Turner Classic Movies (Rogers 48) is running all early rock 'n' roll movies today (Tuesday April 15) starting at 6:15 am this morning with Roy Orbison in The Fastest Gun Alive and running till 6 pm tonight with Get Yourself A College Girl with Nancy Sinatra, the Standells, the Dave Clark 5, the Animals, and Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto, .
Not to be missed @ 4:45 pm: It's Trad, Dad — the 1962 directorial debut of Richard Lester (A Hard Day's Night was his second film). Starring 15 year-old Helen Shapiro — ever wonder where Amy Winehouse got the beehive? — and John Leyton, the Trad in question is the Dixieland jazz revival that swept the UK in the late 50s and pre-Beatle 60s. Acker Bilk and his ilk. But look who also performs: Gene Vincent ("Spaceship to Mars"), Gary US Bonds ("Seven Day Weekend") as well as Del Shannon, the Temperance Seven, Sounds Incorporated, Gene McDaniels and Chubby Checker ("Lose Your Inhibition Twist").
Here is the full schedule for these rarely screened curios.