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Relive The Music Of 'Classic Albums' This Summer

This summer WTIU invites you to relive the music of the best albums in pop, rock and heavy metal music with Classic Albums.

Experience the making of landmark albums by 23 different bands and solo artists, and join in on the fun with a summer playlist, trivia to test your knowledge of the albums, a drawing for a Fleetwood Mac prize package, and more.

Explore everything here, then start watching and reminiscing today.

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Featured Bands and Artists
Pink Floyd | Fleetwood Mac | Queen | The Who | The Sex Pistols | Rush | Phil Collins | Meat Loaf | John Lennon | Grateful Dead | Elvis Presley | Elton John | The Doors | Cream | Carly Simon | Bob Marley & The Wailers | Black Sabbath | The Band | Steely Dan | Lou Reed | Frank Zappa | Don McLean

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Queen Fleetwood Mac Pink Floyd

WTIU Broadcast Schedule:
Friday, July 23: Queen - "A Night at the Opera"
Friday, July 30: Fleetwood Mac - "Rumours"
Friday, August 6 at 10pm: Pink Floyd - "Dark Side of the Moon"

Live broadcast also available on the free PBS Video App and online.



Think You Know Everything About The Featured Bands And Albums?

Take the Classic Albums quiz, and put your knowledge to the test! PLUS everyone who participates in the quiz (regardless of correct answers!) will be entered into a drawing to win a deluxe edition of Fleetwood Mac's eponymous 1975 album, which features:

  • 3 newly remastered CDs of the original album plus an alternate version and unreleased live recordings 
  • 12 x 12 embossed sleeve with rare and unseen photos and in-depth liner notes 
  • DVD featuring 5.1 Surround Sound and high-resolution 24/96 Stereo Audio mixes of the original album
  • LP version of the original album pressed on 180-gram vinyl 

Take the Classic Albums Quiz and Enter the Drawing
Drawing entries must be received by Sunday, August 8 at 11:59 p.m.


Our free Spotify playlist features songs from each of the episodes in the series that WTIU staff voted as their favorites. It covers a lot of ground with 50 songs and nearly 4 hours of seriously good music. Listen here or on Spotify.



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ICON: Music through the Lens
Austin City Limits
Sound Field
Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns 
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Joe Bonamassa

Blues and rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa is back on the road, and WTIU has your tickets to see him live at Indy's Murat Theatre.

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Watch Joe Bonamassa: Live from the Ryman on WTIU:
Tuesday, August 17 at 9:30pm
Saturday. August 21 at 3:30pm


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