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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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Cast

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 ... Herself (as The Supremes)
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Storyline

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 efffee@aol.com

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

Genres:

Documentary | Music

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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)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"T.A.M.I" stands for "Teenage Awards Music International". The idea of the film was to combine top American and British Invasion groups in one show. See more »

Goofs

Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys was omitted from the cast listing. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

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Featured in One Hit Wonderland: "Mickey" by Tony Basil (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I Get Around
Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
Performed by The Beach Boys
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sensational - and a great history lesson
19 March 2010 | by mw1561See all my reviews

I just saw this for the first time on PBS the other day, and I too must agree with other reviewers when I say that James Brown was ASTONISHING!!! I only wish that every person out there who thinks Michael Jackson is (or was) the greatest performer has an opportunity to see James Brown in action.

Most of the music was "live" with no audio enhancers and no lip syncing. The way music should be; you either got the talent to pull it off or else you don't.

One of the most amazing aspects of the film was that 99% of the 2600 people in the audience were white, suburban teenage girls, and I suspect that it was their first exposure to black artists like James Brown, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, and Smokey Robinson. They were probably there for the Rolling Stones, but the Stones had the misfortune of following James Brown, and Mick Jagger's stage performance looked incredibly lame when pitted against the "Hardest working man in Show business"


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