VH1's Legends

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Also known asVH1's Legends
GenreMusic television documentary
Written byMary Wharton
Directed byShari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini
Matthew Ginsburg
Narrated byKris Kristofferson
Henry Rollins
Eddie Izzard
Steven Tyler
William Baldwin
Ossie Davis
James Justice
Country of origin United States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Mary Wharton
Matthew Ginsburg
Brian Briskman
Tom Kaniewski
Angela Quilala
CinematographyMark Ritchie
Editor(s)Miles Barken
Alexander Hall
Sakae Ishikawa
Production company(s)Gay Rosenthal Productions
Viacom Productions
VH1 Television
DistributorVH1 Television
Original release1995 –
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Legends (aka VH1's Legends) is a music biography television series on VH1. Originally sponsored by AT&T Corporation, this series documents those artists (living or dead) who have made a significant contribution to music history to be profiled on the show (as opposed to VH1's companion series, Behind The Music, which profiles mostly moderately significant artists).

The show goes in-depth into the entire career of the artist(s), with each episode containing rare concert and music video footage.

The initial episodes were narrated by Kris Kristofferson, however other narrators have included Sheryl Crow, Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith), Ossie Davis, Tate Donovan, Levon Helm, Henry Rollins, Charlie Rose, and James Justice. Recent episodes have been narrated by William Baldwin (husband of singer Chynna Phillips).

Name Episode Aired
Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Season 3, Episode 3 2002-13-01
Sam Cooke Season 3, Episode 2 2001-12-17
Jimi Hendrix Season 3, Episode 1 2001-05-20
The Bee Gees Season 2, Episode 6 2000-07-21
Neil Young Season 2, Episode 5 2000-06-16
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Season 2, Episode 4 2000-03-13
The Clash Season 2, Episode 3 1999-12-20
George Clinton Season 2, Episode 2 1999-11-29
The Pretenders Season 2, Episode 1 1999-10-26
John Lennon Season 1, Episode 20
Led Zeppelin Season 1, Episode 19
Janis Joplin Season 1, Episode 18
Bruce Springsteen Season 1, Episode 17
Queen Season 1, Episode 16
Stevie Ray Vaughan Season 1, Episode 15
B. B. King Season 1, Episode 14
John Fogerty Season 1, Episode 13
Elton John Season 1, Episode 12
Aretha Franklin Season 1, Episode 11
Curtis Mayfield Season 1, Episode 10
Tina Turner Season 1, Episode 9
Johnny Cash Season 1, Episode 8
David Bowie Season 1, Episode 7
U2 Season 1, Episode 6
The Doors Season 1, Episode 5
Eric Clapton Season 1, Episode 4
Marvin Gaye Season 1, Episode 3
The Grateful Dead Season 1, Episode 2
The Who Season 1, Episode 1

Tina Turner, Elton John, and John Lennon are the only artists so far to have been profiled on both Legends and Behind The Music.


  1. ^ "VH-1 Legends: Episode List". TV.com.

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