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The Best of Ready Steady Go!

Archive clips of the best moments from Britain’s first 1960s pop show, Ready Steady Go!, which featured a fun combination of music, fashion and celebrity interviews.

Archive clips of the very best moments from Britain’s first authentic 1960s pop show, Ready Steady Go! The iconic programme was an exciting combination of music performances, fashion commentary, celebrity interviews and mime competitions – all of which kids were thrilled to watch.

Kicking off in 1963, for over three years music fans around the country would religiously tune in to watch unmissable performances from some of the top recording artists of the time. Each week, the line-up offered an evocative snapshot of the British pop scene.

This priceless archive has rarely been seen and includes some of the most memorable performances from the greatest stars of the day. Tune in to see The Beatles perform Twist and Shout on a moving stage, The Rolling Stones presenting their very own episode, and Otis Redding’s sensational duet with Chris Farlowe and Eric Burdon. Other acts include Cilla Black, Lulu, and Martha and the Vandellas. Dusty Springfield also takes centre stage.

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Mar 2020 03:00


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    The Surfaris

    Wipe Out

  • 00:03

    The Beatles

    Twist and Shout

  • 00:14

    Gerry and the Pacemakers

    Ferry Cross The Mersey

  • 00:18

    Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

    Dancing In The Street

  • 00:19

    Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

    Dancing In The Street

  • 00:21

    Cilla Black

    You're My World

  • 00:23

    Lulu & The Luvvers & Lulu


  • 00:24


    Please Don't Go

  • 00:27

    The Rolling Stones

    Little Red Rooster

  • 00:30

    Stevie Wonder

    Kiss Me Baby

  • 00:34

    Marvin Gaye

    How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)

  • 00:30

    The Temptations

    My Girl

  • 00:31

    The Temptations

    My Girl

  • 00:42

    Dusty Springfield

    Every Day I Have To Cry

  • 00:45

    Dusty Springfield

    Twenty Four Hours Form Tulsa

  • 00:48

    The Miracles

    You Really Got A Hold On Me

  • 00:50

    The Who

    Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere

  • 00:53

    Sandie Shaw

    Girl Don't Come


Role Contributor
Executive Producer Malcolm Gerrie
Executive Producer Genevieve Dolittle
Executive Producer Justus Haerder
Executive Producer William Kennedy
Executive Producer Stuart Souter
Executive Producer Peter Stack
Producer Helen Carr
Producer Samantha Peters
Producer Geoff Wonfor