elton, Lou Reed, even John Mellencamp — and deeply influenced rising artists like Morrissey and Def Leppard. A tribute to his all-too-short career.
Aretha Franklin, Aerosmith, and Billy Crystal all performed on this NBC late-night series unmatched in its day.