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Flash Cadillac

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In the past due ’60s, Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids hit the club scene and shook in the psychedelic status quo having a dose of old-style rock and roll & move. Clad in dark leather jackets making use of their locks greased back ducktails, they performed punchy ’50s rock and roll classics at the same time when ten-minute acoustic guitar solos had been de rigueur. Adobe flash Cadillac (which decreased the “Continental Children” addendum in 1980) was created in the University or college of Colorado at Boulder in 1968. After honing their chops around the fraternity party circuit, the group remaining Boulder and relocated to LA in 1971. 2 yrs later on, they got their big break if they had been cast because the prom music group in American Graffiti, a gig that also entailed their inclusion within the movie’s strike soundtrack. A major-label record agreement followed, as well as the music group issued some enjoyable ’50s and ’60s revival music albums that encompassed both cover variations and initial compositions. The very best of these may be the surf-themed Sons from the Seaside, released in 1976. The music group toured thoroughly as an starting act for most of the very best bands from the ’70s, including Alice Cooper and Dark Sabbath. In addition they appeared on it show Happy Times (within an show written specifically for them, believe it or not) and had been featured within the film Apocalypse Right now. After their profession cooled, Adobe flash Cadillac continued to seem on the summertime reasonable circuit and were able to secure gigs performing classic rock and roll tunes with symphony pops orchestras. The music group also taken care of the ongoing work of generating and carrying out music for the syndicated oldies radio display Supergold.

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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

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1972 TV Series Musical Guest

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Student Affairs 1987 as Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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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