Saturday 30 September 1961

Panel: Jack Jackson, Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey +1

Producer: Stewart Morris

Records played:
Sweets For My Sweet – Drifters (London)
My Boomerang Won’t Come Back – Charlie Drake (Parlophone)
You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby – Bobby Darin (London)
Mexicali Rose – Karl Denver Trio (Decca)
The Hunch – The Jags (Decca)
Marriage Go Round – Tony Bennett (Philips)
What A Mess – Allisons (Fontana)
Wild Wind – John Leyton (Top Rank)
A Sweet Love – Crickets (Coral)

One Comment

  • Steven Goulding

    Mexicali Rose by the Karl Denver Trio was strongly dismissed by Howard Keel.

    The American actor and singer described the song made famous by Bing Crosby before the Second World War as, ‘the worst exhibition of country and western he had ever heard’, but the yodelling Glaswegian later defended his version as: ” I’am only moving with the times”.

    Mexicali Rose reached number eight in the charts in November 1961.

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