Projecting the Archive presents a Billy Fury Tribute Night: Play It Cool
+ intro by Vic Pratt, BFI Video Publishing
We honour Liverpool legend Billy Fury, with a 35mm film screening of his fab musical feature.
Dir Michael Winner
With Billy Fury, Dennis Price, Ray Brooks, Anna Palk
Grab a guitar as we salute rock ‘n’ roll heaven’s brightest British star, Liverpool legend Billy Fury, with a 35mm film screening of his fab musical feature exactly 60 years after he cut his first 78rpm demo disc. On the trail of a runaway heiress, Billy’s band take a toe-tapping tour of Soho’s nattiest early 60s nightspots. Packed with great musical performances – from Billy, Shane Fenton, Helen Shapiro and Bobby Vee – this poptastic period piece taught Brit-kids how to do the twist.
+ Oh Boy!
ABC TV 30-5-1959. 26min
Billy rocks out alongside Marty ‘bad boy’ Wilde and a big-quiffed Cliff Richard!
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