• 08

    Monday 10 August 1959, 7.30-7.55pm

    (Recorded)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Jill Chadwick, Eric Sykes and all three Poni-Tails


    Duration: 25’40”


    Opened with 15 seconds of Born Too Late


    Records played:
    Lonesome – Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Columbia) 1’48”
    Only Sixteen – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
    Only Sixteen – Sam Cooke (HMV)
    And The Angels Sing – Johnny Nash (ABC Paramount logged, HMV here)
    All My Own – Richard Lyon (Fontana)
    Lavender Blue – Sammy Turner (Decca)
    Teenie Weenie Bikini – Upbeats (Pye International) 0’47”
    Souvenirs – Barbara Evans (RCA)
    Milk From The Coconut – Johnny Gentle (Philips)


    Camera script: Souvenirs replaced My Unbreakable Heart

    Jill Chadwick, a 22-year-old actress from Bury, had been a record plugger “so perhaps I do know something about hits and misses.” (Radio Times)
    The Poni-Tails were also featured on Drumbeat, but not on that evening.

  • 09

    Monday 17 August 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Panel: Sheila Buxton, Dickie Dawson, Diana Dors, Pete Murray


    Records played:
    With Open Arms – Jane Morgan (London)
    China Tea – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    High Hopes – Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
    High Hopes – Dave King (Pye)
    It Was I – Skip & Flip (Top Rank)
    Run – Jeri Southern (Capitol)
    For You For You – Michael Holliday (Columbia)
    Taboo – Arthur Lyman Group (Vogue)
    What Is Love – Playmates (Columbia)


    Dickie Dawson, husband of Diana Dors

  • 10

    Monday 24 August 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Panel: Judy Carne, Dickie Dawson, Pete Murray, Venetia Stevenson


    Records played:
    A Hoot An’ A Holler – Don Lang (HMV)
    I’m Gonna Get Married – Lloyd Price (HMV)
    Plenty Good Lovin’ – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Cry – Knightsbridge Strings (Top Rank)
    Midnight Flyer – Dave Cavanagh (Capitol)
    One More Sunrise – Leslie Uggams (Philips)
    A Girls Work Is Never Done – Chordettes (London) 1.52

  • 11

    Saturday 5 September 1959, 6.55-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Cleo Laine, Eric Robinson, Susan Stranks, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    I Ain’t Gonna Lead This Life – Frankie Vaughan (Philips)
    Til I Kissed You – Everly Brothers (London)
    Adonis – Petula Clark (Pye)
    Sal’s Got A Sugar Lip – Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
    Morgen – Ivo Robic (Polydor)
    The Three Bells – The Browns (RCA)
    Johnny Reb – Johnny Horton (Philips)

  • 12

    Saturday 12 September 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Peggy Cummins, Eric Robinson, Susan Stranks, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    Peggy Sue Got Married – Buddy Holly (Coral)
    Cry Baby Cry – Bernie Fenton (Philips)
    Lady May – Eddie Hickey (Decca)
    Smile Smile Smile And Sing Sing Sing – Russ Hamilton (Oriole)
    My Funny Valentine – Shirley Bassey (Philips)
    The Shape I’m In – Johnny Restivo (RCA)

  • 13

    Saturday 19 September 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Judy Carne, Petula Clark, Bill Maynard, Peter Noble


    Reccords played:
    I Want To Walk You Home – Shane Rimmer (Columbia)
    Angel Face – Billy Fury (Decca)
    Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (Pye)
    Sleepwalk – Ken Mackintosh (HMV)
    You Were Mine – Tommy Steele (Decca)
    Someone To Love – Anthony Newley (Decca)
    Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin (London)

  • 14

    Saturday 26 September 1959, 6.50-7.15pm

    (Recorded 12 September 1959)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Dickie Dawson, Diana Dors, Eunice Gayson, Tony Vlassopulo


    Records played:
    Battle Rhythm – Bob Summers (Capitol)
    What Would I Do Without You – King Sisters (Capitol)
    I’ve Been There – Tommy Edwards (MGM)
    Cat On A Cool Tin Roof – Ragpickers (Saga)
    Cap And Gown – Marty Robbins (Fontana)
    The Mummy – Bob McFadden & Dor (Coral)
    Primrose Lane – Dickie Pride (Columbia)
    I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Johnnie Ray (Philips)

  • 15

    Saturday 3 October 1959, 6.50-7.15pm

    (Recorded 19 September 1959)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Petula Clark, Dickie Dawson, Diana Dors, Tony Osborne


    Records played:
    Treble Chance – Joe ‘Mr Piano’ Henderson (Pye)
    Makin’ Love – Floyd Robinson (RCA)
    So High So Low – Danny Williams (HMV)
    Broken Hearted Melody – Tony Raymond (Fontana)
    But Not For Me – Ella Fitzgerald (HMV)
    Jenny – Ray Sone (Decca)
    She Came As A Stranger – Perry Ford (Parlophone)
    Oh What A Fool – Impalas (MGM)

  • 16

    Saturday 10 October 1959, 6.50-715pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Gloria Kindersley, Gary Miller, Milton Subotsky, Venetia Stevenson


    Records played:
    Doodles – Eddie Layton (Mercury)
    Love Potion No 9 – Clovers (London)
    A Worried Man – Kingston Trio (Capitol)
    Mr Blue – David Macbeth (Pye)
    Mr Blue – Mike Preston (Decca)
    Just Ask Your Heart – Frankie Avalon (HMV)
    Wish It Were Me – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
    Old Shep – Hank Snow (RCA)

  • 17

    Saturday 17 October 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Louie Ramsay, Jimmy Savile, Digby Wolfe


    Records played:
    Destiny – Henry Rene (London)
    Put Your Head On My Shoulder – Paul Anka (Columbia)
    What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For – Emile Ford (Pye)
    Teach Me – David Hughes (Top Rank)
    Candlewick – Winifred Atwell (Decca)
    My Only Love – Allan Bruce (Fontana)
    Oh Carol – Neil Sedaka (RCA)

  • 18

    Saturday 24 October 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Winifred Atwell, Paul Carpenter, Sandra Dorne, Digby Wolfe


    Records played:
    Shout – Isley Brothers (RCA)
    Lonely Street – Chris Martin (HMV)
    Heartaches By The Number – Guy Mitchell (Philips)
    The Best Of Everything – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Tucumcari – Jimmie Rodgers (Columbia)
    I’ll Stay Single – Jerry Lordan (Parlophone)
    Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Backseat) – Avons (Columbia)

  • 19

    Saturday 31 October 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Lynn Curtis, Gary Miller, Venetia Stevenson, Digby Wolfe


    Records played:
    Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Backseat) – Avons (Columbia)
    Alice Blue Gown – Leroy Holmes (MGM)
    My Blue Heaven – Platters (Mercury)
    What Do You Want – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    Snowcoach – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    Dear Daddy – Petula Clark (Pye)
    Hushabye – Dene Four (HMV)
    The Merry Men – Don Robertson (Capitol)


    No show on Saturday 7 November 1959 because of British Legion Remembrance Service and a Semprini concert

  • 20

    Saturday 14 November 1959, 6.50-7.15pm

    (Recorded 31 October 1959)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Jeanne Baldwin, Bunny Lewis, Gary Miller, Venetia Stevenson


    Records played:
    Happy Little Caterpillar – Sam Tacit (Decca)
    The Ways Of Love – Tommy Edwards (MGM)
    Unforgettable – Dinah Washington (Mercury)
    Fool’s Hall Of Fame – Pat Boone (London)
    Little White Bull – Tommy Steele (Decca)
    Talk To Me – Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
    So Many Ways – Brook Benton (Mercury)

  • 21

    Saturday 21 November 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Joan Heal, Venetia Stevenson, Milton Subotsky


    Records played:
    Dear Daddy – Petula Clark (Pye)
    While Paris Sleeps – Tony Osborne (HMV)
    San Miguel – Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
    The Village Of St Bernadette – Anne Shelton (Philips)
    Ivy Will Cling – Arnold Stang (Fontana)
    If I Had A Girl – Jerry Keller (London)
    If You Were The Only Girl In The World – Steve Marsh (Decca)
    Who Made The Morning – Max Bygraves (Decca)
    True Love, True Love – Mudlarks (Columbia)


    Only 18 seconds of Dear Daddy played, but 1 minute 43 seconds of Arnold Stang.

