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Little Richard: Keep on Rockin' (1969)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short, Music | Video 25 March 2000
Little Richard was one of the first great wildmen of rock, with his sky-high pompadour, manic scream and frantically rockin' tunes like "Tutti Frutti" and "Keep A' Knockin'." Keep On Rockin... See full summary »

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D.A. Pennebaker
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Little Richard ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuck Berry ... Himself
Bo Diddley ... Himself
Jimi Hendrix ... Himself
Janis Joplin ... Herself
John Lennon ... Himself (scenes deleted)
Jerry Lee Lewis ... Himself
Yoko Ono ... Herself (scenes deleted)
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Little Richard was one of the first great wildmen of rock, with his sky-high pompadour, manic scream and frantically rockin' tunes like "Tutti Frutti" and "Keep A' Knockin'." Keep On Rockin' captures the self-proclaimed "quasar of rock" in fine and unfettered form in this 1969 date at a Toronto festiva

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concert film | rock music | See All (2) »


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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2000 (Greece) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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A Rocking Jerry Lee Lewis
21 March 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Keep on 'Rockin (1969)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

This D.A. Pennebaker short was filmed on September 13th, 1969 at the Toronto Rock 'n Roll Revival Festival and features Jerry Lee Lewis and the entire seven song set that he did that day, although for some reason the songs are edited out of order. Originally he kicked things off with Don't Be Cruel and then went into Hound Dog but here we start off with Mystery Train, which features the legend center stage with his guitar.

Outside of that edit the rest of the songs are complete and we get rocking versions of Mean Woman Blues, Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shaking' Going' On and finally Jailhouse Rock. Obviously there are a lot of Elvis songs here and Lewis even mentions that other legend but if you're a fan of the singer then there's no question that you'll enjoy this. That fire Lewis would bring to his performances are certainly here as he goes extremely fast through all of the songs and it's really a fiery performance and on that will have you wanting to stand up and dance.


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