In honor of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (video)


The venerable Santa Monica Civic went dark Sunday night, its future unclear as the city tries to figure out what to do with the Welton Becket-designed 1958 landmark. I've seen more school concerts, photography shows and Roller Games matches there than big music performances, but it's the latter that everyone is talking about. None were bigger than 1964's Teenage Music Awards International show, or T.A.M.I. Show, which brought together James Brown, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and more before a crowd full of screaming kids. The classic Beach Boys footage has its devoted fans, but James Brown brought the house down with "Please, Please, Please."

Turn it up:

Bonus track: The trailer for the reissued DVD of the show.

The Santa Monica Civic was also the home of the Oscars for awhile.

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