The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones • Ready Steady Go! • February 26, 1965


Rediffusion Television Studios, Studio 1, Wembley, northwest London

Rehearsals • ITV’s Ready Steady Go! • broadcast live, February 26, 1965, 6:08-7:00 pm

The Rolling Stones perform 'Play With Fire,' 'The Last Time' (mimed), and 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love' (live), during which Mick Jagger is dragged off stage by fans.

Left to right:  Mick Jagger, Keith Richard


The Story

The Stones book this appearance on Ready Steady Go! to coincide with the release date of their sixth UK single, 'The Last Time' (backed w/'Play With Fire'). The song, written by Jagger/Richard*, is the first original composition released by the group as a single. It will be the third Rolling Stones single in a row to reach No. 1 on the UK singles charts, spending three weeks at the top spot in March and early April 1965. The Last Time will make the top ten in the US, reaching No. 9 on May 1, 1965.

Also appearing on this week's Ready Steady Go!: The Animals, Little Frankie, Tommy Bruce and The Bruisers, Jesse Fuller, an interview with Johnny Nash who introduces Jackie Ross, The Dave Clark Five, and a cameo by The Walker Brothers who introduce The Rolling Stones

*Richards re-establishes the 's' at the end of his surname following the resolution of his 1977 drug bust in Toronto.

Photo by Tony Gale

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