George Lucas

George Lucas  (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur.  Lucas is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.  Lucas is one of the American film industry’s most financially successful filmmakers and has been personally nominated for four Academy Awards.  Some of his movies are among the 100 highest-grossing movies at the North American box office, adjusted for ticket-price inflation.  Lucas is considered a significant figure in the New Hollywood era.  (More from Wikipedia)
At the Hop was also featured in the nostalgic 1973 hit movie American Graffiti, an early film among the credits for both George Lucas (director) and Francis Ford Coppola (producer). Unlike the other rock and roll hits featured in the film (which were by the original artists and were found only in the soundtrack), three songs were performed in the film by another rock and roll revival band, Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids. At the Hop, Louie Louie and an original composition by the band called She’s So Fine” were performed “live” by Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids (under the name of Herbie and the Heartbeats) in the dance party sequence in the film.  Louie Louie did not appear on the double-LP soundtrack album, 41 Original Hits from the Soundtrack of American Graffiti, though At the Hop and She’s So Fine did.
Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids (now known as Flash Cadillac) are still around, having released five albums; three singles by the group made the Billboard Hot 100.
(August 2015)
Last edited: April 7, 2021