Saturday, November 9, 2013

"Ready, Steady, Go!" for the Current Single

On March 20 1964, The Beatles appeared once again at the Associated-Rediffusion TV Studios Nine at Television House in London to appear live on the "Ready, Steady, Go!" TV show shown on British television. This time the show is hosted by Keith Fordyce and interviewed by Cathy McGowan.
The purpose of this appearance was simply to promote the new single "Can't Buy Me Love/You Can't Do That". Both songs are mimed on this show as well as the first song from the second LP namely "It Won't Be Long". Also featured in the soundtrack is the B-side to the previous single "This Boy"
The soundtrack to this show is available on vinyl as a bootleg entitled "Ready, Steady, Go!" although it is a bit weird since the songs are mimed so you basically hear the commercial recording with screaming at the end. I've also added a link to the Youtube source which does not have the entire show but has the intro spliced into a miming of "You Can't Do That", an interview with George and into a miming of "Cant' Buy Me Love". The clip ends with the presentation of  an award from "Billboard" magazine by the host.
Missing in the clip is a John interview whereby he promotes his first book "In His Own Write". There is also a Beatles artwork competition -Songs include the previous mentioned "This Boy" as well as "Please Mister Postman" (both the commercial versions). Ringo is also interviewed.

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