Saturday 16 January 1960, 6-6.30pm
Chairman: David Jacobs
Panel: Anthea Askey, Jimmy Henney, Joni James, Eric Robinson
The Big Hurt – Maureen Evans (Oriole)
Pretty Blue Eyes – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
El Paso – Marty Robbins (Fontana)
My Little Budgie – Bruce Forsyth (Parlophone)
Point of No Return – Diana Dors (Pye)
Where Or When – Dion and the Belmonts (London)
Silver Shoes – Winifred Atwell (Decca)
Misty – Johnny Mathis
“In a recent Juke Box Jury in the States,” said her husband Tony Aquaviva, who is the musical director of the Symphony of the Year, “Joni (James) held out against the rest of the panel about one number which they condemned and within two weeks it was right at the top.” She was said to be the first pop singer to appear at Carnegie Hall with a full symphony orchestra. Has eight gold and two platinum (over 2 million) records.
Anthea Askey, daughter of famous actor/comedian Arthur, was an actress; Jimmy Henney a DJ and TV presenter; Joni James an American singer; Eric Robinson a bandleader and musical director, much seen on BBC TV.