Top Rock & Roll Oldies movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Pirate Radio on DVD Pirate Radio
Synopsis
In 1966, hard-partying British DJs have the time of their lives running a radio station on a ship in the North Sea, broadcasting generation-defining (but banned) music to millions. But they face getting shut down by a government minister.
Cast
Cast
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Sturridge, Chris O'Dowd, Tom Brooke, Rhys Darby, Emma Thompson, January Jones, Gemma Arterton, Jack Davenport
Director
Director
Richard Curtis
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Political Comedies, Rock & Roll Oldies, United Kingdom
Rent Cadillac Records on DVD Cadillac Records
Synopsis
The sounds of 1950s Chicago color this drama based on the true story of a bar owner who signed a lineup of future legends to his fledgling record label. He crosses paths with Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and Etta James, changing the face of pop music.
Cast
Cast
Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé Knowles, Gabrielle Union, Mos Def, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Cedric the Entertainer, Columbus Short, Norman Reedus, Tammy Blanchard, Shiloh Fernandez, Eric Bogosian, Joshua Alscher, Osas Ighodaro
Director
Director
Darnell Martin
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Classic R&B/Soul, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Love & Mercy on DVD Love & Mercy
Synopsis
This candid biopic traces the winding path of Brian Wilson, creator of the Beach Boys' unique sound. Battling mental illness, Wilson traded stardom for an isolated existence in the 1960s but returned to the stage in the '80s after taming his demons.
Cast
Cast
Bill Camp, Jake Abel, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti
Director
Director
Bill Pohlad
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Rock & Pop, Rock & Roll Oldies
Rent Hairspray on DVD Hairspray
Synopsis
Ample teen Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after witnessing firsthand the terrible state of race relations in 1960s Baltimore, Turnblad becomes an outspoken advocate for desegregation. John Waters's comedy inspired the Broadway musical of the same name.
Cast
Cast
Ricki Lake, Divine, Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry, Ruth Brown, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Michael St. Gerard, Leslie Ann Powers, Clayton Prince, Jerry Stiller, Mink Stole, Ric Ocasek, Shawn Thompson
Director
Director
John Waters
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Cult Comedies, Rock & Roll Oldies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Teen Comedies, Musicals, Must-See Musicals
Rent La Bamba on DVD La Bamba
Synopsis
The plane crash that killed rocker Buddy Holly also took the life of Ritchie Valens, a 17-year-old Mexican-American who rocketed to fame with the hit "La Bamba." The film paints a vivid portrait of Valens's modest upbringing and rise to stardom.
Cast
Cast
Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña, Danielle Von Zerneck, Joe Pantoliano, Rick Dees, Marshall Crenshaw, Howard Huntsberry, Brian Setzer
Director
Director
Luis Valdez
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Latino Dramas, Rock & Roll Oldies, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Elvis: The Miniseries on DVD Elvis: The Miniseries
Synopsis
Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as Elvis in this miniseries that follows the King from his humble beginnings through his rise to superstardom, including his affair with Ann-Margret (Rose McGowan) and management by impresario "Colonel" Tom Parker (Randy Quaid). Elvis's relationships with his mother (Camryn Manheim) and producer Sam Phillips (Tim Guinee) are also dramatized in the first biographical film to use Elvis's master recordings.
Cast
Cast
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rose McGowan, Randy Quaid, Camryn Manheim, Tim Guinee, Antonia Bernath, Jack Noseworthy, Robert Patrick, John Boyd West
Director
Director
James Steven Sadwith
Genres
Genres
Drama, TV Miniseries, Biographies, Rock & Pop, Rock & Roll Oldies
Rent Jailhouse Rock on DVD Jailhouse Rock
Synopsis
Considered by many fans to be Elvis's best film, Jailhouse Rock tells the story of convict Vince Everett (Elvis Presley), who, while doing time in the clink, learns a thing or two about music from his cellmate and ends up with a hit song. When freed, Vince pursues showbiz and starts his own record company with his girlfriend Peggy (Judy Tyler). But will fame get the best of Vince? Songs include "Baby, I Don't Care" and "Don't Leave Me Now."
