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Rock N Roll's Greatest Teen Idols

3.3 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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The era of Teel Idols began in the late 1950s with the explosive combination of the birth of Rock and Roll and television. A crop of smooth crooners and raunchy rockers drove teens wild with their angst ridden songs. The first batch of Teen Idols left a

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Mvd Visual
  • DVD Release Date: April 3, 2007
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MKXFEQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,931 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Steve Ramm TOP 100 REVIEWER on April 4, 2007
Format: DVD
I've been watching a series of DVDs produced in the UK by Quantum Leap - and distributed in US by MVD which consist of live performances recorded in the late 1980s (?) at the Lil' Darlin nightclub in Orlando. Some - like Mary Wells and the Shirelles - have been pretty good. The backing band did a nice job of recreating. The DVDs are usually short and have other acts filling in.

This volume is the BEST of the lot. It not only has the most performances - over 75 minutes! - but the most obscure artists. These are guys I haven't seen perform since - in most cases - the EARLY 60s!

Here are just some:

Ray Peteresen

Buddy Knox

Jack Scott

Tommy Sands (a BLONDE!)

Lenny Welch

Joey Dee

Troy Shondell!

Frankie Ford

Tommy Roe

They supplement these Lil' Darlin performances with footage from the 50s film "Rock Pretty Baby" with Frankie Lymon

And then as a bonus they list "Paul Anka - Lonely Boy" which is the fascinating 25 minute documentary made by the CBC in about 1957! The complete film is here!

This one is really interesting. I knew many of these artists when I was doing Record Hops in Trenton in 1960-62 and it's amazing to see them recorded more than 20 years later (and watching them nearly 40 years after their hits).

Quirky but definitely a must for those who remember late-50s, early-60s rock and roll!

Steve Ramm "Anything Phonographic"
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If you are expecting a vintage collection of original 50s and 60s teen idol performances as I was, then avoid this DVD. Most of the content is poorly shot in the late 80s at a live club performance featuring a collection of aging 'idols' singing well past their primes. A few vintage clips from the early rock movie 'Rock Rock Rock', the best featuring Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, provides some redemption, as does a longer early retrospective of Paul Anka. For those who enjoy listening to inferior performances by once great recording stars, this collection is for you. Avoid disappointment and seek out other collections containing the vintage material we all love.
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A bit of this , a bit of that, quality not so good, songs are great but some of them are not even complete, you can see the cut when they change songs, like the Buddy Knox second song is not complete, a couple of other also,
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I have mixed feelings about this dvd the live concert was good but there was some black & white taped songs I think from one of the rock & roll movies of the late 50's. The songs were mixed some hits some not with artists singing other artists songs. If your looking for the teens greatest hits you won't find alot of them here. you might be disappointed as I was.
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DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE THINKING, BUT THIS IS A MESS QUALITY AND SOUND, NOT GOOD. SOME PERFORMANCES NOT COMPLETE AND THE END OF THE DVD IS A MESS OF ....WELL, I DON'T KNOW WHAT.
WASTE IF MONEY, NOT SATISFIED!!
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