BBC - Juke Box Jury - 1962

BBC Juke Box Jury 1962 Programmes. Room for Rop Comments.

  • 128

    Saturday 6 January 1962


    Panel: Sam Costa, Alan Freeman, Sandu Scott, Nancy Spain


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    He’s Old Enough To Know Better – Crickets (London)
    Small Sad Sam – Phil McLean (Top Rank)
    D-Darling – Anthony Newley (Decca)
    Happy Jose – Dave Appell (Columbia)
    Jeannie – Danny Williams (HMV)
    Forget Me Not – Eden Kane (Decca)
    Crying In The Rain – Everly Brothers (Warner)
    Especially For The Young – Perry Como (RCA)


    Spin-A-Disc with Brook Denning: Happy Jose (Dave Appell), You’re Following Me (Breedlove), Revenge (Benton)

  • 129

    Saturday 13 January 1962


    Panel: Shirley Bassey, Susan Castle, Kenneth Hume, Ross Parker


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Norman – Carol Deene (HMV) MISS


    Susan Castle was a model.

    Ross Parker had written There’ll Always Be An England

    Daily Mirror 200262
    How pleased I was to see that Carol Deene’s Norman reached the Top 20 despite the dreadful panning it got on JBJ recently. Songwriter Ross Parker, the jury member who put a clothes peg on his nose to express his opinion of the record, and the other members who all made detrimental remarks about Norman made one of the biggest gaffes in the history of the programme.
    Incidentally, how many Misses registered by JBJ have turned out to be Hits?
    Mrs WB, Sheffield

    David Jacobs in NME Annual 1963: “Regrettably, Carole was backstage in the hot seat and so you can imagine how embarrassed we all were. To be candid, I think those three members – Shirley Bassey, her husband Kenneth Hume and Ross Parker – went beyond the proper bounds of criticism and were just plain rude. What made matters worse was that a former jury had voted Carol’s previous record a Miss, again when she was in the hot seat.”

    After roasting by panel, DJ said “Well, I liked it anyway!” and Carol Deene gave him a kiss.

    “I felt terrible. I just watched the audience’s reaction from behind the screen. They were laughing at the slating.”
    “I’d love to appear on JBJ but I’d never be unfair to another artist on a record.”
    Carole Deene

    82 complaints to the BBC, then 200 letters to DJ.
    Record sold 10,000 the week after JBJ.
    RM, 270162

  • 130

    Saturday 20 January 1962


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Jimmy Henney, Miriam Karlin, June Thorburn


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Hurry On Back To Love – Johnny Kidd (HMV)
    I’m Counting On You – Petula Clark (Pye)
    La Bamba – Ritchie Valens (London reissue)
    A Pocketful Of Miracles – Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
    Rock-A-Hula Baby – Elvis Presley (RCA)
    Bobbikins – Mrs Mills (Parlophone)
    A Little Bitty Tear – Burl Ives (Brunswick)
    Wimoweh – Karl Denver Trio (Decca)


    Kidd was behind panel

    In Juke Box Jury’s teenage panel tomorrow, Norrie Paramor’s daughters, Caroline and June.
    Alley Cat, 19 January 1962

  • 131

    Saturday 27 January 1962


    Panel: Shirley Eaton, Frank Muir, Pete Murray, Viera


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Don’t Stop – Twist – Frankie Vaughan (Philips)
    Walk With Me My Angel – Don Charles (Decca)
    Babette – Tommy Bruce (Columbia)
    Break It To Me Gently – Brenda Lee (Brunswick)
    Newcastle Twist – Lord Rockingham’s XI (Decca)
    Softly As I Leave You – Matt Monro (Parlophone) MISS
    Lessons In Love – Allisons (Fontana)
    Free Me – Johnny Preston (Mercury)


    PM: Matt is a wonderful singer and puts a great deal of feeling into a song. Anyone else singing Softly and it would been have a Miss.

    Spin-A-Disc with Carole Carr: So Deep (Lee), Free Me (Preston), Don’t Stop-Twist

  • 132

    Saturday 3 February 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Denis Norden, Barbara Shelley +1


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Twistin’ The Night Away – Sam Cooke (RCA) HIT
    Tell Me What He Said – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    I’ll See You In My Dreams – Pat Boone (London) MISS
    Goodnight Irene – Springfields (Philips) MISS
    Let’s Start All Over Again – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    March Of The Siamese Children – Kenny Ball (Pye) HIT
    Love Me Warm And Tender – Paul Anka (RCA) MISS
    Don’t Cry On My Shoulder – Connie Francis (MGM) MISS


    Spin-A-Disc with Alan Dell: Chip Chip, Baby It’s You, Blue Skies (Johnny Rivers)

     

  • 133

    Saturday 10 February 1962


    Panel: Frances Bennett, Leslie Crowther, Alan Dell, Monica Evans


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    PFTP
    Not A Shining Example
    Don’t the audience in JBJ ever polish their footwear? Without exception every foot is encased in a totally uncared-for covering. Please issue these people with shoe-cleaning outfits before the camera sees them.
    V S F Dunton, Kingsbridge, Devon

  • 134

    Saturday 17 February 1962


    Panel: Petula Clark, George Elrick, Jean Metcalfe, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    PFTP 120462
    During the JBJ of 17 February, a record of Shenandoah was played, the tune of which was ‘arranged’. Do you think that a code of honour could be arranged amongst arrangers at least to leave sea shanties alone in this respect?
    R D Smith, Master Mariner, Hindhead

    PFTP 030562
    May I say a few words in support of Capt R D Smith. Once a sea shanty is arranged, it ceases to be a shanty as, unless it is rendered in exactly the same metre, it cannot fulfil is only function, which is to coordinate the efforts of the sailors in their various tasks about the ship.
    F McLachlan, Wallasey

  • 135

    Saturday 24 February 1962


    Panel: Paul Anka, Carole Carr, Tony Orlando, Sheila Tracy


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    I’m The Greatest – Frankie Townsend (Fontana) HIT
    Please Don’t Ask About Barbara – Bobby Vee (Liberty) HIT
    Hello First Love – Susan Singer (Oriole) MISS
    What Kind Of Fool Am I – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) MISS
    Duke Of Earl – Gene Chandler (Columbia) MISS
    Wonderful Land – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    Letter Full Of Tears – Billy Fury (Decca) HIT
    I Ain’t Got Nobody – Buddy Greco (Fontana) HIT
    Dream Baby – Roy Orbison (London) HIT


    Paul Anka and Tony Orlando on Juke Box Jury voted Gene Chandler’s Duke Of Earl a miss, but your Alley Cat disagrees.
    Alley Cat, 2 March 1962

    The Shadows went to No. l with ‘Wonderful Land’, written by Jerry Lordan: “I got the first phrase and it took me six months to get to the middle. I knew it had to have a second part and I couldn’t think of anything. The Shadows did it marvellously and Norrie Paramor added strings very sympathetically. I thought it was fantastic but it didn’t get a unanimous vote on Juke Box Jury.”

