Saturday 13 February 1960, 6-6.30pm
Chairman: David Jacobs
Panel: Esma Cannon, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Carolyn Townshend
Bonnie Came Back – Duane Eddy (London)
You You You – Ernestine Anderson (Mercury)
Royal Event – Russ Conway (Columbia)
Tell Her For Me – David Macbeth (Pye) HIT
Tender Love And Care – Jimmie Rodgers (Columbia)
I Enjoy Being A Girl – Pat Suzuki (RCA)
Who Could Be Bluer – Jerry Lordan (Parlophone)
Pickin’ Petals – Avons (Columbia)
Camera script unused: Coo-Coo-U (Kingston Trio))
First programme with ‘Hit And Miss’ as new signature tune.
Interview in Radio Times: David Jacobs, “If the panel reach a decision I strongly disagree with, I say so. Viewers seem to appreciate this, although a lot of letters say I am a clot.”
Russell Turner is responsible for the choice of records and discusses them with David Jacobs. David Jacobs: “Sometimes we include discs we know are bad just to see the reaction of the panel. It’s a thing I wouldn’t dare do in my Saturday night, Light Programme series, Pick Of The Pops.”
On 10 February, EMI issued their last 10-inch 78 rpm single. It was ‘Royal Event’ backed by ‘Rule Britannia’, which was used as the theme for Daniel Farson’s Guide To The British.