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     A real Holllywood-style premiere for "FEELIN' GOOD" was held outside at the downtown Paramount Theater in Boston.
     Newspaper and rock radio promos created a huge turnout of Boston area rock fans and added to the excitement.

Click to view a pdf file of Alta Maloney's article in the October 26 Boston Traveler

Travis wrote ten songs for FEELIN' GOOD, but only five of them could be salvaged from a damaged print of Pike Productions' 1966, widescreen, color feature film FEELIN GOOD. The Brattle Street East (aka Oedipus and His Mothers), backed Travis on all the songs he performed, and appear on-screen in "Watch Out Woman and "The Way That I Need You. Two more of Travis songs, including the title song, are performed on-screen by The Montclairs, who also performed an arrangement of George and Ira Gerschwins "Summertime." The rest of the film was lost in a catastrophic flood, but sharp-eyed trailer viewers may notice that Patricia Ewing, the cute, lap-sitting, popcorn-gobbling blond in the T-Bird convertible in DEMO DERBY, returned to the big screen as the leading lady in FEELIN GOOD.


"Moving Day" original theater lobby card

"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

     Filmmaker Jim Pike 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.