Icon: Music Through the Lens

PBS | 9:00 pm

The new episode "On the Cover" explores how music magazines played a huge role in elevating the reputation and status of music photography, as reflected in some of the early covers for Rolling Stone, Creem, NME, Mojo and Q. Among the featured interviews, Welsh photographer Chalkie Davies recalls how Elton John hoped to use an NME cover to come out. Other iconic cover images include a young Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger with a leopard and the Stone Roses with, well, a lot of paint.