Saturday 2 March 1963
Panel: Alan Dell, Harry H Corbett, Dusty Springfield +1
Producer: Neville Wortman
Look Out Chattanooga – Johnnie Ray (Brunswick) HIT
Count On Me – Julie Grant (Pye) HIT
The Desperadoes – Cambridge Strings (Decca) MISS
One Broken Heart For Sale – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
He’s Got The Power – Exciters (United Artists) HIT
Say Wonderful Things – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT
Foot Tapper – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
Our Day Will Come – Ruby & the Romantics (London) MISS
Darkest Street In Town – Jimmy Clanton (Stateside) MISS
Harry H Corbett raved about Our Day Will Come and said there was a lot of good music coming from America. (Brian O’Connell)
Why do members of the JBJ panel have to be so sarcastic to each other? This spoils an otherwise enjoyable programme.
Miss B Bellis (16), Holywell
Could we have some pictures of pretty girls? The concentration seems to be on expressionless head-nodders. Often the subjects chosen are bizarre in styles, ranging from near beatnik to femme fatale, while others are undeniably plain. Where is the warmth, sparkle and vivacity that we associate with youth. Surely there are pretty girls in the JJB audience who could charm our eyes, even though our ears are suffering.
Miss Winifred Williams, Liverpool 25
Suggested fee for serial rights of David Jacobs’ magazine biography – £20,000.
NME, 8 March 1963