Richard Lester had already worked with the anarchic Goons on TV (A Show Called Fred) and on film (the 1959 short The Running Jumping and Standing Still Film) and thus was no stranger to madcap mayhem.
This flair was on show in this film (also known as Ring-a-Ding Rhythm).
It’s a light-hearted musical romp with the simple message that rock ‘n’ roll is good for you.
Among the acts featured are rock ‘n’ roller Chubby Checker and teen idol Del Shannon. Gene Vincent sings Space Ship To Mars, a frantic expression of worry about his woman being seduced by “those Martian men”.
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