What’s that song? Who’s the performer? How did they get that name? What inspired those words? Why does this music touch my heart ... make me smile ... make me cry ... make me want to dance, romance, and fall in love? Whatever happened to the great hits I grew up with?
For the answers, tune in to THE HISTORY OF ROCK 'N' ROLL with WINK MARTINDALE – a two-hour weekly look back at the songs and the stars who made the music magic. Each episode is built around a theme spotlighting yet another aspect of rock and pop history – from “Leading Ladies of the ’80s” to “The ’60s Greatest Dance Hits” … “Singer-Songwriters of the ’70s” to “The Best of Folk-Rock” … “The Magic of Motown” to “The Top 25 Hits of 1980” … “Super Groups of the ’60s” to “Inside Beatlemania” … “Goodtime Gold” to “The Super Summer Song Collection” – and many more.
These are the songs and stars everyone knows – the memorable music that’s formed the soundtrack of our lives. Each episode features the full-length versions of all-time favorite classic hits – along with insightful artist interviews and remarkable revelations from our good time host, legendary broadcaster Wink Martindale. It's fascinating fun – and once you learn the true facts behind your favorite songs and stars, they become even more special – because now you know the rest of their sometimes sad, sometimes silly, often incredible, and always unforgettable inside stories.