In 1975 Tony Palmer had the idea, encouraged by John Lennon to document the history of popular music. The result was the groundbreaking and award winning series of films made for television under the title "All You Need Is Love". The full series of films was released in 2008 to great critical and commercial acclaim. This first volume sets out the story for the rest of the series by charting the origins of popular music and traces it back to the African continent by way of Europe and America. Features music from Lightnin' Hopkins and Duke Ellington.