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Jack Good

An Oxford graduate, Jack Good was one of the first people in Britain to realise that Rock & Roll was more than a passing fad and probably understood more about presenting rock on TV than any other man alive at the time.

As an aspiring comedian in London, Good found it difficult to find work so applied for a position at the BBC. Soon he was producing Six-Five Special – a new kind of fast-moving television programme for teens.

He then moved over to produce Oh Boy! for ITV, which effectively killed-off Six-Five Special. Then he bettered them both with Ready, Steady, Go! in the 1960s.

Good then emigrated to the USA to produce Shindig! (original working title Young America Swings The World”) and sent PJ Proby to England in 1964.