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The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)

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Chuck Berry opens the show and performs "Johnny B Goode" and his 1955 hit Maebelline". He is then joined by " Gerry and The Pacemakers" who do their updated British version of the song. and... See full summary »

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The Blossoms ...
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Gerry and the Pacemakers ...
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Jan & Dean ...
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Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas ...
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The Miracles ...
Themselves (as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)
The Supremes ...
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Chuck Berry opens the show and performs "Johnny B Goode" and his 1955 hit Maebelline". He is then joined by " Gerry and The Pacemakers" who do their updated British version of the song. and a medley of their hits. "Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas perform "Little Children " and "Bad To Me". Detroits' Motown is represented as "Diana Ross and The Supremes " sing "Baby Love" , by "Smokey Robinson and The Miracles" who sing "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" and by Marvin Gaye who sings " Hitchhike". NYCs Leslie Gore sings "It's My Party" and "You Don't Own Me",a million seller several years before "women's lib" The 'early surfer' hosts, Jan and Dean sing "The Little Old Lady From Passedena". "The Beach Boys" sing " I Get Around". James Brown, making his first nationally televised appearance, performs his standards "Out Of Sight", "Prisoner Of Love", "Night Train" and "Please Please Please", with cape. The Rolling Stones , in their first major venue, close the show performing "Time Is On My ... Written by efffee@aol.com

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The excitement, entertainment and music of teenage America! See more »

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29 December 1964 (USA)  »

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The Rock Revival of 1964  »

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This film belonged to a genre of films that began in the mid 60s that were actually stage productions broadcast on Closed Circuit TV and recorded on Kinescope for theater distribution, a process that had been traditionally used for replay of major prize fights. These films also included the heralded The Big T.N.T. Show (1966) as well as the theatrical 2nd version of Harlow (1965) starring Carol Lynley. See more »

Goofs

The opening song makes two factual errors. First, its mentioned that Chuck Berry will perform "Memphis", which he does not do in this show. The second error refers to the Rolling Stones as being from Liverpool, when they are actually from London. See more »


Soundtracks

Here They Come (From All Over the World)
Written by Steve Barri and P.F. Sloan (as Phil Sloan)
Performed by Jan & Dean (as Jan and Dean)
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The Best of What's Still Around (The T.A.M.I. Show)
25 January 2003 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

The hosts of this massive show are the clown princes of rock n roll, Jan & Dean. We can forgive them (or rather songwriters PF Sloan and Steve Barri) their geographic slip as to The Stones hometown ("Those bad lookin' guys with the moppy long hair, The Rollin' Stones from Liverpool have gotta be there"). In '64 everyone English except Bonnie Prince Charlie seemed to be from the Merseyside.

In the early 80's I was listening to The Police sing "Turn on my VCR, same one I've had for years, James Brown The TAMI Show...When the world is runnin' down, you make the best of what's still around). I was thus inspired to follow Mr. Sumner's advice and seek electronovision illumination. How frustrated I was to discover that red tape had kept the film out of circulation for years. As a substitute "That Was Rock" hosted by Chuck Berry used some TAMI footage, but was missing most of the heart and soul of this teen classic. Director Steve Binder later directed Elvis Presley's NBC Singer Special (more commonly known as the 1968 comeback special). Find "The TAMI Show" if you can. Copies in circulation seem to omit The Beach Boys who apparently requested that they not be included in future editions in hopeful anticipation of their post-Smile non-candy stripe shirt persona.


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