The T.A.M.I. Show Screen 1 article

The T.A.M.I. Show

1964

The T.A.M.I. Show Poster
  • Brown’s four-song, eighteen-minute set... essentially marked the first time he performed his raw R&B for a predominantly white audience. He shimmies across the stage on one foot, does splits, and, during Please, Please, Please, enacts his legendary cycle of collapsing, being comforted and bedraped, and restorming the mic... Part Pentecostal preacher, part sex machine, Brown initiated every one of the adolescents at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, regardless of race or gender, into adulthood.