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"FEELIN' GOOD" (1966) Musical Comedy
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Moving Day is one of eight original theater lobby cards

"FEELIN' GOOD" Musical Comedy
Written by Mildred Maffei, James A. Pike
Produced and Directed by James A. Pike
Stars: Travis E. Pike, Patricia Ewing, Judi Reeve, Leslie Burnham, Ronald Stafford, Frank Dolan, Brenda Nichols and featuring The Monclairs (Tom Cooley, Bassist; Stephen Cooper and Walter Cooper, Singers; Johnny Ferro, Drummer; Brian Houston, Singer; and Ben Melanson, Lead Guitar), and The Brattle Street East (as Themselves).
Music Score: Arthur Korb
Cinematography: Angus MacAskill (as Ken MacAskill)
Sound recordist: Robert Smith
Camera operator: Paul Holzwarth

"FEELIN' GOOD" had a real Hollywood-style premiere, complete with a marching band outside at the downtown Paramount Theater in Boston.
With both local newspaper and rock radio promotions, a decent turnout was anticipated -- but the crush of rock fans who appeared was a wonder to behold.
Click Here to view a pdf file of the Alta Maloney Article in the October 26 Boston Traveler

CLICK THE FLIER BELOW TO VIEW THE 1966 BOSTON WORLD PREMIERE NEWSREEL.
In Autumn, 1965, Travis began his long recovery at Chelsea Naval Hospital.  Still on crutches following a bone graft operation, he was contacted by one of the “New Jesters” and asked to sing for them at their High School talent show. Travis' father, filmmaker James A.Pike, drove Travis to the gig.
Jim, quoted in the Tuesday, October 25, 1966 edition of The Boston Globe, said, “I went to a concert at Natick High School at which there were 1200 young people. When my son played his electrical guitar I could not understand all the furor. Girls shrieked and yelled their admiration. I said to myself, 'Is this my kid?'”
And that's what gave Jim the idea of making the teen musical, “FEELIN' GOOD,” released two years later to mixed reviews. In the Boston Record American of Friday, October 28, 1966, Peggy Doyle headed her review, “Hub-Bred 'Feelin' Good' Bright Teen Musical,” but another critic wrote “Luckily, a lot of music intervenes between dreary dialogue (is it camp-spoofy or just bad?) and silly situation.” But then he added, “Travis Pike wrote eight of the film's songs — most of them imitative of current pop trends but unoffensively, even pleasantly tuneful — and sings them in a strong melodic voice.”
"Feelin' Good," the title song performed by the Montclairs, was one of eight original songs Travis wrote for the movie.
"Don't Hurt Me Again" was composed by Travis and performed with the Brattle Street East. Travis has now recorded a new version on his 2014 Feelin' Better CD.
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