Elton John

Inventing David Geffen

Inventing David Geffen: The Soundtrack

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How many PBS films have a Whitesnake track? From Crosby, Stills & Nash to Joni Mitchell, from Neil Young to Elton John, and Bob Dylan, too, the soundtrack to Inventing David Geffen just goes to show the far-reaching influence Geffen had as a music producer on our national soundscape.

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

Full Episode

American Masters congratulates Morgan Neville, director of the 2011 American Masters film Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, for winning the 2014 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for 20 Feet from Stardom. Watch the full 90-minute documentary Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, below. The […]

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

About the Film

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Carole King’s landmark album Tapestry and signature song “You’ve Got a Friend,” a Grammy®-winner for both King and James Taylor, whose friendship and performance legacy was cemented at Doug Weston’s famed West Hollywood club the Troubadour. American Masters continues its 25th anniversary season with Troubadours: Carole King / […]


Timeline of Major Events

John Lennon’s time in New York, a substantial portion of his life post-Beatles, includes many of his important moments in his biography – for both his professional life and his relationship with Yoko Ono and journey into fatherhood. Follow the milestones covered in LENNONYC that formed John’s life as a solo artist and father.

Episode 4: Elton John

In episode four of LENNONYC: Beyond Broadcast: After losing a friendly bet that “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night” would never go to number one (it did), John Lennon played his last live show with his good friend Elton John. John and Yoko always claimed that this concert was the catalyst for their reconciliation. In fact, when Sean was born a year later they ask Elton to be his godfather.