|Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'N Roll 1987 PG, 120 min.|
Director: Taylor Hackford
Cast: Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Keith(2) Richards, Robert Cray, Etta James, Julian Lennon, Linda Ronstadt
St. Louis' own Chuck Berry is the focus of this great documentary that includes interviews with Little Richard, Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley, and Keith Richards. Of course, "Mabellene" and "Roll Over Beethoven" are included in the long list of songs performed in this film.
|The Last Waltz 1978 PG, 115 min.|
Genre: Documentary / Musical
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Levon Helm, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, The Band, Paul Butterfield, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Ronnie Hawkins
This last concert by Sixties rock group, "The Band," during Thanksgiving, 1976, includes 12 of their songs plus great guest performances–including those by Ringo Starr, Ronnie Hawkins, Muddy Waters, and Bob Dylan. Martin Scorsese interviews members of "The Band" offstage, and songs presented onstage include "Up On Cripple Creek," and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."
|Tommy 1975 PG, 111 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Ken Russell
Cast: Roger Daltrey, Ann - Margret, Oliver Reed, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Robert Powell, Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Ben Aris, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, Paul Nicholas, John Entwistle, Barry Winch
The story in this rock opera involves young Tommy (Roger Daltrey) who became deaf, dumb, and blind when his father was murdered. Tommy's mother Nora (Ann-Margaret) and stepfather Frank (Oliver Reed) take Tommy to a specialist (Jack Nicholson), but nothing happens–until Tommy discovers pinball. Tommy becomes a world champion pinball player. He even beats the Pinball Wizard (Elton John) and gains fame and fortune. The film is based on the Who's rock opera and features great performances by Eric Clapton, Elton John, and Tina Turner. Ann-Margret was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actress.
|1. Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'N Roll (1987)|
2. The Last Waltz (1978)
3. Tommy (1975)
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