  • 22

    Saturday 28 November 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Judy Carne, Peter Noble, Sylvie St Clair, Digby Wolfe


    Records played:
    Happy Prancer – Dance, Prancer & Nervous (Capitol)
    Still Small Voice – Perry Como (RCA)
    Loving Is A Way Of Living – Ilse Werner (Qualiton)
    Just About This Time Tomorrow – Tony Reese (London)
    The Meaning Of The Blues – Kalin Twins (Brunswick)
    Among My Souvenirs – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Roses From Venice – Donald Peers (Columbia)

  • 23

    Saturday 5 December 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Russ Conway, Joan North, Nancy Spain, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    Way Down Yonder In New Orleans – Freddy Cannon (Top Rank)
    Starry Eyed – Gary Stites (London)
    You Deserve – Peggy Lee (Capitol)
    Wildcat – Gene Vincent (Capitol)
    In The Chapel In The Moonlight – Kestrels (Pye)
    Some Kinda Earthquake – Duane Eddy (London)
    Happy Anniversary – Joan Regan (Pye)
    Be My Guest – Fats Domino (London)

    “Opinion of your Alley Cat disagrees with Juke Box Jury panel but endorses David Jacobs’ view that Some Kinda Earthquake is another Duane Eddy smash hit.” Alley Cat, 11 December 1959

  • 24

    Saturday 12 December 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Russ Conway, Jayne Mansfield, Venetia Stevenson, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    In The Mood – Ernie Fields (London)
    Turnabout Heart – Eve Boswell (Parlophone)
    Career – Dean Martin (Capitol)
    Not One Minute More – Della Reese (RCA)
    Marina – Gary Miller (Pye)
    The Christmas Song – Ella Fitzgerald (HMV)
    Who Do You Think You Are – Four Lads (Philips)

  • 25

    Saturday 19 December 1959, 6.50-7.15pm

    (Recorded)

    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Catherine Boyle Patricia Bredin, Gary Miller, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    Lotta Piano – Martinas & his Music (Columbia)
    Too Young – Bill Forbes (Columbia)
    Talk That Talk – Jackie Wilson (Coral)
    The Singing Piano – Tolchard Evans & his Singing Piano (Decca)
    Holiday Of Love – King Sisters (Capitol)
    Reveille Rock – Johnny & the Hurricanes (London)
    It Must Have Been Something Wonderful – Ronnie Carroll (Philips)
    I Wish That I Could Be Father Christmas – Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall (Parlophone)
    Mary’s Boy Child – Nina & Frederik


    “Starting in the new year every alternate transmission will be telerecorded the previous Saturday, immediately following the live presentation.” (NME, 4 December 1959)
    Eric Sykes on Reveille Rock: “That would work. I would have to get up to turn the darn thing off.”
    Feature on David Jacobs, NME, 25 December 1959:
    Juke Box Jury is excellent musical entertainment for the whole family. And it’s done far more for pop music than most people think. The records we play are more or less all made with the teenage market in mind. But on Juke Box Jury, viewers have seen adults voicing approval of the very same discs – the adults being the panel, of course. The net result is that the Jury has encouraged people to be far more tolerant towards pop discs. It has also stopped a lot of parents sneering at pop music and made them realise that it is an everyday part of their children’s lives.
  • 231

    Saturday 4 January 1964


    Panel: Dora Bryan, David Gell, Peter Sellers +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    That Boy John – Billie Davis (Columbia) HIT
    Acapulco 1922 – Johnny B Great (Decca) MISS
    Fever – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    I’m The One – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) HIT
    No Strings – Mike Preston (Decca) MISS
    Baby I Love You – Ronettes (London) HIT
    That Lucky Old Sun – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT

  • 232

    Saturday 11 January 1964

    (Recorded 4 January 1964)


    Panel: Andrea Allan, Eva Bartok, Pete Murray +1 (probably Dave Clark)


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    On Juke Box Jury, Dave Clark was hard to please.
    Alley Cat, NME, 17.01.64

    Johnny Mathis returned the contract for appearing on this programme. He wasn’t going to be caught twice.

  • 233

    Saturday 18 January 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Vic Lewis, Robert Morley +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Have You Ever Been Lonely – Caravelles (Decca) HIT
    Candy Man – Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (Decca) HIT
    For You – Rick Nelson (Brunswick) MISS
    On My Mind – Mike Berry (HMV) HIT
    Until I Met You – Bobby Rydell (Cameo Parkway) MISS

  • 234

    Saturday 25 January 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Adam Faith, Carole Ann Ford, Jean Metcalfe + 1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Alley Alley Oh – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) MISS
    Lady Bird – Ladybirds (Columbia) MISS
    Make Love To Me – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    Anyone Who Had A Heart – Cilla Black (Parlophone) HIT
    I’m The Lonely One – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Thank You – Petula Clark (Pye) MISS
    Blue Beat – Beazers (Decca) MISS


    Probably the other guest was Phil Spector

  • 235

    Saturday 1 February 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Ian Fenner, Susan Maughan, Jane Morgan, Bruce Prochnik


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    A Fool Never Learns – Andy Williams (CBS) HIT
    I Love How You Love Me – Maureen Evans (Oriole) HIT
    Come On – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    Green Fields – Unit 4+2 (Decca) MISS
    Shake And Scream – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Who Was That Girl – Al Saxon (Mercury) HIT
    Go On And Cry – Conway Twitty (MGM) MISS
    Caterina – Kenny Ball (Pye) HIT

  • 236

    Saturday 8 February 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Allan Sherman, Vivienne Taylor +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Bits and Pieces – Dave Clark Five (Columbia) HIT
    Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ – Louise Cordet (Decca) MISS
    You Were There – Heinz (Decca) HIT
    Let Me Go Lover – Kathy Kirby (Decca) HIT
    I Wonder – Crystals (Decca) MISS
    Over You – Freddie & the Dreamers (Columbia) HIT
    Stay Awhile – Dusty Springfield (Philips) HIT

  • 237

    Saturday 15 February 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Lesley Duncan, Steve Race, Sally Smith +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Just One Look – Hollies (Columbia) HIT
    I Love You Because – Jim Reeves (RCA) MISS
    Tell Me When – Applejacks (Decca) HIT
    That Girl Belongs To Yesterday – Gene Pitney (United Artists) HIT
    She’s Sorry – Bobby Vee (Liberty) MISS
    If You Love Me – Jackie Trent (Piccadilly) HIT
    Little Children – Billy J Kramer & Dakotas (Parlophone) HIT

  • 238

    Saturday 22 February 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Cilla Black, Sam Costa, James Garner, Susan Hampshire


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Big Town – Clevelands (Philips) HIT
    We Love You Beatles – Carefrees (Oriole) MISS
    Theme For Young Lovers – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    Not Fade Away – Rolling Stones (Decca) HIT
    Blue Winter – Connie Francis (MGM) MISS
    Big Bad Bass – Jet Harris (Decca) MISS
    You’re Gonna Be My Girl – Chris Sandford & the Coronets (Decca) MISS
    Little Bitty Pretty One – Paramounts (Pye) HIT

  • 239

    Saturday 29 February 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Jane Asher, Dora Bryan, Brian Epstein, Gerry Marsden


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    If He Tells You – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    Every Day I Have To Cry – Julie Grant (Pye) MISS
    Liverpool Lou – Dominic Behan (Piccadilly) MISS
    Good Golly Miss Molly – Swinging Blue Jeans (HMV) HIT
    A World Without Love – Peter and Gordon (Columbia) HIT
    Jailer Bring Me Water – Trini Lopez (Reprise) HIT
    Stardust – Nina Tempo & April Stevens (London) HIT
    It’s In His Kiss -Ramona King (Warners) HIT


    Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon: “Jane was always very sensible and so she was very good on Juke Box Jury. They promised her that they weren’t going to play our record that week as she was on the panel, but of course they did. She had to vote it a hit or a miss and she voted, thank goodness, for a Hit. That turned out to be correct.”

    Epstein paid 30g for appearance

  • 240

    Saturday 7 March 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Annette, Terence Edmond, Karen Elliott, Bob Monkhouse


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Baby Don’t You Cry – Ray Charles (HMV) MISS
    Bad Time – Roulettes (Parlophone) HIT
    Unchained Melody – Jimmy Young (Decca) HIT
    I Know – Chick Graham (Decca) MISS
    Like I Love You Today – Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde (Ember) HIT
    Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    Tennessee Waltz – Alma Cogan (Columbia) MISS
    I’ve Been Crying – Denny Mitchell & the Soundstations (Decca) HIT


    Bob Monkhouse on Today in Jan 1962 had called the show Junk Box Jury.

