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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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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 Maebelline". 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 Leslie 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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The excitement, entertainment and music of teenage America! See more »

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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)

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Four Seasons were approached to be in this movie, but asked for too much money (they wanted $45,000 dollars). 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 »

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Featured in The Beach Boys: An American Band (1985) See more »

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Can I Get a Witness
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland
Performed by Marvin Gaye and The Blossoms
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Wow! The T.A.M.I. Show is a great document of the rock concert scene as it was in 1964
26 March 2010 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched on my DVR this edited version of The T.A.M.I. Show that aired on my PBS station, WLPB, a few weeks ago. Whenever a pledge break interrupted the program, Dean Torrance of the host duo of Jan & Dean provided many anecdotes of working with James Brown, and especially The Beach Boys. Despite some numbers and musical acts missing, I highly enjoyed this concert document of the big Top 40 stars of the time which, besides the ones I've already mentioned, included Chuck Berry, who was awesome as he segued from his version of "Maybelline" to that of Gerry & the Pacemakers who then performed "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying". Also nice to see Marvin Gaye performing "Can I Get a Witness" and The Miracles doing "You Really Got a Hold on Me". How about The Supremes' number of "Baby Love" with a really large closeup of lead singer Diana Ross? (Or was it "Where Did Our Love Go?" My mind is a bit scrambled concerning that one.) Or Lesley Gore combining "It's My Party" with its sequel song "Judy's Turn to Cry"? How cool was it seeing the hosts singing their surf hit "Little Old Lady from Pasedena" before introducing The Beach Boys as they went from "Surfin' USA" to "Surfer Girl" to "I Get Around" to "Dance, Dance, Dance"? The final two acts, though, really stole the show with James Brown doing what would become his legendary jumps and having a cape put on him before shaking it off seconds later and then, having Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones closing out with many blues songs with "Time Is on My Side" really getting the audiences' attention as evidenced by the camera showing a mostly white teenage female audience really screaming their heads off as they did during most of the show! Oh, and Mick and James really were impressive with their jumping here. I think I've said enough though I'd also like to mention that Toni Basil, best known for her video of "Hey, Mickey", is the assistant choreographer here and many of the moves done by the mostly female dancers look like something she'd have done at the time. Anyway, watching this for the first time on the public station really makes me want to watch the rest of it on DVD so if I ever get my hands on that, I may add some comments. So on that note, The T.A.M.I Show definitely comes highly recommended.


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