This stuff is priceless.I saw ROCK ROCK ROCK several years ago on video. I don't remember the performance specifically, but one of the unbilled acts shown briefly in the trailer was the Johnny Burnette Trio, according to IMDB. I actually own a VHS copy of HIGH SCHOOL HELLCATS somewhere in the basement.I don't recall JOHNNY TROUBLE, but if it starred Ethel Barrymore and Cecil Kellaway, odds are, it couldn't have been too rockin'. IMDB lists Edd Byrnes and Nino Tempo in the supporting cast.MOTORCYCLE GANG: I wonder how many B-movie fights showed the same stunt of one guy flipping another over his back, and attacking maniacally with a dinky piece of broken glass? (The one in this fight looks particularly harmless.)
BBC NEWSHOUR this morning is using the death of Albert Hoffman as a springboard for discussing the flowering of psychhedlic rock.Freed as free-form DJ is a thought.
Was there anyone more unique than Tuesday Weld?
Hm. What made her so very very unusual? I mostly remember her at this point from PRETTY POISON.
That's Connie Francis singing for Tuesday Weld in ROCK ROCK ROCK. It's in the multi-pack dvd set of 50 Musicals. It's odd seeing Stuart Whitman paraded as beefcake in JOHNNY TROUBLE.
Carl Switzer in Motorcycle Gang was of course Alfalfa Switzer, in his next to last movie role.As for Johnny Trouble, any movie with Carolyn Jones playing an "exciting" girl (and looking like that) can't be all bad.
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