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Go Go Mania (1965)

Pop Gear (original title)
| Music | March 1965 (UK)
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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Himself - Host
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John Allen ...
Himself (as The Nashville Teens)
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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 ...
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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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Trivia

The Beatles appear via some newsreel footage, singing "Twist and Shout" and "She Loves You". See more »

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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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Features The Beatles Come to Town (1963) See more »

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Walk Away
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Written by Udo Jürgens and Don Black
Performed by Matt Monro
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a collection of music videos before they were called that.
5 March 2001 | by (montreal canada) – See all my reviews

Unfairly trashed by all mainstream media at the time of its release in early 1965 when I first saw this movie. This was the first time that I saw concert footage of the Beatles:- in color! The Beatles open and close this movie playing LIVE in front of screaming fans at the height of Beatlemania. The energy blew me away. I was 14 at the time. All the other groups mouth along to their records which was a bit disappointing I thought back then. Fans of this particular genre of pop music, particularly mid 60s British, are going to love this treasure trove. As well as some of the better known bands like the Animals and Herman's Hermit's this film also contains performances by the superb Rockin Berries and Four Pennies; two bands huge in England but never had a big hit in North America. All performances are lovingly filmed although spartan in appearance. No annoying split second cuts that have so long been the standard in music videos these days. I cannot believe this style is still in vogue to this day. There are no doubt thousands of fans such as myself who deeply enjoy music of this era and a movie such as this is a rare and valid document.


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