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Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids

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Produced in Colorado, USA in March 1969, Display Cadillac AS WELL AS THE Continental Kids had been one of the rings to parody 50s rock and roll within the wake of Sha Na Na. The initial line-up comprised School of Colorado learners, Kris ‘Angelo’ Moe (keyboards, vocals), Linn ‘Spike’ Phillips III (d. March 1993; electric guitar, vocals), Mick ‘Display’ Manresa (electric guitar, vocals), George Robinson (saxophone), Warren ‘Butch’ Knight (bass, vocals) and Harold ‘Marty’ Fielden (drums). They begun to gain reputation inside the music sector after shifting to LA in 1971 where they fulfilled pop svengali Kim Fowley. Line-up adjustments noticed Manresa and Fielden changed by Sam ‘Display’ McFadin (d. 31 August 2001, Colorado Springs, USA; electric guitar, vocals) and John ‘Ricco’ Masino (drums). The last mentioned was the initial in a type of many drummers, including Jeff ‘Wally’ Stewart and Paul ‘Wheaty’ Wheatbread. The music group went on to create successful performances in the films American Graffiti and Apocalypse Today, and the tv screen series American Bandstand and Content Days. Their guaranteeing 1973 debut included reputable readings of rock and roll ‘n’ move favourites. Another set, No Encounter Like Chrome, included materials indebted to 50s, 60s and 70s designs and was most likely similar to Britain’s pub rock and roll picture. Although they liked three small US strikes with ‘Dancin’ (ON THE Saturday Night time)’, ‘Great Times, Rock and roll & Move’ and ‘Do You Boogie (TOGETHER WITH YOUR Baby)’, the music group, with saxophonist Dwight ‘Spider’ Bement playing an extremely important role within their audio, had faded through the national music picture by the past due 70s. Now referred to as Adobe flash Cadillac, they setup their own saving studio room near Colorado Springs and continuing to tour on the summertime fair circuit, occasionally with a complete symphony orchestra, in addition to producing and carrying out music for the syndicated oldies radio display Supergold. Both Phillips and McFadin succumbed to center attacks, the previous in March 1993 as well as the second option in August 2001.

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Music Songs She's So Fine, Did You Boogie, At the Hop, Suzie Q, Summer Means Fun, Muleskinner Blues, It's a Summer Night, Hot Summer Girls, Teenage Eyes, I Wish You'd Dance, Betty Lou, Time Will Tell, Endless Sleep, You Sat Right There, Nothin' for Me, Rock 'n' Roll Menace, Come on Let's Go, Crying in the Rain, You Gotta Rock, Up on the Mountain, Good Times, Rock & Roll, Tell Him No, Death Dive, It's Hard, Rock 'N Roll Menace, Hell Cat, Reputation, Brown Water, Pipeline, Revenge for Living Hell, See My Baby Jive
Albums Sons of the Beaches, Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids


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1 Band personnel: Warren Knight, Bass Guitar and Vocals; Dave 'Thumper' Henry, Drums, Percussion and Vocals; Timothy P. Irvin, Vocals; Rocky Mitchell, Guitar and Vocals; Pete Santilli, Keyboard and Vocals; Bob Fisher, Saxophone.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Apocalypse Now 1979 performer: "Suzie Q"
American Graffiti 1973 performer: "Louie Louie" - as Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids / writer: "At The Hop", "She's So Fine" - as Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids

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Actor

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1972 TV Series Musical Guest

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Composer

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Student Affairs 1987 as Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids

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Self

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New American Bandstand 1965 1972-1976 TV Series Themselves (as Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids) / Himself / Himself (as Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids)
In Concert 1974 TV Series Themselves
The Real Tom Kennedy Show 1970 TV Series Themselves

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