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Go, Johnny, Go! (1959)

Rock-n-roll promoter Alan Freed holds a talent search to develop a new rock star, then must find the elusive, mystery contestant (Jimmy Clanton) who doesn't know he has won.

Director:

Paul Landres

Writer:

Gary Alexander
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Freed Alan Freed ... Himself
Jimmy Clanton ... Johnny Melody
Sandy Stewart ... Julie Arnold
Chuck Berry ... Himself
Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson ... Himself
Ritchie Valens ... Himself
The Cadillacs The Cadillacs ... Themselves
Jo Ann Campbell Jo Ann Campbell ... Herself (as Jo-Ann Campbell)
The Flamingos The Flamingos ... Themselves
Harvey Fuqua Harvey Fuqua ... Himself (as Harvey)
Eddie Cochran ... Himself
Jimmy Cavallo Jimmy Cavallo ... Himself (as Jimmy Cavalio and the House Rockers)
Herb Vigran ... Bill Barnett
Frank Wilcox ... Harold Arnold
Barbara Woodell ... Mrs. Harold Arnold
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Rock-n-roll promoter Alan Freed holds a talent search to develop a new rock star, then must find the elusive, mystery contestant (Jimmy Clanton) who doesn't know he has won.

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You know- like I mean- it's way out!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dai Johnny dai! See more »

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Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Cadillacs perform "Please Mr. Johnson" as janitors. Over two decades later, Earl Carroll (aka "Speedo", The Cadillacs' lead singer) was located working as a janitor in a South Bronx elementary school in NYC. He subsequently appeared in an Apollo Anniversary Show in February 1985 performing with The Cadillacs and began touring with the group again. See more »

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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
Written by Chuck Berry (uncredited)
Performed by Chuck Berry
Courtesy of Chess Records
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good old days
14 January 2006 | by mpetko64See all my reviews

saw this movie by accident on ACM. having been a teenager in the mid fifties i do not recall ever hearing jimmy Clayton sing. i must say that in the style of other teen throbs of that era who made it big with mediocre talent am surprised he did not make it as well. when you look back at the many singers of that time frame it is truly amazing how many fine singers and singing groups there were especially afro-American performers with huge talent that fell by the wayside.when i watch the singers of today i cant understand what they are singing or what makes them popular compared to those of the years gone by. any way what ever happened to Clayton?


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