ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW:
Singer Dusty Springfield interviewed the Beatles on their first-ever appearance on the British television program ‘Ready Steady Go!’ on October 4th 1963. As part of this appearance, the Beatles also performed ‘Twist And Shout’, ‘I’ll Get You’ and ‘She Loves You’.
Ready Steady Go! was one of the first teenage-pop television shows in Britain. At the time of this particular appearance, the program was still in its first season. Early episodes of the program featured Springfield as the interviewer and presenter. Ready Steady Go! was on the air for just four seasons from 1963-1966 and featured the biggest names of the day, also including the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, The Who, and Van Morrison to name but a few.
Dusty Springfield had a respectable career of her own that was just getting off the ground in late 1963. Springfield’s recording of the song ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ went gold in Britain. Her string of pop hits continued into the mid-sixties, hitting the charts in the UK as well as the United States and beyond.
As a bit of trivia, Michael Lindsay-Hogg who directed the Beatles final movie ‘Let It Be’ was also one of the directors for the Ready Steady Go! program.
Ready Steady Go! was produced by Rediffusion Television for ITV.
– Jay Spangler, http://www.beatlesinterviews.org