This month’s film is T.A.M.I. Show: Teenage Awards Music International, Collector’s Edition. The T.A.M.I. Show was recorded at concerts held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on October 28 and 29. The resulting film is arguably the first concert movie of the rock era. It has not been available for public viewing due to copyright restrictions until now. In 1964 there was little opportunity for music fans to see their favorite bands unless they appeared on one of television’s variety shows, like The Ed Sullivan Show or Dick Clarks’ Bandstand. You must remember, this was before MTV or YouTube. Upon seeing the film in 1964, Charles Bombeld said, “the Rolling Stones were a real revelation. Bill Wyman was probably the coolest bass player on the planet.”
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