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Out of Our Dens: The Richard and the Young Lions Story is a documentary about a 'almost-was' band of the 1960's that decide to have another go at success 30 years later. Richard and the ... See full summary »

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Norm Cohen ...
Drummer, RYL
Bob Freedman ...
Rhythm Guitar, RYL
Mark 'Twig' Greenberg ...
Drummer, RYL
Heather Guglielmo ...
Screaming Fan
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Dave 'The Rave' Kapulsky ...
DJ
Jack Kapulsky ...
Young RYL fan
Lenny Kaye ...
Himself
Marc B. Lees ...
Lead Guitar
Leon Leybs ...
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Greg McCaig ...
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Rick 'Riggy' Rackin ...
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Fred Randall ...
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Scott Regen ...
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Out of Our Dens: The Richard and the Young Lions Story is a documentary about a 'almost-was' band of the 1960's that decide to have another go at success 30 years later. Richard and the Young Lions had a regional hit called 'Open Up Your Door' back in 1966 that only peaked at #99 for one week on the national charts. A combination of bad luck, a complete overhaul of members, and ineffective management caused a song that had the potential to be great to waffle in mediocre-dom.. Eventually the band faded away. Thirty years later, 'Open Up Your Door' appeared on a garage-rock box-set called 'Nuggets' and a series of coincidences brought everyone in the band back together to give success another go despite being in their 50's. The re-formed band found the familiar struggles, but eventually worked to put together an album of new original songs. Soonafter the album & documentary were completed, the lead singer 'Richard' passed away. Written by Hannon, James

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8 July 2004 (USA)  »

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The lead singer of Richard and the Young Lions, Howard "Richard" Tepp, died on 17 June 2004, about a week after this movie was completely finished and duplicated. Two days before his death, he watched the completed version for the first time. See more »

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3 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An excellent story of never giving up on your rock and roll dreams, well told by first-time filmmaker James Hannon.

Richard and the Young Lions got that rarest of second chances -- another shot at the big time AND a talented young director to cinematically document their comeback.

Hannon conducts some great interviews for the documentary, including a standout session with the great Lenny Kaye.

Narration is by well known radio personality Pat St. John.

Sadly, Richard Tepp died shortly after the completion of this film, but he did get to see it two days before his death.

Highly recommended!


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