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"T.A.M.I. Show" on DVD!!!

By admin Published: December 14, 2009

One of the greatest concert films ever, as time capsule and as performance, is finally coming to DVD on March 23. Stones, Beach Boys, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, more. So exciting. I saw this on TV years ago and it's a landmark. Full announcement after the jump.

The announcement:

One of the rarest rock events ever captured on film, the 1964 concert known as The T.A.M.I. Show, featuring performances by future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, the Supremes, and many others, will be officially released for the first time by Shout! Factory on March 23. The T.A.M.I. Show: Collector’s Edition includes exciting new bonus features including new commentary by director Steve Binder, original T.A.M.I Show radio spots, and a 20-page booklet with liner notes and rare photos and memorabilia.

The T.A.M.I. Show was filmed live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1964, a mere seven months after the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and introduced the Swinging ’60s to America. This legendary film has never been available on DVD and hasn’t been seen in its entirety since it originally appeared in theaters, including its "world premiere" at 33 Los Angeles area theaters on November 14, 1964. Mastered from a new High-Definition transfer and restored to its original length, this complete version features the Beach Boys performances that were removed shortly after the film’s initial theatrical run.

The T.A.M.I. Show is the first concert movie of the rock era, capturing such superstars as the Rolling Stones (with the late Brian Jones), James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Miracles (featuring Smokey Robinson), and many other Motown and British Invasion acts in their early prime. Aside from the five rock groups, all the performers are backed by a band that we've now come to know as “the Wrecking Crew,” famed for playing on all the Phil Spector-produced hits, and included future stars Glen Campbell and Leon Russell among others. Fanita James, Jean King, and future solo star Darlene Love, billed as The Blossoms, provide backing vocals.

This special set is what music fans have been waiting for: the ultimate collector’s edition of this long-unavailable landmark film. Critically acclaimed and long sought after, the film contains James Brown’s legendary performance, which was a major influence on Michael Jackson, Prince, Mick Jagger, Sting, Beck and many others. Rick Rubin calls it “the single greatest rock & roll performance ever captured on film.” The T.A.M.I. Show was added to the Library Congress’s National Film Registry in 2006.

Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” the American Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards. dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and “Shaq VS” and owns and maintains one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of “American Bandstand” footage. For additional information about dcp, please visit

Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. With its fingers on the pulse of pop culture, Shout! Factory continues to impact the entertainment media landscape through acquisition of top quality programming for home entertainment releases. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit


Jan And Dean

SHOW OPEN: (Here They Come) From All Over The World

Chuck Berry

Johnny B. Goode


Gerry And The Pacemakers

Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying

It’s Gonna Be Alright

Chuck Berry

Sweet Little Sixteen

Gerry And The Pacemakers

How Do You Do It?

Chuck Berry


Gerry And The Pacemakers

Like It

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

That’s What Love Is Made Of

You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me

Mickey’s Monkey

Marvin Gaye

Stubborn Kind Of Fellow

Pride And Joy

Can I Get A Witness

Hitch Hike

Lesley Gore

Maybe I Know

You Don’t Own Me

You Didn’t Look Around

Hey Now

It’s My Party

Judy’s Turn To Cry

Jan & Dean

The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)

Sidewalk Surfin

The Beach Boys

Surfin’ U.S.A.

I Get Around

Surfer Girl

Dance, Dance, Dance

Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas

Little Children

Bad To Me

I’ll Keep You Satisfied

From A Window

The Supremes

When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes

Run, Run, Run

Baby Love

Where Did Our Love Go

The Barbarians

Hey Little Bird

James Brown and The Flames

Out Of Sight

Prisoner Of Love

Please, Please, Please

Night Train

The Rolling Stones

Around And Around

Off The Hook

Time Is On My Side

It’s All Over Now

I’m Alright

Filmed at the Santa Monica Civic Center October 29, 1964

Bonus Features

New commentary by director Steve Binder

Original T.A.M.I Show radio spots

20-page booklet featuring detailed essay and rare photos and memorabilia

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