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The Big T.N.T. Show (1966)

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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Herself
Gene Clark ... Himself (as The Byrds)
Mike Clarke ... Himself (as The Byrds)
... Themselves
... Himself (as The Byrds)
Chris Hillman ... Himself (as The Byrds)
... Himself (as The Byrds)
... Himself
... Herself
... Himself
... Himself
Steve Boone ... Himself (as Lovin' Spoonful)
... Himself (as The Lovin' Spoonful)
Zal Yanovsky ... Himself (as Lovin' Spoonful)
... Himself
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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)  »

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El gran espectáculo a go-gó  »

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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. These films also included the heralded The T.A.M.I. Show (1964) as well as the theatrical 2nd version of 'Harlow (1965/II)' starring Carol Lynley. See more »

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Edited into That Was Rock (1984) See more »

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Tell the Truth
Written by Ike Turner and Leon Ware
Performed by Ike & Tina Turner and The Ikettes
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Addictive 60's Pop Potpourri Dance Party Shin Dig Love In
23 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Let me tell you, I flipped by this the other night on AMC and Ray Charles was on, so I thought I'd watch his song. I could NOT stop watching. You want to talk about eye candy, this is one for 60's music enthusiasts or just plain history buffs. I could have done without the dorky host and his band's musak covers of songs like "Satisfaction", but the crowd shots alone were worth watching. This was Lalapalooza before the Red Hot Chili Peppers were born! Where else would you be able to see Joan Baez, Bo Diddley, Petula Clark, The Byrds, and Roger Miller all in the same place. Are you kidding me!?! I'm having withdrawal... I need to see it again!!!!!


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