David Essex is an English singer and actor, best known for his 1973 single ‘Rock On.’ He won a ‘Grammy Award’ nomination for this single. He released his first record, ‘And the Tears Came Tumbling Down,’ in 1965. Since then, he has earned 19 Top 40 Singles in the UK. He also had two number one singles. David made his screen debut in an uncredited role in the 1967 film ‘Smashing Time.’ Some of his popular films are ‘All Coppers Are..’ (1972), ‘That’ll Be the Day’ (1973), ‘Stardust‘ (1974), ‘Rece do gory’ (1981), ‘Tribe’ (2011), and The Black Prince’ (2017). Some of his unsuccessful films are ‘In the Devil’s Garden’ (1971), ‘The Big Bus’ (1976), and ‘Journey of Honor’ (1991). He was also seen in several TV series, such as ‘London Bridge’ (1974), ‘The River’ (1988), ‘Heartbeat’ (2000), and ‘EastEnders’ (2011). He will soon be seen in a short film titled ‘Faded Glory,’ in 2020.
The film, which is a sequel to That’ll be the Day, shows how rock-star, Jim MacLaine, rapidly climbs the ladder of success while he loses almost everything on personal front. Jim’s supposed best friend and manager Mike is largely the root cause, though he pretends to do everything for Jim’s good. Ultimately, the star ends up with drug addiction and other issues.
Young friends Brenda and Yvonne reach London with aspirations of stardom, but lose their money to robbers, and then work hard for a living. Yvonne’s awfully sung single becomes a hit and as she turns a star, the two drift apart. Soon Brenda becomes a popular model while Yvonne’s fame fades. Realizing the futility of it all, they decide to return home.