Cast
Cast
Elvis Presley, Dean Jones, Jennifer Holden, Mickey Shaughnessy, Judy Tyler
Director
Director
Richard Thorpe
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Dramas, Musicals, Must-See Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies
Rent Elvis on DVD Elvis
Synopsis
Kurt Russell earned an Emmy nod for his portrayal of hip-swiveling rock god Elvis Presley in this made-for-television biopic that also earned nominations for its cinematography and makeup, along with a Golden Globe nomination for Best TV Movie. Shelley Winters co-stars as Elvis's mother, Gladys, with Russell's real-life father, Bing Russell, playing the role of the King's father, Vernon. Horror master John Carpenter directs.
Cast
Cast
Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, Bing Russell, Robert Gray, Season Hubley, Pat Hingle, Melody Anderson, Ed Begley Jr., James Canning, Charles Cyphers, Peter Hobbs
Director
Director
John Carpenter
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Made-for-TV Movies, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Grace of My Heart on DVD Grace of My Heart
Synopsis
The daughter of a Philadelphia steel tycoon, Edna Buxton (Illeana Douglas) wants nothing more than to be a singer. She's thrilled when she wins a contract at a talent show and moves to New York City to record an album. But Edna soon finds her career -- and her relationships -- hitting one dead end after another. Matt Dillon and Eric Stoltz co-star in this poignant and intimate portrayal of the 1960s music scene.
Cast
Cast
Illeana Douglas, Eric Stoltz, Matt Dillon, John Turturro, David Clennon
Director
Director
Allison Anders
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Indie Dramas, Rock & Roll Oldies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Legends of the Canyon: Classic Artists on DVD Legends of the Canyon: Classic Artists
Synopsis
Rock 'n' roll photographer Henry Diltz narrates this nostalgic look at the roots of a specific strain of rock born in the cradle of Laurel Canyon, spawning iconic acts like the Mamas and the Papas, Joni Mitchell, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Highlights include rare footage of classic bands in action as well as still images snapped by Diltz himself, capturing a forgotten time and place -- and the legends who lived there.
Cast
Cast
Henry Diltz, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Mamas and the Papas, Joni Mitchell, America, Linda Rondstadt
Director
Director
Jon Brewer
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rockumentaries, Rock & Roll Oldies, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent Lost Concerts Series: Presley & Cash on DVD Lost Concerts Series: Presley & Cash
Synopsis
Before they were legends, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash hit the road, guitars in hand, playing for small crowds. This impressive collection of 30 early performances features Presley and Cash wowing fans on the way to superstardom. Bonus material includes Cash spoofing Presley's megahit "Heartbreak Hotel," plus rare Sun Records footage and a glimpse into the history of two celebrated artists who greatly influenced American music.
Cast
Cast
Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash
Director
Director
Ray Santilli
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Classic Country & Western, Rock & Pop
Rent The Real Buddy Holly Story on DVD The Real Buddy Holly Story
Synopsis
Before his talented life was cut too short, legendary musician Buddy Holly was well on his way to becoming one of the most influential performers ever to have graced a stage. Get to know the man through the lens of his family, band members and peers. They share their memories and stories about Holly, and also included is rare footage from some of his earliest shows as well as Paul McCartney's musical homage to the singer.
Cast
Cast
Buddy Holly, Paul McCartney
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rockumentaries, Biographical Documentaries, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Elvis on Tour on DVD Elvis on Tour
Synopsis
Blending concert clips and backstage footage, this Golden Globe-winning documentary filmed in 1972 over 15 nights -- in 15 cities -- captures the essence of Elvis Presley's entertainment style in all its multifaceted glory. Highlights include live performances of "Love Me Tender," "A Big Hunk o' Love," "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "Can't Help Falling in Love," plus musical montages edited by a young Martin Scorsese.
Cast
Cast
Elvis Presley, Bill Baize, James Burton, Ed Enoch, Joe Esposito, Lamar Fike, Joe Guercio, Glen D. Hardin, Charlie Hodge, Jackie Kahane
Director
Director
Robert Abel, Pierre Adidge
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rockumentaries
Rent This Is Elvis on DVD This Is Elvis
Synopsis
Thought you knew Elvis Presley? Think again. This unique biography combines rare footage of the King -- including home movies, concert film and newsreels -- with dramatic portrayals of Elvis at key points in his life. The two formats are woven together to create a complete picture of the music legend, from his childhood and rise to stardom to his untimely death. Both the original and extended broadcast editions of the film are included.
