The 1960s undoubtedly ushered in the birth of ‘Rock-N-Roll’ in America, largely in part to the influence of The Beatles. The British invasion took over the United States like a wildfire after The Beatles premiered on the Ed Sullivan Show. The next morning, garage bands across the country woke up with “Beatle fever” and began growing long hair. From that moment on America’s youth had a new obsession for this groovy music and thus the “teen scene” was born. This phenomenon struck one particular city in Texas, Fort Worth, and left an everlasting mark. On March 13, 2012, Cinema Libre Studio will release on DVD and digital download, TEEN A GO GO, an entertaining documentary that takes a nostalgic look back at the 1960s “teen scene” in Fort Worth, Texas.[vimeo 1837557 nolink]
The massive popularity of rock-n-roll swept teenagers of the 1960s from their parents’ garages to the teen clubs around town like Teen A Go Go. This amateur music, mostly about high school dramas and young love, evolved into paying gigs that came with groupies. Youth culture developed and music gave teenagers something to do on the weekends. If these kids couldn’t play sports they either learned how to play an instrument or went to one of the “A Go-Gos” to listen to the music. Going to Teen A Go Go was the thing to do, but if you were booked at an “A Go-Go” you were a star.