The Big TNT Show
The 2010 release of T.A.M.I. Show — an all-star 1964 concert movie long unavailable (officially, anyway) due to the refusal of the Beach Boys to license their footage — was a cause for celebration among fans of 1960s music. Now that we’ve had some time to enjoy it, the inevitable question surfaces: What about The Big TNT Show? Released in 1966 as a sequel to T.A.M.I., The Big TNT Show features performances by Ray Charles, Petula Clark, Joan Baez, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Bo Diddley, Donovan, The Ike & Tina Turner Revue, and many more. It’s never been released on home video, though scenes from it and T.A.M.I. were cut together for an early-‘80s compilation release called That Was Rock. But the clips that have made their way to YouTube are remarkable; here’s hoping the fine folks at Shout Factory who finally got T.A.M.I. out on DVD are at work on its follow-up.