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By Phil Hall | June 24, 2005

BOOTLEG FILES 083: “The T.A.M.I. Show” (1965 concert film starring the Rolling Stones, the Supremes, Leslie Gore and Jan & Dean)

LAST SEEN: A public screening was held on May 15 at Florida’s Key West Film Society; previous screenings were in Minneapolis, Los Angeles and at the Library of Congress in Washington.


REASON FOR DISAPPEARANCE: Problems with clearing music and performance rights.

CHANCES OF SEEING A DVD RELEASE: Dick Clark Productions, which owns the film, said no plans were underway.

BOOTLEG OPPORTUNITIES: Bountiful. Seek and you can’t miss it.

Get the bootleg in part two of THE BOOTLEG FILES: “THE T.A.M.I. SHOW”>>>

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  1. says:

    2/12/15 Wrote:
    Jan Berry was known for being a vain, arrogant, if brilliant performer before his tragic 1966 car accident, so it’s no surprise he dominates Dean Torrence in this movie. Dean Torrence would hold the reins of Jan & Dean’s career (what little left there was of it) after the accident, and Jan & Dean weren’t quite the same afterwards. When Jan Berry tried to return to performing in 1970 with help from his old producing supervisor Lou Adler, he couldn’t remember lyrics fully, and would often slur his lines in public, or stand in a spastic condition, due to paralysis in half of his body (he suffered from Aphasia for the rest of his life until his 2004 death, a dis-condition of the brain of remembering full words or vocabulary.) The Barbarians were remembered among garage band enthusiasts today for their chart records “Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl” and “Moulty”, but are especially remembered for bringing a handicapped drummer to prominence (in this case, Victor “Moulty” Motolla, who lost his right arm in an accident before the formation of The Barbarians and had a hook for a replacement hand/arm. (the song “Moulty” was the story of his life in song by coincidence)Being from the Detroit area, I’m glad they had Motown acts-I think they stole the show on this movie as a result, Motown was hotter than boiling lava by this point in the 1960’s, and having them in this movie was a good P.R. move. It would lead to having Motown acts in future TV and movie specials. As for Dave Clark buying the rights and being stubborn about re-releasing this film; that’s no surprise. Clark is known in the film & TV producing business as being very shrewd and suspicious about being ripped off by major movie & TV companies and makes his reputation about licensing his owned products to TV or video channels confirmed unless he’s paid a full amount of $$$$$ for any showing or broadcasting rights. He’s the same way about licensing the rights to old Dave Clark 5 recordings to any record company or app supplier on computers as well; the last real deal he made was a half-hearted compromise with Hollywood Records, a division of Disney Studios back in 1993 for Dave Clark 5 re-issues. Dave Clark 5 fans remain impatient with Mr. Clark’s shrewdness. Some say this was a result of Mr. Clark being ripped off back in the 1960’s with an unsuccessful deal with the late Allen Klien of Abkco Records, another shrewd businessman who was not too well trusted (especially among Beatle and Rolling Stones Fans.)

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