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The Big T.N.T. Show (1966)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | January 1966 (USA)
Live performances by some of the top rock-and-roll acts of the mid 60s. Includes Ray Charles, The Byrds, Joan Baez, Ike and Tina Turner, Donovan, The Lovin' Spoonful, and several more.


Larry Peerce




Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Baez ... Herself
Gene Clark Gene Clark ... Himself (as The Byrds)
Mike Clarke Mike Clarke ... Himself (as The Byrds)
The Byrds ... Themselves
David Crosby ... Himself (as The Byrds)
Chris Hillman Chris Hillman ... Himself (as The Byrds)
Roger McGuinn ... Himself (as The Byrds)
Ray Charles ... Himself
Petula Clark ... Herself
Bo Diddley ... Himself
Donovan ... Himself
Steve Boone Steve Boone ... Himself (as Lovin' Spoonful)
John Sebastian ... Himself (as The Lovin' Spoonful)
Zal Yanovsky Zal Yanovsky ... Himself (as Lovin' Spoonful)
Roger Miller ... Himself


Originally billed as "The T.A.M.I. Show II" in preview hype, this concert sequel produced by Phil Spector (who also appears) and filmed at the Moulin Rouge Theater in Hollywood, CA features performances by Joan Baez, The Byrds, Ray Charles, Petula Clark, Bo Diddley, Donovan, The Lovin' Spoonful, David McCallum, Roger Miller, The Modern Folk Quartet, The Ronettes, Sky Saxon of the Seeds and Ike and Tina Turner. Written by alfiehitchie

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This was the night when the all-time greats of rock 'n roll, traditional blues, country western and folk rock came together for the biggest bash in the history of show business! See more »


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January 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gran espectáculo a go-gó See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


A condensed version of this film and The T.A.M.I. Show (1964) was released on tape in 1984 as "Born to Rock" and hosted by Chuck Berry. See more »


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Free 35mm screening, Saturday, 9/19/09 in Culpeper, VA
18 September 2009 | by sndtrackngSee all my reviews

"The Big TNT Show" will be screened Saturday, 9/19 at 7:30 pm in the Packard Theater at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Audiovisual Conservation Center in Culpeper, VA. The screening is free, but reservations are advised. Call (540) 827-1079, x79994, or (202) 707-9994. This is the third film in a Rock and Roll series that also includes "Ferry Cross the Mersey" on Friday, 9/18/09 at 7:30 pm, and "Let the Good Times Roll" on Saturday, 9/19 at 2:00 pm. Also showing with "Ferry Cross the Mersey" will be the short "Rhythm 'n' Greens" featuring the Shadows. The theater is located at 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper, VA. More details:


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