Ready Steady Go! - Season 1

ITV (ended 1966)




Episode Guide

  • August 28, 1964: Gerry and the Pacemakers, Lulu, Dusty Springfield, Mark Wynter

    According to (magazine and newspaper) listings, the scheduled guests were Gerry and the Pacemakers ("It's Gonna Be Alright"), Mark Wynter, and The Mojos ("Seven Daffodils").

    Surviving footage (probably from August 28, 1964):
    --Gerry and the Pacemakers - "It's Gonna Be Alright."
    --Dusty Springfield - "Can I Get A Witness?"
    --Mark Wynter - "Love Hurts."
    --Lulu - "Can't Hear You."
    --audience dances to "Rag Doll" (Four Seasons record).
    --audience dances to "You Never Can Tell" (Chuck Berry record).

    Additional footage (also from 28 Aug 1964?):
    --The Moody Blues - "Lose Your Money."

  • August 21, 1964
    August 21, 1964
    Episode 56

    Guests (verified by MoStokes):
    Cherokees - "Seven Daffodils"
    Brenda Lee - "Is It True"
    P.J. Proby - "Hold Me"

    Scheduled guests:
    Helen Shapiro
    Brenda Lee - "Is It True"
    Wayne Gibson and the Dynamic Sounds
    Duffy Power

  • August 14, 1964: Georgie Fame, Julie Grant, Alexis Korner, The Naturals, Swinging Blue Jeans

    Scheduled guests:
    --Georgie Fame
    --Swinging Blue Jeans
    --The Naturals - "I Should Have Known Better"
    --Alexis Korner and Blues Incorporated
    --Johnny Milton and the Condors
    --Julie Grant

  • August 7, 1964: Cilla Black, Kenny Lynch, Nashville Teens, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, Rolling Stones

    --The Rolling Stones - "It's All Over Now."

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Cilla Black - "It's For You."
    --Kenny Lynch - "What Am I To You?"
    --The Nashville Teens - "Tobacco Road."
    --Brian Poole and the Tremeloes - "Twelve Steps To Love."

  • July 31, 1964: The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The Four Pennies, Kenny Lynch

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Kinks - "You Really Got Me."
    --Manfred Mann - "Do Wah Diddy Diddy."
    --The Four Pennies - " Found Out The Hard Way."
    --Kenny Lynch - "What Am I To You" (or "My Own Two Feet").
    --Simon Scott - "Move It Baby."
    --Peter Lee Stirling
    --The Shevelles
    --The Leroys

  • July 24. 1964: The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Fourmost, The Mojos, Sandie Shaw

    --The Rolling Stones - "It's All Over Now."

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Animals - "House of the Rising Sun."
    --The Mojos - "Why Not Tonight."
    --Sandie Shaw - "As Long As You're Happy Baby."
    --The Fourmost
    --The Paramounts
    --KingTaylor and The Dominoes - "Somebody's Always Trying."

  • 17 July 1964
    17 July 1964
    Episode 51
    --Guests unknown (The TV listings only mentioned presenters Keith Fordyce and Cathy McGowen.)
  • July 10, 1964: Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, The Searchers, Dusty Springfield, The Pete Best Four
    Scheduled guests:

    Manfred Mann - "Do Wah Diddy Diddy."

    The Searchers - "Someday We're Gonna Love Again."

    Dusty Springfield - "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself."

    The Four Pennies - "I Found Out The Hard Way."

    The Pete Best Four.

    The Leroys.
  • June 26, 1964: The Rolling Stones, Millie Small, Merseybeats, The McKinleys, Janice Nichols

    --The Rolling Stones - "It's All Over Now" and "Good Times Bad Times."

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Jynx
    --The McKinleys
    --The Merseybeats - "Wishin' & Hopin'."
    --Janice Nichols (TV personality) appearing on RSG! as the "Mime Time" judge.
    --Millie Small (a.k.a. Millie) - "Sweet William."

  • June 19, 1964: The Animals, The Crickets; Davie Jones and the King Bees

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Animals - "House Of The Rising Sun."
    --The Crickets - "(They Call Her) La Bamba."
    --Troy Dante & The Infernos - "Tell Me When."
    --Davie Jones (David Bowie) and the King Bees -"Liza Jane."