  • 136

    Saturday 3 March 1962


    Panel: Buddy Greco, June Thorburn, Bobby Vee, Shani Wallis


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    A Diabolical Twist – Max Bygraves (Decca) HIT
    Lone Rider – John Leyton (HMV) MISS
    When The Lights Go Out – Bobby Breen (Fontana) MISS
    A Lady Loves – Eartha Kitt (MGM) MISS
    One More Time – Danny Peppermint (London) MISS
    The Turk – Judd Proctor (Parlophone) MISS
    She’s Got You – Alma Cogan (Columbia) HIT
    You Never Talked About Me – Del Shannon (London) HIT
    Hey! Baby – Bruce Channel (Mercury) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc: You Never Talked About Me – Del Shannon (London), She’s Got You (Cline), Lucky Star (Vincent)

    Bobby Vee: “I only did Juke Box Jury two or three times. It was an upbeat show and people were generally positive about the records. We never heard the records first and I enjoyed it. I was 20 and I felt I knew everything so it was no trouble.”

    Peter Prichard for The Grade Organisation 010362
    Saturday matinee for Scapa are at 5.30 but “the management have said that they would release Pete from a matinee if he could do JBJ wearing the naval uniform he appears in Scapa.”
    File note: “I think the idea of Pete in his uniform (though a good idea) is going just a little too far. As you know the present arrangement is that David gives the credit plug himself during the introduction of the panellists and this is obviously a much stronger plug than the normal voice ‘off’ at the end of a programme but further than that I don’t think we could go.”

  • 137

    Saturday 10 March 1962


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Alan Freeman, Steve Race, Lita Roza


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Spin-A-Disc: Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night (Dino), Drums Are My Beat, Jeepers Creepers (Hayley Mills)

    140462 Spin Along, Alan Freeman host. Had panel for new releases.

  • 138

    Saturday 17 March 1962


    Panel: Carole Gray, Millicent Martin, Edward J Mason, Ray Orchard


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Come Down The Mountain Katy Daley – Rose Brennan (Philips) MISS
    It’s A Young World – Rick Nelson (London) HIT
    Evil Eye – Al Saxon (Piccadilly) HIT (Saxon guest)
    Afrikaan Beat – Cyril Stapleton (Decca) HIT
    Speak To Me Pretty – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) MISS
    She’s Everything (I Wanted You To Be) – Ral Donner (Parlophone) MISS
    It’s All Over Now – Shane Fenton & the Fentones (Parlophone) HIT
    B’wna Nina – Tokens (RCA) MISS
    Her Royal Majesty – Jimmy Darren (Pye) HIT


    Millicent Martin by arrangement with Associated British Picture Corporation

    Ted Mason was the lead writer for The Archers.
    Had teenage daughters which kept him from “being a square”

    First appearance for Carole Gray. Judging by a press comment, she was knowledgeable about sheet music.

    Al Saxon in the hot seat: “This is the fourth time one of my discs has been played on JBJ. Two of the others got the thumbs down but the other was voted a hit. As things turned out, the Hit did very well indeed, so I place a lot of importance on the jury’s verdict. I think most artists do.”

    Ray Orchard: The big attraction for the record companies is that during the programme the viewer is really concentrating on each number and deciding, maybe subconsciously, whether or not to buy the disc.

    Programme has 14m viewers and if 1 in 1,000 decides to buy a Miss, that is still 14,000 sales.

    Only Harry Carlisle and DJ heard the records first. The panel heard them for the first time on air.
    Vincent Donnelly feature, Evening Times 210362

    The film producer Donovan Winter saw JBJ on 17 March and he was impressed by a girl left of the screen on the second panel. “When I saw this girl, I realised that she had everything I wanted for the lead part in my new picture.” She had a mixture of innocence and .tremendous attraction. It was to be an X cert film about a young provincial girl falling into the hands of a London gang. The show had been recorded but no record had been kept of the names.
    Evening News, 300462

    David Jacobs also doing Startime, David Jacobs Plays The Pops and The Chocolate Time Show, all on Radio Luxembourg.

    DJ says he hears all the new records each week. “Not all of the records, mark you, but a part of each one. After about 10 seconds, I know whether I want to play it or not. If I’m not impressed after a quick hearing, then the average listener won’t be.”
    Bunny Lewis, DJ’s agent often on panel. “Pure coincidence” says DJ who doesn’t select the panel.
    DJ: “It is not intended to be an authoritative programme of predictions.”
    170262, Melody Maker

  • 139

    Saturday 24 March 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Pete Murray, Barbara Shelley, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    One Mint Julep – Sarah Vaughan (Columbia) MISS
    What’s Your Name – Don & Juan (London) MISS
    Two Of A Kind – Sue Thompson (Polydor) MISS
    Slow Twistin’ – Chubby Checker (Columbia) HIT
    The Party’s Over – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) HIT
    Take Five – Carmen McRae with Dave Brubeck Five (Fontana) MISS
    The Great Matchmaker – Grant Tracy (Ember) HIT
    Love Letters – Ketty Lester (London) MISS
    Love Is A Wonderful Thing – Paddy Roberts (Decca) HIT


    Pete Murray appearing in Steps at Adelphi, London

    Spin-A-Disc: When The Cats Come Twistin’ In (Mike Pedicin Quintet, HMV), Young World (Nelson), Clown Shoes (Burnette)

     

  • 140

    Saturday 31 March 1962


    Panel: Jane Asher, Alan Dell, Jimmy Henney, Jean Metcalfe


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Everybody’s Twistin’ – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) MISS
    A Girl Has To Know – G-Clefs (London) MISS
    Shout, Shout – Ernie Maresca (London) MISS
    The Wonderful World Of The Young – Danny Williams (HMV) HIT
    Cutty Sark – John Barry Seven (Columbia) HIT
    Clown Shoes – Johnny Burnette (Liberty) MISS
    Nicola – Steve Race (Parlophone) MISS
    Sweet Thursday – Johnny Mathis (Fontana) MISS
    When The Cats Come Twistin’ In – Mike Pedicin Quintet (HMV) HIT
    What Now My Love – Jane Morgan (London) MISS


    Johnny Burnette was about to tour the UK and was behind the panel. He had very smart hair (a la Ricky Nelson and Everly Brothers) and was very smartly dressed. Boxer’s physique.

