American Graffiti movie mistakes, first of all Wolfman Jack was not African American, and it is the first time that finally the rest of the world got to see him on the silver screen with the exception of Del Rio Texas back in 1966.
The Wolfman was just a radio personality that used to broadcast from the Border Blaster know as XERF in Acuna Mexico, and we knew he wasn’t Black, but that’s another story. We or the ones that remember can still recall the original name of Bob Smith’s show.
It was called the Howling Rooster Show and not The Wolfman Jack Show or any other name. But then back to the movie, American Graffiti was a movie about the last days or nights about crusing the boulevards and hanging out with friends. The year takes place in 1962 but there are so many mistakes that at the time of the movie in 1973 people didn’t catch some of the bloopers. Who was in charge of the musical soundtrack?
There are songs in the movie that were not included in the double lp. There are songs that did not come out in or before 1962 and you can clearly hear them and they were from years later. But whether they were the wrong songs, wrong cars, or wrong old time radio commercials, American Graffiti was a movie that was shot with a very low budget and we can accept that there were gonna be lots of errors. Since it’s release in 1973 it has become a classic over the years. Other similar movies followed, but it was American Graffiti that gave the shot in the arm to remember all of the good times when things and life were more simple. And don’t forget Crusin Nights, which probably don’t exist anymore except in maybe some areas of America, Rock’N’Roll still rolls on.
Find out more about the movie and the Wolfman and the nostalgic cars and the innocence of American life in the early 60’s as we look at this time period through the eyes of American teenagers and the early years of Rock’N’Roll.
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