Saturday, March 06, 2010

"The T.A.M.I. Show" Is Coming

Shout Factory will release "The T.A.M.I. Show : Collector's Edition", March 23, for the first time on DVD:
Taped live in 1964 @ California's Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, the 'Teenage Awards Music International' concert movie, offers two hours of concert performances by 12 acts, including the Rolling Stones (with Brian Jones), James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, the Supremes and the Barbarians.  
"It was all live, no postproduction," said "T.A.M.I." director Steve Binder, who released the film with executive producer Bill Sargent.
Conceived as an offshoot of an international nonprofit organization that would produce yearly concerts/awards ceremonies for network broadcast, "The T.A.M.I. Show" was taped seven months after the Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show", debuting November 14, 1964, at 33 Los Angeles-era theaters, then released in North America December 1964. Hosts Jan & Dean introduced a lineup of musical acts that also included Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Lesley Gore, Gerry & the Pacemakers and Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas. The restored film also includes a rare performance by the Beach Boys. Musical backup was supplied by the Wrecking Crew, including Glen Campbell and Leon Russell, with singers The Blossoms, Fanita James, Jean King and Darlene Love.
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