Tonight on NPR's Fresh Air, Milo Miles favorably reviews the recent DVD release of the film on the remarkable gathering of musical talent at the Teenage Music Awards International shows held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in October, 1964, years before Monterey, Woodstock or Devonshire Downs. "The undeniable consensus is that this is James Brown's single most overwhelming performance on film," says Miles of the "most famous never-seen music show." The Beach Boys never looked so comfortable on a stage, he says. Chuck Berry, the Supremes, the Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and many others also performed. Future actress Teri Garr is a go-go dancer in the background.
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