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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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1 win See more »
User Reviews:
TAMI Show 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)
Pam 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
Franklin Swig  (as 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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The diffusion visual effect was accomplished by putting Vaseline on the camera lens.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys was omitted from the cast listing.See more »
Soundtrack:
Sidewalk Surfin'See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
TAMI Show, 25 March 2006
Author: skg6 from United States

I saw this show on video for the first time in 1983. I was in a 50's/60's band at the time so we considered it as "homework" and were looking for material. What we found was amazing! Everyone mentions James Brown (great performances here) and some mention the Rolling Stones (with Brian Jones, no less - now we know what started the phenomenon), but only 1 person mentioned Leslie Gore (if "You Don't Own Me" doesn't give you goose bumps, check your pulse) and what about Ike and Tina Turner. She has that audience spellbound. They had no clue what they were gonna get when they bought those tickets! She shakes, gyrates and shimmies with more energy than any performer I have ever seen! To be honest,I wasn't a fan of the 50's/60's music (especially on records) until I began to catch films like this that captured the true live feel of the performances. There was an edge to the music that the records didn't capture. Even Sting makes reference to it in a Police song (Turn on my VCR. Same one I've had for years. James Brown The TAMI show. Ain't heard that style in years). There are no lame performances and this should be a staple of any musicologists library.

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