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Release Date:
29 December 1964 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's the Greatest, Grooviest, Wildest, Most Exciting Beat Blast Ever to Pound the Screen! See more »
Plot:
Chuck Berry opens the show and performs "Johnny B Goode" and his 1955 hit Maebelline". He is then joined... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
An incredible experience, THEN and NOW! See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

The Beach Boys ... Themselves
The Barbarians ... Themselves

Chuck Berry ... Himself
The Blossoms ... Themselves

James Brown ... Himself (as James Brown and The Flames)
Marvin Gaye ... Himself
Gerry and the Pacemakers ... Themselves

Lesley Gore ... Herself
Jan & Dean ... Themselves
Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas ... Themselves
The Miracles ... Themselves (as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)
The Supremes ... Themselves

The Rolling Stones ... Themselves
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)
Jan Berry ... Himself (as Jan and Dean)
Pete Hilton ... Himself (drummer, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas) (as Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas)

Mick Jagger ... Himself (as The Rolling Stones)
Fanita James ... Herself (as The Blossoms)
Al Jardine ... Himself (as The Beach Boys)
Brian Jones ... Himself (as The Rolling Stones)
Raymond Jones ... Himself (bass guitar, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas) (as Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas)
Jean King ... Herself (as The Blossoms)
Billy J. Kramer ... Himself (as Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas)

Darlene Love ... Herself (as The Blossoms)
Mike Love ... Himself (as The Beach Boys)
Leslie Maguire ... Himself (as Gerry and the Pacemakers)
Freddie Marsden ... Himself (as Gerry & The Pacemakers)
Gerry Marsden ... Himself (as Gerry & The Pacemakers)
Mike Maxfield ... Himself (guitarist, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas) (as Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas)
Eddie Mooney ... Himself (guitarist, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas) (as Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas)
Moulty ... Himself (as The Barbarians)

Keith Richards ... Himself (as The Rolling Stones)
Claudette Robinson ... Herself (as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)

Smokey Robinson ... Himself (as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)
Bobby Rogers ... Himself (as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)

Diana Ross ... Herself (as The Supremes)
Marvin Tarplin ... Himself (as The Miracles)
Dean Torrence ... Himself (as Jan and Dean)

Charlie Watts ... Himself (as The Rolling Stones)
Ronnie White ... Himself (as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)

Brian Wilson ... Himself (as The Beach Boys)
Carl Wilson ... Himself (as The Beach Boys)

Dennis Wilson ... Himself (as The Beach Boys)

Mary Wilson ... Herself (as The Supremes)

Bill Wyman ... Himself (as The Rolling Stones)
Melanie Alexander ... Herself - Dancer (uncredited)

Toni Basil ... Herself - Go-Go Dancer (uncredited)
Hal Blaine ... Himself - Drummer in House Band (uncredited)
Jimmy Bond ... Himself - Upright Bass Player in House Band (uncredited)
Debbie Butler ... Herself - Dancer (uncredited)

Glen Campbell ... Himself - Guitarist in House Band (uncredited)
Les Chadwick ... Himself (uncredited)
Rita D'Amico ... Herself - Dancer (uncredited)
Pamela Freeman ... Herself - Dancer (uncredited)
Gail Ganley ... Herself - Dancer (uncredited)

Teri Garr ... Herself - Go-Go Dancer (uncredited)
Carlton Johnson ... Himself - Dancer (uncredited)

John Landis ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Anita Mann ... Herself - Dancer (uncredited)
Martha & The Vandellas ... Themselves (uncredited)
Jack Nitzsche ... Himself - Conductor (uncredited)
Don Peake ... Himself - Guitarist with Ray Charles (uncredited)
Danny Ray ... Himself - James Brown's Cape Handler (uncredited)
Lyle Ritz ... Himself - Electric Bass Player in House Band (uncredited)

Leon Russell ... Himself - Pianist in House Band (uncredited)

