Classic rock show from 1964 with an outstanding lineup including: Chuck Berry, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, the Beach Boys, the Supremes, James Brown, The Rolling Stones. Jan & Dean act as hosts with silly stage dancing with girls in bikinis and fringe dresses (this is before groovy! Reminded me of the show Shindig!) Starts off with Chuck Berry trading songs with Gerry & the Pacemakers - at one point the Pacemakers are singing and Chuck is dancing along and then Chuck is singing a song and the Pacemakers really cannot dance and their drummer can't even clap with the rhythm (poor Chuck but quite funny!) Next up Lesley Gore, I was distracted by her helmet hair - I don't think a hurricane would have messed it up! Smokey & the Miracles come on and are 10 better than the stage dancers. Young looking Beach Boys, the Supremes, then James Brown and the Famous Flames - without the stage dancers. No one out dances the Godfather of Soul during Please, Please. Ends with the Rolling Stones looking very young. I didn't watch with any of the commentary, some performances stand alone. This was all before MTV and music videos and it still entertains. Fun to watch.
Yep. If you enjoy rock'n'roll from the early 1960's, then the T.A.M.I. Show (filmed in b&w) will surely keep you well-entertained for its full, 2-hour running time.
With such first-rate talent-of-the-day as - Marvin Gaye, Billy J. Kramer,The Supremes, and The Beach Boys (to name but a few), the T.A.M.I. Show was an "all live" program where no one ever dared to lip-sync and the go-go dancers were teeming with energy like you wouldn't believe.
This long-unavailable, landmark film is the very first concert movie of the rock era. I certainly recommend it to anyone who's at all interested in the early history of rock'n'roll.
1964's The T.A.M.I. Show (T.A.M.I. is short for Teenage Awards Music International) was the very first live-concert movie of the rock era. And, believe me, this long-unavailable, landmark film is a real groovy treat for any ardent fan of early pop music.
Featuring a bevy of over-zealous go-go dancers and hysterically screaming fans, The T.A.M.I. Show proficiently showcased the budding talent of early-1960's pop music sensations from both sides of the Atlantic.
Filmed in b&w, at Santa Monica's Civic Auditorium (a 3000-seat venue), The T.A.M.I. Show's biggest highlights were The Beach Boys (performing "Surfer Girl"), The Supremes (performing "Baby Love"), and The Rolling Stones (performing "Time Is On My Side").
Directed by Steve Binder - This 2-hour music extravaganza also featured the singing talents of James Brown, Marvin Gaye and Lesley Gore, to name but a few of the 14+ performers.
Such a treat to see the "real" Rolling Stones, but, the revelation is Leslie Gore's set, in which she certainly holds her own on a bill loaded with heavyweights!
Considering the age of the audio video materials (60's), it's worth to watch and listen to this DVD.
this was back in the day where performers had to play and sing live without any trickery that is rampant today.
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