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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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It's the Greatest, Grooviest, Wildest, Most Exciting Beat Blast Ever to Pound the Screen! See more »

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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

Jan Berry came up with the idea to ride a skateboard across Sunset Boulevard for the opening sequence of the film. Moreover, Berry also came up with the idea to carry a skateboard on stage in a guitar case. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Edited into That Was Rock (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Surfer Girl
Written by Brian Wilson
Performed by The Beach Boys
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My Fondes Memory as a youth in love with music
15 February 2005 | by guard33023See all my reviews

First saw TAMI in a movie theater in Boston when first released. Returned to see it at least 7 times. One of the greatest concert presentations i have ever seen, my quest is to locate a copy of the film so i can return to the days of music and youthful innocence

I was thirteen years old at the time and in my first rock and roll band as a "front man". I recall sitting and signing along each lyric of each song of each performer. Of particular fond memories are the performances of James Brown and the Famous Flames, who i saw several time in concert during the early and mid 1960s. Also, the "British Invasion groups" were so cutting edge at the time. It was a real treat.


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