The Best Rockumentaries: #3 "The T.A.M.I. Show" (1964)

@JohnRoberts (57201)
Los Angeles, California
August 30, 2017 8:49am CST
After Woodstock and Monterey, the T.A.M.I. Show is the most important concert event in rock history due to its spectacular diverse lineup showcasing California surf, Motown and British invasion acts. The show is famously known for the explosive breakout into the mainstream performance by James Brown and the Fabulous Flames. Often cited as career best, Brown was so electrifying the Rolling Stones bemoaned having to follow him onstage. The event was held October 28-29, 1964 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Free tickets were distributed to local high school students and T.A.M.I. stood for teenage music international. Footage for what would become a 123 minute film was shot by Steve Binder, noted TV director of musical specials including Elvis’ 1968 comeback show. Jan and Dean served as hosts signing a special concert song “Here They Come (From all over the world).” Motown was represented by the Supremes, Marvin Gaye and the Miracles. Chuck Berry did his thing. There were Gerry and the Pacemakers, Lesley Gore and Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas. Due to copyright reasons, Beach Boys footage was excised after original release and restored for DVD release. And there were go go girls including Oscar nominee Teri Garr and Toni Basil of “Mickey” fame.
Subscribe to James Brown: http://bit.ly/29Vydud James Brown performs and dances to "Night Train" to a live audience on TAMI Show. James Brown recorded "Night...
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Aug
I've never heard of this one. Sounds like something I need to see.
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@JohnRoberts (57201)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Aug
Really? I saw it on PBS and You Tube has it. There's more James Brown in addition to Night Train.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Aug
@JohnRoberts - I'll have to check it out on You Tube.
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• United States
30 Aug
Well that woke me up lol Wht did the T.A.M.I. stand for John?
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@JohnRoberts (57201)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Aug
Teenage Music International
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• United States
30 Aug
@JohnRoberts I see John, thanks for that.
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• United Kingdom
1 Oct
I had heard of the story of the stones and James Brown, but I didn't know it was filmed. I'll have to watch this when I get time.
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• Austin, Texas
30 Aug
My husband and I got into it the other night. I thought I knew all there was to know about James Brown until he asked me "Why didn't I know about 'Night Train'?" I was dumbfounded. I don't know why I didn't know.
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@RasmaSandra (17605)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Aug
Hey thanks for posting this. It looks like the whole show is on YouTube I am going to check it out real soon. Sounds interesting I love this music.
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@FourWalls (13785)
• United States
30 Aug
You're right, that was a major show. I wonder how much legitimacy rock would have had (or how much longer it would have taken, maybe I should say) without things like this to show that, although it was billed as "teenagers" music, it had massive appeal.
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@snowy22315 (47287)
• United States
30 Aug
This is the first time I ever heard of the TAMI show.
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@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Aug
I never heard of that event. I know some of those names and groups. Though not all of them.
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