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1984 (USA) See more »
A History of Rock and Roll from its origins up to the early 1960's. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A documentary of rock and roll 1950-60 See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)

Elvis Presley ... Himself (archive footage)

Little Richard ... Himself (archive footage)

Chuck Berry ... Himself (archive footage)

Jerry Lee Lewis ... Himself

Buddy Holly ... Himself (archive footage)

Fabian ... Himself (archive footage)

Pat Boone ... Himself (archive footage)

Carl Perkins ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Haley ... Himself (archive footage)
The Treniers ... Themselves (archive footage)
Big Joe Turner ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Patrick Montgomery 
Produced by
Patrick Montgomery .... producer
Film Editing by
Pamela Page 

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USA:60 min


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A documentary of rock and roll 1950-60, 6 September 2015
Author: bgoold from Las Vegas

This film is a must-see for the early history of rock and roll. It has footage you will never see elsewhere. If you are interested in early rock and roll, don't miss it. It is on YouTube under "Mix-Top 10 Greatest Rock Songs 1950." The film of Chuck Berry, Elvis, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, and many others is priceless. The commentary is very accurate, and it includes many scenes (such as teenagers rioting in Europe at a Bill Haley concert, and Jerry Lee Lewis being interviewed with his 13 year-old bride) that is incredibly rare. This film will also make you realize that rock and roll was an important catalyst of the Civil Rights Movement. I grew up in the Fifties, and I can tell you that this is the genuine article.

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