This series celebrating the success of British rock in America from the 60s onwards.
How Led Zeppelin spearheaded a British stadium rock assault on the States in the 70s.
How British bands thrived amid the culture of excess that began to dominate rock music in the 1970s.
The programme examines how Cream broke into the American market during the late 1960s,
before Led Zeppelin achieved even greater success at the start of the 1970s,
fundamentally altering the sound of rock as a result.
The programme also recalls the 1974 California Jam, where acts including Black Sabbath,
Deep Purple and Emerson, Lake & Palmer played to an estimated crowd of one million people,
and charts the rise of arena rock concerts during the decade. With contributions by Jimmy Page,
Jack Bruce, Paul McCartney, Tony Iommi, John Lord, Bill Bruford, Rick Wakeman and Jeff Lynne.