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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Credited cast:
The Barbarians ...
The Blossoms ...
Himself (as James Brown and The Flames)
Marvin Gaye ...
Gerry and the Pacemakers ...
Jan & Dean ...
Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas ...
The Miracles ...
Themselves (as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)
The Supremes ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toni Baker ...
Himself (keyboardist, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas) (as Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas)
Florence Ballard ...
Herself (as The Supremes)


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

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Release Date:

29 December 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Rock Revival of 1964  »

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Did You Know?


Jan Berry came up with the idea to ride a skateboard across Sunset Boulevard for the opening sequence of the film. Moreover, Berry also came up with the idea to carry a skateboard on stage in a guitar case. See more »


Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys was omitted from the cast listing. See more »


Spoofed in Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: The Tami Show (1997) See more »


It's My Party
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Best Concert of the early 60's
22 July 2003 | by (Toronto Ontario) – See all my reviews

I wasn't even born when this movie came out but back in the late 80's I got to watch that show which certainly gets the energy going. The T.A.M.I Show is truly one of the best Rock document performances of it's time which gives you proof that rock was starting to rise out of the ashes again. You got rock veteran Chuck Berry who certainly made one of his first comebacks doing that time doing Johnny B Goode and his current hit single Nadine. Gerry & The Pacemakers does Maybeline, Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying & It's Going To Be Alright. Fellow countryman Billy J Kramer & The Dakota's does Little Children & Bad To Me which were written by Lennon & McCartney.Motown takes centre stage like Marvin, Smokey & the Supremes featuring Diana Ross. Three of these acts were great even though Diana & the Supremes were a tad nervous but they pull it together after the third song. Besides the great performers of the Beach Boys, jan & Dean The Barbarians, The final two acts certainly made the T.A.M.I. the sucess it became. James Brown without question stole the show which made him the legend he is today. The Stones came after him but they couldn't follow James which you can bet from hearing Mick sing he was a bit down but as seasoned professionals they pulled together. I sincerely hope they do put this out on DVD or Video.

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