The BBC documentary Born To Be Wild tells the story of the rise and fall of the golden age of American rock from the late 1960s to the early 1990s.
And now for some music …
Born To Be Wild – The Golden Age of American Rock | 1960s
Part one, Riders On The Storm begins during the era of flower power, Vietnam and LSD. Inspired by The Beatles and Rolling Stones, who were at the forefront of the musical change at this time, bands started to form all over America.
Born To Be Wild – The Golden Age of American Rock | 1970s
Part two, School’s Out tells the story of the 1970s, when rock stars became multi-millionaires and the music they made was the soundtrack for middle America.
Born To Be Wild – The Golden Age of American Rock | 1980s
Part three, Welcome To The Jungle explores the 1980s and the eventual demise of the golden era of American rock.