  • June 12, 1964: Dave Clark 5, Peter and Gordon, Jimmy Powell, Dusty Springfield
    Scheduled guests:

    The Dave Clark Five - "Can't You See That She's Mine?"

    Peter and Gordon - "Nobody I Know."

    Jimmy Powell and The 5 Dimensions.

    Dusty Springfield.
  • June 5, 1964: The Applejacks, Adam Faith, The Fortunes
    Scheduled guests:

    Adam Faith and the Roulettes - "I Love Being In Love With You."

    The Applejacks - "Like Dreamers Do."

    The Fortunes - "Come On Girl."
  • May 29, 1964: Kenny Lynch, Merseybeats, The Mojos, The Remo Four, Swinging Blue Jeans

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Swinging Blue Jeans - "You're No Good."
    --The Merseybeats - "Why Not Tonight."
    --Kenny Lynch - "Stand By Me."
    --The Remo Four
    --Polly Perkins
    --The Mojos

  • May 22, 1964: Françoise Hardy, Little Richard, Dionne Warwick, The Yardbirds

    --The Yardbirds - "I Wish You Would."

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Dionne Warwick - "Walk On By."
    --Little Richard - "Bama Lama Bama Loo."
    --Francoise Hardy - "Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles."
    --The Dennisons - "Walkin' The Dog."
    --Mark Wynter - "Only You."
    --The Laurie Jay Combo

  • May 15, 1964: Dave Clark 5, The Hollies, Eden Kane, Susan Maughan, The Pretty Things

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Dave Clark Five - "Can't You See That She's Mine?"
    --The Hollies - "Here I Go Again."
    --Eden Kane
    --Susan Maughan
    --The Pretty Things
    --The Andree Silver
    --The Monotones

  • May 8, 1964: The Animals, Little Richard, Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, Carl Perkins, The Swinging Blue Jeans

    Carl Perkins - "Matchbox."

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    Little Richard - "Bama Lama Bama Loo."
    The Animals.
    The Fourmost.
    Brian Poole and the Tremeloes - "Someone Someone."
    Mike Berry.
    The Swinging Blue Jeans.

  • May 1, 1964: Cilla Black, Billy Fury, Lulu, The Four Pennies, P.J. Proby (interview)

    The scheduled guests (according to newspapers & TV magazines) were Cilla Black, Billy Fury, The Four Pennies, Freddie and the Dreamers, Tommy Quickly and Bobby Shafto.

    Surviving footage (probably from May 1, 1964):
    Presenters: Michael Aldred and Keith Fordyce.
    Lulu - "Shout."
    Cilla Black - "You're My World."
    Billy Fury - "I Will" and "Nothin' Shakin' (but the Leaves On The Trees)."
    The Four Pennies - "Juliet."

    'Mime Time' contest judged by Lionel Morton (of the Four Pennies). Four girls mime to Ella Fitzgerald's "Can't Buy Me Love."
    Keith Fordyce interviews P.J. Proby. Proby talks about his previous career...doing demo discs for Elvis Presley. The audience dances to Proby's record "Hold Me."

  • April 24, 1964: Golden Rose TV-festival, Montreux, Switzerland

    From Montreux, Switzerland:
    --The Rolling Stones - "Mona," "Route 66" and "Not Fade Away."
    --Petula Clark
    --Kenny Lynch - "Stand By Me."
    --Les Surfs

    On tape: The Beatles - "Can't Buy Me Love" (repeat from 20-Mar-64)

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Les Milliles

  • April 17, 1964: Roy Orbison, Dave Berry, The Fourmost, Kathy Kirby, Helen Shapiro

    Scheduled guests:
    --Roy Orbison - "It's Over."
    --Helen Shapiro
    --Kathy Kirby - "You're The One."
    --The Fourmost - "A Little Loving."
    --Dave Berry - "Baby It's You."
    --The Escourts
    --Van Dyke and the Bambies
    --The Gamblers

  • April 10, 1964: The Applejacks / Georgie Fame / Peter, Paul & Mary / The Searchers

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Searchers - "Don't Throw Your Love Away."
    --Peter Paul and Mary - "Tell It To The Mountain."
    --Richard Anthony - "If I Loved You."
    --The Applejacks - "Tell Me When."
    --Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames

  • April 8, 1964: Rave Mad Mod Ball

    Charity show broadcast live from the Empire Pool, Wembley

    --Rolling Stones - "Walking The Dog," "Not Fade Away," "High Heeled Sneakers" and "I'm All Right."

