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TV Shows We Used To Watch - 1963-66 Ready Steady Go!
Ready Steady Go! or simply RSG! was one of the UK's first rock/pop music TV programmes. It was conceived by Elkan Allan, head of Rediffusion TV.
Allan was assisted by record producer/talent manager Vicki Wickham, who became the producer. 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 March 20, 1964 when it featured the Beatles being interviewed and performed 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.
Its last episode was transmitted on December 23, 1966.
The show went out early on Friday evenings with the line "The weekend starts here!", and was introduced by The Surfaris "Wipe Out" - later replaced by Manfred Mann's "5-4-3-2-1" (later replaced by Manfred Mann's "Hubble Bubble, Toil and Trouble").
It was more youth oriented and informal than its BBC rival (from 1964), Top of the Pops. Owing to the scheduling of local news in parts of the UK, several ITV regions joined the show part-way through.
Initially, RSG! artists mimed to records but by late 1964 some performed live and the show switched to all-live performances in April 1965.
It was noted for allowing artists to perform the full version of their songs rather than the short versions demanded by other shows.
Despite its popularity in Britain, the program was never broadcast in the United States.
The show was recorded at small studios in Rediffusion's headquarters in Kingsway, London. Although the company had bigger facilities at Wembley it was easier to attract stars to central London.
As the studios were compact it was not possible to hide cameras. The ever-present cameras, which were very large with rotating lens turrets rather than zooms, were sometimes incorporated into the action, notably in a Manfred Mann performance of the song Machines which ended with Paul Jones singing crouched on the floor surrounded by menacing cameras.
In 1966, the time that the 'beat boom' was fading, the show was cancelled. Its disappearance at the height of its popularity enhanced its status. Many years later the British musician Dave Clark bought the rights to the surviving recordings of the show.
Compilations aired on the United Kingdom's Channel 4 in the 1980s and VHS videos were issued. In 1989 the show was seen for the first time in the United States, on Disney Channel. During that time, Disney was a pay channel, that aired programming aimed at adults at night. Despite rumours and promises, nothing has ever been officially released on DVD.
The most famous presenters were Keith Fordyce and Cathy McGowan, though early shows were introduced by Dusty Springfield. The show was occasionally presented by David Gell and Michael Aldred.
McGowan joined after answering an advert for "a typical teenager" as advisor. She found herself presenting the show, and in fact her status as a fan was evident in her style; stumbling over lines, losing her cool and apparent inexperience made her more popular and by the end she was presenting alone.
She also joined in various fun and games including miming with The Rolling Stones to other peoples records, notably "I Got You Babe".
It featured most successful artists of the era, among them The Beatles, The Hollies, The Zombies, Dusty Springfield, The Supremes, The Walker Brothers, The Kinks, Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Fourmost, The Rolling Stones, Donovan (discovered by RSG!), The Fortunes, Helen Shapiro, P.J. Proby, Otis Redding, Freddie and the Dreamers, The Dave Clark Five, Bobby Vee, The Animals, Cilla Black, The Searchers, The Who, Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, Billy Fury, Lulu, Marvin Gaye, Gene Pitney, The Beach Boys, Sandie Shaw, Burt Bacharach, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kenny Lynch, Small Faces, Them and The Four Pennies. It was said that Cliff Richard never appeared on the programme because he was considered too popular and would unwittingly incite too great a reaction from the audience.
During one of the Beatles' appearances, Paul McCartney judged a contest between four teenage girls miming to Brenda Lee's "Let's Jump the Broomstick" (the group had opened for Lee before becoming famous), choosing 13-year-old Melanie Coe as the winner. Three years later, after Coe's disappearance made the front page of the Daily Mirror, McCartney would immortalize her in song, using the article as the basis for "She's Leaving Home".
Jimi Hendrix made first TV appearance in England on RSG! with "Hey Joe". After this appearance his club tour sold out and he was quickly added to a nationwide tour headlined by the Walker Brothers.
Dusty Springfield devised and introduced the RSG Motown Special in April 1965, featuring the Su
Sigma 30mm EX DC f/1.4 HSM
Amazing walkaround prime for your croppsed sensor camera! 30mm x 1.6 = approximately 50mm which is the focal length film shooters have been using for decades! I attained this lens originally with the intention of buying a low light prime that I could capture a scene with aswell as capture an isolated subject. Handling both the Canon 50mm 1.4 and this lens, I can easily say for this purpose (walkaround prime) the Sigma wins hands down when both are compared on a 1.6x camera. The thing I like most about this lens is how light and compact it is and most of all... performance wide open at 1.4! Brilliant!
Lens Photo Examples
- Will update soon...
Bokeh: f/1.4, enough said?!
Sharpness f1.4-f11 = 4/5
Sharper than the Canon 50 1.4 at f/1.4-2!!
MFT Contrast/Colours = 4/5
Good colour rendition and contrast.
AF Performance = 4.5/5
Great accuracy and speed!
Handholdability = 5/5
VERY small and compact! You can take this with you anywhere!
Build Quality = 4/5
Construction is good, decent for the price you pay. Above the build quality of Canon EF-S. Equivalent to midrange non L series EF lenses.
(ratings relative to prime/zoom)
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*I will be continuously updating these reviews as I get more examples
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