- ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WILL NEVER DIE (conclusion)
Original Air Date: October 26, 1979
Synopsis. Pop music superstar Tim Ritchie, already facing a palimony lawsuit by his former live-in girlfriend Diane Bjornstrom, hires Rockford to locate his record producer and longtime friend Bryan Charles, who disappeared after they had a major dispute seven days earlier. Jim learns that Charles supplied Evergreen Management, a rival record label run by mobster Bernie Seldon, with bootlegged copies of Ritchie’s latest LP Renegade Lotion—a move that has cost Ritchie’s company $1.4 million in profits. The matter turns to murder when Rockford finds Charles buried in the back yard of his own home.
“Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Never Die” marked the final appearance of “Jimmy Joe Meeker,” the smooth-talking alias that Rockford assumed on several occasions during the fourth, fifth, and sixth seasons.
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