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Let the Good Times Roll (1973)

PG  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  19 July 1973 (Netherlands)
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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... See full summary »

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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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Les folles années du rock  »

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Shot in three days at three of Richard Nader's Rock Revival productions. See more »

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

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

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Written by John Madara, Arthur Singer and Dave White
Performed by Danny and the Juniors
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One of the Best Rock and Roll Movies Ever
5 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie begins with the opening lines to Shirley and Lee's "Let the Good Times Roll." I started singing along, and sang along to every single song until the very end. The punchline: I was there with two guys I worked with, who barely knew me, and there were only about fifty people in the theater. What a movie! It rocked from beginning to end... The stars in this movie were the Beatles of their day, the Stones of their day... Many of them have made major comebacks due to Public TV extravaganzas (So, where's the DVD?) The split screen is fun, giving the movie a pretentious look: "This is serious business, younsgters" on one side of the screen, and "We're having a whale of a time" on the other side of the screen. I have begun a campaign to get it re - released -- I kid you not! I want my DVD!


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