Ready Steady Go! - Season 2

ITV (ended 1966)




Episode Guide

  • August 27, 1965: The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, Lulu, The Yardbirds

    --The Rolling Stones - "Mercy Mercy," "Cry To Me" and "Satisfaction."
    --The Rolling Stones - "Apache" (the Shadows' song that the Stones never issued on record. This song performed without Mick, during closing credits).

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --The Hollies - "Look Through Any Window."
    --Georgie Fame
    --Lulu - "Try to Understand."
    --The Yardbirds

  • August 20, 1965: Donovan, Wayne Fontana, Herman's Hermits, The Alan Price Set

    Scheduled guests:
    --Donovan - "Universal Soldier."
    --Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders - "She Needs Love."
    --Herman's Hermits - "Just A Little Bit Better."
    --The Alan Price Set - "Any Day Now."

  • August 13, 1965: The Animals, Nico, Sonny and Cher, Walker Brothers

    --The Animals - "Talkin' About You" & "Let The Good Times Roll."
    --Sonny and Cher

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Animals - "We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place."
    --Nico - "I'm Not Sayin'."
    --The Walker Brothers - "Make It Easy On Yourself."

  • August 6, 1965: The Byrds, Brian Poole, Sonny and Cher, The Who

    --The Who (without Roger)

    Scheduled guests:
    --Brian Poole and the Tremeloes - "I Want Candy."
    --The Byrds - "All I Really Want To Do."
    --Sonny And Cher - "I Got You Babe."

  • July 30, 1965: The Breakaways, The Kinks, The Yardbirds

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Breakaways
    --The Kinks - "See My Friends."
    --Crista Nelli
    --Bobby Solo
    --The Yardbirds - "My Girl Sloopy."

  • July 23, 1965: Dave Berry, Marianne Faithfull, Moody Blues, Pretty Things, P.J. Proby, Simon & Garfunkel

    Scheduled guests:
    --Dave Berry - "This Strange Effect."
    --Marianne Faithfull - "Summer Nights."
    --The Moody Blues - "From The Bottom Of My Heart."
    --P.J. Proby - "Let The Water Run Down."
    --The Pretty Things - "Cry To Me."
    --Simon & Garfunkel - "I Am A Rock."

  • July 16, 1965: The Animals, Georgie Fame, Nina Simone, Dusty Springfield

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Animals - "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place"
    --Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames - "Like We Used To Be"
    --Dusty Springfield - "In The Middle Of Nowhere"
    --Inez & Charlie Foxx
    --Nina Simone

  • July 9, 1965
    July 9, 1965
    Episode 45

    --The Yardbirds - "Heart Full Of Soul."

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --The Dave Clark Five - "Catch Us If You Can."
    --Goldie and the Gingerbreads - "Sailor Boy."
    --The Ivy League - "Tossing & Turning."
    --Kenny Lynch - "I'll Stay by You."
    --Simon Scott

  • July 2, 1965: The Who, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore

    Surviving footage:
    --The Who - "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" and "Shout And Shimmy."
    --Peter Cook and Dudley Moore - "Goodbye-ee."
    --Nina Simone - "l Put A Spell On You."
    --Kenny Lynch - "I'll Stay By You."
    --Manfred Mann - "Have You Ever Been Mistreated?" (correct title possibly "Five Long Years").

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    The Ad Libs.

  • June 25, 1965: The Animals, Donovan, Bobby Goldsboro, The Hollies, P.J. Proby

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Animals - "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place."
    --Donovan - "Colours."
    --Bobby Goldsboro - "Voodoo Woman."
    --The Hollies - "I'm Alive."
    --P.J. Proby - "Let The Water Run Down."

  • June 18, 1965: Solomon Burke, The Marvelettes, Them

    Scheduled guests:
    --Solomon Burke
    --The Marvelettes
    --Them - "One More Time."

