T.A.M.I. Show (1964)
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The show with the mostest, this should bring back a lot of memories for some of you and if not, show you what sixties music entertainment was all about. Legendary acts included. SEE the entire black and white phenomena and twist the night away! http://www.youtube.com/watch? [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS7_tNl4-qIVdoUagJlphKNZWnJx4xgL0LqLpuWpuZfXQ1fPnTKbmSgFCtz[/img] The pure fact of the matter was during this era, the teens were into the music so much that they did not need pot, alchohol or any other stimulant because the music was what it was all about. The screams in this audience were not fake soundtracks but pure hysteria created by the natural high of the music. While all this music may have set up a culture interested in drugs, sex and music, this stuff you see hear was none of that when it came to the audience and the kids that tuned into it on their AM radios. Man what an era it was! NOTES: 1 T.A.M.I. Show is a 1964 concert film released by American International Pictures. It includes performances by numerous popular rock and roll and R&B musicians from the United States and England. The concert was held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on October 28 and 29, 1964. Free tickets were distributed to local high school students. The acronym "T.A.M.I." was used inconsistently in the show's publicity to mean both "Teenage Awards Music International" and "Teen Age Music International". 2 Not every song in the film is a monster hit. Some of the tunes were just warm up songs for the big hits. So just be patient or advance forward to get to the well known hits. 3 In 2006, T.A.M.I. Show was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Dick Clark Productions later acquired ownership of the concert from Sargent. 4 Throughout the show, numerous go-go dancers performed in the background or beside the performers under the direction of choreographer David Winters. Among them were Teri Garr and Toni Basil. 5 T.A.M.I. Show's Executive Producer was Bill Sargent (H.W. Sargent, Jr). Sargent held numerous patents in cable television and is considered the father of modern pay-per-view. [img]http://www.jcrmusicnews.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/tami.gif[/img] List of performers The Barbarians The Beach Boys Chuck Berry James Brown and The Famous Flames Marvin Gaye (with backing vocals by The Blossoms) Gerry & the Pacemakers Lesley Gore Jan and Dean Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas Smokey Robinson and The Miracles The Rolling Stones The Supremes [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/31/TheTAMIShow.jpg[/img]
Probably one of the best concert films ever made. Featuring so many acts from the 60s like Chuck Berry, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, and the Rolling Stones...and emceed by Jan and Dean (who also perform), this is the best showcase of Pop music from different genres in the 1960s possible. All that is missing is the Beatles! Really enjoyable piece of film for music fans. James Brown's performance is incredible. Totally cool 60s time capsule.
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