American Hot Wax
- In order to help promote the film, a syndicated, half hour musical variety special was shot called "Thank You Rock and Roll".
- During a TV interview at the time just after this film was released, Chuck Berry said he handled his own wardrobe, and it was all authentic. He still had an entire closet full of the suits he wore while touring during the time frame portrayed in the film, so what he wears in the film is what he actually wore on stage during the 1950s.
- Carole King was the inspiration for the character "Teenage Louise".