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BLOOD ON THE TRACKS Season 4: The Brian Wilson Story

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In 1966, Brian Wilson planned to follow up the Beach Boys' groundbreaking album Pet Sounds with an even bigger musical statement. He was writing a teenage symphony to God. That album, Smile, was never finished. Instead, Brian slowly unraveled, as the pressure to make something profound weighed heavy… read more

71 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Brian Wilson Is Smiling Again (The Brian Wilson Story, Chapter 10)

October 10th, 2022


Sometimes you can find redemption, but you have to find it for yourself. No one is going to give it to you. You can’t find it in a movie or a song. You can only find it inside yourself. In the 21st century, decades …

Brian Wilson Is Free (The Brian Wilson Story, Chapter 9)

October 3rd, 2022


Brian’s lost masterpiece, Smile, continues to lurk in the background. It’s there when Brian’s troubled and talented brother, Dennis, takes one last swim in the Pacific Ocean blue. It’s there as Brian claws his way out …

Brian Wilson Is…Back? (The Brian Wilson Story, Chapter 8)

September 26th, 2022


The Beach Boys stage an intervention to get Brian the help he needs just as he reaches what he thinks is the bottom. He’s pulled out of the darkness …

Brian Wilson Is Sailing On (The Brian Wilson Story, Chapter 7)

September 19th, 2022


Brian continues to lose control. And not just of his band and the music he makes. He loses self-control and becomes so dependent on drugs that he …

Brian Wilson Isn’t Himself (The Brian Wilson Story, Chapter 6)

September 12th, 2022


After months of frustration, the Beach Boys abandon Smile to work on new music. But for Brian it’s not that easy. He’s quickly losing control. He’s …

Brian Wilson Is…a Son (The Brian Wilson Story Chapter 5)

September 5th, 2022


Brian’s troubled relationship with his controlling and abusive father comes into focus. Paul McCartney stops by a California recording studio to chew …

Brian Wilson Is in the Deep End (The Brian Wilson Story, Chapter 4)

August 29th, 2022


Brian is haunted by the Monterey Pop Festival, John Lennon’s voice, and the disapproval of his fellow Beach Boys. He finally goes off the deep end …

Brian Wilson Is Trapped (The Brian Wilson Story, Chapter 3)

August 22nd, 2022


The pressure builds in Brian's mind as he continues to work on Smile with the Beach Boys. His vision is completely out of step with what the others …

Brian Wilson Is Seeing Vibrations (The Brian Wilson Story, Chapter 2)

August 15th, 2022


Before the Beach Boys began to work on Smile, Brian Wilson was already expanding his mind with the aid of LSD. The drug proved to be a point of contention with other band members, who bristled at Brian's newfound …

Brian Wilson Is Burning Up (The Brian Wilson Story, Chapter 1)

August 15th, 2022


Things are pretty calm around here at the moment, but sometimes they get a little shaky. Where are we? We're inside the mind of Brian Douglas Wilson, of course, the genius behind the Beach Boys' unprecedented …

Presenting Blood on The Tracks - The Brian Wilson Story

August 8th, 2022


In 1966, Brian Wilson planned to follow up the Beach Boys' groundbreaking album Pet Sounds with an even bigger musical statement. He was writing a …

Bob Dylan’s Restless Farewell (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 10)

April 28th, 2022


Trees grow tall, leaves fall, rivers dry up, and flowers die. New people are born every day. Life doesn’t stop. Sometimes things can change in an …

Is Bob Dylan Real? (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 9)

April 20th, 2022


Nine days after his near-fatal accident, Bob Dylan has become increasingly consumed with his own mortality. He sees the world as a much older, and …

Bob Dylan Is Lucky Wilbury (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 8)

April 13th, 2022


As Bob Dylan’s physical injuries continue to heal, there is a growing concern that mental problems are only beginning to surface. He struggles with an identity crisis. Did he really introduce the Beatles to marijuana? …

Bob Dylan Is a Dead Man (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 7)

April 6th, 2022


Bob Dylan continues to recover from his motorcycle accident in upstate New York. He thinks of the things he’s done that he’s not proud of. The depths to which he’s sunk, only to find that you can always go lower. He …

Bob Dylan Is Pretending to Be Bob Dylan (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 6)

March 30th, 2022


Courtrooms, contracts, lawyers, and loss. Stalkers, divorcees, punk rockers, and the wrong harmonica. These are the things on Bob Dylan’s mind as he continues to endure a secret recovery at a doctor’s private house in …

Bob Dylan Is Born Again (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 5)

March 23rd, 2022


On the fifth day of his recovery from a motorcycle accident, Bob Dylan begins to hallucinate. He claims he’s not only seen our Lord and savior, but that he’s had a close encounter with Jesus Christ himself. It’s an …

Bob Dylan Is Rolling Thunder (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 4)

March 16th, 2022


When a man wears a mask, he’s gonna tell you the truth. That’s what Bob Dylan is thinking about as he continues his recovery from his motorcycle accident: being masked and not-so-anonymous on a rambling spectacle of a …

Bob Dylan Is a Nashville Cat (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 3)

March 9th, 2022


Bob Dylan continues to spend his days recovering from his accident thinking about change. And not just artistic change, but physical change. From New York he goes to Nashville in his mind, where he’s callously snubbed …

Bob Dylan Is a Hell’s Angel (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 2)

March 2nd, 2022


As Bob Dylan continues to recover from his accident, he remembers another motorcycle crash, one that took the life of a biker with a suspiciously familiar name. Robert Zimmerman, president of the San Bernardino chapter …

Bob Dylan Is Judas (A Bob Dylan Story, Chapter 1)

