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★  Jul 22, 2024  ★

The Rolling Stones at the T.A.M.I. Show in 1964

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on October 9, 1964

Check out this performance of the Rolling Stones at the 1964 Teenage Awards Music International (T.A.M.I.) show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

This is The Rolling Stones before anything was certain. Sure they were rising stars with an audience, and they were white-hot in America. But popularity is a fleeting thing. Their place in history was very much uncertain and their best work was still ahead.

So when they closed out this stacked lineup that included Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys, and The Supremes, not to mention their slot following just after James Brown, they really had something to prove.

Here you'll find the best incarnation of the band at the peak of their powers. Mick Jagger has all his signature moves, but they're more subtle. He's captivating, yet understated. Keith is ripping; he's got so much energy. Brian Jones was ever-cool, and Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts are smooth and steady.

It's a great document of the band at this band at their finest. Enjoy.