Charlie Gracie Fabulous! An Intimate Portrait of a Rock Pioneer

Brilliant musical documentary covering the life of Philadelphia's first rock star to break-out with an international #1 hit, "Butterfly." Features awesome performances, interviews, and new insights into his memorable career.
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Format:  DVD-R
item number:  3538J

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  • A Character Driven Productions film
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 58 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: February 27, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Alpha Video

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With his gold record hit "Butterfly" pushing Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up" out of the No.1 slot in 1957, 21 year old guitar phenomenon and teen heart-throb, Charlie Gracie, had reached the top of the mountain. A string of hits on the newborn Cameo record label ("Fabulous," "Wandering Eyes," "Cool Baby") led to Charlie's whirlwind smash tour of England. That same year, Gracie hit the big screen (1957's Jamboree, a musical showcase he shared with Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and Frankie Avalon) and the small screen ("The Ed Sullivan Show" and Dick Clark's "American Bandstand").

This all-new documentary highlights the meteoric rise and fall - and the phoenix-like rebirth - of an early guitar pioneer who has thrilled audiences for over fifty years. Today, Charlie is acknowledged as a vital early inspiration by rock heroes such as Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, Graham Nash, Ray Davies and Van Morrison. They all revere the slick, raw power that Gracie brings out of his trademark Guild hollow-body electric. Charlie still plays the same model six-string that brought him to early stardom, and his signature sound will secure him a place of honor in rock and roll history.

Featuring interviews and commentary by Charlie Gracie, Graham Nash, Paul McCartney, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Peter Noone, Andy Williams, Albert Lee, Chubby Checker, Jack Scott, Bill Haley's Comets and many more!


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LOVE IT Movie Lover: from DOLLARD -DES-ORMEAUX, QC CA -- December, 15, 2008


First Rate! Movie Lover: from Nottingham, England UK -- December, 8, 2007

This DVD of Charlie Gracie is one of the greatest musical documentaries I have ever seen.
Charlie talks about his early beginnings and of his love of the guitar. I would advise anyone who knows nothing about rock 'n' roll to buy this wonderful DVD, it really is the tops!

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  • Sales Rank: 29,099
  • UPC: 089218102393
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