  • 241

    Saturday 14 March 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Maureen Cleave, Millicent Martin, Matt Monro, Bobby Vee


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Once In A While – Brooks Brothers (Pye) HIT
    Who’s Been Sleepin’ In My Bed – Carol Deene (HMV) MISS
    I Believe – Bachelors (Decca) MISS
    Lonely Avenue – Crickets (Liberty) HIT
    The Spartans – Sounds Inc (Columbia) MISS
    Can’t Buy Me Love – Beatles (Parlophone) HIT
    Tower Tall – Don Charles (HMV) MISS
    Shake Shout And Go – Brian Diamond & the Cutters (Fontana) MISS
    Shimmy Shimmy – Orlons (Cameo Parkway) HIT


    The Walker Brothers’ first single Pretty Girls Everywhere was a voted a Hit and they were the surprise guests. As Scott and John were so tall, the viewers only saw them from the neck down until the cameras got their faces into the shot. They then sang it on Ready, Steady, Go!

  • 242

    Saturday 21 March 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Kathy Kirby, Henry Mancini, Jean Metcalfe, Spike Milligan


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Why Did You Bring Him To The Dance – Peter’s Faces (Piccadilly) MISS
    Only You – Mark Wynter (Pye) (not given)
    I’m In Love With You – Golden Crusaders (Columbia) HIT
    Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing – Linda Saxone (Pye) HIT
    I’ve Got That Feeling – Orchids (Decca) HIT
    Worried Guy – Johnny Tillotson (MGM) MISS
    Tired, Broken And Busted – Duffy Power (Parlophone) MISS
    That’s How It Goes – Breakaways (Pye) HIT

  • 243

    Saturday 28 March 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Arthur Askey, Ted King, Beverley Todd +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Baby Let Me Follow You Down – Animals (Columbia) MISS
    Think – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    Don’t Throw Your Love Away – Searchers (Pye) HIT
    I’m On Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis (Philips) MISS
    Stand By Me – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Got My Mojo Workin’ – Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers (Parlophone) HIT
    Silly Boy – Craig Douglas (Fontana) HIT


    Regular panellist Nancy Spain died on the way to the Grand National, 210364

  • 244

    Saturday 4 April 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Julia Foster, Derek Johnson, Eric Sykes, Mary Travers


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hubble Bubble Toil And Trouble – Manfred Mann (HMV) HIT
    Angry At The Big Oak Tree – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby – Everly Brothers (Warner) HIT
    Walk On By – Dionne Warwick (Pye Int) HIT
    365 Rolling Stones – Andrew Oldham Orchestra (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) HIT
    She Loves Me – Jack Jones (London) MISS
    Don’t Turn Around – Merseybeats (Fontana) HIT

  • 245

    Saturday 11 April 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Sid James, Sarah Miles, Jimmy Young +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman

    Records played:
    I Don’t Wanna Know – Mike Cotton Sound (Columbia) HIT
    Wrong For Each Other – Andy Williams (CBS) HIT
    Walking The Dog –Dennisons (Decca) HIT
    Look Over Your Shoulder – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) MISS
    Dominique – Dutch Swing College Band (Philips) MISS
    Lovesick – Mike Berry (HMV) MISS
    Stella By Starlight – Richard Chamberlain (MGM) HIT
    A Little Loving – Fourmost (Parlophone) HIT

  • 246

    Saturday 18 April 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Cilla Black, Catherine Boyle, Iain Gregory, Tommy Trinder


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Can’t Buy Me Love – Ella Fitzgerald (Verve) MISS
    Constantly – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    It’s Great – Monotones (Pye) MISS
    Shout – Lulu & the Luvvers (Decca) HIT
    I Will – Billy Fury (Decca) MISS
    I’ll Be There, I’ll Be Waiting – Chimes (Decca) MISS
    This Is My Prayer – Vera Lynn (HMV) MISS
    What’s The Secret – Sammy King (HMV) MISS


    Cilla Black paid 30g

  • 247

    Saturday 25 April 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Honor Blackman, Dick Emery, Alan Freeman, Mia Farrow


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Mexican Drummer Man – Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (Stateside) MISS
    In Love – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Show You Mean It Too – Me & Them (Pye) MISS
    The Matador – Major Lance (Columbia) HIT
    You’re My World – Cilla Black (Parlophone) HIT
    She’s My Girl – Bobby Shafto (Parlophone) HIT
    You’re The One – Kathy Kirby (Decca) HIT
    Rain Rain Go Away – Eden Kane (Fontana) MISS

  • 248

    Saturday 2 May 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Maureen Cleave, Freddie Garrity, Dick Haymes, Barbara Windsor
    P J Proby, mystery guest


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Brazilian Shake – Tom Springfield Combo (Philips) MISS 3-1
    You Might As Well Forget Him – Tommy Quickly (Piccadilly) HIT 3-2
    Hold Me – P J Proby (Decca) HIT
    Skin – Allan Sherman (Warner) MISS 3-2
    We Will Make Love (Remake) – Russ Hamilton (Ember) MISS 3-1
    One And One Is Two – Mike Shannon and the Strangers (Philips) MISS 3-1
    No Particular Place To Go – Chuck Berry HIT 4-0
    Someone, Someone – Brian Poole and the Tremeloes HIT 4-0
    You Are Here – Carvelles (Fontana) MISS 3-1


    P J Proby: “When Hold Me came out, I was sure it was going to be a Miss on JBJ because Dick Haymes was on the panel. I’d done a rock version of his beautiful ballad and when I shook hands with him, I said, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry.’ I told him afterwards, ‘I can sing ballads, you just haven’t heard me yet.’ He said, ‘I was in the era of crooners and we had to sing like that. You’re with the Beatles now and you’ve done a great job.’ I thought, ‘If the Beatles accept me, if Dick Haymes accepts me, I’ll stick around.”

  • 249

    Saturday 9 May 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Carole Carr, Millie, Pete Murray, Frankie Vaughan


    Producer: Neville Wortman

  • 250

    Saturday 16 May 1964, 6.20-6.45pm


    Panel: Roy Castle, Judith Chalmers, Libby Morris, Billy Walker

    Producer: Barry Langford

  • 251

    Saturday 23 May 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Stratford Johns, Jean Metcalfe, Lance Percival, Polly Perkins


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Can You Do It – Contours (Stateside) MISS
    Nobody I Know – Peter and Gordon (Columbia) HIT
    Funny Things – Redcaps (Decca) MISS
    Hello Dolly – Louis Armstrong (London) HIT
    Ramona – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    Near You – Migil Five (Pye) HIT
    Keep On Lovin’ Me – Kaye Sisters (Philips) MISS

  • 252

    Saturday 30 May 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Ken Dodd, Pete Murray, Rosemary Nicols, Marjorie Proops


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Alright Baby – Quotations (Decca) HIT
    Hello Dolly – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) HIT
    La-Den-Da-Da –Gene Vincent (Columbia) MISS
    Chapel Of Love – Dixie Cups (Pye Int) HIT
    Ain’t She Sweet – Tony Sheridan & the Beatles (Polydor) HIT
    I Don’t Want To Be Hurt Anymore – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT
    Like Dreamers Do – Applejacks (Decca) HIT


    Ken Dodd: I gave everybody top marks. One thing any entertainer needs is encouragement. That’s why Liverpool and Merseyside has produced so many famous showbiz people. It is a huge list, why, Merseyside audiences always give you a good gee, they applaud you if you look like you are having a go.

    The waxwork dummies of the Beatles prepared by Mme Tussaud’s were displayed on the show.

