Ready Steady Go! 59 years old

Ready Steady Go! is one of the UK's first rock/pop music television programmes and was a forerunner of MTV-type programming. It was conceived by Elkan Allan, head of Rediffusion TV. Allan was assisted by record producer/talent manager Vicki Wickham, who became the show's producer, and Michael Lindsay-Hogg who was appointed the show's director in 1965. It was broadcast from August 1963 until December 1966. It was produced by Associated-Rediffusion the weekday ITV contractor for London, called Rediffusion-London post 1964. The live show was eventually networked nationally. The show gained its highest ratings on 20 March 1964 when it featured the Beatles being interviewed and performing their songs "It Won't Be Long", "You Can't Do That" and "Can't Buy Me Love" - the last of which was a hit at the time. RSG! USA! was a Dick Clark production in 1964. A trademark infringement ended the show after six episodes. Its last episode was broadcast on 23 December 1966.



Name Character
David Bowie He was 16 , 69 years old when he died
Donovan He was 17 , now 76 years old
Stevie Wonder He was 13 , now 72 years old
Bill Wyman He was 26 , now 86 years old
Mick Jagger He was 20 , now 79 years old
Marvin Gaye He was 24 , 44 years old when he died
Yusuf Islam He was 15 , now 74 years old
Billy Fury He was 23 , 42 years old when he died
Alfie Bass He was 47 , 71 years old when he died
Petula Clark She was 30 , now 90 years old
Rupert Davies He was 47 , 60 years old when he died
Jimi Hendrix He was 20 , 27 years old when he died
Cilla Black She was 20 , 72 years old when she died
John Leyton He was 27 , now 87 years old
Eric Burdon He was 22 , now 81 years old
Wilson Pickett He was 22 , 64 years old when he died
Salvatore Adamo He was 19 , now 79 years old
Harry Fowler He was 36 , 85 years old when he died
Tom Jones He was 23 , now 82 years old
The Rolling Stones was 1 , now 61 years old


Name Job title
Michael Lindsay-Hogg Directing He was 23 , now 82 years old Director
Ready Steady Go! (59 years)


  • First Air Date: 1963-08-09
  • Runtime: [30] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 178