Welcome to Saturday At The Movies with Saigon Kids.
This week we’re at the Alhambra Theater in old Saigon since this movie was made before the Kinh Do Theater was opened.
ROCK, ROCK, ROCK was made in 1956 but it probably would have been 1958 or 1959 before it would have made it to Saigon – if it ever did – LOL.
[Ken is manning the Concession Stand with icy cold drinks, candy and hot buttered popcorn – just like in the ol’ days – 🙂 ]
This week’s feature is the 1956 movie classic – ROCK, ROCK, ROCK
A young teenage girl desperately tries to earn enough money to buy a dress for a school rock and roll dance.
This early rock and roll feature stars disc jockey Alan Freed and his Rock ‘n Roll Band, Tuesday Weld, Connie Francis, Teddy Randazzo (of the Three Chuckles), Fran Manfred, Jacqueline Kerr, Baby (Ivy Schulman), The Moonglows, Chuck Berry, The Flamingos, Jimmy Cavallo and His House Rockers, Johnny Burnette Trio, La Vern Baker, Cirino and The Bowties, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, and The Coney Island Kids.
This movie came out when Rock ‘n Roll was just starting to *blossom* and was still extremely controversial. This was back in the days when rock music had started catching on all across the Nation. They said it would never last. They tried everything under the sun to stop it. While us kids said, “Rock ‘n Roll is here to STAY!” – and IT DID!!! 🙂
Where were you Rock ‘n Roll’n in 56??
Remember the drug store soda fountains?
Remember those Juke Boxes?
What are your memories of these early days of Rock ‘n Roll?
Did we really dress and talk like that?
Rock Onnnnnn …