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Go Go Mania (1965)
"Pop Gear" (original title)

 -  Music  -  4 January 1965 (UK)
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No plot here. Just a collection of lip-synched videos from some of the bands that were part of the "British Invasion" in 1964. Includes bands such as The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Peter ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jimmy Savile ...
Himself - Host
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John Allen ...
Himself (as The Nashville Teens)
The Animals ...
Themselves
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Himself (as Peter and Gordon)
Toni Baker ...
Himself (as Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas)
Don Baskin ...
Himself (as The Syndicate of Sound)
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Themselves (archive footage)
Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas ...
Themselves
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Himself (as The Animals)
Dennis D'Ell ...
Himself - Singer (as The Honeycombs)
Billie Davis ...
Herself
Spencer Davis ...
Himself (as Spencer Davis Group)
John Duckworth ...
Himself (as The Syndicate of Sound)
Chris Farlowe ...
Himself
The Four Pennies ...
Themselves
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No plot here. Just a collection of lip-synched videos from some of the bands that were part of the "British Invasion" in 1964. Includes bands such as The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Peter and Gordon, and the Spencer Davis Group (with Steve Winwood). The film also features bookend live performances by The Beatles Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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It's the new international beat that's rockin' the world!

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The Beatles appear via some newsreel footage, singing "Twist and Shout" and "She Loves You". This is the same footage that TV show host Jack Paar showed to the American public just weeks before their 1964 debut on Ed Sullivan's show, The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)). See more »

Crazy Credits

During the opening credits the performers' names are listed twice. The second time around, Billie Davis' name is misspelled "Billy Davis". See more »

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Written by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley
Performed by The Honeycombs
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It swings
4 July 2000 | by (Harrisburg, PA) – See all my reviews

I just caught this this morning. Pop Gear is a British film recapping some pop hits of 1964 with staged performances by bands such as The Spencer Davis Group, Peter and Gordon, The Animals, and many others. Concert footage of the Beatles (singing She Loves You and Twist and Shout) opens and closes the film. The producer assumes familiarity, an intimacy between performers and audience, to the extent that the Master of Ceremonies (whose hair resembles a worn-out blond mop) never bothers to introduce himself, nor does he bother to introduce many of the pop groups by name. This is irksome for a lay cultural historian like myself, but that's the way it was, baby. There's a lot of good music and the songs are generally rather brief - 2 minutes on average. A cinematic, widescreen variety show, with more hits than misses. Recommended for fans of 60s radio pop.


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