Chuck Berry

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Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960)

Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational music to Gospel. It's a concert film that suggests peace and leisure, jazz at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aram Avakian  •  Bert Stern
CAST:  Louis Armstrong  •  Mahalia Jackson  •  Gerry Mulligan  •  Dinah Washington

Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational music to Gospel. It's a concert film that suggests peace and leisure, jazz at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aram Avakian  •  Bert Stern
CAST:  Louis Armstrong  •  Mahalia Jackson  •  Gerry Mulligan  •  Dinah Washington

Class Reunion (1982)

Lizzie Borden High's class of '72 are going through the motions at their tenth-year reunion, until deranged alum Walter Baylor, driven insane by a sadistic senior-year prank, escapes from the mental institution and crashes the party. When guests start getting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Miller
CAST:  Michael Lerner  •  Stephen Furst  •  Misty Rowe  •  Anne Ramsey

Lizzie Borden High's class of '72 are going through the motions at their tenth-year reunion, until deranged alum Walter Baylor, driven insane by a sadistic senior-year prank, escapes from the mental institution and crashes the party. When guests start getting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Miller
CAST:  Michael Lerner  •  Stephen Furst  •  Misty Rowe  •  Anne Ramsey

Go, Johnny, Go! (1959)

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Landres
CAST:  Alan Freed  •  Jimmy Clanton  •  Sandy Stewart  •  Chuck Berry

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Landres
CAST:  Alan Freed  •  Jimmy Clanton  •  Sandy Stewart  •  Chuck Berry

Let the Good Times Roll (1973)

Documentary of a 1950s rock and roll revival show, with split-screen editing to rival Woodstock.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Abel  •  Sidney Levin
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  Little Richard  •  Fats Domino  •  Bo Diddley

Documentary of a 1950s rock and roll revival show, with split-screen editing to rival Woodstock.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Abel  •  Sidney Levin
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  Little Richard  •  Fats Domino  •  Bo Diddley

Mister Rock and Roll (1957)

Alan Freed is "Mr. Rock and Roll" as he sets out to prove that rock 'n' roll doesn't cause juvenile delinquency. Terrific original rock 'n' roll legends perform their classics!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles S. Dubin
CAST:  Alan Freed  •  Teddy Randazzo  •  Lois O'Brien  •  Rocky Graziano

Alan Freed is "Mr. Rock and Roll" as he sets out to prove that rock 'n' roll doesn't cause juvenile delinquency. Terrific original rock 'n' roll legends perform their classics!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles S. Dubin
CAST:  Alan Freed  •  Teddy Randazzo  •  Lois O'Brien  •  Rocky Graziano

Chuck Berry: Rock and Roll Music (1992)

A pioneer in the world of rock-'n'-roll guitar, Chuck Berry has created a legacy that spans decades. Berry performs some of his greatest hits and all-time favorites in this concert video that was filmed on September 13, 1969 at 'Toronto Rock'n'Roll Revival.' The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Hegedus  •  D. A. Pennebaker
CAST:  Chuck Berry

A pioneer in the world of rock-'n'-roll guitar, Chuck Berry has created a legacy that spans decades. Berry performs some of his greatest hits and all-time favorites in this concert video that was filmed on September 13, 1969 at 'Toronto Rock'n'Roll Revival.' The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Hegedus  •  D. A. Pennebaker
CAST:  Chuck Berry

Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (1993)

Blues as a genre shaped the sound of jazz in the early 20th century and directly led to the creation of rock 'n' roll in the '50s. The scales, chords, and progressions of blues as a musical form can be found in styles from jazz to rock to contemporary R&B.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Mandel
CAST:  Keith David  •  Robert Palmer  •  Albert Murray  •  Chuck Berry

Blues as a genre shaped the sound of jazz in the early 20th century and directly led to the creation of rock 'n' roll in the '50s. The scales, chords, and progressions of blues as a musical form can be found in styles from jazz to rock to contemporary R&B.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Mandel
CAST:  Keith David  •  Robert Palmer  •  Albert Murray  •  Chuck Berry

