Relive the Swinging Sixties with “Best of the 60s: Ready, Steady, Go!” – June 9 at 9:30 pm

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Premieres on WOUB Wednesday, June 9 at 9:30 pm


–  Performances From The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Martha & the Vandellas and More on the UK’s Groundbreaking Rock and Pop TV Series  –


Martha Reeves and Dusty Springfield.
Dusty Springfield with Martha and the Vandellas. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Originally broadcast from 1963 to 1966, Ready Steady Go! was one of the UK’s first rock and pop music TV shows. The series epitomized the spirit of youthful optimism that gripped Britain in the mid-Swinging Sixties. Reflecting the cultural upheaval of the time, it was the only place on British television where anything went, as far as performance, fashion and attitude were concerned.

 BEST OF THE 60s is a compilation from across the years of the iconic music series and features performances by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Martha & the Vandellas, Dusty Springfield, The Animals, Otis Redding, The Temptations, The Walker Brothers, Them, Marvin Gaye and more.

The Kinks performing on "Ready Steady Go!," one of the UK’s first rock and pop music TV shows.
The KINKS, Group performing on tv show at Wembley Studios L-R Ray Davies, Pete Quaife (back), Dave Davies and Mick Avory (Photo by CA/Redferns)

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