  • 253

    Saturday 6 June 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Charlie Drake, Diana Dors, Bunny Lewis, Jessie Matthews


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Bama Lama Bama Loo – Little Richard (London) HIT
    I Like The Look Of You – Fortunes (Decca) HIT
    I Love You Too – Matt Monro (Parlophone) MISS
    Liza Jane – Davie Jones & the King Bees (Vocalion) MISS
    When You Walk In The Room – Jackie de Shannon (Liberty) HIT
    Why Not Tonight – Mojos (Decca) MISS
    If You Don’t Know – Don Charles (HMV) HIT


    Liza Jane was David Bowie’s first single. R&B track with David on vocals and tenor sax. Only Charlie Drake voted the record a hit! Mrs Dale didn’t like it. David Bowie was in Hot Seat

  • 254

    Saturday 13 June 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Adam Faith, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Des O’Connor, Juliet Prowse


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    That’s Alright – Jimmy Powell (Pye) HIT
    So Long Little Girl – Dictators with Tony and Howard (Oriole) HIT
    Kissin’ Cousins – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    I Don’t Want To Know – Shirley & Johnny (Parlophone) HIT
    Sweet William – Millie (Fontana) HIT
    House Of The Risin’ Sun – Animals (Columbia) HIT
    You Came Along – Warriors (Decca) MISS

  • 255

    Saturday 20 June 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Anne Heywood, Davy Kaye, Stirling Moss


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    It’s So Exciting – Sinners (Columbia) MISS
    A Sad Story – George Bean (Decca) MISS
    Long Tall Sally – Beatles (Parlophone EP track) HIT
    Tears And Roses – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT
    You’ll Be Mine – Long John Baldry (United Artists) HIT
    Say You Love Me – Gary & the Ariels (Fontana) MISS

  • 256

    Saturday 27 June 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Dorothy Dandridge, Bill Owen, Jimmy Savile, Janette Scott


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Reelin’ And Rockin’ – Micky Finn & the Blue Men (Oriole) HIT
    In A Matter Of Moments – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    A Hard Day’s Night – Beatles (Parlophone) HIT
    The Wedding – Julie Rogers (Mercury) MISS
    It’s All Over Now – Rolling Stones (Decca) HIT
    All The Sheep In The World – Elaine & Derek (Decca) HIT

  • 257

    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


    Records played:
    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

  • 258

    Saturday 11 July 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Lionel Jeffries, Stubby Kaye, Anne Nightingale, Tessie O’Shea


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Doo Wah Diddy Diddy – Manfred Mann (HMV) HIT
    The Girl From Ipanema – Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto (Verve) MISS
    She’s Fallen In Love With The Monster Man – Screamin’ Lord Sutch (Oriole) HIT
    As Tears Goes By – Marianne Faithfull (Decca) HIT
    Happiness – Ken Dodd (Columbia) HIT
    From A Window – Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas (Parlophone) HIT

  • 259

    Saturday 18 July 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Dora Bryan, Brian Epstein, Ian Hendry, Nancy Roberts


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Huntingdon Beach – Van Doren (Decca) MISS
    Rosie – Chubby Checker (Cameo Parkway) MISS
    Lollipop – Glenda Collins (HMV) MISS
    I Found Out The Hard Way – Four Pennies (Philips) HIT
    I Want To Hold Your Hand – Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops (RCA) MISS
    The Crying Game – Dave Berry (Decca) HIT
    Handy Man – Del Shannon (Stateside) MISS
    You’ll Never Get To Heaven – Dionne Warwick (Pye Int) HIT

  • 260

    Saturday 25 July 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Carole Ann Ford, George Harrison, Reg Varney +1


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    I Should Have Known Better – The Naturals (Parlophone) MISS
    What Am I To You – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT(check this)
    Soulful Dress – Sugar Pie Desanto (Pye) HIT
    How Can I Tell Her – Fourmost (Parlophone) HIT
    Heart – David Nelson (Philips) MISS
    Spanish Harlem – Sounds Inc (Columbia) HIT
    All Grown Up – Crystals (London) MISS
    She’s Not There – Zombies (Decca) HIT
    Ain’t Love Good – Ain’t Love Proud – Tony Clarke (Pye) HIT

  • 261

    Saturday 1 August 1964, 5.40-6.05pm

    (Recorded 25 July)


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Judy Cornwell, Ray Martine, Ringo Starr


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Thinking Of You Baby – Dave Clark Five (Columbia) HIT
    Don’t It Make You Feel Good – Overlanders (Pye) HIT
    It’s For You – Cilla Black (Parlophone) HIT
    Move It Baby – Simon Scott (Parlophone) HIT
    I Wouldn’t Trade You For The World – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    Not For Me – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) MISS
    A Summer Song – Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde (United Artists) MISS


    Jeremy Clyde: “I remember Ringo saying, ‘This will be big in America but it’s too sweet for England’ and he was right as it was our biggest record in America and went gold. I suppose it was an early example of what they now call Adult Contemporary Music in Music in America.”

    George and Ringo filmed appearances on same day
    There is a photo of Ringo holding up a Miss disc. (Schaffer book)

  • 262

    Saturday 8 August 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Unity Hall, Kenneth More, Chita Rivera, Cardew Robinson


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    I Want You To Meet My Baby – Eydie Gorme (CBS) MISS
    Rag Doll – Four Seasons (Philips) MISS
    The Time It Takes – Alan Dean & his Problems (Decca) MISS
    I Don’t Understand – Nola York (HMV) HIT
    Such A Night – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    Non E Niente Lasciami Stare – Gigliola Cinquetti (Decca) HIT
    Dang Me – Johnny Duncan (Columbia) MISS


    Kenneth More had not really listened to Elvis Presley before and was impressed. He had disliked him previously.

  • 263

    Saturday 15 August 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Max Bacon, Caroline Charles, Maureen Cleave, Laurence Harvey


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Twelve Steps To Love – Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (Decca) HIT
    Kelly – Wayne Gibson (Pye) MISS
    You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry (Pye International) HIT
    Promise You’ll Tell Her – Swinging Blue Jeans (HMV) HIT
    It’s Gotta Be – Ray Singer (Ember) MISS
    Who Can I Turn To – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) MISS
    I’ll Give You Loving – One & One (Decca) MISS

  • 264

    Saturday 22 August 1964, 5.55-6.20pm


    Panel: Bernard Bresslaw, Derek Johnson, Bernard Lee, Ginette Spanier


    Producer: Barry Langford

  • 265

    Saturday 29 August 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Susan Baker, Millicent Martin, Jimmy Savile, Stanley Unwin


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Hey Hey Hey – Tammy St John (Pye)
    Seven Daffodils – Cherokees (Columbia)
    Is It True – Brenda Lee (Brunswick)
    Young Love – Bo & Peep (Decca)
    Rhythm & Greens – Shadows (Columbia)
    I Didn’t Mean To Hurt You – Rockin’ Berries (Pye)
    The Letter – The Long & The Short (Decca)

  • 266

    Saturday 5 September 1964, 5.55-6.20pm


    Panel: Anthony Booth, Diane Cilento, Laurie Henshaw, Barbara Roscoe


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Bread And Butter – Barry St John (Decca)
    Walk Away – Matt Monro (Parlophone)
    Head Over Heels – Mike Rabin & the Demons (Columbia)
    Love, Let Me Not Hunger – Jan Burnette (Oriole)
    Chills & Fever – Tom Jones (Decca)
    Only One Such As You – Adam Faith (Parlophone)
    My Kind Of Town – Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
    The Mexican Boy – Marty Wilde (Decca)

  • 267

    Saturday 12 September 1964, 5.55-6.20pm


    Panel: Dawn Addams, Bill Haley, Don Moss, Viviane Ventura


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    We’re Through – Hollies (Columbia) HIT
    Don’t Cry Little Girl – Peter & the Headlines (Decca) MISS
    When You Walk In The Room – Searchers (Pye) HIT
    People Say – Dixie Cups (Pye International) MISS
    Oh Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison (London) HIT
    Ringo For President – Young World Singers (Brunswick) MISS
    I Don’t Want To See You Again – Peter and Gordon (Columbia) HIT

  • 267

    Saturday 19 September 1964, 6-6.25pm


    Panel: Arthur Askey, Honor Blackman, Adam Faith, Lulu


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Jury’s decision not given in RR
    I’m Crying – Animals (Columbia)
    People – Barbra Streisand (CBS)
    Three Little Words – Applejacks (Decca)
    I’m Yours – Jimmy Young (Columbia)
    Bye Bye Baby – Tony Jackson (Pye)
    Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey (Columbia)
    There’s No Need To Cry – Don, David & Dean (United Artists)


    Camera script also gives Makin’ With The Magilla (Little Eva), One Way Love (Cliff Bennett).

  • 269

    Saturday 26 September 1964, 5.45-6.10pm


    Panel: Roy Castle, Pete Murray, Adrienne Posta +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Little Richard (Stateside) HIT
    The Twelfth Of Never – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    The Weaver – Pendulums (Pye) HIT
    Don’t Walk Away – Kathy Kirby (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Let Her Get Away – John Leyton (HMV) MISS
    Look Homeward Angel – Fortunes (Decca) HIT
    Always Something There To Remind Me – Sandie Shaw (Pye) HIT
    I’m On The Outside Lookin’ In – Little Anthony & the Imperials (United Artists) MISS


    RT 240964
    27,000 jukeboxes in UK and over 1,000 panellists so far.
    Discs chosen with “a good beat, a strong melody and excellence of performance”
    12m viewers and 700 letters a week.
    Panel is right two times out of three
    David Jacobs: “Nobody has pretended that JBJ was an authoritative programme of predictions. It is intended simply to be jolly good entertainment based on discs.”

