A David Essex double. In 'That'll Be the Day' (1973) Essex is an angry young teenager growing up in the 50's. The only outlet for his frustrations is Rock and Roll music, which leads him on the rocky road to freedom. 'Stardust' (1974) picks up the older Essex, now a successful star but used and abused by the business and on the decline.
That'll Be the Day (1973) Enjoy a nostalgic trip back to the late 1950s, time of brothel-creeper shoes, drainpipe trousers, sideburns and greased-back hair. David Essex makes his screen debut as the wayward hero who dreams of becoming a rock star. Ringo Starr, as his fairground buddy, epitomizes the period and is joined by Billy Fury and Keith Moon in a living tapestry of memories for rock fans. Stardust (1974) Jim is now enjoying the nomadic gigs and groupies' life of The Stray Cats (Paul Nicholas, Keith Moon, Dave Edmunds and Karl Howman). When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom, the sweet taste of success begins to turn sour, reflecting the tragic days when the pressures proved too great for many talented musicians of the 1960s.