Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll

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  • 1996
  • 1 Season

Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll is a captivating show that takes viewers on a nostalgic journey through the history of rock and roll music. Produced by HISTORY Vault, the show explores the themes of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, which are synonymous with the genre. It examines the impact of these themes on the genre's evolution and the musicians who contributed to its growth.

The show takes viewers back to the birth of the genre in the 1950s, when rock and roll was seen as a radical form of music that challenged societal norms. It explores the rise of iconic musicians such as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, and Little Richard, who helped shape the genre's identity. The show also covers the impact of the British Invasion in the 1960s and the emergence of bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who, which transformed the music scene.

Throughout the series, Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll delves into the lives of the musicians themselves, examining the pressures and temptations they faced on the road to fame. It explores the role of drugs and alcohol in the music industry and how these substances affected the lives of some of the most famous musicians in history. The show also looks at the social and political movements that the music inspired, including the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement.

The series features interviews with industry experts and musicians, including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Mick Jagger, providing unique insights into the genre's history. These insights are coupled with rare and fascinating archival footage of concerts and interviews with some of the biggest names in the music industry.

In addition to exploring the genre itself, the show looks at the impact of rock and roll on popular culture. It covers the fashion trends that the music inspired, including the leather jackets and pompadours of the 1950s and the psychedelic clothing of the 1960s. The show also examines the impact of rock and roll on film, television, and advertising, highlighting its enduring influence on popular culture.

Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll is a comprehensive exploration of one of the most important and enduring genres in music history. It brings to life the stories of the musicians, the music, and the culture that defined a generation. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in the history of music and the cultural impact of rock and roll.

Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on September 5, 1996.

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10. Sexperiment
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Extreme Sex
9. Extreme Sex
June 15, 2013
From Emperor Nero's now famous sex parties to Teddy Roosevelt's crusades against sex-ridden New York City, these unbelievably true stories reveal what happens when people take sex to the extreme.
Sex & War
8. Sex & War
June 8, 2013
Nothing unleashes sex like war--after all, if you were going to die tomorrow, what would you want to do tonight? From Ancient Roman battalions to seductive spies, discover how sex has decided wars and changed the world.
Superheroes of Sex
7. Superheroes of Sex
June 1, 2013
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Sex & Power
6. Sex & Power
May 18, 2013
These are the surprisingly true stories about how the sex lives of the powerful have shaken up history, from Warren G. Harding's days as a playboy to one woman's time in a prince's modern-day harem,
5. Sexpocalypse
May 11, 2013
These are the unbelievably true stories behind what happens when people treat sex like doomsday, from the little known sex cover-up in Pompeii to J. Edgar Hoover's legendary Obscene Files used to keep politicians in check.
Sex Rebels
4. Sex Rebels
May 4, 2013
From Ancient Rome to Washington DC and everywhere in-between, discover how the world changes when powerful people shamelessly shatter boundaries and break rules for fun.
Sex for Sale
3. Sex for Sale
April 27, 2013
The world's oldest profession turns up where you'd least expect it, including as a major source of revenue for the Catholic Church and as the driving force behind America's first racially integrated neighborhood.
America's Sex Pioneers
2. America's Sex Pioneers
April 20, 2013
From the Puritan "mandatory sex" rule for married couples to Ben Franklin's racy newspapers and even car design, these are the stories behind America's sex pioneers.
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1. Ancient Altered States
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Where to Watch Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll
Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll is available for streaming on the HISTORY Vault website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll on demand at Amazon Prime and History Vault.
  • Premiere Date
    September 5, 1996