  • 270

    Saturday 3 October 1964, 5.45-610pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Alan Freeman, Gene Pitney +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Sha La La – Manfred Mann (HMV) HIT
    What’s Easy For Two Is So Hard For One – Mary Wells (Stateside) HIT
    Google Eye – Nashville Teens (Decca) MISS
    I Love The Way You Love – Millie (Fontana) HIT
    Cousin Of Mine – Sam Cooke (RCA) MISS
    Now We’re Thru – Poets (Decca) MISS
    Baby Love – Supremes (Stateside) HIT
    La La La La La – Blendells (Reprise) MISS
    She Wants T’Swim – Chubby Checker (Cameo Parkway) MISS

  • 271

    Saturday 10 October 1964, 5.45-6.10pm


    Panel: Judith Chalmers, Peter Cook, P J Proby, Julie Rogers


    Producer: Neville Wortman

  • 272

    Saturday 17 October 1964, 5.45-6.10pm


    Panel: Des O’Connor, Mary Wells, Jimmy Young +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Any Way You Want It – Dave Clark Five (Columbia) HIT
    Blowin’ In The Wind – Marianne Faithfull (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Bring Me Down – Pretty Things (Fontana) MISS
    The Door Is Still Open – Dean Martin (Reprise) MISS
    When I Grow Up – Beach Boys (Capitol) HIT
    So Little Time – Diana Dors (Fontana) MISS
    Where In The World – Ray Merrell (Pye) MISS
    Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT


    Richard Evans produced documentary on A Hard Day’s Night for BBC.

  • 273

    Saturday 24 October 1964. 5.45-6.10pm


    Panel: Sid James, Andrew Oldham, Marchioness of Tavistock +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hide’n’Seek – Thyrds (Decca)
    Smack Dab In The Middle – Ray Charles (HMV)
    Losing You – Dusty Springfield (Philips)
    Black Girl – Four Pennies (Philips)
    A Boy I Used To Know – Andree Silver (HMV)
    All Day And All Of The Night – Kinks (Pye)
    And I Love Her – Mark Wynter (Pye)
    I Don’t Know What Time It Was – Gloria Roma (Decca)
    Bad Blood – Paramounts (Parlophone)


    David Jacobs was also in the Light Programme thriller, Follow That Man

  • 274

    Saturday 31 October 1964, 5.45-6.10pm


    Panel: Petula Clark, Marianne Faithfull, Stubby Kaye, Don Wardell


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Susie-Q – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) MISS
    I Keep Forgettin’ – Hi-Fis (Pye) MISS
    I Wish I’d Never Loved You – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Tango – The Mark Five (Fontana) MISS
    There’s A Heartache Following Me – Jim Reeves (RCA) HIT
    Over Susanne – Tommy Bruce (Columbia) MISS
    I’m Gonna Be Strong – Gene Pitney (Stateside) HIT

    Marianne Faithfull: “I’d like it at a party if I was stoned.” Of Tango by The Mark Five

  • 275

    Saturday 7 November 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Rolf Harris, Portland Mason, Gene Pitney, Margaret Stredder


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Baby I Need Your Lovin’ – Fourmost (Parlophone) HIT
    Get Away – Maureen Evans (Oriole) HIT
    Playing Around – Eden Kane (Fontana) HIT
    Here Comes The Night – Lulu (Decca) MISS
    L-O-V-E – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) MISS
    Downtown – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Message To Martha –Adam Faith (Parlophone) MISS
    I Will Never Let You Go – UKs (HMV) HIT

  • 276

    Saturday 14 November 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Joe Brown, Terence Edmond, Jackie De Shannon +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Softly In The Night – Three Bells (Columbia) MISS
    We’ll Sing In The Sunshine – Lancastrians (Pye) HIT
    Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) MISS
    One Heart Between Two –Dave Berry (Decca) HIT
    Oh Oh Seven – Dora Bryan (Fontana) HIT
    Somewhere – P J Proby (Liberty) HIT

  • 277

    Saturday 21 November 1964, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Spike Milligan, Liza Minelli, Pete Murray


    Producer: Neville Wortman

  • 278

    Saturday 28 November 1964, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Lulu, Jean Metcalfe, Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Tears And Kisses – Peter & the Headlines (Decca) MISS
    I Could Easily Fall – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Now – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    What Have They Done To The Rain –Searchers (Pye) HIT
    Like A Child – Julie Rogers (Mercury) HIT
    The Organ Man – Norman Vaughan (Pye) HIT
    Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    Real Live Girl – King Brothers (Oriole) MISS

  • 279

    Saturday 5 December 1964, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Diahann Carroll, Vic Lewis, Pete Murray, Sandie Shaw


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    No Arms Can Ever Hold You – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    How Soon – Jackie Trent (Pye) MISS
    Genie With The Light Brown Lamp – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    I Think I’m Goin’ Out Of My Head – Dodie West (Decca) MISS
    Ferry ’Cross The Mersey – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) HIT
    Funny Girl – Barbra Streisand (CBS) MISS


    Sandie Shaw: “I was awful as a panellist. Quite scathing. ‘No, don’t like that. Rubbish. It’ll never be a hit.’ And then that person would come out from behind the screen so it was quite embarrassing.”

  • 280

    Saturday 12 December 1964, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Lonnie Donegan, Shirley Eaton, Jimmy Edwards, Polly Elwes


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Now – Wolves (Pye) MISS
    Getting Mighty Crowded – Betty Everett (Fontana) HIT
    Walk Right Back – Mark & John (Decca) HIT
    For Mama – Matt Monro (Parlophone) HIT
    Love Me Darling – Howlin’ Wolf (Pye International) HIT
    Et Meme – Francoise Hardy (Pye) MISS


    While discussing Love Me Darling, Lonnie spat on the floor and said the Rolling Stones’ version of Howlin’ Wolf’s Little Red Rooster was a bowdlerisation of the song and a terrible version. Bill was very upset about that and when he met him, he said that was the pot calling the kettle black. They ended up as good friends.

    Howlin’ Wolf the Mystery guest
    Donegan said, “I don’t care of that kind of blues” that is electric blues. Part of the anti-electric feeling of trad people at the time.

  • 281

    Saturday 19 December 1964, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded 12 December)


    Panel: Marianne Faithfull, Sheila Hancock, Tony Hatch, Kenneth Williams


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    California Bound – Ronny & the Daytones (Stateside)
    Lollipops And Roses – Danny Williams (HMV) 1.43
    It Isn’t There – Swinging Blue Jeans (HMV)
    Jive Jimmy – The Socialites (Warner)
    Lookin’ For Love – Hummelflugs (Pye)
    If I Fell – Keely Smith (Reprise)
    Que Sera Sera – Earl Royce & the Olympics (Columbia)

  • 282

    Saturday 26 December 1964, 5.30-5.55pm


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Nyree Dawn Porter, William Rushton, Susannah York


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Specifications 29.12.64 for January 1965 include 10 scribbling pads, 10 pencils, five thick cushions and one desk bell, one klaxon, 9 Hit and Miss discs
    I Juke box (Rock-Ola, Grand Prix, Ruffler and Walker) for 9.1.65
    Then hire of new juke box for three months

  • 180

    Saturday 5 January 1963


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Spike Milligan, Anne Shelton, Eric Sykes


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Dance The Bossa Nova – Frankie Avalon (Pye) HIT
    Don’t You Ever Change Your Mind – Patsy Ann Noble (Columbia) HIT
    Diamonds – Jet Harris & Tony Meehan (Decca) HIT
    All Alone Am I – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    It’s Up To You – Rick Nelson (London) MISS
    Some Kinda Fun – Chris Montez (London) HIT
    Bossa Nova USA – Dave Brubeck (CBS) MISS
    Little Town Flirt – Del Shannon (London) HIT
    I Will Follow Him – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT


    Dick James was told Please Please Me would be reviewed on this show

    For the first time, Eric Sykes wore a hearing aid on television. He felt he needed it to hear the records properly. Several papers commented on his hearing loss.