Cast
Cast
David Scott, Paul Boensch III, Johnny Harra, Lawrence Koller, Rhonda Lyn, Dana MacKay, Ral Donner, Debbie Edge, Elvis Presley
Director
Director
Malcolm Leo, Andrew Solt
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Rockumentaries, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop, Pop
Rent The Idolmaker on DVD The Idolmaker
Synopsis
Loosely based on the life of rock promoter Bob Marucci, this film follows Vincent Vacarri (Ray Sharkey), a charismatic music fan who becomes a successful producer. Vacarri's tenacity pays off when he discovers the Fabian-like singer Caesare (Peter Gallagher) in his feature debut. The film marks director Taylor Hackford's first time behind the camera and the movie debut of Joe Pantoliano, who plays Vacarri's abused but loyal songwriting partner.
Cast
Cast
Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land, Joe Pantoliano, Maureen McCormick, John Aprea, Richard Bright, Olympia Dukakis
Director
Director
Taylor Hackford
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Rock & Roll Oldies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on DVD Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Synopsis
If seeing is believing, this memorable live concert (filmed in Atlantic City in 1992) proves that Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons haven't lost their golden touch. A roster of some of the group's best-loved songs includes "Working My Way Back to You," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Blue Moon," "Grease," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Sherry," "Let's Hang On" and "Bye, Bye, Baby."
Cast
Cast
Four Seasons, Frankie Valli
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Rock Around the Clock on DVD Rock Around the Clock
Synopsis
This nostalgia-packed time capsule, often called the first rock-'n'-roll musical, charts the fictitious rise of Bill Haley and the Comets, who climb from small-town obscurity to nationwide success with help from famed deejay Alan Freed. Along with the title tune, Haley sings "See You Later, Alligator" and "Razzle Dazzle." The fun includes vintage jitterbugging and appearances by the Platters, who croon "Only You" and "The Great Pretender."
Cast
Cast
Bill Haley, Tony Martinez, Freddie Bell, Alan Freed, Bill Haley & The Comets, Platters
Director
Director
Fred F. Sears
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Musicals
Rent The London Rock 'n' Roll Show on DVD The London Rock 'n' Roll Show
Synopsis
A legendary group of rock superstars -- including Bo Diddley and Jerry Lee Lewis -- gather for a famed 1972 concert at London's Wembley Stadium. This release contains performances of more than two dozen golden oldies and backstage interviews.
Cast
Cast
Mick Jagger, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, Alice Cooper
Director
Director
Peter Clifton
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rockumentaries, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent All You Need Is Love on DVD All You Need Is Love
Synopsis
Originally broadcast in the late 1970s, this groundbreaking documentary series explores the history of popular music through a variety of genres and reveals the impact each has had on its own and future eras. From ragtime and jazz to country, rock 'n' roll and even the Broadway and vaudeville stages, the program looks at how each form has left its mark on the culture and provided the soundtrack to the modern era.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Tony Palmer
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rockumentaries, Rock & Pop, Classic Rock, Rock & Roll Oldies, Blues
Rent The Righteous Brothers in Concert on DVD The Righteous Brothers in Concert
Synopsis
Masters of melody The Righteous Brothers brought a new element to the music scene more than four decades ago with their soulful, flawless harmonies. Join the memorable duo for a special concert highlighting some of their most celebrated, classic songs. Featured tracks include "Unchained Melody," "You're My Soul and Inspiration," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" (their signature song) and more.
Cast
Cast
Bill Medley, Bobby Hatfield, Righteous Brothers
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Turtles: Happy Together on DVD Turtles: Happy Together
Synopsis
One of the 1960s' seminal bands, the Turtles are now an oldies radio staple. This retrospective features the band during its heyday, with concert footage and clips from television shows such as "Shindig!" and "Where the Action Is." Interviews reveal the band's origins, their life on the road, legal stumbling blocks and more. The lighthearted, infectious playlist includes the No. 1 hit "Happy Together," "Elenore" and "She'd Rather Be with Me."
