There are so many amazing things about the rock and roll era of the 1970’s and no one captured that era more prolifically than legendary photographer Mick Rock. Mick Rock is a British photographer best known for those iconic images of rock and roll legends. From Queen and David Bowie to the Sex Pistols and Blondie, Rock is often referred to as “The Man Who Shot the Seventies.” Now Mick is taking his legendary status and interviewing other legends and soon to be legends in a new show called ‘On the Record with Mick Rock’.
On Record with Mick Rock features stars like Josh Groban, Kings of Leon, The Flaming Lips, and Patti LaBelle, Mick Rock goes into each of the artists’ hometowns to check out the sights and sounds that inspire them. A unique spin on the musician profile series, the show’s stripped-down style and Mick’s unapologetic rapport with his guests produces candid conversations and musical performances not usually seen on television. Here’s a teaser to get you ready for the premier on Sunday August 2nd at 8pm.
In preparation for the show’s debut, I prepared a playlist on Spotify highlighting legends from all genres of music including Pattie LaBelle who will be featured on the August 23rd episode.
The first episode will feature Josh Groban (Native Angeleno and multi-platinum recording artist). Josh takes Mick on an inspiring tour of Los Angeles, paying homage to the high school teacher who gave him the confidence to succeed, stopping by the after-school Shakespeare program he personally supports and treating Mick to a moving performance of his song, Hidden Away. To find where Ovation TV plays in your city, visit here. For all those in NYC here is where you can find Ovation TV:
Verizon Fios NY Plus – Ovation TV- 188
Verizon Fios New York Plus – Ovation TV HD- 688
Time Warner Northern Manhattan – Ovation TV- 83
Time Warner Northern Manhattan – Ovation TV- 187
RCN Cable – Ovation TV- 138
RCN Cable – Ovation TV HD- 591
DIRECTV New York – Satellite: Ovation TV- 274
DIRECTV – USA – Satellite: Ovation TV- 274
DIRECTV New York – Satellite: Local Ovation TV HD- 274
DIRECTV – USA – Satellite: Ovation TV HD- 274