Rock Around The World

  • 1957
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography, Musical

An unmemorable film biography of unmemorable British rocker Tommy Steele, whose meager claim to fame is his hit single (in England) of "Singin' the Blues." Steele was a poor boy from south London whose appealing voice and personality enabled him to break into the entertainment world. The story of his beginnings is faintly interesting, but as a post-Elvis,...read more

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An unmemorable film biography of unmemorable British rocker Tommy Steele, whose meager claim to fame is his hit single (in England) of "Singin' the Blues." Steele was a poor boy from south London whose appealing voice and personality enabled him to break into the entertainment world. The

story of his beginnings is faintly interesting, but as a post-Elvis, pre-Beatles hysteria picture, there's nothing special about the movie or the music. Steele's performance of the ballad "A Handful of Songs" is his best in the film. Other hits in the movie are "Freight Train" (Paul James, Fred

William, performed by Nancy Whiskey and the Charles McDevitt Skiffle Group) "Butterfingers," "Bermondsey Bounce" (Humphrey Lyttelton), "It's Fun Finding out about London" (Roger Paul), and "Narrative Calypso" (Russell Henderson). Many other musical numbers, most of them written by Steele, Lionel

Bart, Michael Pratt.

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