    Spin-A-Disc: Slow Twistin’, What’s Your Name, Nut Rocker (BB)

    Tomorrow’s Juke Box Jury is Harry Carlisle’s last production: third Johnnie Stewart stint from April 7.
    Alley Cat, 30 March 1962

  • 141

    Saturday 7 April 1962


    Panel: Sam Costa, Jack Jackson, June Marlow, Brenda Lee


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    A Night At Daddy Gee’s – Curtis Lee (London) MISS
    Matelot – Donna Douglas (Piccadilly) MISS
    I’m Gonna Clip Your Wings – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) HIT
    I Will – Vic Dana (Liberty) MISS
    Nut Rocker – B Bumble & the Stingers (Top Rank) HIT
    Johnny Angel – Patti Lynn (Fontana) HIT
    She Can’t Find Her Keys – Paul Petersen (Pye) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc: A Night At Daddy Gee’s (Lee), Johnny Angel (Fabares), King Of Clowns (Sedaka)

    At the time, David Jacobs on Radio Luxembourg on Wednesday at 9.30 with David Jacobs Plays The Pops, on Thursday at 9 with Startime, and on Saturday at 10 with The David Jacobs Show.
    On Monday at 8.30 on Lux was The Russell Turner Show.

  • 142

    Saturday 14 April 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Robert Farnon, Sid James, Miriam Karlin


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Baby Doll Twist – Susan Maughan (Philips) MISS
    Caterina – Perry Como (RCA) MISS
    Lover Please – Vernons Girls (Decca) HIT
    Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You – Connie Francis (MGM) MISS
    Striped Purple Shirt – Alan Klein (Oriole) MISS
    Big Man In A Big House – Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury) MISS
    Ave Maria – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) MISS
    Theme From Ben Casey – Ted Heath (Decca) MISS
    Mashed Potato Time – Dee Dee Sharp (Columbia) MISS


    Spin-A-Disc with Jimmy Henney: Big Man In A Big House, Caterina (Como), Sgts 3 March (Caiola)

    Big mistake having Miriam Karlin on the same Juke Box Jury panel as Sidney James.
    Alley Cat, 13 April 1962

    Jean Owen (later Samantha Jones) of the Vernons: “JBJ was my very first television show and it was Lover Please that they were listening to and we just had to sit there smiling. Carole Carr who was a singer was on the panel and Gilbert Harding too. They put us behind a panel so the actual panel didn’t know that we were there. We thought it might be a Miss but it was a Hit. I had had visions of Gilbert Harding saying dreadful things about it but he was fine. It was genuine, we came in late and they definitely didn’t know we were there.”

  • 143

    Saturday 21 April 1962


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Neil Sedaka, Nina and Frederik


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    What’d I Say – Bobby Darin (London) HIT
    Twist Twist Senora – Gary US Bonds (Top Rank) HIT
    Silver Threads And Golden Needles – Springfields (Philips) HIT
    Tavern In The Town – Terry Lightfoot (Columbia) HIT
    Let’s Talk About Love – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Time Beat – Ray Cathode (Parlophone) MISS
    Tears Broke Out On Me – Eddy Arnold (RCA) HIT
    Cowboy Jock From Skye – Andy Stewart (Top Rank) MISS
    Shake The Hand Of A Fool – Johnny Hallyday (Philips) HIT
    In a Persian Market – Cy Laurie HIT


    Ray Cathode aka George Martin. Press report headlined Electronic Sounds as it made use of the Radiophonic Workshop

    Spin-A-Disc with Alvin Twist (Chipmunks), Tears Broke Out On Me (Eddy Arnold) and Shake The Hand Of A Fool (Johnny Hallyday, Philips)

    Listening to Helen Shapiro on Juke Box Jury, Alma Cogan thought it was a boy.
    Alley Cat, 4 May 1962

  • 144

    Saturday 28 April 1962


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Johnny Burnette, Alan Freeman, Jean Metcalfe


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    As You Like It – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    Funny Way Of Laughin’ – Burl Ives (Brunswick) MISS
    Lonely City – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    When’s He Gonna Kiss Me – Candy Sparling (Piccadilly) MISS
    Quando Quando Quando – Pat Boone (London) HIT
    Down The Lane – Max Bygraves (Decca) HIT
    A Picture Of You – Joe Brown & the Bruvvers (Piccadilly) MISS
    Ginny Come Lately – Brian Hyland (HMV) HIT
    Last Night Was Made For Love – Billy Fury (Decca) MISS


    This programme was either recorded or they needed a fast car as Johnny Burnette was at the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth that night.

    Spin-A-Disc: Twist Twist Senora, Quando Quando Quando and Hermit (Ben E King)

     

  • 145

    Saturday 5 May 1962


    Panel: Dora Bryan, John Leyton, Pete Murray, Rosemary Squires


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Run Romance Run – Bruce Channel (Mercury) MISS
    St Louis Blues – Glen Mason MISS
    I’m Lookin’ Out The Window – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    The Lady Wants To Twist – Steve Lawrence (CBS) MISS
    I Don’t Know Why – Eden Kane (Decca) HIT
    Unsquare Dance – Dave Brubeck Quartet (CBS) MISS
    Good Luck Charm – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    Swingin’ In The Rain – Norman Vaughan (Pye) HIT
    Whistlin’ For The Moon – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc (SAD): Hide Nor Hair, Good Luck Charm –Run Romance Run (Channel)