Cast
Cast
The Turtles
Director
Director
Ray Manzarek
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Biographical Documentaries, Rockumentaries, Rock & Pop, Rock & Roll Oldies
Rent Tommy James & Shondells Live: Bitter End on DVD Tommy James & Shondells Live: Bitter End
Synopsis
Between 1966 and '69, Tommy James & the Shondells cranked out 14 Top 40 hits, and for two of those years, the group outsold the Beatles. In this 1999 concert DVD, Tommy and the boys get down at the righteous Bitter End club in New York City's Greenwich Village. Songs include "I Think We're Alone Now," "Mony, Mony," "Draggin' the Line" and "Sweet Cherry Wine." Check out the bonus footage of an interview with songsmith James.
Cast
Cast
Tommy James, Shondells
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Elvis: Thru the Years on DVD Elvis: Thru the Years
Synopsis
Jam-packed with both archival film and new footage, this program offers an in-depth look at the King of Rock 'n' Roll and celebrates his enduring legacy. Some of the treats include clips of Elvis at press conferences, original movie trailers, footage of Elvis at Graceland, news clips, a look at the first Elvis impersonator, behind-the-scenes clips that provide a peek at the real Elvis, promotional footage of Elvis giving away a yacht and more.
Cast
Cast
Elvis Presley
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rockumentaries, Rock & Pop, Rock & Roll Oldies
Rent Jerry Lee Lewis: I Am What I Am on DVD Jerry Lee Lewis: I Am What I Am
Synopsis
Wild and wooly rocker Jerry Lee Lewis is the subject of this rockumentary that reveals the ups and downs of the influential and controversial musician. A portrait of Lewis's life is painted through interviews with friends, relatives and musicians including Roy Orbison, Jimmy Swaggart, Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash. Archival footage shows Lewis performing hits such as "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On."
Cast
Cast
Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Jimmy Swaggart, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Rock & Pop, Rock & Roll Oldies, Music & Musicals
Rent Sha Na Na on DVD Sha Na Na
Synopsis
Nostalgia rockers Sha Na Na -- the doo-wop group that played the Rydell High School prom in Grease -- cut loose in a live concert featuring the best of the 1950s and '60s. Tracks include "Get a Job," "Rock Around the Clock," "Jailhouse Rock," "Tears on My Pillow," "Blue Moon," "Book of Love," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Sixteen Candles," "Teenager in Love," "Duke of Earl" and "Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay."
Cast
Cast
Sha Na Na
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Don't Knock the Rock on DVD Don't Knock the Rock
Synopsis
Looking for a breather, rocker Arnie Haines (Alan Dale) returns to his small hometown, where he finds that the uptight adults have banned rock music concerts. Enlisting the aid of deejay Alan Freed (playing himself) and the venerable Bill Haley and the Comets, Arnie sets out to bring rock 'n' roll back to the stage. This rousing follow-up to Rock Around the Clock features the legendary Little Richard singing "Tutti Frutti" and "Long Tall Sally."
Cast
Cast
Alan Dale, Pierre Watkin, Alan Freed, Patricia Hardy, Fay Baker, Jana Lund, Little Richard, Bill Haley & The Comets
Director
Director
Fred F. Sears
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent One for the Money: The Birth of Rock on DVD One for the Money: The Birth of Rock
Synopsis
For many music fans, history is divided into the long, dull centuries before rock 'n' roll was born and the exciting decades since, when the influential musical form changed the world. This documentary traces the early years of this audio revolution, featuring historic footage and interviews with several musical pioneers, including Little Richard, Bill Haley and The Comets, Ricky Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bo Diddley.
Cast
Cast
Glen Campbell, Bo Diddley, Carl Perkins, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Lymon, Ricky Nelson, Bill Haley, Big Joe Turner, Comets
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rockumentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Rock & Pop, Rock & Roll Oldies
Rent Hollywood Rocks 'n' Rolls in the '50s on DVD Hollywood Rocks 'n' Rolls in the '50s
Synopsis
Influential disc jockey and Father of Rock and Roll Alan Freed "hosts" this look at Hollywood movies with a rock and roll twist. Early clips of Freed are used to provide narration to this retrospective, which features movie clips from Jailhouse Rock, Rock Around the Clock and Rock! Rock! Rock! Also shown is footage of rock legends who lent their talent to Hollywood, including Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly and more.
