Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

Interview with Lou Adler

Adler talks about the recording of Carole King’s Tapestry, how he got started in the music business and built Ode Records, and the rise in popularity of the singer songwriter.

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Interview with Jeff Bridges

How much of “The Dude” is still in Jeff Bridges? In this interview, he talks about the surprising reasons why he agreed to be the subject of an “American Masters” documentary. Watch the full episode. See more American Masters.

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Interview with Filmmakers Peter Raymont & Michèle Hozer

Read an interview with the filmmakers of American Masters Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould about the process making the film, editing a documentary, and interviewing people with passionate stories to tell about the iconic musician.


Outtakes: Adam Ippolito

Adam Ippolito of Elephant’s Memory describes meeting John Lennon.


Outtakes: Jack Douglas

Record producer Jack Douglas talks about meeting John Lennon and the experience of producing Imagine.


Outtakes: Robert Hilburn

Pop music critic and author of Corn Flakes with John Lennon (And Other Tales from a Rock ‘n’ Roll Life) Robert Hilburn recalls a time when he met John Lennon.


Outtakes: Earl Slick

Earl Slick remembers meeting John Lennon. Slick, a well known guitarist, worked alongside John Lennon on what would become Lennon’s final all-new studio recording. The album titled Double Fantasy was released in 1980.