The Kinks

The Kinks • Ready Steady Go! • October 30, 1964 • No. 1

$85.00

Studio 9, Television House, Kingsway, central London

ITV’s Ready Steady Go! – Broadcast live, 6:08-7:00pm

Left to right: Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Pete Quaife, and  Mick Avory 

 

 


The Story

The Kinks possibly rehearsing ‘Long Tall Shorty’ prior to their debut performance of ‘All Day and All of the Night’ while Ready Steady Go! dancer and presenter, Patrick Kerr observes from the left of the stage. This appearance is widely referenced as being lip-synced, but numerous photographs in our archives clearly document instruments plugged into mic’d amplifiers, suggesting an early Ready Steady Go! live performance. 

This episode of Ready Steady Go! is infamous for Ray Davies being pulled from the stage, twice, by a mob of overexcited girls during the live broadcast debut of ‘All Day and All of the Night.’

Also appearing on this week’s Ready Steady Go!: The Dixie Cups, Sugar Pie Desanto, The Art Woods, Jimmy Reed, The Yardbirds, Rod Stewart, The Mike Cotton Sound, and Jackie DeShannon

Photograph by Tony Gale


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