featured both new releases and existing hits plus off-the-cuff interviews
with the artists, usually carried out by Michael Aldred or Gay Singleton.
Kingsway studio proved to be an inappropriate venue to cater for the
hundreds of fans who always crowded around outside the building and
it was eventually moved to Wembley ( now Fountain ) studios. This
facility was not always available at the same time every Friday and
so the show was pre-recorded, usually on Tuesdays. Direction of the
show was shared by Peter Croft, Rollo Gamble, Daphne Shadwell and
Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Resident full-time dancers
on the show were Theresa Confrey and Patrick Kerr who demonstrated
new dances alongside 'members of the public' ( whom they chose specially
from their visits to the 'Sabre' club ), with a certain Paul Raven,
better known in later decades as Gary Glitter, as warm-up man for
the dancing 'public'.
1964 the RSG magazine was launched, costing 2 shillings. Also
in 64, a spin-off series featured the RSG team in a show called
'READY STEADY GO + WIN', searching for new pop talent.
The panel included Brian Epstein, Bill Haley and Brian Matthew
plus guest judges each week including Ringo Starr, Brian Jones
and Mick Jagger.