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


Steve Binder
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Credited cast:
The Beach Boys ... Themselves
The Barbarians The Barbarians ... Themselves
Chuck Berry ... Self
The Blossoms The Blossoms ... Themselves
James Brown ... Self (as James Brown and The Flames)
Marvin Gaye ... Self
Gerry and the Pacemakers ... Themselves
Lesley Gore ... Self
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 ... Self (keyboardist, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas) (as Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas)
Florence Ballard ... Self (as The Supremes)


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

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The excitement, entertainment and music of teenage America! See more »


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Due to a rights dispute, The Beach Boys footage was deleted from all prints after the initial theatrical run, though they can still be seen onstage with the other performers during the finale. See more »


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 »


[first lines]
Announcer: And now, Electronovision presents your hosts for 'Command Performance'. Two of America's most exciting young stars - Jan and Dean!
Dean Torrence: Hi.
Jan Berry: We'd like to start it off tonight with a fantastic act. The guy who started it all back in 1958: Chuck Berry!
Chuck Berry: [singing] Way down in Louisiana close to New Orleans, Way back up in the woods among the evergreeens, There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood, Where lives a country boy named Johnny B. Goode, Who never ever learned to read or write so ...
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Alternate Versions

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


References American Bandstand (1952) See more »


I'll Keep You Satisfied
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
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The T.A.M.I. Show...a statement about music in 1965
27 July 2005 | by railshotSee all my reviews

I'm going to my 40th high school reunion this year. Wouldn't it be great to have this showing on a big screen during the evening. I remember seeing it at a drive-in theater in Pensacola, Florida. Before too long we were all out of cars dancing on rooftops, hoods and on the ground. Keith Richards was so cool. Go-go dancers were dancing all around him and he was chewing gum acting as if he was oblivious to the whole thing. I had never seen James Brown before. His "Please, please, please" was unforgettable. The capes and the whole act with the band and all were more than I could asked for. And of course we were all in love with Leslie Gore. I wonder if she is the reason so many of my friends girls are named Leslie? The whole production was a statement of what music was all about in 1965. Will we ever see it again? Dick Clark, "Let us have it"

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29 December 1964 (USA) See more »

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The Rock Revival of 1964 See more »

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