Cast
Cast
Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Alan Freed
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Rock & Roll Oldies
Rent Legends of New Orleans: Fats Domino on DVD Legends of New Orleans: Fats Domino
Synopsis
Performing live at the 2001 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, beloved music icon Fats Domino serves up his trademark gumbo of R&B, blues, rock and country in a concert of his greatest hits. On his hometown turf, Domino sings "Blueberry Hill," "I'm Walkin'," "Shake, Rattle and Roll," "My Blue Heaven" and more. Bonus features include interviews with Domino, musician Allen Toussaint and music journalist Mikal Gilmore.
Cast
Cast
Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint, Mikal Gilmore
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Cruisin' Hits of the 60's on DVD Cruisin' Hits of the 60's
Synopsis
Hit-makers of the 1960s perform their chart-topping tunes live at the Rock 'n' Roll Palace in Orlando, Fla. Wolfman Jack does "Shake, Rattle and Roll," Mary Wells sings "My Guy," the Tokens harmonize on "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," the Crystals do "Doo Ron Ron," Martha Reeves performs "Dancing in the Street" and the Shirelles ask "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" Hits from Bobby Vee, Del Shannon, Brian Hyland and others are also included.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Tillotson, Bobby Vee, Tommy Sands, Wolfman Jack, Brian Hyland, Tommy Roe, Mary Wells, Sam Moore, Tokens, Crystals, Martha Reeves, Spencer Davis Group, Roger McGuinn, Freddie Cannon, Ray Peterson, Del Shannon, Shirelles
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Classic R&B/Soul, Rock & Roll Oldies
Rent 60's #1 Hits: Reunion Concert on DVD 60's #1 Hits: Reunion Concert
Synopsis
Soul music icons the Platters are joined on stage by fellow legendary music acts including the Shirelles, the Coasters, the Crystals, the Diamonds, the Contours and Sam Moore for a rousing, star-filled 1960s music celebration like no other. Selections from the nostalgic set list include "The Great Pretender," "Harbor Lights," "Da Doo Ron Ron," "Poison Ivy," "Red Sails in the Sunset" and more.
Cast
Cast
Sam Moore, Platters, Shirelles, Contours, Crystals, Diamonds, Coasters
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic R&B/Soul, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge on DVD Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge
Synopsis
Doo-wopper extraordinaire Johnny Maestro, backed by his band, the Brooklyn Bridge (featuring Fred Ferrara, Les Cauchi, James Rosica, Lou Agiesta, Martin D'Amico, Ed Lisciando and James Sarle), puts his stamp on classic hits in this unforgettable performance. Songs include "Sixteen Candles," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Sincerely," "Unchained Melody," "You Gave Me Peace of Mind," "The Worst That Could Happen," "Lonely Teardrops" and 18 more.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Rock and Roll at 50 on DVD Rock and Roll at 50
Synopsis
A group of Rock & Roll legends gathered together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rock & Roll at an incredible concert staged in 2003, at the Benedum Center For The Performing Arts. Among those performing were Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Darlene Love, and many others, all working their way through a selection of classic material.
Cast
Cast
Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Darlene Love
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent The Donovan Concert: Live in L.A. on DVD The Donovan Concert: Live in L.A.
Synopsis
Legendary British pop musician Donovan takes the stage at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood for this entertaining concert in which he performs classic hits such as "Mellow Yellow," "Colours," "Season of the Witch" and "Hurdy Gurdy Man." A benefit show for director David Lynch's meditation foundation, the concert features special appearances by the Beach Boys' Mike Love and Donovan's daughter Astrella Celeste.
Cast
Cast
Donovan
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Pop, Rock & Pop
Rent Twist Around the Clock on DVD Twist Around the Clock
Synopsis
When jobless band promoter Mitch Mason (John Cronin) happens upon a hot new dance -- the twist -- in a small-town club, he quickly tries to turn it into an overnight, national craze. Like its predecessor Rock Around the Clock, this nostalgic toe tapper features a slew of numbers by hit musical acts of the time. Included are Dion (singing "The Wanderer" and "Runaround Sue"), the Marcels (performing "Blue Moon") and Chubby Checker, aka Mr. Twist.
