This program presents the musical group the Flying Burrito Brothers and their album 'The Gilded Palace of Sin'. Studs Terkel interviews two of the band members, Chris Ethridge and Gram Parsons. The following topics discussed are: the artists' backgrounds; their musical perspective; their songwriting; Los Angeles; earthquakes; their early life; their lyrics; life in the south (America); and instrumentation. The following musical excerpts are presented: "Wheels"; "Sin City"; "My Uncle"; "Do You Know How It Feels"; and "Hippie Boy".
Musical performance of Sotavento
Program opens with an excerpt of a May 1, 1963, interview with singer and songwriter Bob Dylan.
Terkel comments and presents a musical performance by the Otters
Don McLean discusses his career and his music. Don McLean discusses his influences, life experiences, and his songwriting.
Interviewing musicians Jim Post and Randy Sabien who collaborated with others in the 1981 release of Shipshape, a sound recording of popular music.