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Various Artists: THE T.A.M.I. Show (Shout Factory)

Gene Sculatti, Ugly Things, 2009

FIRST OFF, any regular reader of this publication whose home doesn't house a copy of this DVD–man, where are you at? Filmed before a Santa Monica Civic Auditorium audience of screaming teens, the late-'64 concert is the absolutely essential snapshot of '60s pop at its diverse, dizzying peak–a height as swiftly and irretrievably lost as it was inevitably scaled.

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