9 Aug 1963, The first ever edition of 'Ready Steady Go! was shown on UK TV….
Written by News Bot on August 9, 2020
9 Aug 1963, The first ever edition of 'Ready Steady Go! was shown on UK TV. Introduced by Keith Fordyce and 19 year-old Cathy McGowan. The first show featured The Searchers, Jet Harris, Pat Boone, Billy Fury and Brian Poole and The Tremeloes. The final show was in Dec 1966 after 175 episodes. Originally 30 minutes long, it expanded to 50 minutes the following year, and soon attracted the most popular artists, including The Beatles, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Rolling Stones, The Four Tops, The Kinks and many others. We have a new book – The Weekend Starts Here: The Definitive Story of the Show That Changed Pop TV https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com/product/ready-steady-go/