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The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)

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Surf pop duo, Jan and Dean host this showcase of performances by well-known Rock, R&B, and pop stars of the era.

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Cast

Credited cast:
The Beach Boys ... Themselves
The Barbarians The Barbarians ... Themselves
Chuck Berry ... Himself
The Blossoms 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 Jan & Dean ... Themselves
Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas ... Themselves
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ... Themselves
The Supremes ... Themselves
The Rolling Stones ... Themselves
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toni Baker Toni Baker ... Himself (keyboardist, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas) (as Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas)
Florence Ballard Florence Ballard ... Herself (as The Supremes)
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Chuck Berry opens the show and performs "Johnny B Goode" and his 1955 hit "Maybelline". He is then joined by "Gerry and The Pacemakers" who do their updated British version of the song. and a medley of their hits. "Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas perform "Little Children " and "Bad To Me". Detroits' Motown is represented as "Diana Ross and The Supremes " sing "Baby Love" , by "Smokey Robinson and The Miracles" who sing "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" and by Marvin Gaye who sings " Hitchhike". NYCs Lesley Gore sings "It's My Party" and "You Don't Own Me",a million seller several years before "women's lib" The 'early surfer' hosts, Jan and Dean sing "The Little Old Lady From Passedena". "The Beach Boys" sing " I Get Around". James Brown, making his first nationally televised appearance, performs his standards "Out Of Sight", "Prisoner Of Love", "Night Train" and "Please Please Please", with cape. The Rolling Stones , in their first major venue, close the show performing "Time Is On My ... Written by efffee@aol.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rock Revival of 1964 See more »

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(Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film belonged to a genre of films that began in the mid 60s that were actually stage productions broadcast on Closed Circuit TV and recorded on Kinescope for theater distribution, a process that had been traditionally used for replay of major prize fights. These films also included the heralded The Big T.N.T. Show (1966) as well as the theatrical 2nd version of Harlow (1965) starring Carol Lynley. See more »

Goofs

The opening song makes two factual errors. First, its mentioned that Chuck Berry will perform "Memphis", which he does not do in this show. The second error refers to the Rolling Stones as being from Liverpool, when they are actually from London. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was re-released without the Beach Boys segment. See more »

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Featured in The Roth Show: The New York City Way (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Hitchhike
Written by Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson and Clarence Paul
Performed by Marvin Gaye and The Blossoms
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Best Concert of the early 60's
22 July 2003 | by MbrandSee all my reviews

I wasn't even born when this movie came out but back in the late 80's I got to watch that show which certainly gets the energy going. The T.A.M.I Show is truly one of the best Rock document performances of it's time which gives you proof that rock was starting to rise out of the ashes again. You got rock veteran Chuck Berry who certainly made one of his first comebacks doing that time doing Johnny B Goode and his current hit single Nadine. Gerry & The Pacemakers does Maybeline, Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying & It's Going To Be Alright. Fellow countryman Billy J Kramer & The Dakota's does Little Children & Bad To Me which were written by Lennon & McCartney.Motown takes centre stage like Marvin, Smokey & the Supremes featuring Diana Ross. Three of these acts were great even though Diana & the Supremes were a tad nervous but they pull it together after the third song. Besides the great performers of the Beach Boys, jan & Dean The Barbarians, The final two acts certainly made the T.A.M.I. the sucess it became. James Brown without question stole the show which made him the legend he is today. The Stones came after him but they couldn't follow James which you can bet from hearing Mick sing he was a bit down but as seasoned professionals they pulled together. I sincerely hope they do put this out on DVD or Video.


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