  • 146

    Saturday 12 May 1962


    Panel: Jean Metcalfe, Harry Rabinowitz, Leila Williams +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Hide Nor Hair – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    Besame Mucho – Jet Harris (Decca) HIT
    How Can I Meet Her – Everly Brothers (Warner) HIT
    The Right Thing To Say – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) MISS
    Deep In The Heart Of Texas – Duane Eddy (RCA) HIT
    Concerto For Dreamers – Russ Conway (Columbia) HIT
    Crazy Twist – Jack Hammer (Oriole) MISS
    The Green Leaves Of Summer – Kenny Ball (Pye) HIT
    Big Big Baby – Doug Sheldon (Decca) MISS
    C’est Si Bon – Dean Martin (Capitol) MISS


    Spin-A-Disc: Born To Cry, C’Est Si Bon (Dean Martin), How Can I Meet Her

  • 147

    Saturday 19 May 1962


    Panel: Jane Asher, Sean Connery, Janet Munro, Steve Race


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Born To Cry – Dion (HMV) HIT
    I Love Her Still – Mark Wynter (Decca) MISS
    Rag Trade Rag – Gordon Franks (Parlophone) HIT
    It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’ – Johnny Tillotson (London) MISS
    The Stripper – David Rose (MGM) MISS
    Far Away – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    You Do Something to Me – Errol Garner (Philips) HIT
    Ain’t That Funny – Jimmy Justice (Pye) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc: Deep In The Heart, It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’, Soldier Boy

  • 148

    Saturday 26 May 1962


    Panel: Rupert Davies, Vera Day, Eartha Kitt, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    I Shoulda Listened To Mama – Jimmy Crawford (Columbia) MISS
    When Love Comes Around – Matt Monro (Parlophone) HIT
    Johnny Get Angry – Carol Deene (HMV) MISS
    I’ll Be Seeing You – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) MISS
    Just A Little Love – Karl Denver Trio (Decca) MISS
    Stranger On The Shore – Drifters (London) MISS
    Stranger On The Shore – Andy Williams (CBS) MISS
    Sharing You – Bobby Vee (Liberty) MISS
    Once In A Lifetime – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) HIT

  • 149

    Saturday 2 June 1962


    Panel: Alan Dell, Helen Shapiro, Terry-Thomas, June Thorburn


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Number One Man – Bruce Channel (Mercury) MISS
    Highland Wedding – Johnny Keating and his Orchestra (Piccadilly) HIT
    The Crowd – Roy Orbison (London) MISS
    I’m Just A Baby – Louise Cordet (Decca) MISS
    I Wish That We Were Married – Ronnie and the Hilites (Pye) MISS
    Everybody’s Gotta Ya-Ya – Viscounts (Pye) HIT
    Theme From The Inspector – Ferrante & Teicher (HMV) MISS
    Yes My Darling Daughter – Eydie Gorme (CBS) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc: Drummin’ Up A Storm, Dr Kildare (Chamberlain, Conscience

    RT note “Applications for tickets for this show cannot be entertained until further notice.”

  • 150

    Saturday 9 June 1962


    Panel: Dora Bryan, David Rose, Anne Shelton +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Let’s All Swing Like The Birdies Swing – Buddy Greco (Columbia) HIT
    I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles (HMV) MISS
    Conscience – James Darren (Pye) MISS
    Hit Record – Tommy Steele (Decca) HIT
    A Steel Guitar And A Glass Of Wine – Paul Anka (RCA) MISS
    Theme From Dr Kildare – Richard Chamberlain (MGM) HIT
    South Sea Bubble – Tony Osborne (HMV) MISS

  • 151

    Saturday 16 June 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Anne Heywood, Nelson Riddle +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Our Favourite Melodies – Craig Douglas (Columbia) HIT
    Crazy Words, Crazy Tune – Dorothy Provine (Warner) HIT
    I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) HIT
    Here Comes That Feeling – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    Cryin’ For The Moon – Leo Maguire (Parlophone) MISS
    Palisades Park – Freddy Cannon (Stateside) MISS
    Ai Di La – Emilio Pericoli (Warner) HIT
    Ya Ya Twist – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc: Crazy Words (Provine), Having A Party (Cooke), Feeling (Brenda Lee)

  • 152

    Saturday 23 June 1962


    Panel: Arthur Askey, Bill Crozier, Jean Metcalfe +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Show Me The Way To Go Home – Frank D’Rone (Mercury) HIT
    Tears – Danny Williams (HMV) HIT
    Having A Party – Sam Cooke (RCA) MISS
    I Bent My Assagai – Charlie Drake (Parlophone) HIT
    April In Paris – Mr Pollard (Piccadilly) MISS
    Don’t Dilly Dally On The Way – Georgia Brown (Decca) MISS
    Cindy’s Birthday – Johnny Crawford (Pye) MISS


    Spin-A-Disc: Palisades, Steel Men (Dean), Show Me (D’Rone)

    RT billing:
    Neither cat nor square, Arthur Askey’s standpoint with regards to the pops is probably best described as commonsensical and, of course, humorous. Also on the panel are Jean Metcalfe and Bill Crozier, two experts on discs who are usually at opposing ends of the Family Favourites link.
    Family Favourites, 12 to 1.30pm, Sundays

     

  • 153

    Saturday 30 June 1962


    Panel: Jenny Angeloglou, Jimmy Henney, Stubby Kaye +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Swinging Gently – Earl Grant (Brunswick) HIT
    Rome – Anne Shelton (Philips) HIT
    I Remember You – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    Right Said Fred – Bernard Cribbins (Parlophone) HIT
    Marianna – Johnny Mathis (CBS) MISS
    Cannonball – Johnny Dankworth (Columbia) HIT


    Frank Ifield: “I know the panel voted I Remember You a resounding hit. I didn’t see it myself but I was working in Bristol and the audience told me about it. I sang I Remember You about four or five times that night so I suddenly felt like an overnight sensation.”

