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 pre­mière” 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