  • June 11, 1965: Marianne Faithfull, Lulu, Manfred Mann, Wayne Fontana
    Scheduled guests:
    --Dave Berry
    --Manfred Mann - "The One In The Middle."
    --Lulu - "Leave A Little Love."
    --Marianne Faithfull - "This Little Bird."
    --Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders - "Just A Little Bit Too Late."
  • June 4, 1965: The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Les Surfs, The Yardbirds

    --The Kinks - "Set Me Free."
    --The Yardbirds - "Heart Full Of Soul."
    --The Rolling Stones - possibly "I'm Movin' On" and "I'm Alright" (tracks from their 'Got Live If You Want It!' EP).
    --Les Surfs (singing group from Madagascar).

    Scheduled guest Burt Bacharach may have also appeared.

  • May 28, 1965: Billy J. Kramer, The Moody Blues, The Soul Sisters

    Scheduled guests:
    --Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas - "Trains & Boats & Planes."
    --The Moody Blues - "From The Bottom Of My Heart."
    --The Soul Sisters

  • May 21, 1965: The Four Tops, Connie Francis, The Who

    --The Who - "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere."
    --The Four Tops
    --Connie Francis - "My Child."
    --David Goldsmith
    --Ronnie Jones

  • May 14, 1965: Dave Clark Five, The Hollies, The Kinks, Sandie Shaw, Spencer Davis Group

    --The Hollies
    --The Kinks - "Set Me Free" and "Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight."
    --Sandie Shaw - "Long Live Love."
    --The Spencer Davis Group - possibly "Strong Love."
    --The Dave Clark Five - "Come Home."

  • May 7, 1965: The Everly Brothers, Sandie Shaw, Unit Four Plus Two

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Everly Brothers - "The Price of Love."
    --Unit Four Plus Two (Unit 4+2) - "You've Never Been In Love Like This Before."
    --Sandie Shaw - "Long Live Love" (also scheduled for next week's show).

  • April 30, 1965
    April 30, 1965
    Episode 35

    Scheduled guests:
    --Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
    --Bertice Reading

  • April 23, 1965
    April 23, 1965
    Episode 34

    Scheduled guests:
    --Cilla Black - "I've Been Wrong Before"
    --Tom Jones - "Once Upon A Time"
    --The Moody Blues
    --John Mayall's Bluesbreakers

  • April 16, 1965
    April 16, 1965
    Episode 33

    Live from The Ricky Tick Club, Windsor:
    --John Lennon and George Harrison interviewed by Cathy McGowan
    --Adam Faith - "I Need Your Lovin'" (with John Lennon, George Harrison and others singing along) An audio recording of this performance survives.
    Also appearing:
    --Don & Dee Dee Ford
    --Adam Faith
    --The Kinks - "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy"
    --Herman's Hermits - "Wonderful World"
    --Doris Troy
    --The Yardbirds - "For Your Love"

  • April 9, 1965: The Rolling Stones, The Animals, Roger Miller, The Yardbirds

    "Ready Steady Goes Live!"
    --The Animals - "Bring It On Home To Me."
    --Madeline Bell - "Daytime."
    --Madeline Bell and the Animals - "C.C. Rider."
    --Dave Berry - "Little Things."
    --Goldie and the Gingerbreads - "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat?"
    --Roger Miller - "King Of The Road."
    --The Rolling Stones - "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"/"Pain In My Heart," "I'm Alright" and "The Last Time."
    Series regulars:
    --The Breakaways
    --Johnnie Spence orchestra
    --Cathy McGowan and David Goldsmith

    The above guests, along with most of the song titles, were mentioned in a review printed in the 21Apr1965 issue of Weekly Variety magazine, page 35 "Foreign TV Reviews" column.

    Note: The Yardbirds ("For Your Love") were scheduled to appear but are not listed in the aforementioned Variety review.

  • April 2, 1965: Ready Steady Goes Live!

    --The Artwoods - "Sweet Mary."
    --Tom Jones - "It's Not Unusual" (mimed, despite the new policy).
    --The Kinks - possibly "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy."
    --Manfred Mann - "With God On Our Side" (joined by session musician Jim Sullivan).
    --The Roulettes.

