Orchestra manager Steve Hollis realizes that big-band music is dead. People want something new, but what? On their way to New York, Steve and his companion Corny, stop at a motel in a small... See full summary »
Fred F. Sears
Bill Haley and the Comets,
Ernie Freeman Combo
A young teenage girl (Tuesday Weld) desperately tries to earn enough money to buy a dress for a school rock and roll dance. This early rock and roll feature, the 3rd in a series of 5 ... See full summary »
Alan Freed and his Rock 'n Roll Band,
The saga of how Alan Freed discovered rock and roll. The new musical sounds are traced back to their roots in jazz, blues and gospel. Appearances by Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Clyde McPhatter, Frankie Lymon, Lionel Hampton.
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Though the film was released in mid 1959, the artists who appear perform their songs from early 1958 and not the hit tunes advertised, in promotional material, as being in the film, as was often the case in Alan Freed films. "Donna"(1958-59) by Ritchie Valens, "Lonely Teardrops"(1958-59) by Jackie Wilson, "I Only Have Eyes For You"(1959) by The Flamingos and "Just A Dream"(1958) by Jimmy Clanton - huge hits that are now Rock 'n' Roll standards, from the summer of 1958 through the end 1959, were all missing from the film. See more »
A very vapid plot with the "worst kind of juvenile delinquent" really a choir boy he portrays in one scene.However the music and being able to see the performers, many of whom you won't see elsewhere, more than make up for it. The Cadillacs, Jo ann Campbell, chuck berry, Jackie Wilson, et al are all worth the price of admission. Sandy Stewart does a wonderful job with "Heavenly father." The simpleness portrayed in the 50's to bring you the artists is really fun to watch today, especially for the music lover.
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