It was 57 years ago today (October 28th, 1964), that The T.A.M.I. Show (Teenage Awards Music International Show) began its two-day film shoot. The landmark film was the first theatrically released rock n' roll concert movie.
The concerts combined the biggest British and American acts on one stage. The show was hosted by Jan & Dean, who also performed but mainly appeared as comic relief while introducing each act. The concert was filmed on October 28th and 29th, 1964, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, in front of 3,000 screaming fans, and featured such legends as Chuck Berry, the Supremes, James Brown, the Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, the Beach Boys, and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles.
Each act was featured in a three-or-four song set. Highlights included Smokey Robinson & The Miracles performing “You Really Got A Hold On Me,” the Supremes singing their back-to-back Number One hits “Baby Love” and “Where Did Our Love Go,” and the Beach Boys performing “Dance, Dance, Dance” and “Surfin' U.S.A.” against a wail of “Beatlemania”-like screams.