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Let the Good Times Roll (1973)

This lively documentary celebrates 1950s rock 'n' roll, both through archival clips of the era and concert footage filmed during the '70s. Although the musicians have aged, the performances... See full summary »
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The Shirelles ...
Themselves (archive footage)
The Five Satins ...
Themselves (archive footage)
The Coasters ...
Themselves
Danny and the Juniors ...
Themselves
The Bobby Comstock Rock & Roll Band ...
Themselves
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Themselves
Richard Nader ...
Himself - Emcee
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Shirley Alston ...
Herself (as The Shirelles)
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This lively documentary celebrates 1950s rock 'n' roll, both through archival clips of the era and concert footage filmed during the '70s. Although the musicians have aged, the performances are remarkably vibrant, with many acts in fine form. Among the many artists featured are Bill Haley and the Comets, Fats Domino, the Shirelles, Little Richard, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. In one of the film's highlights, Diddley and Berry take the stage together to the applause of a rapt audience. Written by Ipsith

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A Multi-Screen Re-Creation of the '50's! In All the Power of 4-Track Stereo!

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Documentary | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

19 July 1973 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Les folles années du rock  »

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(35 mm magnetic prints)| (70 mm prints)| (35 mm optical prints)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Due to his exclusive contract with another label, none of Chuck Berry's songs - including his duet with Bo Diddley at the end of the film - appear on the original soundtrack LP. See more »

Crazy Credits

The movie opens with a wallet that swings open, revealing the start of credits, and an indentation of a CONDOM See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Twist
Written by Hank Ballard
Performed by Chubby Checker
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Great Rock and Roll Film, bring it back!!!
4 August 2001 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film as a kid growing up in New Jersey and it really knocked me out. The performances were electrifying and the visuals only amplified that electricity. Little Richard, standing on the piano while the crowd went berserk is a stand-out. I sincerely hope that some saint is toiling away to get this released onto DVD sometime in the near future.


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