February 27 only

Follow the history of rock from the rhythm and blues scene of the 40s to the early rock ‘n roll pioneers of the 50s and the British invasion of the 60s—in 16mm!

Musical artists include Louie Jordan, The Flamingos, Bill Haley and his Comets, Little Richard, The Treniers, Elvis Presley (plus a parade of Elvis wannabes trying to out-perform the King on a TV show from 1956 called “Country Music Caravan”), Johnny Burnette, The Beach Boys, James Brown, The Dave Clark Five, Rolling Stones, and the Beatles performing live in London in 1964. Included is a rare newsreel of a Beatles record burning in 1966 after John Lennon commented that they were more popular than Jesus. (He later stressed that he was only remarking on how other people viewed and popularized the band.) Mandatory viewing for any music history geek!

110 minutes. 16mm.


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