  • 181

    Saturday 12 January 1963


    Panel: Stubby Kaye, Pete Murray, Sian Phillips +1 (female).
    Photo on ebay


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    The Boy I Saw You With – Beverley Jones (HMV) MISS
    Rhumba Boogie – Jimmy Rodgers (London) HIT
    Teenage Has been – Barry Mann (HMV) HIT
    Theme From Lawrence Of Arabia – Philip Green (Columbia) HIT
    Hand A Handkerchief To Helen – Susan Maughan (Philips) MISS
    Trouble Is My Middle Name – Bobby Vinton (Columbia) MISS
    A Taste Of Honey – Acker Bilk (Columbia) HIT
    Sounds Funny To Me – Eden Kane (Decca) HIT
    Blame It On My Youth – Eydie Gorme (CBS) HIT
    Walk Right In – Rooftop Singers (Fontana) MISS


    The Times 190163
    Commenting on panel games.
    On What’s My Line and Juke Box Jury. “Both of them are conducted by ringmasters of exceptional professional competence. Eamonn Andrews and David Jacobs seem impervious to the temptations which beset many other quiz masters. They reveal no mannerisms, they exercise an easy authority and although they radiate good humour, they never indulge in that deadly sin of broadcasting bonhomie.”

  • 182

    Saturday 19 January 1963


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Rolf Harris, Jack Jackson, Susan Maughan


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Loop De Loop – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) HIT
    I’m A Woman – Peggy Lee (Capitol) HIT
    What Now My Love – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    My Colouring Book – Nana Mouskouri (Fontana) MISS
    Hava Nagila – Spotnicks (Oriole) HIT
    The Wayward Wind – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    Tell Him – Alma Cogan (Columbia) HIT
    I May Not Live To See Tomorrow – Brian Hyland (HMV) MISS
    Town Crier – Craig Douglas (Decca) HIT
    There Ain’t A Boy In The World – Wendy Walker (Decca) MISS
    Ruby Baby – Dion (CBS) MISS

    On Juke Box Jury, jurist Jack Jackson said that Wayward Wind was written by Carbonate Of soda.
    NME, 25 January 1963

  • 183

    Saturday 26 January 1963


    Panel: Jane Asher, Carroll Baker, Brian Hyland, Pete Murray


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Keep A Walkin’ – Bobby Darin (London) HIT
    Queen For Tonight – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Take Your Time – Jess Conrad (Columbia) MISS
    My Own True Love – Danny Williams (HMV) HIT
    The Night Has A Thousand Eyes – Bobby Vee (Liberty) HIT
    Little Girl – Steve Aliamo (Pye) MISS
    The Lonely Bull – Jack Jones (London) HIT
    Gonna Take A Chance – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    Bahia Bossa Nova – Barbara Law (Decca) MISS


    Followed by PC Dixon episode, The Bitter Taste Of Youth

    On Juke Box Jury, Pete Murray quipped, “If Helen Shapiro’s voice gets any lower, she’ll be giving Paul Robeson a run for his money.”
    NME, 1 February 1963

    PFTP 240163
    After a year’s careful viewing of JBJ, I should like to nominate the following team to counteract the sort of pretentious drivel which is normally talked on the programme.
    Mai Zetterling, Spike Milligan, Elaine Stritch and David Kossoff with Eric Sykes to stand by and David Tomlinson as a sleeping partner.
    A consolation prize to Pete Murray who really belongs to us eggheads but doesn’t like to say so.
    J D Palmer, Manchester 19

    PFTP 140263
    My team would be Jane Asher as she always knows her mind and sticks to it; Carole Carr because she knows a good song or tune; Steve Race for his technical knowhow; and Sid James because, well, he is just Sid James. As reserves, Judith Chalmers and Jimmy Young.
    W R Tann, Neatishead, Norfolk

  • 184

    Saturday 2 February 1963


    Panel: Sean Connery, Diana Dors, Jean Metcalfe, Mike Sarne


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    I’m In Love – Buddy Greco (Columbia) HIT
    Like I’ve Never Been Gone – Billy Fury (Decca) HIT
    Boss Guitar – Duane Eddy (RCA) HIT
    Hey Paula – Paul & Paula (Philips) MISS
    That’s What Love Will Do – Joe Brown (Piccadilly) HIT
    Ooh ’e Didn’t – Jan & Kelly (Philips) HIT
    What Will Mary Say – Johnny Mathis (CBS) MISS
    The World Of Lonely People – Jimmy Justice (Pye) MISS
    Oo La La Limbo – Danny & the Juniors (London) HIT


    Dr No star, Sean Connery said ‘No’ to most Juke Box Jury discs.
    NME, 8 February 1963

  • 185

    Saturday 9 February 1963


    Panel: Anthea Askey, Arthur Askey, Steve Race, Anne Rogers


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Summer Holiday – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    That Was The Week That Was – Millicent Martin (Parlophone) MISS
    One Day – Matt Monro (Parlophone) HIT
    Pin A Medal On Joey – James Darren (Pye) MISS
    Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo – Richard Chamberlain (MGM) HIT
    Cupboard Love – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    What Kind Of Fool Am I – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    Come On And Love Me – Freddy Cannon (Stateside) MISS

  • 186

    Saturday 16 February 1963


    Panel: Pete Murray, Robin Richmond, Annie Ross, Nancy Spain


    Records played:
    Alice In Wonderland – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT
    Johnny Day – Rolf Harris (Columbia) HIT
    I Wanna Be Around – Tony Bennett (CBS) MISS
    Popsy Wopsy – Clinton Ford (Oriole) MISS
    Big Wide World – Teddy Randazzo (Pye) MISS
    Return Of The Outlaws – Outlaws (HMV) MISS
    Meditation – Pat Boone (London) MISS
    Brotherhood Of Man – Jaye P Morgan (MGM) MISS
    My Kind Of Girl – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) HIT


    The Times 160263
    Feature, Functions Of The Captive Audience
    The intrusive nature of the studio audience is mitigated by television, and there are programmes, indeed, of which it could be said that audience participation is a paramount element. It can be said, for instance, of Juke Box Jury, an old favourite distinguished by some brilliant camera work. As the record is played the camera picks out the unformed face of a teenager mesmerised by the beat, the pointed shoe tapping out the rhythm, the hand of a lover seeking that of his mate. Without the unconscious cooperation of its fans, Juke Box Jury would lose three-quarters of its fascination.

    23.2.63 – No Juke Box Jury. Instead, A Song For Europe introduced by David Jacobs

  • 187

    Saturday 2 March 1963


    Panel: Alan Dell, Harry H Corbett, Dusty Springfield +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Look Out Chattanooga – Johnnie Ray (Brunswick) HIT
    Count On Me – Julie Grant (Pye) HIT
    The Desperadoes – Cambridge Strings (Decca) MISS
    One Broken Heart For Sale – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    He’s Got The Power – Exciters (United Artists) HIT
    Say Wonderful Things – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT
    Foot Tapper – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    Our Day Will Come – Ruby & the Romantics (London) MISS
    Darkest Street In Town – Jimmy Clanton (Stateside) MISS


    Harry H Corbett raved about Our Day Will Come and said there was a lot of good music coming from America. (Brian O’Connell)

    PFTP 070363
    Why do members of the JBJ panel have to be so sarcastic to each other? This spoils an otherwise enjoyable programme.
    Miss B Bellis (16), Holywell

    PFTP 070363
    Could we have some pictures of pretty girls? The concentration seems to be on expressionless head-nodders. Often the subjects chosen are bizarre in styles, ranging from near beatnik to femme fatale, while others are undeniably plain. Where is the warmth, sparkle and vivacity that we associate with youth. Surely there are pretty girls in the JJB audience who could charm our eyes, even though our ears are suffering.
    Miss Winifred Williams, Liverpool 25

    Suggested fee for serial rights of David Jacobs’ magazine biography – £20,000.
    NME, 8 March 1963

  • 188

    Saturday 9 March 1963


    Panel: Carole Carr, Spike Milligan, Chris Montez, Janette Scott


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    How Do You Do It – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) MISS
    I See The Moon – Nancy Sinatra (Reprise) HIT
    Code Of Love – Mike Sarne (Parlophone) HIT
    Can’t Get Used To Losing You – Andy Williams (CBS) HIT
    Robot – Tornados (Decca) MISS
    Sparrows Can’t Sing – Barbara Windsor (HMV) MISS
    Let’s Limbo Some More – Chubby Checker (Cameo-Parkway) HIT
    So It Always Will Be – Everly Brothers (Warner) MISS
    The Folk Singer – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    Why Can’t We Love – Sounds of Les & Mitch (Fontana) HIT
    No More Blues – Elaine Delmar (Columbia) MISS

  • 189

    Saturday 16 March 1963


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Angela Douglas, David Gell, Sid James


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Punish Her – Mike Preston (Decca) HIT
    Walk Like A Man – Four Seasons (Stateside) HIT
    Tomorrow Is Another Day – Maureen Evans (Oriole) MISS
    Cigarettes And Coffee Blues – Marty Robbins (Fontana) HIT
    Them Terrible Boots – Orlons (Cameo Parkway) HIT
    Follow The Boys – Connie Francis (MGM) MISS
    Misery – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Say I Won’t Be There – Springfields (Philips) MISS
    Can You Forgive Me – Karl Denver (Decca) MISS


     

  • 190

    Saturday 23 March 1963


    Panel: Jane Asher, Henry Mancini, Pete Murray +1


    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.”

