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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ready Steady Go!

Ready Steady Go!
-One of the first rock/pop music TV shows in the UK.
-Created by Elkan Allan
-Gained it's highest ratings on March 20, 1964 when The Beatles were being interviewed and performed their songs "It Won't Be Long" "You Can't Do That" and "Can't Buy Me Love".
-The last episode aired on Dec. 23, 1966

-The show premiered on Friday nights with the opening line "The weekend starts here!" Then later was replaced by The Surfari's 'Wipe Out' and later on Manfred Mann's 5-4-3-2-1
-Was considered more youth oriented than it's rival, Top of the Pops
-Was noted for allowing artists to perform the full version of their songs rather than short versions allowed by other shows. Despite it's popularity in the UK, it was never debuted in the US
-The show had a popular following among the British mod youth in the 1960s, or aka Swinging London
-In 1966, the time known as the 'beat boom' was fading, the show was cancelled. It's disappearance at the height of it's popularity made it famous. Years later, British musician Dave Clark bought the rights to the surviving recordings of the show.

Featured Artists
Random thought: Did you ever notice that alot of the British musicians from the 60s dressed almost all too similarly to The Beatles? You know, the suits, the 'Beatle' boots, and had similar haircuts? The bands looked a little too similar to the other bands out during that time

Some of the featured artists include:

-The Beatles
-The Hollies
-The Zombies
-Dusty Springfield
-The Supremes
-The Temptations
-The Walker Brothers
-The Kinks
-Gerry and the Pacemakers
-The Fourmost
-The Rolling Stones
-The Fortunes
-Helen Shapiro
-P.J. Proby
-Otis Redding
-Freddie and the Dreamers
-The Dave Clark Five
-Bobby Vee
-The Animals
-Cilla Black
-The Searchers
-The Who
-Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
-Billy Fury
-Marvin Gaye
-Gene Pitney
-The Beach Boys
-Sandie Shaw
-Burt Bacharach
-Jerry Lee Lewis
-Kenny Lynch
-Small Faces
-The Yardbirds
-The Four Pennies

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