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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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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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19 July 1973 (Netherlands)  »

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Les folles années du rock  »

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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 »

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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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Release this great movie on DVD for another generation to enjoy
5 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A group of about ten of us in our early 30s, who worked in the music business in the 60s and 70s: musicians, manager, publicist, tour manager... went to the premier of Let The Good Times Roll at the Dominion, Tottenham Court Road, London. The screen was full-size and we had great seats. The excitement of watching and listening to those legends is still with me and I especially remember the amazement that registered on Chubby Checker's face when he saw the enthusiastic response he was getting from the crowd so many years after his hit version of Hank Ballard's Twist. I had never seen the Five Satins and they remain in my memory as great performers that I'd enjoy seeing more of, but I haven't heard anything of this great movie since. Would love to see it again, own it, DVD or VHS - show my young friends, nephews and nieces! The time is ripe to release it on DVD, kids are really interested in searching through the archives and finding original great music - they'd love this.


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