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Let the Good Times Roll (1973)

This lively documentary celebrates 1950s rock 'n' roll, both through archival clips of the era and concert footage filmed during the '70s. Although the musicians have aged, the performances... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Chuck Berry ... Himself
Little Richard ... Himself
Fats Domino ... Himself
Chubby Checker ... Himself
Bo Diddley ... Himself
The Shirelles The Shirelles ... Themselves (archive footage)
The Five Satins The Five Satins ... Themselves (archive footage)
The Coasters ... Themselves
Danny and the Juniors Danny and the Juniors ... Themselves
The Bobby Comstock Rock & Roll Band The Bobby Comstock Rock & Roll Band ... Themselves
Bill Haley and the Comets ... Themselves
Richard Nader Richard Nader ... Himself - Emcee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shirley Alston Shirley Alston ... Herself (as The Shirelles)


This lively documentary celebrates 1950s rock 'n' roll, both through archival clips of the era and concert footage filmed during the '70s. Although the musicians have aged, the performances are remarkably vibrant, with many acts in fine form. Among the many artists featured are Bill Haley and the Comets, Fats Domino, the Shirelles, Little Richard, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. In one of the film's highlights, Diddley and Berry take the stage together to the applause of a rapt audience. Written by Ipsith

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A Multi-Screen Re-Creation of the '50's! In All the Power of 4-Track Stereo!


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Release Date:

19 July 1973 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Les folles années du rock See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm optical prints)


Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shot in three days at three of Richard Nader's Rock Revival productions. See more »

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The movie opens with a wallet that swings open, revealing the start of credits, and an indentation of a CONDOM See more »


Featured in Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002) See more »


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A great Rock and Roll Revival Film that needs to be revived...
31 August 1999 | by 16mmshowSee all my reviews

This is a great movie for those who grew up in the 1950's. I didn't. I wasn't born until 1962, but when I was a young tyke, I had to see this movie from the moment I saw the TV spot advertising it on television. Dad and I went out to the newest theater in Austin-- the four-plex was the newest and biggest theater in the Austin area, with an name to mystify those reading the ads ~~~~The Aquarius 4, it was called. The movie was loaded with all kinds of footage from the 1950's, and included in this footage was some ancient looking film clips of the students in High School in Hicksville, NY. These students were demonstrating good and bad dress codes. On the left of the teacher were the ones dressed poorly with t-shirts, 'dungarees', open toed shoes, etc. And on the right, a group of kids that would make today's 90210 crowd look like the Peanut Gallery. In addition to this footage, there was other footage showing the fads of the day, the cars, Chuck Berry's tour bus sitting in a junk yard, and all kinds of things that I had never seen at the age of 11 or so. It was a collage of old films and reminders of an era past that people were trying to remember by the early 1970's. The makers of this film used a technique where they had one inmage on one side of the screen and another image on the other side. So, while the footage would roll on the right, you would see a modern-day Chuck Berry singing in concert. The film was half concert and half archival footage. It was a great film. The Shirelles were in the show live as was Little Richard, Fats Domino, Bill Haley, and Chuck Berry. The 5 Satins did a set too and let us not forget that 'guitar playing fool', Bo Diddley. Bo was there with his rectangular guitar, a pimp's hat with a feather and his uniquie timekeeping abilities. It was a memorable show. For some reason the makers of this film never released this again. It isn't on video, I have never seen it on television that I know of and all attempts at finding it on my favorite film guage (16mm) are futile. The only thing that I have been able to locate is a tv spot from the movie and this is valuable to me for the reasons above. I recommend this movie highly and I will never forget my experience with having seen this movie.

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