    Should professional artists have only part of their records played on Juke Box Jury – to be criticised by an unqualified panel?
    Alley Cat, 6 July 1962

  • 154

    Saturday 7 July 1962


    Panel: Jane Asher, Roy Castle, Rosemary Clooney +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Wicked Woman – Don Lang (Decca) MISS
    Little Miss Lonely – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Laughin’ The Blues – Sheb Wooley (MGM) HIT
    But Not For Me – Ketty Lester (London) HIT
    Doesn’t Anybody Make Short Movies Anymore – Col James (Oriole) HIT
    In A Persian Market – George Chisholm (Philips) HIT
    Sweet And Lovely – Allisons (Fontana) MISS
    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT


     

  • 155

    Saturday 14 July 1962


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Jack Jackson, Godfrey Winn +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    I’m Moving On – Beryl Bryden (Columbia) MISS
    Little Bitty Pretty One – Clyde McPhatter (Mercury) HIT
    Once Upon A Dream – Billy Fury (Decca) HIT
    That Noise – Anthony Newley (Decca) HIT
    Where Are You – Dinah Washington (Columbia) MISS
    Things – Bobby Darin (London) HIT
    Football Results – Michael Bentine (Parlophone) MISS
    Gotta See Baby Tonight – Acker Bilk (Columbia) HIT
    Not Never Not Now – Suzy Cope (HMV) MISS
    Chills – Tony Orlando (Columbia) MISS


     

  • 156

    Saturday 21 July 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Alan Freeman, Sheila Hancock, Gary Miller


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Vacation – Connie Francis (MGM) HIT
    Under The Bamboo Tree – Clinton Ford (Oriole) MISS
    ’S Wonderful – Ray Conniff (CBS) MISS
    I’ll Always Be In Love With You – Ella Fitzgerald (HMV) MISS
    How Many Nights – Alan Fielding (Decca) MISS
    Outbreak Of Murder – Gordon Franks (Parlophone) HIT
    Johnny Summertime – Susan Singer (Oriole) MISS
    Fortune Teller – Bobby Curtola (London) HIT
    Welcome Home Baby – Brook Brothers (Pye) HIT


    PFTP 260762
    I watch with amusement when the jurors are obviously wrestling with their own consciences but are anxious to put in a good word for an indifferent piece.
    Mrs D Hughes, Hornchurch

  • 157

    Saturday 28 July 1962


    Panel: Alan Dell, Shirley Eaton, Susan Franks, Jimmy Justice


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Dancin’ Party – Chubby Checker (Columbia) HIT
    Come To Me – Ken Dodd (Columbia) HIT
    Peter And The Wolf – Clyde Valley Stompers (Parlophone) MISS
    Roses Are Red – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT
    Guitar Tango – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    The Lads O’Bonnie Scotland – Andy Stewart (HMV) MISS
    Down The River Nile – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    To This Man – Lena Martell (HMV) MISS
    Blitz Medley – Russ Conway (Columbia) MISS


    Hardly anything pleased Jimmy Justice on Juke Box Jury.
    Alley Cat, 3 August 1962

  • 158

    Saturday 4 August 1962


    Panel: Rose Brennan, Brian Rix, Jimmy Young +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Yesterday (check title) – Polka Dots (Philips) MISS
    Seven Day Weekend – U S Bonds (Stateside) HIT
    Steptoe And Son – Geoff Love (Columbia) HIT
    Goody Goody – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) MISS
    The Cure – Smitty Williams (MGM) MISS
    I Sat Back And Let It Happen – Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury) HIT
    Swahili Papa – Springfields (Philips) HIT
    Sealed With A Kiss – Brian Hyland (HMV) HIT
    Little Sue – Dowlands (Oriole) MISS


    Producer Neville Wortman had joined the BBC after a spell as a cartoonist for ITV and time on Cool For Cats: “I was hoping to ease my way into the BBC. Twist had become one of the rages and I was going to direct a programme on that with Barry Lupino whose sister was Ida Lupino, the American film star. He got smashed up in a car accident and Johnnie Stewart was brought in. He had been doing Juke Box Jury and so he came out of that. The twist didn’t last very long and nor did the show. It was nicely shot though, a good show.”

    Producer Neville Wortman: “I was asked to pick it up as it had got very staid. It had become more of a family show than something for teenagers. Bill Cotton Jr and I were the two youngest producers at the BBC – I was just under 30.”

    Producer Neville Wortman: “I was determined to get more interesting panellists on Juke Box Jury, some people who had a real interest in popular music. I tried to build up really good panels and I filmed it in a different way too as I placed the cameras in unusual positions. I featured a lot more of the audience and got their expressions. We used to look for characters and I would get people out looking for characters whom we could invite to the show. We would walk to someone in the street and say, “Please come”. We were fighting head on with Thank Your Lucky Stars. They had a great style of programming for teenagers and I knew Philip Jones very well. They had a very stylish programme and Juke Box Jury wasn’t that. We were fighting for our lives with that programme. The BBC wanted to grab an audience at six and they thought that if you had them then, you should have them through the evening.”

  • 159

    Saturday 11 August 1962


    Panel: Stubby Kaye, Bunny Lewis, Juliet Mills, Nancy Spain


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    So Do I – Kenny Ball (Pye) HIT
    Shamrocker – Zen Tracy (Decca) HIT
    Call Me Mr In-Between – Burl Ives (Brunswick) HIT
    Some People – Jet Harris (Decca) MISS
    Pick A Bale Of Cotton – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) HIT
    I’ve Got To Learn To Forget – Susan Maughan (Philips) MISS
    Ballad Of Paladin – Duane Eddy (RCA) HIT
    Puff – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Quando Quando Quando – Joe Loss (HMV) HIT


    Shirley Bassey’s next single, What Now My Love, with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra is her best ever.
    Alley Cat, 17 August 1962
    …and voted a Hit on Juke Box Jury too.

  • 160

    Saturday 18 August 1962


    Panel: Ray Conniff, Jean Metcalfe, Sylvia Syms, Eric Sykes


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hully Gully – Don Costa (CBS) MISS
    Teenage Idol – Rick Nelson (London) MISS
    Will I What – Mike Sarne (Parlophone) HIT
    What Now My Love – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    The Locomotion – Little Eva (London) HIT
    Don’t That Beat All – Adam Faith (Parlophone) MISS
    So Wrong – Patsy Cline (Brunswick) MISS
    Sheila – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    To Love And Be Loved – Vic Dana (Liberty) HIT

  • 161

    Saturday 25 August 1962


    Panel: Dora Bryan, Jack Jackson, Malou Pantera, David Tomlinson
    DB in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at Prince’s
    DT in Boeing-Boeing at Apollo


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Jazz Theme From Dr Kildare – Stan Getz (HMV) MISS
    Don’t Let Me Stand In Your Way – Frankie Avalon (Pye) HIT
    Tell All The World About You – Peggy Lee (Capitol) HIT
    Your Tender Look – Joe Brown (Piccadilly) HIT
    Party Lights – Stephen Sinclair (HMV) HIT
    Hidden Persuasion – Frank Sinatra (Capitol) HIT
    She’s Not You – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    Everynight – Paul Anka (RCA) HIT
    Baby Baby – Perry Ford & the Sapphires (Decca) HIT


    8 hits and one miss.

