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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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| (Eastmancolor)

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

Shake, Rattle and Roll
Written by Charles F. Calhoun
Performed by Bill Haley and the Comets
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It'll Blow Your Mind
4 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Will we be talking about a "rockumentary" film twenty or thirty years from now featuring performances by "N'Synch", Britney Spears and Red Hot Chili Peppers? I would think probably not.

BUT... HERE is a film, though made more than thirty years ago, with performances by some of the greatest artists of their time, many of which are STILL performing today! This film was as close to a religious experience as it could be. I, too, would buy this film, should it become available.

And, I, too, ask the question regarding the soundtrack album: WHERE the bloody #$*@&( ~! is CHUCK BERRY?????????


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