October 02 - Jack Good Died

Legendary television producer Jack Good has died. He was responsible for bringing Rock n Roll to British audiences through programmes like the Six Five Special and Oh Boy. He took his magic formula to America where he lit up the screens stateside with the show "Shindig". 

He ventured into the movies, starring in the Elvis Presley film "Clambake" as Hathaway the snooty hotelier. It was a fantastic cameo. Jack Good later produced the musical "Elvis". Premiered in London's West End in 1977, the play featured three leads: Timothy Whitnall as young Elvis, Shakin' Stevens as the mature rocker, and P.J. Proby as the Las Vegas incarnation. The reappearance of the wayward Proby, who had once sung demos for Presley, represented a masterpiece of casting.

(Source: Elvis Information Network)

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