  • 191

    Saturday 30 March 1963


    Panel: Jimmy Henney, Hattie Jacques, Eric Sykes, Margaret Whiting


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Call Me B’wana – Bob Hope (United Artists) MISS
    The Boy I Used To Know – Jan Burnette (Oriole) MISS
    Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    Keep On Dancing – Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (Decca) HIT
    It Looks Like They’re In Love – Cleo Laine (Fontana) HIT
    Manana Pasado Manana – Acker Bilk (Columbia) HIT
    My Love – Christine Campbell (Parlophone) MISS
    On Broadway – Drifters (London) HIT
    My Little Baby – Mike Berry (HMV) MISS


    Margaret Whiting had million seller with Billy Reid’s Tree In The Meadow

     

  • 192

    Saturday 6 April 1963


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Dolores Gray, Barbara Windsor, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    He’s So Fine – The Chiffons (Stateside) HIT
    Mississippi Mud – Winifred Atwell (Pye) HIT
    Heartbreak Avenue – Patsy Ann Noble (Columbia) MISS
    Do The Bird – Dee Dee Sharp (Cameo Parkway) HIT
    Casanova – Petula Clark (Pye) MISS
    Casablanca – Kenny Ball (Pye) HIT
    I Will Follow Him – Little Peggy March (RCA) HIT
    La Malaguena – Caterina Valente (Decca) MISS
    Tomcat – Rooftop Singers (Fontana) HIT
    I’m Gonna Let My Hair Down – Vernons Girls (Decca) MISS
    Half A Sixpence – Billy Cotton & Kathie Kay (Columbia) MISS


     

  • 193

    Saturday 13 April 1963


    Panel: Arthur Askey, Steve Race, Sabrina, June Thorburn
    From what I recall, Sabrina didn’t say a word.


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    It’s A Pity To Say Goodnight – Donna Douglas (Pye) HIT
    Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad About My Baby – The Cookies (London) MISS
    More – Danny Williams (HMV) HIT
    Scarlett O’Hara – Jet Harris & Tony Meehan (Decca) MISS
    Here I Stand – The Ripchords (CBS) MISS
    Young Lovers – Paul & Paula (Philips) MISS
    Watermelon Man – Mongo Santamaria (Riverside) HIT
    Some Other Guy – Big Three (Decca) MISS
    Night Cry – Bert Weedon (HMV) HIT


    According to Mark Lewisohn, From Me To You was played.

  • 194

    Saturday 20 April 1963


    Panel: Alan Dell, Louise Dunn, Harry Fowler, Julia Lockwood


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    The Girl I Love – Matt Monro (Parlophone) HIT
    What Are Boys Made Of – The Percells (HMV) HIT
    There’s No Such Thing As Love – Anthony Newley (Decca) HIT
    Like Lazy – Barry Alldis (Decca) MISS
    Two Kinds Of Teardrops – Del Shannon (London) MISS
    Woe Is Me – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Call Me Irresponsible – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) HIT
    Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love – Tommy Bruce (Columbia) HIT
    She’s New To You – Susan Maughan (Philips) MISS
    Gone With The Wind – Duprees (London) MISS
    There Are 8,000,000 Cossack Melodies And This Is One Of Them – Group X (Fontana) HIT


     

  • 195

    Saturday 27 April 1963


    Panel: Keith Fordyce, Sheila Hancock, Henry Mancini, Jean Metcalfe


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Let’s Make A Habit Of This – Doug Sheldon (Decca) HIT
    Sunday – Tony & the Velvets (Decca) MISS
    Wishing Star – Maxine Starr (London) MISS
    I Loved You – Tony Osborne (Decca) HIT
    Harvest Of Love – Benny Hill (Pye) HIT
    Lost Dreams And Lonely Tears – Dickie Valentine (Philips) HIT
    If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody – Buddy Britten (Oriole) MISS
    I’ll Walk The Rest Of The Way – Ruby Murray (Columbia) MISS
    I Got What I Wanted – Brook Benton (Mercury) HIT
    The Fool – Jamie Coe (London) MISS

  • 196

    Saturday 4 May 1963


    Panel: Dora Bryan, Judith Chalmers, Pete Murray +1


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Remember Diana – Paul Anka (RCA) MISS
    Ups And Downs Of Love – Freddie Cannon (Stateside) MISS
    What A Guy – Raindrops (London) MISS
    Foolish Little Girl – Shirelles (Stateside) HIT
    Diane – Joe Harnell & his Orchestra (London) HIT
    Lucky Lips – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Swing That Hammer – Mike Cotton’s Jazzmen (Columbia) HIT
    The Last Leaf – Cascades (Warner) HIT
    Bee Bom – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) MISS


     

  • 197

    Saturday 11 May 1963


    Panel: Carole Carr, Angela Douglas, Del Shannon, Johnny Tillotson


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Run Run Senorita – Wanderers (United Artists) HIT
    Make Up Your Mind – Buddy Greco (Columbia) HIT
    When Will You Say I Love You – Billy Fury (Decca) HIT
    What’s All That About – Zephyrs (Decca) MISS
    Let’s Go Steady Again – Neil Sedaka (RCA) MISS
    Take These Chains From My Heart – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    The Bird On The Second Floor – Bernard Cribbins (Parlophone) HIT
    So Little Time – Andy Williams (CBS) HIT
    Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart – Furys (Stateside) MISS
    Mother Please – Jo Ann Campbell (Cameo-Parkway) MISS

  • 198

    Saturday 18 May 1963


    Panel: Jacqui Chan, Polly Elwes, Don Moss +1
    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Juke Box Jury episode
    Juke Box Jury episode

    Records played:
    Lovers Lane – Pat Boone (London) HIT
    I Like It – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) HIT
    Melancholy Me – Jackie Trent (Piccadilly) MISS
    Ice Cream Man – Tornados (Decca) HIT
    Forget Him – Bobby Rydell (Cameo-Parkway) MISS
    He’s The One – Billie Davis (Decca) HIT
    Just Before Dawn – Ned Miller (London) MISS
    Early Night – Kiki Dee (Fontana) HIT
    Don’t Make My Baby Blue – Frankie Laine (CBS) HIT
    IF You Wanna Be Happy – Jimmy Soul (Stateside) HIT
    Vini Vini – Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Columbia) MISS


    Every panellist on Saturday’s Juke Box Jury voted current Bobby Rydell release  a miss – but it was already in the NME hit parade! NME, 24 May 1963 – single Forget Him. Was this a recorded show?