March 2nd, 2022


In July 1966, Bob Dylan crashed his Triumph 500 motorcycle in upstate New York. As he recovers in the privacy of a doctor’s home, he thinks about the …

Blood on the Tracks Season 3: A Bob Dylan Story Trailer

February 23rd, 2022


In 1966, Bob Dylan crashed his Triumph motorcycle on a road in upstate New York. And then he disappeared. For ten days, as Dylan recovered privately in the house of a local doctor, no one knew where he was. When he …

John Lennon & Holden Caulfield (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 10)

October 14th, 2021


Holden Caulfield, the fictional narrator of J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, comes to life to explain exactly why Mark David Chapman’s plan didn’t …

John Lennon and Mark David Chapman (The John Lennon Story, Chapter Nine)

October 7th, 2021


Go inside the mind of the man who received messages from both God and the Devil. The man who thought he would step into the pages of a dog-eared …

John Lennon & Dick Cavett (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 8)

September 30th, 2021


As the 1970s came to a close, John Lennon famously withdrew from the public eye to focus on his family life. He was no longer appearing on television shows and peace rallies to rail against the confusion and destruction …

John Lennon & David Bowie (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 7)

September 23rd, 2021


As the 1970s wore on, John Lennon found himself at a crossroads. Was he a pop singer or an artist? Would he continue to be a musician at all, or …

John Lennon & Elton John (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 6)

September 16th, 2021


Elton John and John Lennon had a special relationship. It very well may have been the deepest and closest relationship that John had with another …

John Lennon & Harry Nilsson (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 5)

September 9th, 2021


Was Harry Nilsson a bad influence on John Lennon? Or was John Lennon a bad influence on Harry Nilsson? Harry ponders this very question as he takes a …

John Lennon & Keith Moon (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 4)

September 2nd, 2021


Keith Moon, wild man drummer for the Who, has plenty of his own stories to tell, from chopping up hotel rooms with a hatchet to dunking a Lincoln …

John Lennon & Phil Spector (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 3)

August 26th, 2021


To settle a copyright lawsuit, John Lennon begins a disastrous recording project with one of the most disastrous producers in the biz: Phil Spector. …

John Lennon & Richard Nixon (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 2)

August 19th, 2021


As John Lennon becomes the most famous political dissident in America, President Richard Nixon becomes increasingly paranoid. Nixon defends his …

John Lennon & Yoko Ono (The John Lennon Story, Chapter 1)

August 19th, 2021


John Lennon’s second wife and creative muse, Yoko Ono, recalls their time as one of the most simultaneously beloved and feared couples of 1970s New …

Blood on the Tracks: The John Lennon Story Trailer

August 12th, 2021


John Lennon: Rebel. Radical. Revolutionary. The story of John Lennon’s post-Beatles years in the turbulent, political, and violent 1970s is told from …

The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Ten: Phil Spector and Phil Spector

October 7th, 2020


As Phil Spector faces the rest of his life in prison for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, the memories in his head swirl around in a perfect storm of confusion, resentment, misguided anger, and petty entitlement. …

The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Nine: Phil Spector and Lana Clarkson

September 30th, 2020


Actress Lana Clarkson meets Phil Spector for the first and last time on a fateful and fatal night in February 2003. She doesn’t know who he is, but …

The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Eight: Phil Spector and Darlene Love

September 23rd, 2020


Darlene Love was the anonymous voice behind many of Phil Spector’s earliest chart-topping teenage pop symphonies; songs like “He’s a Rebel” and “He’s the Boy I Love” bear Darlene’s uncredited but unmistakable vocal. …

The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Seven: Phil Spector and John Lennon

September 16th, 2020


From Let It Be to Imagine to an infamous “lost weekend” in Los Angeles, no Beatle had more face time with Phil Spector than John Lennon. John reminisces on being drunkenly tied to a bed, having a gun fired at him in the …

The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Six: Phil Spector and Debbie Harry

September 9th, 2020


Debbie Harry, Blondie frontwoman and siren of the ‘70s NYC punk scene, talks about making the jump from the Big Apple to the City of Angels, with stops at The Whisky, KROQ, American Bandstand, and, of course, Phil …

The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Five: Phil Spector and Leonard Cohen

September 2nd, 2020


Leonard Cohen recalls his time with Phil Spector as a time of great confusion and soul searching. It’s also a time of bad omens, punctuated by being …

The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Four: Phil Spector and Ike Turner

August 26th, 2020


Ike Turner goes deep about getting high, about his myriad marriages and drug busts, and about his tempestuous relationship with ex-wife Tina Turner. Game recognizes game when his path crosses Phil Spector’s, and the two …

The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Three: Phil Spector and Keith Richards

August 19th, 2020


The Rolling Stones’ bad boy guitarist dishes deep on his love for Ronnie Bennett, as well as the lengths he went to in order to keep it a secret from …

The Phil Spector Story, Chapter Two: Phil Spector and Ronnie Spector

August 12th, 2020


Leader of the Ronettes, voice behind “Be My Baby,” and the former wife of Phil Spector, Ronnie Spector peels back the curtain to expose the darker side of one of the most infamous couples of the 1960s. Ronnie’s life …

The Phil Spector Story, Chapter One: Phil Spector and Lenny Bruce

August 12th, 2020


Phil Spector’s own personal Socrates, Lenny Bruce, reminisces on the unforgettable time he spent with the Tycoon of Teen. Lenny’s tales involve …

Blood on the Tracks: The Phil Spector Story Trailer

August 4th, 2020


Phil Spector: Murderer. Musical genius. His story is told from the perspective of those who knew him best, his famous so-called friends. Blood On The …

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