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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 »




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!


Documentary | Music


PG | See all certifications »






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 »

Crazy Credits

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 »


Poison Ivy
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by The Coasters
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I would BUY this movie if it was available!!
25 January 2001 | by eleihySee all my reviews

My wife and I saw this when it was first released (not that I ever recall it being re-released!) at a 1-screen theater in the Philadelphia area. It had been heavily advertised on a local "oldies" radio station, and many of the viewers showed up dressed for the era - saddle shoes, poodle skirts, etc. My wife and I enjoyed the show, both as a historical overview and a concert. I was fortunate enough to come across a SOUNDTRACK ALBUM (LP) which included the 2-track stereo format with narration on one side and music on the the other channel. Interestingly, though the liner notes explicitly referred to this movie as the source for the soundtrack, there is no mention anywhere in print or in song of Chuck Berry. Anyone know why??

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