Cast
Cast
Chubby Checker, Dion, Vicki Spencer, Allen Johnson, Clay Cole, Mary Mitchell, Tol Avery, Alvy Moore, Lenny Kent, John Cronin, Marcels, Elaine Joyce
Director
Director
Oscar Rudolph
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone on DVD Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone
Synopsis
Part of the second British invasion in the 1960s, Herman's Hermits and band front man Peter Noone played to capacity crowds all across America. The squeaky-clean group -- which garnered three Grammy nods -- amassed 11 top-ten songs and sold more than 75 million records. Among the great retro tunes on this concert video are "I'm Into Something Good," "I'm Henry the VIII, I Am" and "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter."
Cast
Cast
Peter Noone, Herman's Hermits
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, United Kingdom, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop, Foreign Regions
Rent Gene Vincent: At Town Hall Party on DVD Gene Vincent: At Town Hall Party
Synopsis
Relive the heyday of California's classic country music show from the 1950s with this three-episode collection featuring performances by rockabilly pioneer Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, with guitarist Jerry Merritt. Highlights include "Be-Bop-A-Lula," "Roll Over Beethoven," "High School Confidential," "High Blood Pressure," "Rip It Up," "Dance to the Bop," "For Your Precious Love" and "Rocky Road Blues."
Cast
Cast
Gene Vincent, Jerry Merritt
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Link Wray: The Rumble Man on DVD Link Wray: The Rumble Man
Synopsis
This retrospective documentary charts the life and career of electric guitar trailblazer Link Wray, whose invention of the power chord helped pave the way for future fret men such as Pete Townshend, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page. Featuring an in-depth interview with Wray and copious footage from his 1996 British tour, the video includes performances of classic tunes such as "Rumble," "Rawhide" and "King Creole."
Cast
Cast
Link Wray
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent R&B Jukebox: 20 Classic Hits on DVD R&B Jukebox: 20 Classic Hits
Synopsis
The Rock 'n' Roll Palace in Orlando, Fla., provides the setting for this blast-from-the-past concert featuring crowd-pleasing performances from 10 great rhythm-and-blues artists, including the Coasters, the Platters, the Shirelles, Martha Reeves and Sam Moore. Among the highlights are "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels, "Chapel of Love" by the Dixie Cups, "My Guy" by Mary Wells and "Do You Love Me?" by the Contours.
Cast
Cast
Mary Wells, Platters, Martha Reeves, Dixie Cups, Shirelles, Sam Moore, Contours, Coasters, Crystals, Angels
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Classic R&B/Soul, Rock & Roll Oldies
Rent Herman's Hermits: Live at the Hilton on DVD Herman's Hermits: Live at the Hilton
Synopsis
The British Invasion hits Australia in this 1966 concert featuring teen-sensation Herman's Hermits, who deliver their catchy brand of pop-rock to a crowd of screaming young ladies at the Hilton Hotel. Tracks include "I'm Into Something Good," "A Must to Avoid" and "Silhouettes." A 1985 documentary, a music video for "No Milk Today" and trailers for the group's films "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" and "Hold On" round out the volume.
Cast
Cast
Herman's Hermits
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent The Association on DVD The Association
Synopsis
1960s cult favorite The Associations were at the forefront of the folk-rock movement, which gained speed when their song "Cherish" hit No. 1 on the charts and crossed over to mainstream audiences. This music documentary, part of the Pop Legends series, has the group reconvening once again for a one-time performance of their best hits. Features never-before-seen footage, interviews and more.
Cast
Cast
Association
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Dusty Springfield: Dusty on DVD Dusty Springfield: Dusty
Synopsis
Legendary British pop superstar Dusty Springfield takes to the stage and delivers soulful renditions of some of her biggest hits, including "Son of a Preacher Man," "People Get Ready," "Brand New Me," "Since I Fell for You" and "I Think It's Going to Rain Today." Also included is a rousing performance of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" sung with Engelbert Humperdinck, plus interviews with Petula Clark, B.J. Thomas and the diva herself.
