Saturday, July 26, 2008

Go, Johnny, Go

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  1. Also in GO JOHNNY GO (didn't see them credited in the clip) were Richie Valens and the Flamingos. The movie plays occasionally on TCM. In a couple of James Lee Burke's novels, Dave Robicheux mentions Jimmy Clanton's music from his (Dave's) youth. I'm surprised no one has cast Kevin Spacey in an Alan Freed biopic.

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  2. There's a resemblance.

    Jimmy Clanton lives in Houston now. I heard an interview with him a year or so ago. Ike Clanton, maybe his brother, also had some regional hits around the same time Jimmy was selling millions.

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  3. I've seen them. The first, with it's "I'm going to find some kid, make him a star, and call him Johnny Melody" plot always made me cringe. At least he didn't want to name him Sanjaya.

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