For fans of vintage pop, rock and soul, this may be the biggest news of the year.  After many years of waiting, we will get an official DVD of the legendary The TAMI Show film.  If you haven’t heard of it, this was a legendary rock-doc that covered the Teenage Awards Music International  (or Teen Age Music International, depending on who you go by) show that was put on at the Santa Monica Auditorium in 1964.  Hosted by Ed Sullivan, this legendary event included everyone from the Beach Boys to James Brown (who puts on a performance that is frequently name-checked as one of the great pop-music screen moments).   It’s going to be taken from a new HD master, presented uncut for the first time since its early theatrical screenings and will include some noteworthy bonuses.  Read on for all the retro-rockin’ details…

THE T.A.M.I. SHOW: COLLECTOR’S EDITION

SHOUT! FACTORY TO RELEASE HISTORIC CONCERT

FILM FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON DVD

Featuring Performances by The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys,

James Brown and The Flames, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Supremes, and more!

In Stores March 23

“In the top three of all rock movies” — Quentin Tarantino

Number 15 on the ‘100 Greatest Moments in Rock History’ — VH1

“The 49th most important moment in rock ‘n’ roll history” — Entertainment Weekly

Los Angeles, CA – 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, a 20-page booklet with liner notes by Don Waller 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.

Bonus Features

New commentary by director Steve Binder

Original T.A.M.I Show radio spots

20-page booklet featuring detailed essay by Don Waller and rare photos and memorabilia

Performances

Jan And Dean

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

Chuck Berry

Johnny B. Goode

Maybellene

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

Nadine

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

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The T.A.M.I. Show: Collector's Edition [TAMI Show]

The T.A.M.I. Show: Collector’s Edition [TAMI Show]

The 1964 feature film The T.A.M.I. Show, filmed a mere seven months after The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, introduced the Swinging ?60s to America, is the first concert movie of the rock era, capturing such superstars as the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, and many other Motown and British Invasion acts in their early prime. This legendary film has never been available on home video and hasn?t been seen in its full-length version since its initial theatrical run. This special set is what music fans have been waiting for: the ultimate collector?s edition of this long-unavailable landmark film. Performances Jan & Dean   SHOW OPEN: (Here They Come) From All Over The World Chuck Berry   Johnny B. Goode  [Click to watch this performance.]   Maybellene Gerry And The Pacemakers   Maybellene   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   Nadine (Is It You?) Gerry And The Pacemakers   I 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  [Click to watch this performance.]   Hitch Hike Lesley Gore   Maybe I Know   You Don?t Own Me   You Didn?t Look Around   Hey Now   It?s My Party  [Click to watch this performance.]   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  [Click to watch this performance.]   Su