Nancy Wilson From Fast Times at Ridgemont High

On August 13th, 1982, director Cameron Crowe released Fast Times at Ridgemont High. It was the movie that depicted what life in high school was all about.


‘Fast Times At Ridgemont High’ soundtrack (1982)

Watching this classic movie, you could pick out characters in this movie that reminded you of somebody you went to high school with immediately. From the total stoner to the Phoebe Cates to the high school football player and of course, the ticket scalper kid that would get you concert tickets to just about anything.

The movie soundtrack also was a mixture of classic rock and punk rock songs that made it even more enjoyable. And the movie took on some very controversial topics. The biggest kick was getting out of the jobs that all these kids had throughout the year. The biggest hangout, of course, was the mall.

But all these years later a surprise nugget of information that took me years to figure out about someone’s cameo that was in the movie. Heart’s Nancy Wilson did a cameo as credited, Hot Girl in car.  So put together a list.  The Top Cameos from Iconic ROCK And Roll Superstars In Movies

  • Nancy Wilson

    In ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Nancy Wilson of Heart caught the eye of Brad Hamilton (Judge Reinhold) at a streetlight. Brad, he’s wearing his Captain Hook Fish and Chips uniform,  Wilson as she drives off laughing. 

    Though she was only in ‘Fast Times’ briefly, Wilson had a romance with the writer, and director  Cameron Crowe. In 1986, the couple wed and remained married until their divorce in 2010.

  • Tom Petty

    The Movie “FM” was about a LA radio station called QSKY. The movie went on to influence the TV sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati . This clip feature a cameo from Tom Petty.

  • Jack White

    Jack White as Elvis,  threatens rising rock ‘n roll star Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) backstage at a concert in the 1950’s in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Jack was up for an Oscar for his cameo. Not the real Oscar but a sandwich.

  • Mick Jager

     Mick Jagger’s last appearance in a movie was a brief cameo as a Bank Safe Deposit employee in 2008 heist film The Bank Job.
  • George Harrison

    George Harrison from The Beatles, and one of the greatest songwriters in history. The legendary Harrison got the chance to appear in Life of Brian, which is an iconic piece of Monty Python history.

  • Ozzy Osbourne

    In 1995  the Jerky Boys took their funny crank calls to the big screen in a full length movie. The Prince of Darkness himself Ozzy Osbourne makes a funny cameo as himself. Must say Ozzy did pretty good as an actor.

  • Phil Collins

    Phil Collins was a hit in the band Genesis and as a solo artist. Collins also caught the acting bug, with a decent cameo in the film Hook as one of the detectives investigating the disappearance of Peter’s kids.

  • David Bowie

    David Bowie’s art and music were untouchable, and over the years, he made some incredible film appearances, some of which have stood the test of time. But even a simple cameo, Bowie’s appearance in the film Zoolander remains one of the rad rock star cameos in movie history.

  • Billy Idol

    1998  Hit movie, The Wedding Singer with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sadler .Billy Idol exploded in popularity and became an icon of the ’80s. His four-minute cameo in The Wedding Singer remains one of the greatest cameos in movie history.

  • Alice Cooper

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