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The T.A.M.I. Show: Rock ’n’ Roll’s First Concert Film

Airs Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: "The T.A.M.I. Show" introduced rock 'n' soul youth culture to America in the first concert movie of the rock era, featuring performances by the Rolling Stones, James Brown (pictured), Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Supremes and more.

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

Filmed just eight months after the Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show," "The T.A.M.I. Show," short for Teen Age Music International, introduced rock 'n' soul youth culture to America in the first concert movie of the rock era.

One of the rarest and most sought-after performance films from its time, the 1964 concert event featured future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Supremes and many other American and British Invasion hit-makers in their prime.

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