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Gonks Go Beat (1965)

| Comedy, Sci-Fi, Musical
Bizarre sixties fable resembling Romeo and Juliette, but instead of Montagues and Capulets, there are two musical communities, one who like rock and roll and one who like ballads, who ... See full summary »

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Terry Scott ...
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Iain Gregory ...
Barbara Brown ...
Reginald Beckwith ...
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Jerry Desmonde ...
Arthur Mullard ...
Graham Bond ...
Himself - singer and organist (as Graham Bond Organisation)
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Dick Heckstall-Smith ...
Himself - saxophonist (as Graham Bond Organisation)
John McLaughlin ...
Himself - guitarist (as Graham Bond Organisation)
Alan David ...
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Derek Thompson ...
Ballad Isle Singer (as Elain and Derek)
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Bizarre sixties fable resembling Romeo and Juliette, but instead of Montagues and Capulets, there are two musical communities, one who like rock and roll and one who like ballads, who become reunited through the love between a couple who love across their grouping. It features little furry puppets called Gonks. Written by David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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A Host of Top Beat Groups with 16 Great Beat & Ballad Hits!

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Broken Pieces
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Cashing in on the charts
26 April 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Connoisseurs of dreadful movies cherish the memory of this British equivalent of "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians", stuffed with acts whose plot opposition reflects the clash between post-Beatles rock and slushy romance in the mid-1960s charts. Yes, folks, for every Amen Corner there was an Engelbert Humperdinck, and for each "Hard Day's Night" there was a pop flick like this, with comedians mugging and strutting about the set to give the mums and dads something to laugh at. It should be explained that a gonk was a round, stuffed toy whose gormless features often gaped from the counterpanes of girls' bedrooms. In the catalogue of forgotten UK musical cash-in movies, this one ranks with "Just for Fun" and "The Cool Mikado".


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