July 28 – Jerry Lee, Animal House

1957

Wild rocker Jerry Lee Lewis appears on TV’s Steve Allen Show.

He kicks his piano stool across the stage while singing (Roy Hall and Dave Williams song) Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On. Sales rocket! 1st Allen appearance ▷Aol bio ▹ ( Website )

1978

Belushi

Release of comedy film Animal House, considered the first gross-out film.

Allen

As a matter of fact the $3M John Landis film grossed $114M! It’s the first film for Karen Allen, destined to major roles in far-out flicks like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Starman, Scrooged, Malcolm X, The Sandlot, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and many more.

It’s also the first film for Kevin Bacon, the first comedy soundtrack for composer Elmer Bernstein, and (… too numerous to mention!) Food fight

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