In 1964, the Teen-Age Music International Show, a concert event showcasing some of the biggest rock and pop acts of the day was captured on film and released to theatres as The T.A.M.I. Show. The line up included original guitar hero Chuck Berry, three of Motown's biggest stars (Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and The Supremes), two leading British Invasion acts (Gerry and the Pacemakers and Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas), garage rock legends The Barbarians, teen angst goddess Leslie Gore, and surf music pioneers The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean (the latter of whom also served as hosts). Closing the show is a veritable "Battle of the Bands" between two of the most exciting stage acts in rock history, James Brown and his Famous Flames (Brown's dancing still inspires awe decades later) and The Rolling Stones (who look young and green, but are already blessed with a near-deadly charisma). Regarded as one of the very best rock and roll movies ever made, The T.A.M.I. Show was more talked about than seen within a few years of its original release. Legal action by The Beach Boys caused their appearance to be cut from most archival prints, and music rights issues prevented the film from being released… until now! The T.A.M.I show is presented here in a fully restored DVD release, including the entire Beach Boys performance.
Release Date: 21 February 2011
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital\Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Running Time: 96 minutes
Production Year: 1964
Main Language: English