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers
    --Zoot Money's Big Roll Band
    --Dionne Warwick - "You Can Have Him."
    --The Yardbirds - "For Your Love"

  • March 26, 1965: The Drifters, The Moody Blues, The Supremes

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Checkmates
    --The Drifters - "At the Club."
    --The Supremes - "Stop! In The Name Of Love."
    --The Moody Blues - "I Don't Want To Go On Without You."

  • March 19, 1965: Dave Clark 5, Kinks, Martha & the Vandellas, The Miracles, Them, Yardbirds

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Dave Clark Five - "Reelin' & Rockin'."
    --Martha and the Vandellas - "Nowhere To Run."
    --The Kinks - "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy."
    --Them (with Van Morrison) - "Here Comes The Night."
    --Dave Berry - "Little Things."
    --The Miracles
    --Bobby Vee
    --The Yardbirds - "For Your Love."

  • March 12, 1965: Donovan, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Francoise Hardy, Temptations, Stevie Wonder

    Scheduled guests:
    --Donovan - "Catch the Wind."
    --Gary Farr and the T-Bones
    --Gerry and the Pacemakers - "I'll Be There"
    --Françoise Hardy - "All Over The World."
    --The Temptations
    --Little Stevie Wonder

  • March 5, 1965: Petula Clark, The Moody Blues

    Scheduled guests:
    --Petula Clark - "I Know A Place."
    --The Moody Blues - "I Don't Want To Go On Without You."

  • The Rolling Stones; The Who; Dave Clark 5; Animals
    --The Rolling Stones - "The Last Time," "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love"/"Pain In My Heart," "Play With Fire" and "I'm Moving On"
    --The Who - "I Can't Explain"
    Additional guests (scheduled):
    --The Dave Clark Five - "Reelin' & Rockin'"
    --The Animals - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
  • February 19, 1965: Donovan, Georgie Fame, Roy Orbison, The Searchers, Crispian St. Peters

    --Donovan - "Talking Pop Star Blues."

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Roy Orbison - "Goodnight."
    --Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames - "In The Meantime."
    --The Searchers - "Goodbye My Love."
    --Crispian St. Peters - "At This Moment."

  • February 12, 1965: Donovan, Manfred Mann, Millie, Sandie Shaw, Dusty Springfield

    --Donovan - "Talking Donovan Blues."

    Scheduled guests:
    --Manfred Mann - "Come Tomorrow."
    --Dusty Springfield - "Your Hurtin' Kind Of Love."
    --The Nashville Teens - "Find My Way Back Home."
    --Sandie Shaw - "I'll Stop At Nothing."
    --Millie (a.k.a Millie Small).

  • February 5, 1965: Donovan, Adam Faith, Marianne Faithfull; Gene Pitney; The Zombies

    --Donovan (making his TV debut).

    Scheduled guests:
    --Adam Faith - "Stop feeling Sorry For Yourself."
    --Marianne Faithfull - "Come & Stay With Me."
    --Gene Pitney - "I Must Be Seeing Things."
    --The Roulettes
    --The Zombies

  • January 29, 1965: The Animals, Elkie Brooks, The Hollies, The Who

    Guests/songs (from audio tape posted on YouTube):
    --The Animals - "Club A Go-Go" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
    --The Hollies - "Yes I Will" and "Nobody."
    --Goldie and the Gingerbreads - "Can't You Hear My Heart Beat?"
    --The Animals, Elkie Brooks, and Goldie & the Gingerbreads - "Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop."

    Also appearing?
    --The Who - "I Can't Explain" (believed to be the Who's British TV debut).

    Scheduled guests Donovan, Rick and Sandy, Ron and Mel, and Rhythm & Blues Inc. may have also appeared on this episode.

