Abandoned by his father at an early age, Jim MacLaine (David Essex) seems to have inherited the old man's restlessness. Despite his apparent intelligence, Jim decides not to take the exams that would pave his way to university. He lives, for a time, a life consisting of dead-end jobs and meaningless sex, before returning home to work in his mother's shop. But still he can't settle down. He begins to think that the life of a pop musician might be the thing for him.
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, whose pop career was just taking off at the time, was still appearing in the stage play "Godspell", the show that first brought him to public attention. This would explain his slightly anachronistic haircut throughout this movie as he was still appearing in the stage show. See more
Jim MacLaine produces an LP he has been waiting "months to play", and we see it is Buddy Holly
y's first album. However, when he puts it on the record player, the music we hear is "Donna" by Ritchie Valens
. See more
Ever thought of writing your own songs ?
Well instead of playing those crummy Cliff Richard songs ?
No not really... . you've got to be American write those them rock and roll songs properly.
References The Duke Wore Jeans
Written by Dion DiMucci
and Ernie Maresca
Performed by Dion DiMucci
(as Dion) & The Belmonts See more