    Daily Mirror 250862 with photograph
    Lovely Italian actress Malou Pantera, 24, is on JBJ this evening – all because of her voice. TV producer Neville Wortman heard Malou presenting her late night disc show, Bonne Nuit, on the Light Programme. “A lovely voice,” he said, “I wonder what she looks like.”

  • 162

    Saturday 1 September 1962


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Jimmy Henney, Robert Morley, Elaine Stritch
    Elaine Stritch appearing in Sail Away at the Savoy


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hey There – Buddy Greco (Columbia) HIT
    It’ll Be Me – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Can You Waddle – Spartans (Stateside) MISS
    It Might As Well Rain Until September – Carole King (London) MISS
    Little Diane – Dion (Stateside) MISS
    We Won’t Say Goodbye – Kaye Sisters (Philips) MISS
    Devil Woman – Marty Robbins (CBS) HIT
    Jumble Sale – Petula Clark (Pye) MISS
    What’s Gonna Happen When Summer’s Done – Freddy Cannon (Stateside) MISS
    Dance With Mr Domino – Fats Domino (London) MISS


    Voted misses on tomorrow’s Juke Box Jury – Petula Clark’s Jumble Sale, Dion’s Little Diane, Fat Domino’s Dance With Mr Domino and the Kaye Sisters’ Goodbye.
    Alley Cat, 31 August 1962
    Four correct decisions!

  • 163

    Saturday 8 September 1962, 6.30-7pm

    by now (Recorded)


    Panel: Dick Emery, Maggie Fitzgibbon, Alan Freeman +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    I’m The Girl From Wolverton Mountain – Jo Ann Campbell (Columbia) MISS
    Lollipops And Roses – Doug Sheldon (Decca) MISS
    No Love But Your Love – Marion Ryan (Columbia) MISS
    A Taste Of Honey – Victor Feldman (Fontana) MISS
    It Started All Over Again – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    Hercules – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) MISS
    Blue Weekend – Karl Denver (Decca) MISS
    Forgive Me – Babs Tino (London) HIT


    Steve Race to Johnnie Stewart, 130962,
    “Rumour has it that you are taking over JBJ, a programme which I did apparently with some success under Stewart Morris, but have not got near with Billy Cotton, nor do I seem likely to. If you are really taking over the show again, would you make sure I am on the list please.”

  • 164

    Saturday 15 September 1962


    Panel: Rupert Davies, Dion, Fenella Fielding +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Point Of No Return – Gene McDaniels (Liberty) HIT
    There Is No Greater Love – Wanderers (MGM) MISS
    Chattanooga Choo Choo – Xavier Cugat (Mercury) HIT
    House To Let – Eden Kane (Decca) HIT
    A Forever Kind Of Love – Bobby Vee (Liberty) HIT
    Let’s Dance – Chris Montez (London) HIT
    Ramblin’ Rose – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT
    Don’t You Believe It – Andy Williams (CBS) HIT
    Venus In Blue Jeans – Mark Wynter (Pye) HIT


    Producer Neville Wortman: “I used to see the guests first to make sure that they had an interest in music per se. If they didn’t, there was no point in having them on the panel at all. I remember Rupert Davies brought a different slant on it. We were always trying to cater for the largest possible audience and not just a teenage audience. The audience for Thank Your Lucky Stars was mostly teenagers. The BBC has mostly broadcast programmes for the family.”

  • 165

    Saturday 22 September 1962


    Panel: Ian Carmichael, Hy Hazell, Mike Sarne +1
    HH in Lock Up Your Daughters at Her Majesty’s


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    If A Man Answers – Bobby Darin (Capitol) HIT
    Bobby’s Girl – Susan Maughan (Philips) HIT
    Close To Cathy – Mike Clifford (United Artists) MISS
    Rinky Dink – Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez (Pye) MISS
    Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On – Johnny Tillotson (London) HIT
    Sherry – Four Seasons (Stateside) MISS
    Til Tomorrow – Kathie Kay (Columbia) MISS
    A Taste Of Honey – Lenny Welch (London) MISS

  • 166

    Saturday 29 September 1962


    Panel: Liz Fraser, Stan Stennett, Tony Withers +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    The Longest Day – Mitch Miller (CBS) MISS
    Ever Since You Said Goodbye – Marty Wilde (Philips) HIT
    Moonglow – Sarah Vaughan (Columbia) MISS
    Junk Shop – Harry H Corbett (Pye) HIT
    Your Nose Is Gonna Grow – Johnny Crawford (London) MISS
    Your Nose Is Gonna Grow – Christine Quaife (Oriole) HIT
    Lover – Johnny De Little (Columbia) HIT
    A Wonderful Dream – Majors (London) MISS
    Pretty Jenny – Jess Conrad (Decca) HIT


    Letter from Beatrice Chalmers, Falkirk in Record Retailer: “Through your columns, may I, a record assistant, appeal to David Jacobs to put Juke Box Jury on a little later on Saturday evenings. You see, throughout the week, we are asked for records by the buying public but every often the only clue is ‘Three of them voted it a miss’ or some actress thought it was ‘smashing’ or it has ‘girl’ or ‘moon’ or ‘twist’ in the title. We want to to hear the programmes too but we do work for our wages and the boss pays us to serve customers until 6pm eery Saturday.” (041062)

  • 167

    Saturday 6 October 1962, 6-6.30pm


    Panel: Petula Clark, Hattie Jacques, Pete Murray, Eric Sykes


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Nicola – King Brothers (Parlophone) MISS
    He Got What He Wanted – Little Richard (Mercury) HIT
    Tender Is The Night – Gogi Grant (Ember) MISS
    Madam Moscovitch – Clinton Ford (Oriole) MISS
    Keep Away From Other Girls – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Swing Low – Floyd Cramer (RCA) HIT
    Oh Lonesome Me – Craig Douglas (Decca) HIT


     

  • 168

    Saturday 13 October 1962


    Panel: Angela Huth, Sid James, Don Moss, Eric Sykes
    Was Ketty Lester replacing one of them?
    Angela Huth was a critic