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas
    --The Fourmost
    --The Merseybeats
    --Sounds Incorporated
    --The Searchers
    --Cilla Black
    --Freddie & The Dreamers
    --Kenny Lynch
    --Manfred Mann

  • April 3, 1964: The Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann. Billy J. Kramer, Sounds Inc., Madeline Bell

    --The Rolling Stones - "Not Fade Away" and "I Just Wanna Make Love To You."
    --Mic Jagger interview (by Cathy McGowan).

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
    --Manfred Mann - "Hubble Bubble (Toil & Trouble)."
    --Sounds Incorporated - "The Spartans."
    --Madeline Bell - "Don't Cross to My Side."

  • March 20, 1964: The Beatles (2nd RSG! appearance), The Animals, Dusty Springfield, Bobby Vee

    Surviving footage:
    Presenters: Keith Fordyce & Cathy McGowan.
    --The Beatles - "It Won't Be Long," "You Can't Do That" and "Can't Buy Me Love."
    --Dusty Springfield - "Everyday I Have to Cry."
    --The Animals - "Baby, Let Me Take You Home."
    --Bobby Vee - "Buddy's Song."
    --John Lennon discusses his new book, then chooses Alma Cogan's record "Tennessee Waltz" for his Amateur D.J. segment (with Alma Cogan cameo).
    --Fordyce presents the Beatles with a Billboard magazine award.
    --While listening to their record "This Boy," the Beatles view (and deface) artwork sent in by fans for a Beatles artwork contest. John Lennon presents the winner, Jeremy John Ratter, with LPs selected by Ratter: Mingus by Charlie Mingus and Dmitri Shostakovich's Cello Concerto.
    --During the closing credits, The Beatles' record "Please Mr. Postman" is played.

    Additional guests (originally appeared, but it's not known if these segments have survived):
    --Millicent Martin - possibly sang her current single "Suspicion."
    --Also, Alma Cogan was a featured guest. So it's possible that her appearance consisted of more than just the "Tennessee Waltz" cameo (mentioned above).

  • March 13, 1964
    March 13, 1964
    Episode 33

    Scheduled guests:
    --Petula Clark (singer, appearing as guest DJ)
    --Bern Elliott & Fenmen - "New Orleans"
    --Julie Grant
    --The Inferno

  • March 6, 1964: Adam Faith, MIke Hurst, The Merseybeats, The McKinleys

    Scheduled guests:
    --Adam Faith and the Roulettes - "If He Tells You."
    --The Merseybeats - "I Think Of You."
    --Louise Cordet
    --Mike Hurst
    --The McKinleys
    --The Marauders

  • February 28, 1964
    February 28, 1964
    Episode 31

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Hollies - "Just One Look"
    --Kathy Kirby - "Let Me Go Lover"
    --Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas - "Little Children"
    --Gene Pitney - "That Girl Belongs To Yesterday"
    --The Zephyrs

  • February 21, 1964
    February 21, 1964
    Episode 30

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Dave Clark Five - "Bits & Pieces"
    --Freddie and the Dreamers
    --Jess Conrad
    --Françoise Hardy
    --Big Dee Irwin
    --Tommy Quickly

  • February 14, 1964: The Crystals, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Kenny Lynch

    --The Rolling Stones - "Not Fade Away," "I Wanna Be Your Man" and "You Better Move On."

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Crystals - "I Wonder."
    --Dusty Springfield - "Stay Awhile."
    --Heinz and the Woodpeckers
    --The Laurie Jay Combo
    --Kenny Lynch

  • February 7, 1964: Kiki Dee, Eden Kane, Ben E. King, The Kinks, Manfred Mann

    --The Kinks - "Long Tall Sally."