Rock Rock Rock! (1956)

A teenage girl, Dori Graham, can't convince her dad to buy her a strapless gown so she decides to get the money together herself in time for the prom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Price
CAST:  Fran Manfred  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Jacqueline Kerr  •  Teddy Randazzo

A teenage girl, Dori Graham, can't convince her dad to buy her a strapless gown so she decides to get the money together herself in time for the prom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Price
CAST:  Fran Manfred  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Jacqueline Kerr  •  Teddy Randazzo

The London Rock and Roll Show (1973)

Filmed record of a major rock and roll festival held at Wembley Stadium, London, in August 1972. London Rock and Roll Show begins with excerpts from numerous "warm-up" performers shown singing either covers of 1950s hits, or original tunes, including a performance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Clifton
CAST:  Bo Diddley  •  Buddy Holly  •  Jerry Lee Lewis  •  Little Richard

Filmed record of a major rock and roll festival held at Wembley Stadium, London, in August 1972. London Rock and Roll Show begins with excerpts from numerous "warm-up" performers shown singing either covers of 1950s hits, or original tunes, including a performance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Clifton
CAST:  Bo Diddley  •  Buddy Holly  •  Jerry Lee Lewis  •  Little Richard

Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987)

St. Louis, 1986. For Chuck Berry's 60th, Keith Richards assembles a pickup band of Robert Cray, Joey Spampinato, Eric Clapton, himself and long-time Berry pianist, Johnnie Johnson. Joined on stage by Etta James, Linda Ronstadt and Julian Lennon, Berry performs his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  Keith Richards  •  Ingrid Berry  •  Eric Clapton

St. Louis, 1986. For Chuck Berry's 60th, Keith Richards assembles a pickup band of Robert Cray, Joey Spampinato, Eric Clapton, himself and long-time Berry pianist, Johnnie Johnson. Joined on stage by Etta James, Linda Ronstadt and Julian Lennon, Berry performs his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  Keith Richards  •  Ingrid Berry  •  Eric Clapton

American Hot Wax (1978)

This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950s. Freed was a source of great controversy: criticized by conservatives for corrupting youth with the "devil's music"; ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Floyd Mutrux
CAST:  Tim McIntire  •  Fran Drescher  •  Jay Leno  •  Laraine Newman

This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950s. Freed was a source of great controversy: criticized by conservatives for corrupting youth with the "devil's music"; ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Floyd Mutrux
CAST:  Tim McIntire  •  Fran Drescher  •  Jay Leno  •  Laraine Newman

Alice in the Cities (1974)

German journalist Philip Winter has a case of writer’s block when trying to write an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and while trying to book a flight, encounters a German woman and her nine year old daughter Alice doing the same. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Rüdiger Vogler  •  Yella Rottländer  •  Lisa Kreuzer  •  Edda Köchl

German journalist Philip Winter has a case of writer’s block when trying to write an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and while trying to book a flight, encounters a German woman and her nine year old daughter Alice doing the same. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Rüdiger Vogler  •  Yella Rottländer  •  Lisa Kreuzer  •  Edda Köchl

The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)

Hailed by one music reviewer as "the grooviest, wildest, slickest hit ever to pound the screen," "The T.A.M.I. Show" is an unrelenting rock spectacular starring some of the greatest pop performers of the 60s. These top recording idols - representing the musical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Binder
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  James Brown  •  Lesley Gore  •  Marvin Gaye

Hailed by one music reviewer as "the grooviest, wildest, slickest hit ever to pound the screen," "The T.A.M.I. Show" is an unrelenting rock spectacular starring some of the greatest pop performers of the 60s. These top recording idols - representing the musical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Binder
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  James Brown  •  Lesley Gore  •  Marvin Gaye

The Joy of the Guitar Riff (2014)

