Tonight we bring you a musical gem with sterling performances from Rock and Roll’s pioneers. In Rock, Rock, Rock A young teenage girl (Tuesday Weld) desperately tries to earn enough money to buy a dress for a school rock and roll dance. This early rock and roll feature, the 3rd in a series of 5 starring Disc Jockey and Rock N Roll impresario Alan Freed, includes performances by artists Chuck Berry, La Vern Baker, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, The Flamingos, The Moonglows and The Johnny Burnette Trio.Released in 1956, this film became a mainstay of Night Flight when it entered the public domain in 1984.
Connie Francis provided the singing voice for Tuesday Weld’s character, and we also get to hear Dion and The Belmonts and Jimmy Cavallo and his Houserockers on the soundtrack. This is a great musical time capsule, filled with top-notch early rock and roll, and now you can watch it right here in PopCult. It holds up pretty well for a movie that was made sixty years ago.