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The Big T.N.T. Show (1966)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | January 1966 (USA)
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.

Director:

Larry Peerce
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Baez ... Herself
Gene Clark Gene Clark ... Himself (as The Byrds)
Mike Clarke Mike Clarke ... Himself (as The Byrds)
The Byrds ... Themselves
David Crosby ... Himself (as The Byrds)
Chris Hillman ... Himself (as The Byrds)
Roger McGuinn ... Himself (as The Byrds)
Ray Charles ... Himself
Petula Clark ... Herself
Bo Diddley ... Himself
Donovan ... Himself
Steve Boone Steve Boone ... Himself (as Lovin' Spoonful)
John Sebastian ... Himself (as The Lovin' Spoonful)
Zal Yanovsky Zal Yanovsky ... Himself (as Lovin' Spoonful)
Roger Miller ... 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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Documentary | Music

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gran espectáculo a go-gó See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Edited into That Was Rock (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

A Reflection On a Summer's Day
Written and performed by Donovan
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A snap shot of a world in transition!
16 October 1999 | by largeGROUCHSee all my reviews

Here, we see a multi-faceted view of the movement: FROM >an immature 'rock and roll' era TO the far more developed >ROCK era... Remembering that we are witnessing the infancy of what we would ultimatly call 'classic rock' we >can almost feel the labor-pains of a transitiion in progress... The performers were as diverse as the fans >that would come to worship them and each had a notion of >the world as it existed in that time... All-in-all, a snap >shot of the U. S. A. in the mid 60's.


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