Rumors have flown for years that the band's second album has disappeared from the vaults of Satin Records shortly after the reported death of Eddie Wilson Micheal Pare. Television reporter Maggie Foley Ellen Barkin embarks on an investigation in the mysterious fate of Eddie Wilson, the charismatic leader the rock band Eddie and the Cruisers. His body was never found. The tapes are nowhere to be found. They say rock 'n' roll never dies, but one dark night in 1963, Eddie Wilson's car took a dive off a New Jersey bridge with the troubled rock idol at the wheel.
Maggie starts on a journey to find the missing tapes but discovers more about Eddie Wilson than she thought she would. Meanwhile, record company executives release newly-discovered tapes from Eddie's last album and promotes a worldwide search for the mysterious rock star. Trying to escape his past, Eddie changed his name and has maintained a quiet life in Montreal as a construction worker under the name Joe West. They say rock 'n' roll never dies, but one early morning in 1964, Eddie Wilson's car took a dive off a New Jersey bridge with the troubled rock idol at the wheel. All contents are provided by non-affiliated third parties. As his new band hits center stage, Eddie finally comes to terms with his past, himself and his music. Who was behind the theft of the tapes? And renewed interest in the band leads television reporter Maggie Foley to pursue a tantalizing mystery: What if Eddie is still alive? His body was never found.
Flashbacks also show the band's final few years starting with the time its pianist Frank Ridgeway joined, he the educated, sensitive poet outsider who was the catalyst, for good or bad, of many of the changes that occurred with the band, including he becoming the lyricist to Eddie's music writer of most of the band's songs. He soon becomes a member of the band. Nearly 20 years later, journalist Maggie Foley Ellen Barkin tracks down the old Cruisers to see if she can unravel the secret of Eddie's disappearance. Coinciding with it, some unknown party also seems to have renewed interest in the band, that party who the band members believes is also searching specifically for the tapes. The circumstances surrounding his death are just shadowy enough to make it a distinct possibility, and someone could it be Eddie? He talks the band into making a second album with his music instead of the rock and roll of the 60s. Eddie and the Cruisers, a major rock 'n' roll band in the early '60s, fell off the radar when singer Eddie Michael Paré vanished after a dispute over their experimental second album. After striking up a conversation, Eddie is impressed with Frank's keyboard abilities and finds that he is also a lyricist.
Twenty years after the lead singer of Eddie and the Cruisers disappeared, the band's songs are hotter than ever. It's been close to eighteen years since the officially listed 1964 death of Eddie Wilson, the lead of the working class Jersey rock band Eddie and the Cruisers, which released only one albeit successful album before his death. His love of music forces him to create a new band which will have to struggle with its anonymity. As Maggie interviews the former band members, the pieces of the puzzle start to fit. The tapes had supposedly disappeared just as the record company had decided to release the album as a tribute to Eddie on the twentieth anniversary of his death. The remaining band members subsequently went their separate ways in Eddie being the band's nucleus, the surviving members not having spoken to each other since. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up.
Soon they are recording their first album, Tender Years. Twenty years after the lead singer of Eddie and the Cruisers disappeared, the band's songs are hotter than ever. The movie follows Maggie as she pieces the puzzle of Eddie Wilson's death and the real reason that the tapes disappeared. And where is Eddie Wilson? In the early 1960s, legendary rock star Eddie Wilson disappeared from the limelight when he drove his car off a New Jersey bridge. And renewed interest in the band leads television reporter Maggie Foley to pursue a tantalizing mystery: What if Eddie is still alive?. As Maggie interviews the former band members, the pieces of the puzzle start to fit - but only until still deeper mysteries begin to surface. The circumstances surrounding his death are just shadowy enough to make it a distinct possibility, and someone could it be Eddie? The film follows the 1960s band Eddie and the Cruisers in a series of flashbacks.
Music journalist Maggie Foley, under the guise of doing a tribute to Eddie, is really searching for evidence of her speculation that Eddie faked his own death, his disappearance she believes having something to do with the Cruisers' final recording sessions, as the tapes from those final sessions were checked out of the record company library the day after Eddie's death never to been seen again. Did they really exist, or was it all just an urban legend. Eddie experiments with the darker, more creative side of music. His relentless desire to make music pulls him back to the stage where he forms a new band and an even better sound. Eddie and the Cruisers, a major rock 'n' roll band in the early '60s, fell off the radar when singer Eddie vanished after a dispute over their experimental second album. Maggie tries to contact all of the surviving members in conducting her investigation, each who has a differing opinion on what they would like to see in her story. This leads to tensions between Eddie, the band and the band's manager Doc Robbins Joe Pantoliano.
And 20 years after, a television newswoman decides to investigate the legendary disappearance of leader Eddie Wilson who may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album. Only Eddie is not dead. Drama Thriller Music In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around. Nearly 20 years later, journalist Maggie Foley Ellen Barkin tracks down the old Cruisers to see if she can unravel the secret of Eddie's disappearance. That official listing of his death is despite Eddie's body never having been found. Joe West has become both mentor and nucleus for his new band that dreams of making it big without knowing their mysterious leader is the real Eddie Wilson. However, the past will not die, it is screaming for resolution.
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