    Scheduled guests:
    --Kiki Dee
    --Eden Kane - "Boys Cry."
    --Ben E. King
    --John Leyton
    --Manfred Mann - "5-4-3-2-1."
    --Denny Seyton and the Sabres

  • January 31, 1964
    January 31, 1964
    Episode 27

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Barron Knights - "Comin' Home Baby"
    --Cilla Black - "Anyone Who Had A Heart"
    --Gerry and the Pacemakers - "I'm The One"
    --The Merseybeats - "I Think Of You"
    --Brian Poole and the Tremeloes - "Candy Man"

  • January 24, 1964
    January 24, 1964
    Episode 26

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Searchers - "Needles & Pins"
    --The Bachelors
    --Susan Maughan
    --Tony Sheridan
    --Phil Spector

  • January 17, 1964
    January 17, 1964
    Episode 25

    Scheduled guests:
    --Joe Brown and his Bruvvers
    --Eden Kane - "Boys Cry"
    --Marty Wilde and the Velvettes

  • January 10, 1964: The Classmates, Georgie Fame, Manfred Mann, Helen Shapiro

    --Georgie Fame - "Do The Dog."

    Scheduled guests:
    --Helen Shapiro - "Fever."
    --Manfred Mann - "5-4-3-2-1."
    --The ates

  • January 3, 1964: Dave Berry, Georgie Fame, Tony Meehan, The Ronettes

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Ronettes - "Baby I Love You."
    --Dave Berry - "My Baby Left Me."
    --Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
    --Tony Meehan and his Combo - "Song Of Mexico."

  • RSG! The New Year Starts Here! (1964 New Years Show)
    Appearing on this show:
    --The Beatles (on tape, from their 4 October 1963 RSG appearace)
    --Cilla Black
    --The Dave Clark Five
    --Adam Faith
    --The Fourmost
    --Kirby Kirby
    --Kenny Lynch
    --Ray Martine
    --Tommy Quickly
    --The Roulettes
    --Mike Sarne
    --The Searchers
    --Mark Wynter
  • December 27, 1963
    December 27, 1963
    Episode 21

    --The Rolling Stones - "I Wanna Be Your Man"
    --Stevie Wonder - "Fingertips - Pt 2"
    --Andrew Loog Oldham - appearing as guest DJ

  • December 20, 1963
    December 20, 1963
    Episode 20

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Fourmost - "I'm in Love"
    --Billy Fury
    --Dusty Springfield - "I Only Want to Be With You"

  • December 13, 1963
    December 13, 1963
    Episode 19

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"
    --Mike Hurst (formerly of the Springfields)
    --Doug Sheldon

  • December 6, 1963: Adam Faith, Ted Heath, The Searchers, Marty Wilde

    Scheduled guests:
    --Adam Faith and the Roulettes - "We Are In Love."
    --The Searchers - "Sugar and Spice."
    --Marty Wilde
    --Daryl Quist - "Thanks to You."
    --Chris Sandford
    --Ted Heath

  • November 29, 1963
    November 29, 1963
    Episode 17

    Scheduled guests:
    --Glenda Collins
    --The Hollies - "Stay"
    --Mike Same
    --The Orchids - "Gonna Make Him Mine"
    --Manfred Mann - "5-4-3-2-1" (RSG's new theme song).

  • November 22, 1963
    November 22, 1963
    Episode 16

    --The Rolling Stones - "I Wanna Be Your Man"
    Scheduled guests:
    --Gerry and the Pacemakers - "You'll Never Walk Alone"
    --Freddie and the Dreamers - "You Were Made For Me"
    --Kathy Kirby - "Secret Love"
    --Kenny Lynch
    --Mitch Murray

  • November 15, 1963
    November 15, 1963
    Episode 15

    Scheduled guests:
    --Gene Pitney
    --Brian Poole and the Tremeloes - "I Can Dance" (charted 28Nov63 UK)
    --Dusty Springfield - "I Only Want To Be With You"
    --Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
    --Heinz (probably Heinz Burt, formerly of the Tornados)
    Another souce listed these guests:
    --Brook Benton
    --Lesley Gore
    --Trini Lopez
    --Timi Yuro

  • November 8, 1963: The Dave Clark Five, John Leyton, Patsy Ann Noble

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over" (charted 21Nov63 UK).
    --Michael Cox
    --John Leyton
    --Patsy Ann Noble - "It's Better To Cry Today."

