Steve Martin discusses the trains that used to run down Santa Monica Boulevard and how he worked them into his act in this outtake from Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, airing nationally Wednesday, March 2 at 8 p.m. (check local listings).
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.
The legendary album first released in 1971 and reissued in 2008 on CD has sold 24 million copies and changed the retail and radio world forever.
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.
Read a timeline of the major events that occurred in the life of acclaimed musician and artist Glenn Gould.
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.
Adam Ippolito of Elephant’s Memory describes meeting John Lennon.