Pop Gear

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Pop Gear
Pop Gear FilmPoster.jpeg
Poster for U.S. release, titled Go Go Mania
Directed by Frederic Goode
Written by Roger Dunton
Starring Jimmy Savile (host)
Cinematography Geoffrey Unsworth
Production
company
Associated British-Pathé
Distributed by Warner-Pathé Distributors
American International Pictures (US)
Release dates
Early 1965
Running time
70 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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.

Artists and songs in order:

Song Artist
"She Loves You" The Beatles
"Little Children" Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
"Make Him Mine" Susan Maughan
"Juliet" The Four Pennies
"The House of the Rising Sun" The Animals
"A Little Loving" The Fourmost
"He's in Town" The Rockin' Berries
"Have I the Right" The Honeycombs
"Rinky Dink" Sounds Incorporated
"A World Without Love" Peter and Gordon
"Walk Away" Matt Monro
"I'm Into Something Good" Herman's Hermits
"Humpty Dumpty" Tommy Quickly and the Remo Four
"Whatcha Gonna Do" Billie Davis
"My Babe" The Spencer Davis Group
(featuring Steve Winwood)
"Tobacco Road" The Nashville Teens
"What In The World's Come Over You" The Rockin' Berries
"For Mama" Matt Monro
"Black Girl" The Four Pennies
"William Tell" Sounds Incorporated
"Google Eye" The Nashville Teens
"Eyes" The Honeycombs
"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" The Animals
"Pop Gear" Matt Monro
"Twist And Shout" The Beatles

Alternate Version[edit]

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.

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