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Monday 8 June 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


Chairman: David Jacobs


Panel: Alma Cogan, Gary Miller, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks


Records played:
Nowhere In This World – Derry Hart & the Heartbeats (Decca)
Kansas City – Little Richard (London)
Camera script: was going to be Forty Days
Lipstick On Your Collar – Connie Francis (MGM) side set
The Windows Of Paris – Tony Osborne & his Orchestra (HMV)
All Night Long – Monty Babson (London)
I-ay-ove-lay Oo-yay – Three Barry Sisters (Decca)


Camera script: was going to be Red Shoes (Kirby Stone Four)
Peter Gunn – Duane Eddy (London)
Camera script unused: Sway (prob Norman Grant Orch), When You See Her (Lee & Jay Elvin)

Reviewed by Nancy Spain in Daily Express the following day: “The BBC’s Juke Box Jury seems to be a dismal flop. Alma Cogan, Pete Murray, Gary Miller and a typical teenager called Susan Stranks are still hard at it guessing which records (if any) are gong to be hits and which misses. All four are conscientious and with the occasional exception of Alma Cogan, the most deadly bores. I actually heard Pete Murray speaking of a record which sounded to me like the insistent yowling of a tom-cat say it was a ‘prestige record’. If this programme has a value (which I rather doubt) it will be in the comparison which we can make between the panel’s prophecy and the actual hits.”

“New Juke Box Jury signature tune waxed by Ossie Warlock and the Wizards; this nom de plume conceals Tony Osborne’s identity.” Alley Cat, 12 June 1959

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