Cast
Cast
Dusty Springfield, Engelbert Humperdinck, Petula Clark, B.J. Thomas
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Rock & Roll Oldies, Classic R&B/Soul
Rent Don't Knock the Twist on DVD Don't Knock the Twist
Synopsis
With the twist dance craze sweeping the nation, a television variety program plans a special devoted to the phenomenon, setting in motion a chain of backstage adventures and rivalries leading up to the big show. Chubby Checker returns in this sequel to Twist Around the Clock, joined by other early 1960s hit makers -- including Linda Scott, Vic Dana, the Dovells and the Carroll Brothers. Leave yourself plenty of room to cut a rug!
Cast
Cast
Chubby Checker, Dion, Gene Chandler, Vic Dana, Linda Scott, Lang Jeffries, Mari Blanchard, Georgine Darcy, Stephen Preston, Carroll Brothers, Dovells
Director
Director
Oscar Rudolph
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Musicals
Rent Gary Lewis & the Playboys on DVD Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Synopsis
Gary Lewis & the Playboys began to enjoy pop stardom after being signed to Liberty Records in 1964 and later hit it big with the 1965 smash "This Diamond Ring," which topped the charts. This "Pop Legends Live" concert series brings the band back to the stage for an unforgettable performance featuring hits such as "Save Your Heart for Me," "This Diamond Ring," "Sealed with a Kiss," "She's Just My Style" many more.
Cast
Cast
Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Gary Lewis
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Gary Puckett and the Union Gap on DVD Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
Synopsis
Powerhouse singer Gary Puckett heads his band, the Union Gap, with searing vocals that magnify the emotionally charged lyrics of the group's tunes. Watch them perform some of their best hits in this concert video. Included are "Lady Willpower," "Over You," "This Girl is a Woman Now," "Woman, Woman," "Young Girl" and more.
Cast
Cast
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Drifters: Greatest Hits on DVD Drifters: Greatest Hits
Synopsis
The Drifters have been belting out hits for five decades. This concert film recorded on the Classic T Stage at London's Shepperton Film Studios during their 2006 tour captures the veteran doo-woppers at the top of their game. Highlights include interviews with all four singers and stirring renditions of many of their biggest hits, including "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Under the Boardwalk" and "Kissin' in the Back Row of the Movies."
Cast
Cast
Drifters
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Classic R&B/Soul, Rock & Roll Oldies
Rent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum... on DVD Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum...
Synopsis
It's the ultimate all-star concert experience with this commemorative collection of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performances featuring some of the biggest names in the business, from Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Page to Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder. Highlights include Paul McCartney leading a celeb-studded tribute to Carl Perkins with "Blue Suede Shoes," plus hours of backstage action caught with cameras behind the scenes.
Cast
Cast
Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry, Isaac Hayes, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Eddie Vedder
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Rock, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rockumentaries
Rent Rock N Roll's Greatest Teen Idols on DVD Rock N Roll's Greatest Teen Idols
Synopsis
Whether they had leather jackets and a haughty sneer or perfect hair, a silky voice and a pretty-boy face, the teen idols of the 1950s and '60s showcased in this collection all had a certain something that made them irresistible to fans. Performance footage features some of rock 'n' roll's earliest stars, including Joey Dee with "Peppermint Twist," Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers singing "Pretty Baby" and Bobby Vee with "Devil or Angel."
Cast
Cast
Bobby Vee, Tommy Sands, Joey Dee, Frankie Ford Roberta, Tommy Roe Shiela, Lenny Welch, Troy Shondell, Ray Peterson, Frankie Lymon, Paul Anka
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Rock & Roll Oldies
Rent Petula Clark: Live at the Paris Olympia on DVD Petula Clark: Live at the Paris Olympia
Synopsis
Petula Clark blazed a trail in the 1960s with such hits as "Downtown" and "Don't Sleep in the Subway," but this concert, filmed at the Paris Olympia in September 2003, proves why she's lasted through the decades. See how her sound has evolved through the years and how her talent crosses language barriers (she sings in both English and French) while never losing that unmistakable Petula Clark quality for which she first became famous.
Cast
Cast
Petula Clark
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Paul Anka: Destiny on DVD Paul Anka: Destiny
Synopsis
This one-of-a-kind video intersperses scenes of the once-upon-a-time teen idol preparing for a performance in Atlantic City with color footage of today's sophisticated, mature performer wowing the tourist crowds in Las Vegas. Also included are candid recollections by Anka, behind-the-scenes clips from his concerts and poignant reminiscences by family and friends. As a special bonus, the award-winning documentary "Lonely Boy" is included.
