Music Legends | Brian Johnson and Mark Knopfler team up for documentary series

Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends
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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler are teaming up for six part documentary series Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends on Sky Arts, here are the details.

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and Dire Straits guitarist, singer and songwriter Mark Knopfler each found huge success in their respective bands.

Now, they are teaming up for six part documentary Johnson And Knopfler’s Music Legends. Johnson produced a similar documentary, Life On The Road, in which he chatted with Knopfler, Robert Plant, Dolly Parton and Dave Grohl, among others.

The new series will follow the pair as they spend time with six influential figures from the Music industry. The description for each episode reads as follows:

Episode 1: Tom Jones

In the series opener, Brian & Mark meet icon, 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.

Episode 2: Sam Fender

Brian & Mark visit Mark’s own British Grove recording studio to meet 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: Cyndi Lauper

Brian & 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 & Mark a special arrangement of her classic hit, True Colours.

Episode 4: Nile Rodgers

In Miami, Brian & Mark meet disco legend Nile Rodgers and explore his impressive musical career, from Studio 54 to David Bowie and Daft Punk. Nile and Mark jam together on an exclusive ‘Johnny Cash version’ of Chic’s disco classic, Good Times.

Episode 5: Carlos Santana

Brian & Mark travel to California to visit Carlos Santana, who recounts his incredible journey in music, from 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: Emmylou Harris

Brian & Mark head to Music City – Nashville – and 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.

Johnson And Knopfler’s Music Legends will be broadcast on Sky Arts from 25th April.

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