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The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)

Surf pop duo, Jan and Dean host this showcase of performances by well-known Rock, R&B, and pop stars of the era.

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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 ...
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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 PBS TV version has cut 18 songs from what was originally seen in the theaters in 1965, but the DVD (Home Video) version has the complete show, including the 2010 restored performances of The Beach Boys. 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 »

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Stubborn Kind of Fellow
Written by Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson and George Gordy
Performed by Marvin Gaye and The Blossoms
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A Hot Night at the Drive-In
17 January 2003 | by (Danville, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This was a great show at the 360 Drive-In in Danville, Virginia. Back in the days of my youth, the T.A.M.I. Show packed the local drive in night after night. They also booked live bands and everyone had a great time.

I would dearly love to see this show again, and wonder if it is available for rental on VHS or DVD?


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