  • Dave Clark Five; Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders; Billy J. Kramer
    Scheduled guests:
    --Dave Clark Five - "Everybody Knows"
    --Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders - "Game Of Love"
    --Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
  • The Rolling Stones; Righteous Brothers; The Kinks; Del Shannon
    --The Rolling Stones - "What a Shame," "Time Is On My Side" and "Down The Road Apiece"
    Scheduled guests:
    --The Kinks - "Tired Of Waiting For You"
    --The Righteous Brothers - "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"
    --Del Shannon - "Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)"
  • January 8, 1965: Cilla Black, The Rockin' Berries, Sonny Boy Williamson

    Scheduled guests:
    --Cilla Black - "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'."
    --The Rockin' Berries - "What In The World's Come Over You?"
    --Sonny Boy Williamson

  • RSG! The New Year Starts Here! (1965 New Years Show)
    "Ready, Steady, Go! The New Year Starts Here"
    London, Television House, Kingsway.
    --Interviews with members of The Stones
    --The Rolling Stones (performances from the 20-Nov-64 RSG!) - "Around And Around," "Little Red Rooster" and "Off the Hook." Also Mick Jagger demonstrates a new dancing style.
    Scheduled guests:
    --The Animals
    --The Dave Clark Five
    --Freddie and the Dreamers
    --The Kinks
    --Kenny Lynch
    --Manfred Mann
    --Susan Maughan
    --Sandie Shaw
    --Dusty Springfieldmoreless
  • December 25, 1964
    December 25, 1964
    Episode 17

    Guests (from various sources):
    --Dave Berry
    --Susan Maughan
    --Rediffusion Stars And Garters
    --The Square Pegs
    --The Searchers
    --Sandie Shaw

    Scheduled guests (according to TV listings):
    --Dave Berry
    --Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
    --The Four Pennies
    --Herman's Hermits
    --The Nashville Teens
    --The Searchers
    --Sandie Shaw

  • December 18, 1964: The Animals, Petula Clark, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Animals.
    --Petula Clark - "Downtown."
    --Brian Poole and the Tremeloes.

  • December 11, 1964: Georgie Fame, Rufus Thomas, Dick and DeeDee, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Kenny Lynch

    Guests (entire show survives):
    --Georgie Fame & Blue Flames (performing live) - "Monkeying Around" and "Yeh Yeh."
    --The McKinleys - "Sweet and Tender Romance."
    --Kenny Lynch - "On My Own Two Feet."
    --Tony Jackson and the Vibrations - "You Beat Me to the Punch."
    --John Watson and the Hummelflugs - "Looking for Love."
    --Rufus Thomas(performing live) - "Walking the Dog" and "Jump Back."
    --Dick and DeeDee - "Thou Shalt Not Steal."
    --Gerry and the Pacemakers - "Ferry Cross The Mersey," "Why Oh Why" and "My Babe."

  • December 4, 1964: The Miracles, The Moody Blues, P.J. Proby

    --The Moody Blues - "Go Now."

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Miracles
    --P.J. Proby - "Somewhere."
    --Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers

  • November 27, 1964: The Beatles, Kim Weston, Isley Brothers, The Searchers, Sandie Shaw

    --The Beatles (3rd RSG! appearance) - "I Feel Fine," "She's A Woman," "Baby's In Black" & "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey."
    --Kim Weston - "A Little More Love."
    --The Isley Brothers - "Stagger Lee" & "The Last Girl."
    --Sandie Shaw - "Girl Don't Come."
    --The Searchers - "What Have They Done To The Rain?" and "This Feeling Inside."
    --Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas - "Tennessee Waltz."
    --The Zombies - "Summertime" (from this episode?)
    --contest winners (girls who met the Beatles).

    Above footage (complete episode?) runs 37 minutes.

