Young pop composer Harry Blair (Canadian Lee Patterson) and singer Joan Farmer (Mary Steele, who was married to director Don Sharp) open a coffee bar, bankrolled by their trendy Aunt Sarah (Linda Gray).
They are joined by budding singer Terry Dene as himself. Dene sings at the cafe and – unable to get a record deal – the trio starts their own “Lucky Charm” record label.
The Golden Disc features many musical acts – covering everything from folk to skiffle and jazz, with some ballads and rock and roll thrown in – and DJ David Jacobs as himself.
The film may boast some of cinema’s worst-ever choreography, but it also features the Les Hobeaux Skiffle Group singing Dynamo, plus the only surviving footage of Terry Dene, the rocker whose career was destroyed by National Service.
The War Office stage-managed his entrance into the Army but any PR value was negated by Dene’s nervous breakdown and subsequent medical discharge.
The film was shot at Walton Studios and released in the US as The Inbetween Age.
1st Recording Manager
2nd Recording Manager
Phil Seamon and His Jazz Group
Sonny Stewart and His Skiffle Kings
Terry Kennedy and His Group