Traces the history and mechanics of the guitar riff over 60 years from the 1950s, from Chuck Berry through Hank Marvin, Black Sabbath and others to the White Stripes. Featuring interviews with some of the core arbiters of change and new techniques.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Bridger
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  Ritchie Blackmore  •  Lita Ford  •  Dave Davies

Traces the history and mechanics of the guitar riff over 60 years from the 1950s, from Chuck Berry through Hank Marvin, Black Sabbath and others to the White Stripes. Featuring interviews with some of the core arbiters of change and new techniques.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Bridger
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  Ritchie Blackmore  •  Lita Ford  •  Dave Davies

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin' (2013)

An account of the short life of genius musician Jimi Hendrix (1942-70), probably the most talented and influential guitarist of the twentieth century: his humble beginnings in Seattle, his time in New York, his rise to fame in swinging London… Live fast, love hard, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Smeaton
CAST:  Jimi Hendrix  •  Lou Adler  •  Mitch Mitchell  •  Keith Altham

An account of the short life of genius musician Jimi Hendrix (1942-70), probably the most talented and influential guitarist of the twentieth century: his humble beginnings in Seattle, his time in New York, his rise to fame in swinging London… Live fast, love hard, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Smeaton
CAST:  Jimi Hendrix  •  Lou Adler  •  Mitch Mitchell  •  Keith Altham

Eddie Cochran & Friends: C'mon Everybody (2004)

No overview found.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Artwork Team
CAST:  Eddie Cochran  •  Joey Dee  •  Jerry Lee Lewis  •  Chuck Berry

No overview found.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Artwork Team
CAST:  Eddie Cochran  •  Joey Dee  •  Jerry Lee Lewis  •  Chuck Berry

Rockin' in the USA (2003)

Twenty-two rare German television appearances from 1960s and '70s American rock and blues acts are featured on this disc, making it a veritable time capsule of rock 'n' roll. Includes performances by The Doors, The Beach Boys, Blood Sweat & Tears, Canned Heat, ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Wayne Kramer  •  Rob Tyner  •  Fred Smith  •  Chuck Berry

Twenty-two rare German television appearances from 1960s and '70s American rock and blues acts are featured on this disc, making it a veritable time capsule of rock 'n' roll. Includes performances by The Doors, The Beach Boys, Blood Sweat & Tears, Canned Heat, ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Wayne Kramer  •  Rob Tyner  •  Fred Smith  •  Chuck Berry

When the Music's Over (1982)

Rare clips of performance and interviews by a multiple of stars, all prematurely lost.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Balton
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  Bill Haley  •  Buddy Holly  •  Sam Cooke

Rare clips of performance and interviews by a multiple of stars, all prematurely lost.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Balton
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  Bill Haley  •  Buddy Holly  •  Sam Cooke

That Was Rock (1984)

This is not actually a concert film, but a compilation of two concert films, "The T.A.M.I. Show" and "The Big T.N.T. Show," both of which were shot 20 years previously.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Chuck Berry

This is not actually a concert film, but a compilation of two concert films, "The T.A.M.I. Show" and "The Big T.N.T. Show," both of which were shot 20 years previously.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley: Rock 'n' Roll All Star Jam (1985)

In 1985, Bo Diddley put together a band that included Ron Wood, John Mayall, Mick Fleetwood, Kenny Jones, Carmine Appice, John Lodge, Ronnie Lane, Carl Wilson, and members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Chicago, Quiet Riot, and Three Dog Night. He cooked them all ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  Bo Diddley  •  Ron Wood  •  Mick Fleetwood

In 1985, Bo Diddley put together a band that included Ron Wood, John Mayall, Mick Fleetwood, Kenny Jones, Carmine Appice, John Lodge, Ronnie Lane, Carl Wilson, and members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Chicago, Quiet Riot, and Three Dog Night. He cooked them all ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  Bo Diddley  •  Ron Wood  •  Mick Fleetwood
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