Saturday 24 February 1962

Panel: Paul Anka, Carole Carr, Tony Orlando, Sheila Tracy

Producer: Harry Carlisle

Records played:
I’m The Greatest – Frankie Townsend (Fontana) HIT
Please Don’t Ask About Barbara – Bobby Vee (Liberty) HIT
Hello First Love – Susan Singer (Oriole) MISS
What Kind Of Fool Am I – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) MISS
Duke Of Earl – Gene Chandler (Columbia) MISS
Wonderful Land – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
Letter Full Of Tears – Billy Fury (Decca) HIT
I Ain’t Got Nobody – Buddy Greco (Fontana) HIT
Dream Baby – Roy Orbison (London) HIT

Paul Anka and Tony Orlando on Juke Box Jury voted Gene Chandler’s Duke Of Earl a miss, but your Alley Cat disagrees.
Alley Cat, 2 March 1962

The Shadows went to No. l with ‘Wonderful Land’, written by Jerry Lordan: “I got the first phrase and it took me six months to get to the middle. I knew it had to have a second part and I couldn’t think of anything. The Shadows did it marvellously and Norrie Paramor added strings very sympathetically. I thought it was fantastic but it didn’t get a unanimous vote on Juke Box Jury.”

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