Saturday 4 July 1964, 7.10-7.35pm
(Recorded 27 June, just before Stones on Top Of The Pops)
Panel: The Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts)
Producer: Barry Langford
Tobacco Road – Nashville Teens (Decca) MISS
I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself – Dusty Springfield (Philips) HIT
Just For You – Freddie & the Dreamers (Columbia) HIT
My Baby Don’t Dig Me – Ray Charles (HMV) MISS
Play Me A Sad Song – Christine Holmes (Mercury) MISS
Someday We’re Gonna Love Again – The Searchers (Pye) HIT
There’s Gold In The Mountains – Elvis Presley (RCA) (No vote taken)
The Ferris Wheel – Everly Brothers (Warner) MISS
Info from the TV Pop Diaries website:
The band had to be brought into the studio by armoured truck to be able to get through the crowd outside. Producer Barry Langford later said it took two hours for the band to get out of their transport and ready to record the show. The band had misbehaved during rehearsals, until Brian Jones, sensing David Jacob’s annoyance, cracked the whip and the band behaved during the actual recording. Barry Langford talking to Disc magazine predicted “we expect a minimum viewing audience of twenty million as compared with the regular eleven or twelve million. We have already had over 8000 applications for the 500 tickets available”. Normally the audience in attendance would be 150 only and broadcast from Television Centre, studio 2, so a larger studio had to be used. Because there was an odd number of jurors this week the teenage panel was dropped. Also dropped was the usual hit or miss board, while a new but temporary set design was employed. Among the records they judged was a new Elvis disc, The Zephyrs and The Nashville Teens ‘Tobacco Road’.
** You will note from the above info that the Rolling Stones also heard The Zephyrs (‘A little bit of soap’).