The Rockford Files

Season 6 Episode 4

Only Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die (1)

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Aired Unknown Oct 19, 1979 on NBC
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Only Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die (1)
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Eddie Lopresti recommends his friend and former prison mate Jim Rockford to rock star Tim Ritchie for work on a missing person’s case. The job: locate Brian Charles for $2000 a week. Eddie is supposed to join Jim, but is distracted by journalist Whitney Cox, and so Jim looks around Brian’s home alone. While there, a mystery person hits Jim on the head with a rock. Eddie contacts Jim by telephone at Brian’s. Jim is annoyed and tells Eddie that he has tumbled the fact the Eddie is clearly besotted with Whitney, and arranges to meet Eddie at the recording studio where Brian worked. While talking to Dwight Deleau they learn Brian was a drug user. They also learn Brian was seeing Chiyoko Takai, a Japanese Country and Western Star. Posing as ‘Jimmy Joe Meeker’ Jim meets the Japanese star and Jerry Ito, her manager, to discover the movements of Brian, but learns Brian was involved with Evergreen management – owned by Bernie Seldon, a local mobster. Jim goes to Tim Ritchie’s Court Settlement hearing to drop the case, and, while leaving the court Jim meets Whitney again along will Alain and Honore Florio, who are witnesses in the settlement trial. Turning up at Jim Trailer in his new Mercedes drunk, Eddie moans and whines about Jim quitting the case; as a result Eddie was fired. Jim offers to take Eddie for drinks at the Sandcastle, but the pair is shot at by a mystery figure – Eddie is hit in the arm, and Jim in the leg…moreless

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