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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 »

Director:

Frederic Goode

Writer:

Roger Dunton (script)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jimmy Savile ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Allen John Allen ... Himself (as The Nashville Teens)
The Animals ... Themselves
Peter Asher ... Himself (as Peter and Gordon)
Toni Baker Toni Baker ... Himself (as Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas)
Don Baskin Don Baskin ... Himself (as The Syndicate of Sound)
The Beatles ... Themselves (archive footage)
Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas ... Themselves
Eric Burdon ... Himself (as The Animals)
Dennis D'Ell Dennis D'Ell ... Himself - Singer (as The Honeycombs)
Billie Davis Billie Davis ... Herself
Spencer Davis Spencer Davis ... Himself (as Spencer Davis Group)
John Duckworth John Duckworth ... Himself (as The Syndicate of Sound)
Chris Farlowe Chris Farlowe ... Himself
The Four Pennies The Four Pennies ... Themselves
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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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Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Go Go Mania See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Associated British-Pathé See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Crazy Credits

During the opening credits the performers' names are listed twice. The second time around, Billie Davis' name is misspelled "Billy Davis". See more »

Alternate Versions

The American version of this film, "Go Go Mania," adds the sounds of canned audience screams under the music. See more »

Connections

Featured in Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Google Eye
(uncredited)
Written by John D. Loudermilk
Performed by The Nashville Teens
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Great time capsule stuff.
28 January 2007 | by blewis-29See all my reviews

Having been 16 at the end of 1964, this took me back. Great history here too with some acts that never translated to this side of the ocean. (Although The Rockin' Berries had a pretty good U.S. hit with a cover of the Reflections "Poor Man's Son".) More history - The Fourmost and Tommy Quickly were in Brian Epstein's stable and each got to record Lennon-McCartney cast-offs; Hello Little Girl (Fourmost) and Tip of My Tongue (Quickly) - the latter possibly the worst song ever written by L&M. What a trip hearing early Spencer Davis with 16 year old Steve Winwood picking up lead guitar and vocal in the middle of the song. And Alan Price on keyboards for the Animals - a group he founded - just before he split with Eric. (And the late Chas Chandler on bass - he more than anyone responsible for bringing James Marshall Hendrix to the world.) Forgive the wardrobes (gold lame pants) and the sets - just early Carnaby Street sign of the times. And Matt Munro - an accommodation to the older set during the period of transition - he was thought to be the Sinatra of England.

I could have watched five hours of this! Bob Lewis


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