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Go-Go Bigbeat (1965)

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The Applejacks ...
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Peter Bardens ...
Himself - organist of The Cheynes
Alan Blakley ...
Himself (as Brian Poole and the Tremeloes)
Heinz Burt ...
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Clem Cattini ...
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The Cockneys ...
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Mike Felix ...
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Himself - drummer of The Cheynes
The Four Pennies ...
Themselves
Alan Freeman ...
Himself - Presenter
The Hollies ...
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Peter Hollis ...
Himself - bassist of The Cheynes
Alan Howard ...
Himself (as Brian Poole and the Tremeloes)
Roger LaVern ...
Himself (as The Tornados)
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For all you Swingers! HEAR! HEAR! MILLIE SMALL -- "My Boy Lollipop" and "Oh Henry" THE ANIMALS -- "Baby Let Me Take You Home" THE FOUR PENNIES -- "Juliet" and "Running Scared" LULU AND THE LUVVERS -- "Shout" THE MERSEYBEATS --"Fools Like Me" and "Don't Turn Around" THE WACKERS -- "Love Or Money" THE HOLLIES -- "Here I Go Again" and "Baby That's All" See more »

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Brian Epstein instituted legal action after publicity material for the film suggested that The Beatles would appear. Compositions by John Lennon & Paul McCartney and George Harrison were used in the 'Mods And Rockers' part which was included in the original release of 'Go-Go Bigbeat' but this was removed following litigation. See more »

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She Loves You
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Sung by The Cheynes
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Needs archival attention
2 January 2008 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Released to US markets by Rhino Home Video, Go Go Bigbeat is one of the butt-ugliest videotapes you're ever likely to see. Rhino's transfer is all deep reds and browns and looks no better than a third generation bootleg. As for the music, it's not the best the mid 60s had to offer, but worthwhile highlights include Millie Small lip-syncing Oh Henry! and the ubiquitous My Boy Lollipop; The Merseybeats' excellent Don't Turn Around; The Tornadoes; a familiar but welcome clip of The Animals performing Baby Let Me Take You Home; The Hollies' Here I Go Again; and Lulu's incendiary take on Shout. There's nothing here that's indispensable, but this really needs to be cleaned up (and expanded?) for DVD.


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