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Rock On Michael Damian Cypress, 1989)
In 1973, English singer David Essex recorded a song called Rock On. It became a huge hit for him (topping the Canadian chart and going top 5 in the UK and the U.S.) It was featured on the soundtrack to the 1973 film That’ll Be the Day in which Essex starred. Rock On is still frequently played in high rotation on numerous classic rock and/or oldies music stations.
In 1989, soap opera (Danny Romalotti on Young & the Restless) actor Michael Damian covered Essex’s song for the teen film Dream a Little Dream starring Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. Rock On was also used on his independent album Where Do We Go From Here. Rock On was Damian’s first hit in 8 years. His last previous hit had been in 1981 with a cover of Eric Carmen’s song She Did It. Rock On was certified Gold and topped the U.S. chart.