Cast
Cast
Paul Anka
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Roll Oldies, Biographical Documentaries, Rock & Pop
Rent Blues Views on DVD Blues Views
Synopsis
The blues come alive in this compilation of classic and rare videos from some of the best blues and soul performers in the business, including Bobby "Blue" Bland, Shirley Brown, Johnnie Taylor, Denise LaSalle, Little Milton and others. Brown sings her classic "Woman to Woman"; Taylor stirs the soul with "Good Love"; Mosley & Johnson perform "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"; and LaSalle presents a medley of her hits.
Cast
Cast
Johnnie Taylor, Shirley Brown, Denise LaSalle, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Mosley & Johnson
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Urban & Dance, Blues, Rock & Roll Oldies
Rent The Mills Brothers Story on DVD The Mills Brothers Story
Synopsis
Packed with a collection of performance clips, backstage footage, family films and interviews, this documentary chronicles the prolific career of John, Herbert, Harry and Donald Mills, collectively known as the Mills Brothers. Known for such songs as "Paper Doll," "You Always Hurt the One You Love" and "Bye Bye Blackbird," the Mills Brothers are one of the most revered vocal groups in the history of popular music.
Cast
Cast
The Mills Brothers
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Biographical Documentaries, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent The Rolling Stones: Decades on DVD The Rolling Stones: Decades
Synopsis
Three documentaries chronicle the fabled rise, rocky falls and stunning comebacks of -- according to most earthlings, anyway -- the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band: the Rolling Stones. In The Birth Of, the bandmates meet and climb the charts from 1962 to 1972. Total Satisfaction finds the rockers balancing professional triumph with personal tumult in the '70s and '80s. And Time on Their Side shows the Stones marching on in middle age.
Cast
Cast
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Bill Wyman, Ron Wood, Rolling Stones
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rockumentaries
Rent Elvis & Pat Boone: Rockin' Rivals on DVD Elvis & Pat Boone: Rockin' Rivals
Synopsis
Elvis Presley and Pat Boone were two of the hottest forces on the early rock 'n' roll music scene in the 1950s. In this toe-tapping documentary, the good-natured, chart-topping rivalry between the duo is explored through rare footage and newsreels. Interviews include Dick Clark, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, Phyllis McGuire, Bill Medley, Arlene Dahl, Joe Esposito, Shirley Jones and others.
Cast
Cast
Dick Clark, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Rockumentaries, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop, Classic Country & Western
Rent Platters with the Crickets & Lenny Welch on DVD Platters with the Crickets & Lenny Welch
Synopsis
The collective talents of the Platters, the Crickets and Lenny Welch collide in this nostalgic live concert with music from the 1950s and '60s recorded at the Rock 'n' Roll Palace in Orlando, Fla. Tracks include "Peggy Sue," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "The Great Pretender," "Sixteen Tons," "That'll Be the Day," "Only You," "Harbour Lights," "Red Sails in the Sunset," "Twilight Time," "You Don't Know Me" and "Ebb Tide."
Cast
Cast
Platters, Lenny Welch, Crickets
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Rock & Roll Oldies, Classic R&B/Soul
Rent Live from the Rock 'n' Roll Palace: Vol. 3 on DVD Live from the Rock 'n' Roll Palace: Vol. 3
Synopsis
Take a musical journey back to the 1950s and '60s with this concert filmed live at the Rock 'n' Roll Palace in Orlando, Fla., and jam-packed with vintage rockers. Performances include "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "Sixteen Tons" by the Platters; "Peppermint Twist" by Joey Dee; "Little Town Flirt" by Del Shannon; "Poison Ivy" and "Charlie Brown" by the Coasters; "Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee; and many more.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Tillotson, Del Shannon, Brian Hyland, Johnny Thunder, Crickets, Tommy Sands, Platters, Diamonds, Bobby Vee, Ace Canon, Joey Dee, Coasters
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Rock & Pop, Rock & Roll Oldies, Classic R&B/Soul
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