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Rock, Rock, Rock! (1956)

Young teenager Dori Graham (a 13-year-old Tuesday Weld) is popular at school and has landed the dreamy Tommy (Teddy Randazzo) as her boyfriend. Tommy is a singer...

Dance Craze (1981)

Concert footage of the multi-racial 2-Tone bands, including The Beat, Madness, The Bodysnatchers, Bad Manners, The Selecter and The Specials. Director Joe Massot

Tommy (1975)

Director Ken Russell was the perfect choice to direct The Who's landmark rock opera Tommy, transforming it into a stream-of-consciousness catalogue of wild performances from...

That’ll Be The Day (1974)

David Essex, always more content in the role of actor rather than pop star, combined both occupations in That'll Be The Day - and its sequel Stardust (1974). Two...

Stardust (1974)

This sequel to That'll Be The Day  (1974) has Adam Faith taking over the role of Mike which Ringo Starr played in the original movie. Now set in the sixties, the movie...

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

"How much blacker could it be? None, none more black." Documentary maker Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) goes on the road with ageing British heavy metal...

Spiceworld (1997)

Laugh all you want but if there was one message fashionistas got from this flick it's that fashion is about following your own style....

Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

With a score consisting of 29 compositions by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band must have sounded like a...

Rock Around The Clock (1956)

In this low-budget, 77-minute movie, disc jockey Alan Freed discovers a rock band in a village in the faraway hills and promotes them in...

Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus (1968)

Easily the greatest lost rock film of the 60s, Rock & Roll Circus is a freewheeling, psychedelic carnival of acrobats, fire-breathers, and pure rock & roll,...

Play It Cool! (1962)

A young heiress on a whirlwind tour of London's nightclubs with a rock & roll band learns the truth about the disreputable pop singer...

Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

This hour-long made-for-television film starring The Beatles first aired on BBC1 on 26 December 1967. Upon its initial showing, the public and critics attacked the movie...

Wall, The (1982)

Directed by Alan Parker and starring Bob Geldof from The Boomtown Rats, this movie version of the 1979 Pink Floyd album was described by one critic as...

Yellow Submarine (1968)

The Beatles come to the rescue when the evil Blue Meanies try to drive all the music and fun from Pepperland in the third...

Let The Good Times Roll (1973)

Let The Good Times Roll is a 99-minute nostalgia wallow recorded at two of Richard Nader's Rock & Roll Revival Concerts held in 1972...

Help! (1965)

Fresh from the success of A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles had the world at their feet and pitched to follow in the globetrotting wake...

Head (1968)

America’s most successful pop-group The Monkees fractured their cheeky TV-image (and anticipated much of MTV’s self-deprecatory style) with this insane collage of surreal sketches...

Godspell (1973)

A rock gospel according to Saint Matthew, David Greene's Godspell derived from a successful stage show. Play and screenplay author John Tebelak failed to realise that updating...

Gimme Shelter (1970)

Gimme Shelter follows The Rolling Stones on their 1969 US tour, catching them at their absolute apex. Interspersed with the live concert footage we see the negotiations between...

Ghost Goes Gear, The (1966)

This 24-carat piece of 60s pop trivia was made as a showcase for the popular British blues-soul band The Spencer Davis Group. The band are...

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Roky Erickson & The Aliens

Busted for marijuana possession in his home state of Texas in 1969, Roky Erickson of The 13th Floor Elevators (pictured below right) copped an insanity plea...

Vapors, The

Led by vocalist/guitarist Dave Fenton, The Vapors were a short-lived new wave guitar group that is best remembered for the pop single Turning Japanese. Fenton formed the first...

Bettye Lavette

Bettye LaVette was born Betty Haskins in Muskegon, Michigan on 29 January 1946. Raised in Detroit, she was signed by a local record producer called Johnnie...

American Breed, The

This four-piece outfit from Chicago enjoyed a number of hits in the late 60s, including Bend Me, Shape Me, Green Light, Step, Step Out Of Your Mind and Ready,...

Christie

Christie's chart-topping hit from 1970,Yellow River, remained familiar in the late 1980s as it was adapted for use as a TV commercial for British...

Scientists, The

In May 1978, following the split of The Victims, James Baker formed The Scientists with singer-guitarist Kim Salmon, who had previously founded Perth's first...

Betty Everett

Born in Greenwood, Mississippi, in 1939, Betty Everett was playing piano and singing in church by the age of nine. In 1957, she moved to...

Nik Kershaw

Nicolas David Kershaw was born in Bristol, England, in 1958. Son of a flautist father and opera singing mother, Kershaw's first foray into the...