- Tuesday 12th January 2021, 9:06am
- 17,961 posts
Saw this many years ago, and as TPTV had recently shown its prequel "That'll Be The Day" that I reviewed on this thread, I wanted to see what happened to David Essex's budding pop star Jim MacLaine.
With the likes of Adam Faith as the group roadie/manager, Marty Wilde as the promoter and Larry Hagman as the American promoter who takes it all to the world stage, it was a good story of a man on the path to self destruction, with a fair bit of drugs and naughty sex on the way.
In Essex's band The Stray Cats was also Paul Nicholas, Karl Howman, Dave Edmunds and Keith Moon, and a cameo appearance of a blast from the past as a U.S. TV interviewer in the shape of Edd Byrnes who played Kookie in the TV series "77 Sunset Strip", which was a must see for us fledgling teenage lotharios, as we tried to get our hair quiffs like his.