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Lovesick Blues – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    Sweet Enough – Louise Cordet (Decca) MISS
    Nothing Can Change This Love – Sam Cooke (RCA) HIT
    Must Be Madison – Joe Loss (HMV) MISS
    Gina – Johnny Mathis (CBS) HIT
    Because Of Love – Billy Fury (Decca) MISS
    Goodbye Joe – Alma Cogan (Columbia) MISS
    No One Can Make My Sunshine Smile – Everly Brothers (Warner) HIT
    Little Black Book – Jimmy Dean (CBS) HIT
    Lonely Johnny – John Leyton (HMV) MISS


    Cracked Eric Sykes on Juke Box Jury, “I saw Helen Shapiro on the Adam Faith TV show – with the sound turned off.”
    Alley Cat, 12 October 1962

    PFTP 181062
    Eager though I am to watch JBJ, it would make a change to have an all-teenage panel once in a while, not necessarily consisting of stars.
    Many female panel members seem to be in a perpetual daze, unable to make any pertinent comment. Why not come down to earth?
    It must be remembered that it is teenage opinion which makes or breaks these songs.
    Peter Bundock, Boothville, Northampton

    New Billy Fury, Louise Cordet and John Leyton releases voted misses on Juke Box Jury.
    Alley Cat, 19 October 1962

  • 169

    Saturday 20 October 1962


    Panel: Claire Bloom, Beryl Reid, Jimmy Young +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    The Things We Did Last Summer – Shelley Fabares (Pye) MISS
    Love Me Tender – Richard Chamberlain (MGM) HIT
    Playin’ Games – Connie Francis (MGM) HIT
    I Left My Heart In San Francisco – Tony Bennett (CBS) HIT
    Hully Gully Baby – Dovells (Cameo-Parkway) MISS
    It’s My Way – Don Charles (Decca) MISS
    When The Boys Get Together – Joannie Sommers (Warner) MISS
    Warmed Over Kisses – Brian Hyland (HMV) HIT
    Stories – Peppi (Decca) HIT


    Connie Francis recorded Playin’ Games in 1956. B-side of I Was Such A Fool.

    DJ presenting Wednesday Magazine on TV from 1.30 to 2pm

    On Friday 26 October 1962, there was a Juke Box Jury evening at the Cheshunt Boys Club organised by Marsden’s Record Store. The guests were Johnnie Carson, Louise Cordet, Don Charles and Patti Lynn.
    The panel was Norman Long (Ember), Mike Hitches (Pye), Joe Betteridge (Lugton’s) and Ron Lockyer (Southern Music).
    The MC was Ray Orchard.
    The jukebox came from Symploy and the evening was reported to be very successful.

  • 170

    Saturday 27 October 1962


    Panel: Polly Elwes, Sid James, Steve Race +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Madison Masher – Billy Dawn (CBS) HIT
    (Is this The Madison’s Back In Town)
    My Love And Devotion – Matt Monro (Parlophone) HIT
    The Main Attraction – Pat Boone (London) MISS
    Buttons And Bows – Tommy Bruce (Columbia) HIT
    Heartaches – Patsy Cline (Brunswick) MISS
    Desafinado – Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd (HMV) MISS
    If Only Tomorrow – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) MISS
    It Only Took A Minute – Joe Brown (Piccadilly) MISS
    James Hold The Ladder Steady – Sue Thompson (Fontana) HIT

  • 171

    Saturday 3 November 1962


    Panel: Sam Costa, Pete Murray, June Thorburn +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Thief In The Night – Johnny Towers (Philips) MISS
    I’m Gonna Change Everything – Jim Reeves (RCA) MISS
    Slightly Out Of Tune – Mavis Rivers (Reprise) MISS
    (Dance With The) Guitar Man – Duane Eddy (RCA) HIT
    A Touch Of The OBJ’s – Bruce Forsyth (Pye) HIT
    Tell Me Telstar – Patti Lynn (Fontana) MISS
    Hail To The Conquering Hero – James Darren (Pye) MISS
    Big Man – Kathy Kirby (Decca) MISS
    That Stranger – Viscounts (Pye) HIT


     

  • 172

    Saturday 10 November 1962


    Panel: Jane Asher, George Hamilton, Stubby Kaye +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    The Road – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Small World – Johnny Mathis (CBS) HIT
    Sounds Like Locomotion – Sounds Inc (Decca) MISS
    White Wedding – Sheila Southern (HMV) MISS
    Eso Beso – Paul Anka (RCA) HIT
    Wouldn’t It Be Loverly – Anita Ray (MGM) HIT
    Next Door To An Angel – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT
    Pop Pop Pop-Pie – Sherrys (London) HIT
    Believe I’m No Fool – Cloda Rogers (Decca) HIT


    Cloda Rogers, 15 years old

    Producer Neville Wortman: “Jane Asher was used a lot as she was so intelligent and bright and sparkling. She was so well in with the scene too. Lovely person.”

  • 173

    Saturday 17 November 1962, 6-6.30pm


    Panel: Edie Adams, Alan Dell +2


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Together Wherever We Go – Beverley Sisters (Columbia) MISS
    Up On The Roof – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    You’ll Never Get Away From Me – Tony Bennett (CBS) MISS
    Scales – B.Bumble & the Stingers (Stateside) HIT
    Always You And Me – Russ Conway (Columbia) MISS
    I’ve Been Everywhere – Mudlarks (Decca) HIT
    Here’s Hopin’ – Carter-Lewis & the Southerners (Piccadilly) HIT
    Baby Face – Bobby Darin (London) HIT


    Memo from Head of Light Entertainment, Television
    21 November 1962
    “I would just like to remind you that Arthur Askey will be available for either Juke Box Jury or What’s My Line, in the Jan/March Quarter, and any use you can make of him during this period would be appreciated.”
    Response: “We tried him on What’s My Line once and he was no good. Took no trouble and taught us a lesson.” Cecil Maddon

  • 174

    Saturday 24 November 1962


    Panel: Arther Askey, Dora Bryan, Kenneth Mars, Jean Metcalfe


    Producer: Neville Wortman (Actually, Presented by…)


    Records played:
    Return To Sender – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    Island Of Dreams – Springfields (Philips) MISS
    The Next Time – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Fly Me To The Moon – Joe Harnell & his Orchestra (London) MISS
    All Through The Night – Lynne Adams (Ember) MISS
    Baby Take A Bow – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    Where Have All The Flowers Gone – George Mitchell Singers (HMV) MISS
    Don’t Light The Fire ’Til After Santa’s Gone – Terry Scott (Parlophone) MISS
    Happiness Tree – Norman Vaughan (Pye) MISS
    If You Were A Rock’n’Roll Record – Freddy Cannon (Stateside) HIT


    Scott’s record was a B-side: A-side was My Brother.

