The Kinks

Dave Davies • Ready Steady Go! • June 24, 1966


Rehearsals, Rediffusion Television Studios, Studio 1, Wembley, north-west London

ATV's Ready Steady Go! – Broadcast live, 6:07-6:35pm


The Story

The Kinks, featuring temporary bassist John Dalton, appear on this week's Ready Steady Go! with live performances of the group's latest single, 'Sunny Afternoon,' along with the as-yet-unreleased Ray Davies composition, 'Dandy.' 'Sunny Afternoon' will soon push The Beatles' 'Paperback Writer' from the top spot, reaching No. 1 for the week ending July 13. 'Dandy' will become a top-5 US hit for Herman's Hermits in September.

As 'Sunny Afternoon' continues its ascent up the charts, the group's schedule is at such a whirlwind that Dave Davies falls ill from physical exhaustion, necessitating the cancellation of a string of UK dates at the end of June and the first week of July.

Also appearing on this week’s Ready Steady Go!: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, Norma Tanega, Tom Jones, Dave Berry, and an interview with former Yardbirds bassist, Paul Samwell-Smith

Photograph by Tony Gale

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