Saturday 23 March 1963

Panel: Jane Asher, Henry Mancini, Pete Murray, Marcie Blaine

Producer: Neville Wortman

Records played:
Baby Workout – Jackie Wilson (Coral) HIT
Don’t Play Me A Love Song – Shirley Jackson (Decca) MISS
Losing By A Hair – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) MISS
Losing You – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
The Jive Samba – Cannonball Adderley (Riverside) MISS
Flash, Bang, Wallop! – Tommy Steele (Decca) HIT
Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts – Bob B Soxx & the Blue Jeans (London) HIT
Little Band Of Gold – James Gilreath (Pye) MISS
By Hook Or By Crook – Sandra Browne & the Boy Friends (Columbia) MISS
Aladdin’s Lamp – Mark Wynter (Pye) HIT

Producer Neville Wortman: “I went for all sorts of people. I went for Maria Callas at one point and her manager was horrified – there was a terrible silence at the end of the phone. He said, “You might just as well ask her to stand on her head.”

Producer Neville Wortman: “Steve Race was really good, he was an expert and could speak eruditely. Nancy Spain who wrote for the Daily Express was brilliant. She lived with Sheila Van Damn and they were killed in an air crash. Bunny Lewis wasn’t one of my choices but he certainly knew about the scene. Really we were looking for attractive personalities who could relate to an audience. Henry Mancini was a regular guest. He was marvellous and could speak knowledgably. Annie Ross was very good.”

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