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Ready Steady Go! - The Weekend Starts Here Limited 10x7" Box Set

by Various Artists

Release Date: 04 September 2020

Format: 7 Inch Box Set

Label: BMG Rights Management

£44.99

Various Artists Ready Steady Go! - The Weekend Starts Here Limited 10x7" Box Set

Overview:

Ready, Steady, Go! was the pre-eminent British music television show of the 1960s, and for many, it remains the most influential pop culture vehicle of any era. If that seems a bold claim to assert, it’s worth considering virtually all music television that has followed owes a debt to RSG!’s pioneering spirit. As well as presenting the top artists of the day, and giving vital early exposure to future stars, perhaps its most important feature was its club-like atmosphere, which removed the barrier separating artist and performer, giving RSG! an atmosphere of vibrance and immediacy other pop programmes lacked. In addition, the unprecedented move of handing the key role of a young, fashion-conscious Mod (Cathy MacGowan), who uncannily mirrored her audience, inadvertently gave birth to what later became known as “yoof TV”.

This collection of 10 vinyl singles - plus book with essay by Andy Neill - represents a selection of 20 songs by ten artists who performed on RSG! between 1963 & 1966, including The Kinks, The Searchers, Cilla Black and Marvin Gaye. The diversity of the artists featured perfectly illustrates the panoply of styles the show covered, why it was so pioneering and why it is still so fondly regarded by musicians and fans alike.

Featured Tracks:

1 Manfred Mann

Side A - 5-4-3-2-1
Side B - Do Wah Diddy Diddy

2 Wilson Pickett

Side A - Land Of 1000 Dances
Side B - In The Midnight Hour

3 Dusty Springfield

Side A - I Only Want To Be With You
Side B - Heartbeat

4 Marvin Gaye

Side A - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Side B - Can I Get A Witness

5 Diana Ross & The Supremes

Side A - Baby Love
Side B - Stop! In The Name Of Love

6 The Walker Brothers

Side A - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)
Side B - Everything's Gonna Be Alright

7 The Kinks

Side A - You Really Got Me
Side B - Tired Of Waiting For You

8 Donovan

Side A - Catch The Wind
Side B - Universal Soldier

9 Cilla Black

Side A - Anyone Who Had A Heart
Side B - You're My World

10 The Searchers

Side A - Sugar And Spice
Side B - What Have They Done To The Rain

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