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

Carole King’s Monumental Tapestry Album

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.

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


Read a timeline of the major events that occurred in the life of acclaimed musician and artist Glenn Gould.

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.