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Go Go Mania (1965)

Pop Gear (original title)
| Music | March 1965 (UK)
No plot here. Just a collection of lip-synched videos from some of the bands that were part of the "British Invasion" in 1964. Includes bands such as The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Peter ... See full summary »

Director:

Frederic Goode

Writer:

Roger Dunton (script)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jimmy Savile ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Allen John Allen ... Himself (as The Nashville Teens)
The Animals ... Themselves
Peter Asher ... Himself (as Peter and Gordon)
Toni Baker Toni Baker ... Himself (as Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas)
Don Baskin Don Baskin ... Himself (as The Syndicate of Sound)
The Beatles ... Themselves (archive footage)
Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas ... Themselves
Eric Burdon ... Himself (as The Animals)
Dennis D'Ell Dennis D'Ell ... Himself - Singer (as The Honeycombs)
Billie Davis Billie Davis ... Herself
Spencer Davis Spencer Davis ... Himself (as Spencer Davis Group)
John Duckworth John Duckworth ... Himself (as The Syndicate of Sound)
Chris Farlowe Chris Farlowe ... Himself
The Four Pennies The Four Pennies ... Themselves
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No plot here. Just a collection of lip-synched videos from some of the bands that were part of the "British Invasion" in 1964. Includes bands such as The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Peter and Gordon, and the Spencer Davis Group (with Steve Winwood). The film also features bookend live performances by The Beatles Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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It's the new international beat that's rockin' the world!

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Go Go Mania See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Beatles appear via some newsreel footage, singing "Twist and Shout" and "She Loves You". See more »

Crazy Credits

During the opening credits the performers' names are listed twice. The second time around, Billie Davis' name is misspelled "Billy Davis". See more »

Alternate Versions

The American version of this film, "Go Go Mania," adds the sounds of canned audience screams under the music. See more »

Connections

Featured in Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

My Babe
(uncredited)
Written by Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield
Performed by Spencer Davis
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Terrific sampler of 1964 britpop
4 July 2000 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

Thanks to AMC, we now have the opportunity to see this technicolour marvel in all its widescreen glory. Starting out with some welcome (if inessential) Beatles footage, the film soon hits its stride with compere Jimmy Savile's wide-eyed introductions to the pop leaders of Britain, 1964. Some of the highlights: The Animals looking menacing during House of the Rising Sun, the undervalued Billie Davis, a terrific appearance from the Nashville Teens doing Tobacco Row, and The Honeycombs doing Have I the Right. The Rockin' Berries He's In Town still sounds great, too. The overall quality is dragged down a bit by housewife's choice Matt Monro (nothing against your voice, Matt, but you're a bit if a square), the already cringe-inducing Herman's Hermits, and an embaressing turn by Tommy Quickly and the Remo Four. Plus bits from Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas(Little Children), Peter and Gordon (World Without Love)and The Four Pennies. Essential viewing for fans of Merseybeat and 60s pop.


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