New Year, Classic Music on SBS – with Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives and Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium.

Sunday, 31 December at 7.30pm

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

This musical-documentary charts the 50-year career of the industry’s most prominent and successful music mogul, Clive Davis. Cited as having the best ears in the record business, Davis has successfully launched careers and driven chart success and sales for Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart, Simon and Garfunkel, Santana, The Kinks, Lou Reed and Janis Joplin.

Sunday, 31 December at 9.45pm

Billy Joel: Live At Yankee Stadium

A native New Yorker (and avid baseball fan), Billy Joel was the first pop/rock performer allowed to play The House That Ruth Built. Filmed over two incredible nights, the show features performances including “New York State of Mind”, “Piano Man”, “Storm Front”, and “A Matter of Trust and Shout”.

Monday, 1 January at 9.15pm

Amazing Grace

In 1972, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, recorded an album of gospel music at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Few realised that the inspirational sessions had not only been recorded, but also had been filmed by Oscar winning Sydney Pollack. Due to technical problems, the film has never been seen – until now.

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New Year, Classic Music on SBS