WriterRoger Dunton (script) Release dateEarly 1965 GenresDocumentary, Musical, Concert film DistributorAssociated British Picture Corporation, American International Pictures Similar moviesTAMI Show (1964), The Concert for Bangladesh (1972), All This and World War II (1976), Gonks Go Beat (1965), Having A Wild Weekend (1965)
Billy j kramer outtake from pop gear 1965
Pop Gear (U.S. title: Go Go Mania) is a British music revue film, directed by Frederic Goode, which was released in 1965. It contains live concert footage of the Beatles, and lip-synched films of some of the British Invasion bands, including the Animals, Herman's Hermits, the Nashville Teens, Peter and Gordon, Matt Monro, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, the Honeycombs, the Rockin' Berries, and the Spencer Davis Group. Each segment is introduced by Jimmy Savile, who at the time was the host of Top of the Pops on the BBC. The material by the Beatles was lifted from a newsreel short The Beatles Come to Town (1963). The film was released sometime between January and April 1965, the footage having been filmed in December 1964.
For Spanish-speaking territories, director Anibal Uset shot Spanish introductions by Argentinian stars Palito Ortega and Graciela Borges to replace the Jimmy Savile introductions, and this version was released as El Rey en Londres.