    --The Beatles - "She Loves You" (a repeat clip taken from the 4 October 1963 show).

  • November 1, 1963: Mark Wynter, Tommy Quickly, The Big Three, Polly Perkins

    Scheduled guests:
    --Mark Wynter - "It's Almost Tomorrow."
    --The Caravelles
    --Polly Perkins
    --The Big Three
    --Tommy Quickly

  • October 25, 1963
    October 25, 1963
    Episode 12

    Scheduled guests:
    --Joe Brown and the Bruvvers - "Sally Ann"
    --Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
    --Del Shannon - "Sue's Gotta Be Mine"
    --Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers
    --The Tornadoes

  • October 18, 1963
    October 18, 1963
    Episode 11

    Scheduled guests:
    --Brook Benton
    --Dee Dee Sharp
    --Timi Yuro

  • October 11, 1963
    October 11, 1963
    Episode 10

    Scheduled guests:
    --Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
    --Polly Perkins

  • October 4, 1963: The Beatles (1st RSG! appearance), Helen Shapiro, Dusty Springfield

    Presenters: Keith Fordyce & Dusty Springfield.
    --The Beatles, making their 1st RSG! appearance, mime to "Twist and Shout," "I'll Get You," and "She Loves You."
    --Dance demonstration: Patrick Kerr, Theresa Confrey, and others demonstrate the 'Hitchhiker' (record played: "Gonna Make Him Mine" by The Orchids).
    --Helen Shapiro mimes to "Look Who It Is" (with cameos by John, Ringo and George).
    --'Mime Time' contest with Paul McCartney as judge. Four girls mime to Brenda Lee's "Let's Jump The Broomstick."
    --Throughout the show, Dusty Springfield interviews the Beatles (individually).
    --RSG audience dances to records: "Fools Rush In" (Ricky Nelson), and "Sally Go Round the Roses" (The Jaynettes).

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers
    --Tony Meehan
    --Eden Kane

  • September 27, 1963
    September 27, 1963
    Episode 8

    --Cilla Black (her TV debut) - "Love of the Loved" (and possibly "Shy of Love")
    Scheduled guests:
    --Adam Faith and the Roulettes - "The First Time"

  • September 20, 1963
    September 20, 1963
    Episode 7

    Scheduled guests:
    --Hank Locklin (country singer)
    --Acker Bilk
    --Duffy Power

  • September 13, 1963
    September 13, 1963
    Episode 6

    Scheduled guests:
    --Roy Orbison
    --Freddie and the Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"
    --Kenny Lynch

  • September 6, 1963
    September 6, 1963
    Episode 5

    Scheduled guests:
    --Jimmy Justice
    --Tommy Roe - "Everybody."
    --The Searchers - "Sweets For My Sweet."

  • August 30, 1963
    August 30, 1963
    Episode 4

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Springfields - "Come On Home"
    --Johnny Kidd & the Pirates - "I'll Never Get Over You"

  • August 23, 1963
    August 23, 1963
    Episode 3

    --The Rolling Stones (1st appearance) - "Come On"
    Scheduled guests:
    --Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - "Applejack"
    --Little Peggy March - "Hello Heartache Goodbye Love"

  • August 16, 1963
    August 16, 1963
    Episode 2

    --Shane Fenton
    --Tom Courtney
    --Jet Harris and Tony Meehan
    The presenters were Keith Fordyce and David Gell (who had both previously worked on "Thank Your Lucky Stars")

  • August 9, 1963: RSG Debut

    Presenters: Keigh Fordyce & David Gell

    --Chris Barber - interview.
    --Joyce Blair - in an interview, reveals that she is the "Miss X" (who recorded the single "I am Miss X").
    --Pat Boone introduces a clip from his movie "The Main Attraction."
    --Billy Fury - "In Summer" and "Somebody Else's Girl."
    --Burl Ives sings "Ugly Bug Ball" and introduces a clip from the movie "Summer Magic."
    --Joe Loss judges a dance contest.
    --Brian Poole and The Tremeloes - "Twist And Shout" & "Do You Love Me?"
    --Janette Scott - appears as this week's guest DJ (she chooses Diane Ray's "Please Don't Talk to the Lifeguard").