Watch 'Soundbreaking' Episode 4: Going Electric

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KQED will be posting all the episodes for Soundbreaking: Stories From The Cutting Edge Of Recorded Music as they become available online. Viewers will be able to watch them here until Nov. 28

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The fourth episode of Soundbreaking concentrates on the impact of the electric guitar and the synthesizer, while revealing the power of technology to continuously redefine what music is. Both instruments led to revolutions in pop music and new genres that still flourish today, and the stories behind those creations are told. Highlights include:

  • How the electric guitar transformed music in the hands of Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones
  • Stevie Wonder and the creation of his five seminal albums in the 1970s
  • The Black Keys discuss the making of their record Brothers

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