"American Pop" is the animated story of a very talented and troubled family starting with 19th century Russia and moving through several generations of musicians. The film covers American popular music from the pre-jazz age through rhythm and blues, 1950s rock 'n' roll, drug-laden psychedelia, and punk rock, finally ending with the onset of New Wave in the early 1980s. Written by
Zalmie should have been a star, but there were complications. Benny could have been famous, but life got in the way. Tony had a brush with success, but had to let it go. So it was up to Pete to grab it, hold it, and make himself heard.
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Did You Know?
When Tony meets the waitress in Kansas, he asks her a number of questions which are references to songs about the state. He asks her, "Is everything up to date here?" which references Rodgers and Hammerstein's song "Kansas City" from the musical "Oklahoma!" However, that song actually concerns the Kansas City in Missouri, as another song from that show indicates. See more
Don't you think it's time for a wedding?
How can I ask her? I don't have a cent.
You should have thought of that before you got her pregnant.
Who thinks at a time like that?
Edited from The War at Home
Composed by John Phillips
and Michelle Phillips
(as Michelle Gillian)
Performed by The Mamas and the Papas
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. See more