Great document of the early Beatles appearances on the cult British
music programme "Ready Steady Go", although the version I watched was a
48 minute extended version. This of course was before the band
themselves helped usher in the promo - video age with their own
song-films - from about "Help" onwards, in fact.
Here they lip-synch their way (John less successfully than the others!)
through their early smashes and also some great B-sides (remember
them?) too - like "I'll Get You", "She's a Woman" and "You Can't Do
That". The boys seem to enjoy themselves throughout, - check Ringo
doing the frug with Cathy McGowan, answering the usually between-songs
inane questions (some delivered by celebrity guest-hostess Dusty
Springfield) with wit and panache, Lennon wasting no opportunity to
shamelessly plug his first book "In His Own Write".
The camera work is pretty all over the place - during George's classic
solo for "Can't Buy Me Love", we get a close-up of Ringo beating the
skins, for some reason - but just sit back, take in the great songs and
relive the initial success of the world's greatest ever band, just like
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