Storytellers
The greatest singers and songwriters play their music and tell the stories behind their greatest songs on Storytellers, VH1's music performance series. Each one-hour episode takes viewers behind the scenes with a single artist, such as Ray Davies, Elvis Costello, Melissa Etheridge, Garth Brooks, and James Taylor, and features musical performances and the first-hand stories behind the performer's hits and sentimental favorites.

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VH1 Storytellers: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
VH1 (1:00) (YEAR) In this episode, VH1 Storytellers: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the reunited legends transport an awe-struck audience with selected gems from their three decades of music making. The reunited CSNY recorded this Storytellers in the midst of their CSNY2000 tour. Graham Nash reveals that he wrote "Our House" for his then-girlfriend Joni Mitchell, and David Crosby poignantly recalls the genesis of "Dream for Him" (from 1999's Looking Forward), a song about a father's concern for his young son. Neil Young plays a haunting organ rendition of "After the Gold Rush," and then invites the audience to sing along on "Teach Your Children." The set also includes "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" and "Guinevere." VH1 Storytellers explores the greatest singers and songwriters playing their music and telling the stories behind their most memorable songs.

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VH1 Storytellers: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, VH1, January 7, 4 am ET/PT

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March 2001
VH1 (:45)
Storytellers with Billy Joel presents a look into the singer/songwriter career of hits. Billy Joel tells many stories from his successful career in this episode including the origins of “Piano Man” and “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” as well as how he was influenced by the Beatles and other rock legends. He performs his hits including: “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” “River of Dreams,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Movin’ Out” and “I Go to Extremes.” Billy also plays “Honesty” on the piano while a fan from the audience sings.

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April 2000
VH1 (:45)
In "Wyclef Jean: Storytellers" the former Fugee philosophizes about music's role in society and proves that even a hip-hop song can sound pretty with a country guitar driving it along. "People are always surprised when I take out an instrument," says Wyclef Jean (of The Fugees), sitting onstage with a 12-string acoustic guitar. He then breaks into a classical riff which makes it breathtakingly obvious that this man is a musician. Charismatic and comfortable, Jean makes up a song about a woman in the audience; channels Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra and Billy Joel; and performs tunes including a spare, beautiful "Gone Til November", a special duet with Bono singing "New Day" and a funky version of Santana's "Maria Maria" (which Wyclef performs with Santana on Supernatural) - featuring Sheila E. on percussion.

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January 2000
VH1 (1:00 min)
"Tony Bennett: Storytellers" For VH1 Save The Music Featuring The Backstreet Boys," Tony Bennett performs for an audience of school students from his album, "The Playground," a collection of children's songs. Songs include: "Accentuate The Positive", "I've Got Rhythm", "Put On A Happy Face", "Fire Fly" and "Because We're Kids". The Backstreet Boys make a guest appearance and perform: "I'll Never Break Your Heart", "All I Have To Give", and "As Long As You Love Me". The show also includes a duet between Tony & The Backstreet Boys ("Swingin' On A Star").

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