The T.A.M.I. Show (Teenage Awards Music International) is one of the best sixties concert movies that a bunch of folks have probably not seen in decades, if ever. The T.A.M.I. Show was a special concert put together in the mid-sixties, filmed and turned into a movie, and it spent a very short time on the big screen before disappearing from sight for over four decades. The good news is it’s available again, this time on DVD, and for a very reasonable price.
The actual concert was held at the Santa Monica, California Civic Auditorium over two nights in October of 1964, and featured a first rate performing lineup that included, among others, the Rolling Stones, Jan & Dean, the Beach Boys, Gary & The Pacemakers, the Supremes, and a stunning performance by the Godfather, James Brown, and his band, the Famous Flames.
Other performers over the two day event included Marvin Gaye, Lesley Gore, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, and Chuck Berry. The house band for the T.A.M.I. show included future star Glen Campbell, plus other members of the legendary session band, the Wrecking Crew. The T.A.M.I. Show has been recognized as culturally relevant by the U.S. Library of Congress, and has been added for preservation to the National Film Registry. If you haven’t seen the T.A.M.I. Show, you really need to pick up a copy and watch one of the very best concert movies from the sixties ever made.
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