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Published on Oct 18, 2007
Rock'N'Roll promoter Alan Freed holds a talent search to develop a new rock star, then must find the elusive, mystery contestant (Jimmy Clanton) who doesn't know he has won
GO, JOHNNY, GO! 1959 U.S. film. Fantastic Alan Freed movie with a galaxy of 1950s rock and roll stars! Jimmy Clanton stars as "Johnnie Melody," an unwanted teenager from an orphanage who sends a demo record to disc jockey Alan Freed and rises to rock and roll fame! Along the way he meets a cool chick (Sandy Stewart), falls in love, and gets arrested by the cops! Chuck Berry has an acting roll and also performs some of his classics. Cool record store scene but the real treat is the 1950s rock and roll music: The Flamingoes: "Jump, Children." The Cadillacs: "Jay Walker," "Please, Mr. Johnson." Harvey: "Don't Be Afraid To Love Me." Jackie Wilson: "You Better Know It." Chuck Berry: "Johnny B. Goode," "Little Queenie," "Memphis, Tennessee." Eddie Cochran: "Teenage Heaven." Ritchie Valens: "Ooh My Head." Jo-Ann Campbell: "Momma, Can I Go Out." Jimmy Clanton: "My Love Is Strong," "It Takes A Long Time," "Ship On A Stormy Sea," "Angel Face." Sandy Stewart: "Playmates." "Heavenly Father." Jimmy Clanton and Sandy Stewart: "Once Again."
Alan Freed, Jimmy Clanton, Sandy Stewart, Chuck Berry, Jackie Wilson, Ritchie Valens, The Cadillacs, Jo-Ann Campbell, The Flamingos, Harvey Fuqua, Eddie Cochran, Jimmy Cavallo and the House Rockers, Herb Vigran, Frank Wilcox, Barbara Woodell, Milton Frome, Joe Cranston, Martha Wentworth, Robert Foulk, Joe Flynn. Go Johnny Go!