Rock, Rock, Rock! The film is an early jukebox musical featuring performances by established rock and roll singers of the era, including Chuck Berry , LaVern Baker , Teddy Randazzo , the Moonglows , the Flamingos , and the Teenagers with Frankie Lymon as lead singer. Famed disc jockey Alan Freed made an appearance as himself. The movie has a fairly simple plot: teenage girl Dori Graham played by then year-old Tuesday Weld , with a credited Connie Francis dubbed in as Dori's singing voice can't persuade her dad to buy her a strapless gown and has to get the money together herself in time for the prom. Jack Collins plays the frustrated dad.
Chuck Berry, pioneer rock'n'roll guitarist, dies at age of 90
Young Britons of the postwar era took their plus exams, followed a few years later by their O-levels. In between, a significant number of them studied Chuck Berry. Also on the informal course were the works of Bo Diddley and Jimmy Reed.
Along with James Dean and J. Salinger and a handful of others in the s, Chuck Berry, who was 90 when he died today at his suburban St. Louis home, helped define the modern teenager. Well before the rise of Bob Dylan, Berry wedded social commentary to the beat and rush of popular music. In his late 20s before his first major hit, Berry crafted lyrics that spoke to young people of the day and remained fresh decades later. You have to go!
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