Vintage Video: "Rock Rock Rock" With Chuck Berry, the Flamingos, the Moonglows, Dion and the Belmonts, Connie Francis, Frankie Lymon, Lavern Baker

On this day in 1956, Vanguard Productions released the film Rock, Rock, Rock starring Alan Freed, a 13-year-old Tuesday Weld, Connie Francis and the film debuts of Jack Collins and Valerie Harper.

The real stars of the film, though, were the musicians including some of the biggest artists of the day including Chuck Berry, the Flamingos, the Moonglows, Dion and the Belmonts, Connie Francis, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Johnny Burnette and Lavern Baker.

The songs and performers in the film:
  • Rock, Rock, Rock - Jimmy Cavallo & His House Rockers
  • I Never Had A Sweetheart - Connie Francis
  • The Things Your Heart Needs - Teddy Randazzo
  • Rock, Pretty Baby - Ivy Schulman and the Bowties
  • Rock & Roll Boogie - Alan Freed & His Rock & Roll Band w/"Big" Al Sears (saxophone)
  • I Knew From The Start - The Moonglows
  • You Can't Catch Me - Chuck Berry
  • Would I Be Crying - The Flamingos
  • The Big Beat - Jimmy Cavallo & His House Rockers
  • Thanks To You - Teddy Randazzo (as Tommy Rodgers)
  • The Wanderer - Dion and the Belmonts
  • We're Gonna Rock Tonight - The Three Chuckles With Teddy Randazzo
  • Little Blue Wren - Connie Francis
  • Rock, Rock, Rock - Jimmy Cavallo & His House Rockers
  • Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome Track) - Johnny Burnette Trio
  • Over and Over Again - The Moonglows
  • Tra La La - Lavern Baker
  • Ever Since I Can Remember - Cirino & the Bowties
  • Baby Baby - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
  • I'm Not A Juvenille Delinquent - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
  • Won't You Give Me A Chance - Teddy Randazzo
  • Right Now, Right Now - Alan Freed & His Rock & Roll Band with "Big" Al Sears (saxophone)

Today, the film is in the public domain which allows us to present it here.

1 comment

WillC said...

I tried posting the Moonglows - I KNEW FROM THE START on Facebook AND IT WAS BLOCKED ON COPYRIGHT GROUNDS BY Warner Chappell. Strange how everywhere I look it is Public Domain.

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