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Sing and Swing (1963)

Live It Up! (original title)
David Hemmings plays GPO rider with ambitions to be a pop star. He's joined by Joe Meek regular Heinz as well as Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen. Look out for Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple) ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen ...
Musician
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Jennifer Moss ...
Jill
Veronica Hurst ...
Kay
Heinz Burt ...
Ron
Joan Newell ...
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Mark Watson
Trisha Noble ...
Herself (as Patsy Ann Noble)
Gene Vincent ...
Himself
Tony Newman ...
Himself - Musician (as Sounds Incorporated)
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Himself - guitarist of The Outlaws (as The Outlaws)
Chas Hodges ...
Himself - bassist of The Outlaws (as The Outlaws)
Ken Lundgren ...
Himself - rhythm guitarist of The Outlaws (as The Outlaws)
The Outlaws ...
Themselves
Mick Underwood ...
Himself - drummer of The Outlaws (as The Outlaws)
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David Hemmings plays GPO rider with ambitions to be a pop star. He's joined by Joe Meek regular Heinz as well as Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen. Look out for Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple) Steve Marriot (Small Faces) and many other sixties pop figures.

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A film for the young at heart See more »

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29 November 1963 (UK)  »

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Sing and Swing  »

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Followed by Be My Guest (1965) See more »

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Law and Order
Written by Joe Meek
Performed by The Outlaws
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A 1963 Look At The UK's Swinging 'pop' scene/showcase/story
10 December 2006 | by (LONDON) – See all my reviews

Quite a weird one this! Maninly revered for the Joe Meek production of pop, appearances of Steve Marriot, David Hemmings, Gene Vincent, and Meek's understudy 'Heinz'.

Squeaky appearance of the girl who played Lucile Hewitt in Coronation Street around the time, as well as an appearance of Peter (Crackerjack!) Glaze ! Yes really!

Its a mish-mash of pop songs of the time, and follows a shallow story line of a guy who is in a band called "The Smart Alecs" & works for the Post Office! who loses a tape that his band makes but is accidentally found by a producer - the story is small fry compared to the delights of the performers popping up, including Gene Vincent.

A real wacky short film, that catches the imagination.


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