  • November 20, 1964: Marvin Gaye, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rolling Stones, Them

    Guests (entire show survives):
    --The Plebs - "Baby I'm Going to Leave You."
    --Paul Williams - "Gin House Blues."
    --Zephyrs - "Wonder What I'm Gonna Do."
    --Marvin Gaye - "Can I Get A Witness?"
    --Simon Scott - "My Baby's Got Soul."
    --Kenny Lynch - "My Own Two Feet."
    --Jerry Lee Lewis (backed by The Plebs) - live performances of "High Heeled Sneakers" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On."
    --Marvin Gaye - "How Sweet It Is."
    --Them - "Baby, Please Don't Go."
    --Samantha Jones - "All Because of You."
    --The Rolling Stones - "Off The Hook," interviews with Brian Jones & Mick Jagger, "Little Red Rooster" and "Around And Around."

  • November 13, 1964
    November 13, 1964
    Episode 11

    Scheduled guests:
    --Adam Faith and the Roulettes - "Message To Martha (Kentucky Bluebird)"
    --Francoise Hardy
    --Herman's Hermits - "Show Me Girl"
    --The Hollies - "We're Through" and "Come On Back"

  • November 6, 1964: The Beach Boys, Gene Pitney, Dusty Springfield, The Fourmost

    Surviving footage:
    --The Beach Boys (performing live) - "I Get Around" and "When I Grow Up (to be a Man)" Plus, an interview by presenter Keith Fordyce.
    --Martha and the Vandellas - "Heatwave" and "Dancing in the Street."
    --The Fourmost - "Baby I Need Your Loving."
    --Dusty Springfield - "Losing You"
    --Gene Pitney - "I'm Gonna Be Strong."

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Eden Kane.
    --The Plebs.
    --Johnny Tillotson.

  • October 30, 1964: The Dixie Cups, The Kinks, Sugar Pie DeSanto

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Dixie Cups - "People Say."
    --The Kinks - "All Day & All Of The Night."
    --Sugar Pie DeSanto - "I Don't Wanna Fuss."

  • October 23, 1964: Dave Clark 5, Marianne Faithfull, The Rolling Stones, Sandie Shaw, Dusty Springfield

    --The Rolling Stones - "Cry to Me" and "She Said Yeah."

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Dave Clark Five - "Anyway You Want It."
    --Marianne Faithfull - "Blowin' in the Wind."
    --Sandie Shaw - "There's Always Something There To Remind Me."
    --Dusty Springfield - "Losing You."

  • October 16, 1964: Dionne Warwick, Mick Jagger (interview)

    Mick Jagger interview by Ellen Grehan.

    Scheduled guest:
    --Dionne Warwick - "Reach Out For Me."

  • October 9, 1964: Dave Clark Five, The Honeycombs, Manfred Mann

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Dave Clark Five
    --The Honeycombs - "Is It Because?"
    --Manfred Mann - "Sha La La."

  • October 2, 1964: John Lee Hooker, Lulu, Keith Powell

    Scheduled guests:
    --John Lee Hooker
    --Lulu and the Luvvers
    --Keith Powell

  • September 25, 1964
    September 25, 1964
    Episode 4

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Band of Angels
    --The Four
    --Gerry and the Pacemakers - "It's Gonna Be Alright"
    --Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders - "Um Um Um Um Um Um"
    --Little Eva
    --Little Walter

  • September 18, 1964: The Animals, Elkie Brooks, The Hollies, Dionne Warwick

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Animals - "I'm Crying."
    --Elkie Brooks
    --The Chants
    --The Hollies - "We're Through."
    --Dionne Warwick - "Reach Out for Me."

  • September 11, 1964: Cliff Bennett, Adam Faith, Bill Haley & his Comets

    Scheduled guests:
    --Bill Haley and his Comets
    --Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers - "One Way Love"
    --Adam Faith and the Roulettes
    --Tony Jackson and the Vibrations - "Bye Bye Baby"
    --Rita Bartok
    --Doug Sheldon

  • September 4, 1964: Herman's Hermits, Peter and Gordon, The Rustiks, The Searchers

    Bern Elliott and The Klan - "Good Times."

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    Herman's Hermits - "I'm Into Something Good."
    Peter and Gordon
    The Rustiks
    The Searchers - "When You Walk In The Room."