    Askey paid 30g, date given is 23.11.62

    DailyMirror, 271162
    The BBC dropped plans to replace JBJ with a big teenage show. The intention was to have a 45 minute show on the 6.5 Special formula with a 15 minute “disc verdict”. After looking a try out with guest star Bobby Vee, and The John Barry Orchestra, Tom Sloan decided to keep JBJ as it was.

    JBJ used to be from the Television Theatre but it is now produced from a studio at the Television Centre with only 100 seats. The waiting list for tickets closed in January and people have been waiting about a year for tickets.

  • 175

    Saturday 1 December 1962

    (Recorded Nov 23)


    Panel: Arthur Askey, Johnny Mathis, Janette Scott, Helen Shapiro


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Keep Your Hands Off My Baby – Little Eva (London) HIT
    Go Away Little Girl – Ray Bennette (Decca) MISS
    Me And My Shadow – Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) MISS
    Jingle Bell Rock – Chubby Checker and Bobby Rydell (Cameo Parkway) MISS
    Merry Christmas You Suckers – Paddy Roberts (Decca) MISS
    He’s Got Love – Tommy Steele (Decca) HIT
    Tell Me Again In The Morning – Anne Shelton (Philips) MISS
    Tom Hark – Jimmy Powell (Decca) MISS


    Askey paid 30g, Mathis the same.

    Mathis highly critical of Tommy Steele disc in particular, resulting in a backlash.

    Marty Wilde: “I liked watching JBJ more than being on it. You had to give opinions. Johnny Mathis gave opinions on some British artists and it did him a lot of harm. If you were a DJ you had to be careful too. If you were a singer, then the show was the kiss of death. If I had knocked the Beatles, it would have done for me, so I had to be more tactful. At the end of the day, people put their hearts and souls into making records and to hear them cut to shreds must have been terrible. I did knock a record, Wipe Out, by the Surfaris. I thought it was dreadful and I got such abusive letters that I knew I’d never do it again. Never tell the truth.”

    Cracked Bob Hope: “For his next record, Tommy Steele is dedicating Come Outside to Johnny Mathis.”
    NME, 4 January 1963

    Producer Neville Wortman: “I didn’t think that Johnny Mathis was going to be controversial at all. He was doing a BBC show for Yvonne Littlewood and I thought that he would be understanding and polite about the records. We all called him the African Queen (laughs). He started to let go, particularly on Tommy Steele, much to the shock of everyone really, that an American should be criticising our singers in this way.”

  • 176

    Saturday 8 December 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Adam Faith, Edmund Purdom +1
    Fourth member probably Linda Christian


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Pastures Of Plenty – Karl Denver (Decca) HIT
    Dear Lonely Hearts – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) MISS
    Dance On – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter – Connie Francis (MGM) HIT
    Big Noise From Winnetka – Cozy Cole (Coral) MISS
    Your Cheatin’ Heart – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    Love Came To Me – Dion (Stateside) MISS
    Don’t You Think It’s Time – Mike Berry (HMV) HIT
    Chains – Cookies (London) HIT
    Greenback Dollar – Lee Corvette (Decca) MISS


    TW3 era

    JBJ usually too easy, too unadventurous and the programme is invariably ruined by the comments of the panel.
    Dennis Potter, Daily Herald,101262

  • 177

    Saturday 15 December 1962


    Panel: Lonnie Donegan, Nancy Spain, Ron Randell, Mai Zetterling


    Producer: Neville Wortman

    Records played:
    You Gotta Have Love – Cleo Laine (Fontana) HIT
    All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth – Dick Emery (Philips) MISS
    How Did He Look – Ruby Murray (Columbia) MISS
    Fly Over – Frank Barber (Ember) MISS
    Comin’ Home Baby – Mel Torme (London) HIT
    The Alley Cat Song – David Thorne (Stateside) HIT
    The Hipster – Cyril Stapleton (Decca) HIT
    Gonna Settle Down – Col James (Oriole) MISS
    I’ll Cross My Fingers – Allisons (Fontana) HIT
    I Can’t Help It – Johnny Tillotson (London) MISS


    BBC drops plans to do a new big teenage show on Saturday evening.
    Was to be produced by Neville Wortman and was to rival TYLS
    JBJ said to have audience of 9m.
    Goes to 3.8m homes (10m) whereas ITV has 3.6m.

  • 178

    Saturday 22 December 1962


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Sheila Hancock, David Tomlinson +1
    Sheila Hancock appearing in Rattle Of A Simple Man at Garrick
    David Tomlinson still appearing in Boeing-Boeing


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    He Thinks I Still Care – Jaye P Morgan (MGM) HIT
    How Much Is That Doggie In The Window – Baby Jane & the Rockabyes (United Artists) HIT
    If This Should Be A Dream – Christine Campbell (Parlophone) MISS
    Theme From The Dick Powell Show – Tony Hatch (Pye) HIT
    White Christmas – Nina & Frederick (Columbia) HIT
    Gospel Theme – Ted Heath ((Decca) HIT
    Charmaine – Bachelors (Decca) MISS
    Pitter Pitter Patter – Jimmy Charles (Windsor) MISS

  • 179

    Saturday 29 December 1962


    Panel: Shirley Anne Field, Robert Morley, Jimmy Young +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    A Very Good Year For Girls – Vic Dana (Liberty) MISS
    The Gift Of Love – Ronnie Hilton (HMV) HIT
    Big Girls Don’t Cry – Four Seasons (Stateside) HIT
    Suki-Yaki – Kenny Ball (Pye) HIT
    Love Me Forever – Paula Watson (No number yet) MISS
    Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah – Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans (London) MISS
    Globetrotter – Tornados (Decca) HIT
    Butter Wouldn’t Melt In Your Mouth – Tommy Steele (Decca) HIT
    Ruby Ann – Marty Robbins (CBS) HIT
    I Saw Linda Yesterday – Doug Sheldon (Decca) MISS