The movie has a fairly simple plot: teenage girl Dori Graham (played by then 13-year-old Tuesday Weld) can't convince her dad to buy her a strapless gown and has to get the money together herself in time for the prom.
The soundtrack album, also titled Rock, Rock, Rock, is nowadays widely regarded as Chuck Berry's first album. Many of the artists featured in the film do not appear on the album, and only four songs on the album ("Over and Over Again," "I Knew From the Stars," "You Can't Catch Me," and "Would I Be Crying") actually appear in the film.
Both Jack Collins and Valerie Harper (who makes a brief appearance as an extra in the crowd at the prom) made their film debut in Rock, Rock, Rock.
In 1984, the film entered the public domain (in the USA) due to the claimants failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.
- "Rock, Rock, Rock" -- Jimmy Cavallo & His House Rockers
- "I Never Had A Sweetheart" -- Connie Francis
- "The Things Your Heart Needs" -- Teddy Randazzo
- "Rock Pretty Baby" -- Ivy Schulman
- "Rock & Roll Boogie" -- Alan Freed & His Rock & Roll Band w/"Big Al" Sears (saxophone)
- "I Knew From The Start" -- The Moonglows
- "You Can't Catch Me" -- Chuck Berry
- "Would I Be Crying" -- The Flamingos
- "The Big Beat" -- Jimmy Cavallo & His House Rockers
- "Thanks To You" -- Teddy Randazzo
- "Little Blue Wren" -- Connie Francis
- "Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome Track)" -- Johnny Burnette Trio
- "Over and Over Again" -- The Moonglows
- "Tra La La" -- Lavern Baker
- "Ever Since I Can Remember" -- Cirino & The Bowties
- "Baby Baby" -- Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
- "I'm Not A Juvenille Delinquent" -- Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
- "Won't You Give Me A Chance" -- Teddy Randazzo
- "Right Now, Right Now" -- Alan Freed & His R&R Band