Phil Spector ... Himself (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco ... Himself - Guitarist in House Band (uncredited)
David Winters ... Himself - Choreographer (uncredited)

Directed by
Steve Binder 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Sargent Jr.  original idea (uncredited)

Produced by
Al Ham .... associate producer
William Sargent Jr. .... executive producer
Lee Savin .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jim Kilgore  (as James E. Kilgore)
 
Film Editing by
Kent MacKenzie 
Bruce B. Pierce  (as Bruce Pierce)
 
Production Design by
Frank Swig 
 
Production Management
Del Jack .... production manager
Richard Krown .... post-production supervisor (as S. Richard Krown)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Turpin .... associate director
 
Sound Department
Ronald V. Ashcroft .... audio consultant (as Ronnie Ashcroft)
Lionel St. Peter .... audio engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Braislin .... camera operator
Ernest Hall .... camera operator (as Ernie Hall)
Carl Hanseman .... video engineer
Ken Lamkin .... camera operator (as Ken Lampkin)
Gary Stanton .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wally Harton .... costumer (as Wallace A. Harton)
 
Music Department
Steve Barri .... composer: theme song
David Hassinger .... audio consultant
Jack Nitzsche .... arranger and conductor (as Jack Nitsche)
P.F. Sloan .... composer: theme song (as Phil Sloan)
 
Other crew
Carol Bartlett .... assistant to producer
Toni Basil .... choreography assistant
Amanda Bluth .... talent consultant
Joseph E. Bluth .... supervisor: technical facilities
Nannette Eiland Flynn .... production assistant (as Nannette Eiland)
Chuck La Force .... technical director (as Charles W. La Force Jr.)
Robert Ringer .... technical supervisor (as Robert J. Ringer)
John Rougeot .... production coordinator
David Winters .... choreographer
Digby Wolfe .... special material
 

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Also Known As:
"The Rock Revival of 1964" - USA (informal alternative title)
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Runtime:
USA:123 min
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Trivia:
"T.A.M.I" stands for "Teenage Awards Music International". The idea of the film was to combine top American and British Invasion groups in one show.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys was omitted from the cast listing.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in These Amazing Shadows (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Don't Let the Sun Catch You CryingSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
An incredible experience, THEN and NOW!, 19 March 2006
Author: mconklin-4 from United States

I saw this in the theater in '64 or '65 when it was released and it pretty much changed my life. I already loved Jan & Dean, the Beach Boys, Lesley Gore (everyone PLEASE note the correct spelling of her first name: it's NOT "Leslie"!), Gerry & the Pacemakers, etc., but was completely unprepared for James Brown and the Famous Flames.

I kinda didn't know what to make of JB's dramatic finale with the cape, etc., at the time. It actually scared me a bit! (As it apparently did Mick Jagger and Keith Richards!) I thought he was having a seizure or something! It's since become sort of a cliché, down to Paul Shaffer's bit on "Late Night," but at that time no white kids I knew had ever seen anything remotely like THAT! Just blew me away completely!

It's also worth noting that the fantastic backing band for the show was led by noted producer/arranger/performer Jack Nitzsche, who worked with everybody from Bob B. Soxx and the Bluejeans to Captain Beefheart, with a few Lesley Gores, Tim Buckleys, Neil Youngs, Rolling Stones, etc., thrown in for good measure! A true unsung legend in his own right!

The Beach Boys' segment has been cut from most versions since then, if you could find the show at ALL. There was a "That Was Rock: the TAMI and TNT Music Shows" tape that was available years ago, but most of the TAMI Show was missing and the TNT Show I didn't care for much.

I recently found a pretty good copy (DVD-R)of the WHOLE THING ("TAMI Show 1964") on eBay, INCLUDING the Beach Boys' segment, and it brought back some incredible memories.

I hope that someday someone will release a "legitimate," uncut, first-generation quality version of this show, although with licensing deals, etc., I'm not too optimistic. In the meantime I've got the next best thing: a decent-quality uncut DVD-R, with much of it in widescreen format!

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