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The story of the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival and its inspirational founder, Claude Nobs. 

Episode 1

In its early years, the festival hosted performances by Aretha Franklin, Eddie Harris & Les McCann, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. (00:52:21)

Episode 2

Claude’s vision grows, which sees the arrival of artists including David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Carol King, Muddy Waters, Monty Alexander, Etta James, Gilberto Gil, King Sunny, Talking Heads, Van Morrison and James Brown. (00:48:22)

Episode 3

A final exploration of the immense archive and legacy built by Claude at the festival. Artists and friends pay tribute to the man who changed a sleepy village into a world-famous music empire. Featured performances by Marvin Gaye, George Clinton, Buddy Guy, Herbie Hancock, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Sting, The Roots, ZZ Top, David Bowie, Alicia Keys, Prince and Wyclef Jean. (00:49:36)