Roger welcomes you to the redesigned Ready Steady GoneWelcome to the new, improved version of Ready Steady Gone – the site dedicated to the memory of north east bands, venues, music and people from the mid sixties to the early seventies.

The site has been restyled to look better on your tablets, phones and monitors. Amongst other things, the new Ready Steady Gone has larger, improved images and a site search facility has been added. All the content from the old site is still there, although one or two pages have been renamed. There’s a lot more in the ‘Years’ section plus there are a few new pages.

Lots more pages about north east bands and people will be added in the near future.

I hope you like the new look Ready Steady Gone.

Roger Smith – February 2016


    February 8, 2016 •

    Hi Roger
    The new look is great, how do I find the original comments regarding Change is


  2. Roger

    February 8, 2016 •

    Hi David - Thanks for the nice comment. I've re-categorised some of the pages but All the content from the old site is still there. The page with the comments about 'Change is' is '60's clubs'. I've now placed this page in the 'Venues' category. Select venues from the sidebar menu and you'll see '60's clubs' come up at the top of the page.


  3. Stewart - South Africa

    July 3, 2016 •

    Great site!


  4. Stewart - South Africa

    July 3, 2016 •

    Great site Roger!

    I left Sunderland in 1975 - but I am sure Sunderland has not left me!


  5. Bernie Walsh

    December 5, 2017 •

    Hi Roger, Just picked up on the the new RSG layout nice one. I've introduced you to a group site Selmer (Paris) Saxophones. This site was started by a New Orleans guy called Steve Goodson, Steve is a manufacturer/repairer of saxophones and has his own make of saxes. His stipulation when the site started was to be English spoken and posts where to be only Selmer Saxes anything else would mean the offending person being removed from the site and the person who sponsored him/her also removed, you still should find it interesting. Steve has his own w/site Sax Gourmet, this is also a hugely interesting site for sax players or repairer. Best wishes to you and yours for Xmas and the New Year.


  6. john anderson

    June 28, 2019 •

    Hi Roger.great site brings back so many memories to me ,I worked at the original Jeavons music store and then for Burman Sound Equipment in handysides Aracade Have played with about every musician in the North East over the years .I am still gigging in Spain and several of my fellow musicians live and work with me from this era.keep up the great work and tradition.many thanks. John Christian Anderson.


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