Funny, musical and occasionally dramatic, this is the story of tumultuous rise and fall of a Dublin Soul band, The Commitments. Managed by Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed wheeler and dealer with a vision to create "The Worlds Hardest Working Band". Written by
They had nothing to lose, they risked it all.
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Did You Know?
Derek Scully, the bassist, is nearly electrocuted onstage from touching an electrified microphone. Later, at the hospital, Derek asks Jimmy, "Isn't this how the guy from AC/DC died?" Jimmy replies, "No, he choked on his own vomit." In 1980, Bon Scott
, lead singer of AC/DC, reportedly died by choking on his own vomit while sleeping in his car outside a London house. However, in 1976, Keith Relf
, guitarist of the Yardbirds, died from electrocution while playing an improperly-grounded guitar in the basement of his London home. See more
When Jimmy's dad tells him that Elvis is God, Jimmy said he never pictured God with a fat gut singing "My Way" at Caesar's Palace. Elvis actually performed at The Frontier and Las Vegas Hilton, but never Caesar's Palace. See more
[Joey and Dean are rehearsing apart from the rest of the band
Are you doing what I told you? Are you thinking of that reed as a woman's nipple?
Followed by The Van
Dark End Of The Street
Written by Dan Penn
and Chips Moman
Performed by Andrew Strong
, with Angeline Ball
, Maria Doyle
and Bronagh Gallagher See more