  • 199

    Saturday 25 May 1963


    Panel: Eva Bartok, Sam Costa, Jimmy Henney, Nancy Spain

    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Faraway Places – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    Don’t Try To Fight It Baby – Eydie Gorme (CBS) MISS
    You Can Never Stop Me Loving You – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Hoe Down – Johnny Dankworth (Fontana) MISS
    Falling – Roy Orbison (London) HIT
    It’s My Party – Lesley Gore (Mercury) MISS
    Why Do We Have To Wait So Long – Adam Wade (Columbia) HIT
    That’s How Heartaches Are Made – Julie Grant (Pye) MISS
    On The Scene – Les Reed (Pye) HIT
    Don’t Try To Change Me – Crickets (Liberty) HIT
    Soulville – Dinah Washington (Columbia) HIT

  • 200

    Saturday 1 June 1963


    Panel: Tony Meehan, Barbara Murray, Pete Murray +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Around And Around – Lonnie Jay & the Jaynes (Stateside) MISS
    Danke Schoen – Craig Douglas (Decca) MISS
    Gravy Waltz – Millicent Martin (Parlophone) MISS
    Riviera Cafe – Lance Percival (Parlophone) HIT
    Atlantis – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    Tomorrow Night – Eden Kane (Fontana) MISS
    See If She Cares – Faron’s Flamingos (Oriole) HIT
    Sally – Tubby Hayes Quartet (Fontana) MISS
    Blue On Blue – Bobby Vinton (Columbia) MISS
    Da Doo Ron Ron – Crystals (London) HIT
    (I Love You) Don’t You Forget It – Perry Como (RCA) MISS
    Love Is A Ball – Billy Eckstine & Damita Jo (Mercury) MISS
    It’s Been Nice – Everly Brothers (Warner) HIT


    Keith Fordyce said on Lucky Stars last Saturday that Craig Douglas, Mark Wynter and Jimmy Justice were better singers than Rick Nelson.
    Alley Cat, 7 June 1963

  • 201

    Saturday 8 June 1963, 6.35-7pm


    Panel: Liz Fraser, Millicent Martin, Lance Percival, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hey Mama – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) HIT
    Ain’t That A Shame – Four Seasons (Stateside) HIT
    Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT
    To Give My Love To You – Cloda Rogers (Decca) MISS
    Black Cloud – Chubby Checker (Cameo-Parkway) MISS
    Indian Love Call – Karl Denver (Decca) MISS
    Rondo – Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen (Pye) HIT
    Bobby Tomorrow – Bobby Vee (Liberty) HIT

  • 202

    Saturday 15 June 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Juliette Greco, Jean Metcalfe, Peter Sellers, Maurice Woodruff


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Little Latin Lupe Lu – Righteous Brothers (London) HIT
    Smile – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) HIT
    Ain’t Gonna Kiss Ya – Simone Jackson (Pye) HIT
    Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto (HMV) HIT
    Kiss And Run – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    Moonlight Tango – Acker Bilk (Columbia) HIT
    Nature’s Time For Love – Joe Brown (Pye) HIT
    The Good Life – Tony Bennett (CBS) HIT
    This Empty Place – Dionne Warwick (Stateside) HIT
    The Wild Wind – Danny Williams (HMV) MISS
    Cry Baby – Mal Ryder (Decca) MISS
    A Beggar In Love – Clinton Ford (Columbia) MISS


    9 straight hits!

  • 203

    Saturday 22 June 1963, 6.35-7pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Sandy Baron, Alan Dell, Dorothy Peterson


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Walkin’ Tall – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    Little Miss Fool – Marcie Blane (Decca) MISS
    Confessin’ – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    There’s A Place – Kestrels (Piccadilly) HIT
    Valentino – Petula Clark (Pye) MISS
    I Know A Man – Rolf Harris (Columbia) HIT
    Every Step Of The Way – Johnny Mathis (CBS) HIT
    I’ll Cut Your Tail Off – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    I Really Don’t Want To Know – Little Esther Phillips (Ember) HIT
    Rip Van Winkle – Steve Race (Parlophone) MISS


     

  • 204

    Saturday 29 June 1963, 6.35-7pm

    (Recorded 22 June, 8.30-9.15pm)


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, John Lennon, Caroline Maudling, Bruce Prochnik


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Southend – Cleo Laine (Fontana) MISS
    B side was Watch Your Step
    So Much In Love – The Tymes (Cameo Parkway) MISS
    JL: “I thought it was Rolf Harris at first, and then I thought, It’s the Drifters.”
    Devil In Disguise – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    JL’s harshest criticism
    John Lennon doesn’t like Elvis Presley – so what?
    NME, 26 July 1963
    The Click Song – Miriam Makeba & Harry Belafonte (London) MISS
    JL: “If it was in English, it’d mean even less. It’s intriguing because it’s foreign.”
    On Top Of Spaghetti – Tom Glazer (London) MISS
    JL: “I can’t stand these ‘all together now’ records. I prefer Little Eva’s Old Smokey Locomotion.”
    Flamenco – Russ Conway (Columbia) MISS
    JL: “I like pianos but not pub pianos playing flamenco music. Didn’t sound anything like flamenco.”
    First Quarrel – Paul & Paula (Philips) MISS
    JL: “I liked their first record because I liked the octave singing, her singing one above him. This second wasn’t worth bothering about. This had Jim in it. American records are always about Jim and Bobby and Alfred.”
    Don’t Ever Let Me Down – Julie Grant (Pye) MISS
    JL: “I thought ‘Ah, one of those with an intro, but the intro was enough.”


    Photo of smiling Bruce Prochnik in Radio Times, looking about 14. He had played the title role in Oliver! on Broadway
    Caroline Maudling was stepping in for Zsa Zsa Gabor
    Caroline was Reginald Maudling’s daughter and was in Frankie Vaughan film, It’s All Over Town.
    Katie Boyle was hosting the Eurovision Song Contest

    John Lennon did a Johnny Mathis, giving negative reviews of every disc. He voted all but one a Miss. Didn’t harm his career though.

    Producer Neville Wortman: “I had John Lennon on before the rest of the Beatles. A music publisher told me that John Lennon would be a marvellous guest so I rang him and he came in and had lunch with us at the Television Centre with his leather jacket and it was a marvellous lunch in which he spoke about everything. It was a cinch to have him. A lot of people came up from Liverpool and elsewhere for that show. The Shepherd’s Bush Empire was besieged. That is when I thought this is going to be something much bigger than I thought it was. John Lennon was a great panellist as he didn’t care what he said. He stood from the rest of the panel that day.”

    The Beatles were playing in Abergavenny that night but they didn’t have to take the stage until 10.30pm at the Town Hall Ballroom. John Lennon was flown by helicopter from London at a cost of £100 and touched down at the the Penypound football ground at 9.50pm. They played to 600 fans and then stayed overnight at the Angel Hotel.

     

  • 205

    Saturday 6 July 1963, 7-7.25pm


    Panel: Ian Carmichael, Alma Cogan, Steve Race, June Ritchie


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Patty Baby – Freddy Cannon (Stateside) MISS
    Not Responsible – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    True Love – Richard Chamberlain (MGM) HIT
    One Fine Day – Chiffons (Stateside) MISS
    I Wonder – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    Ugly Bug Ball – Alex Welsh (Columbia) MISS
    Mary Rose – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT


    The Times, 060763
    I am a devotee of JBJ principally because the camera has such a quick eye for the mannerisms and reactions of the bewitched onlookers. There is an old English word for this condition, more expressive than ‘bewitched’. It is betwattled.

    On Juke Box Jury, Steve Race brilliantly summed up Brenda Lee last Saturday.
    NME 12 July 1963

    On Lucky Stars, Brian Matthew didn’t have DJ’s assurance; guest disc-jockey Sam Costa most unfunny.
    NME 12 July 1963

  • 206

    Saturday 13 July 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Esma Cannon, Albert Finney, Pip Hinton, Bunny Lewis


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Come On Home – Springfields (Philips) HIT
    Don’t Do That – Shane Fenton & the Fentones (Parlophone) HIT
    He’s So Near – Maureen Scott (HMV) HIT
    Too Late To Worry – Richard Anthony (Columbia) HIT
    Not Too Young To Get Married – Bob B Soxx & the Blue Jeans (London) HIT
    If I Ruled The World – Terry Lightfoot & his Jazzmen (Columbia) HIT
    Busy Doing Nothing – Don Spencer (HMV) MISS
    Easier Said Than Done – Essex (Columbia) MISS
    Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash (CBS) MISS
    A Fool In Love – Jan Burnette (Oriole) MISS
    Wipe Out – Surfaris (London) HIT
    Summer Skies And Golden Sands – Overlanders (Pye) HIT


    Maureen Scott was a London folk singer spotted by a Disney executive Jimmy Johnson and signed for Buena Vista, released here on HMV.

    Albert Finney amateurish alongside Bunny Lewis on Juke Box Jury.
    NME 19 July 1963

  • 207

    Saturday 20 July 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Keith Fordyce, France Nuyen, Joan Sims, Kenneth Williams


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Yes I Do – Pete Maclaine & the Clan (Decca) MISS
    You Don’t Have To Be A Baby To Cry – Caravelles (Decca) MISS
    Rock Me In The Cradle Of Love – Dee Dee Sharp (Cameo-Parkway) HIT
    Taxi – Harry Robinson Crew (Decca) MISS
    In Summer – Billy Fury (Decca) HIT
    All I Want To Do Is Run – Elektras (United Artists) MISS
    I Can’t Stop Loving You – Count Basie (Reprise) MISS
    After You’ve Gone – Alice Babs (Fontana) MISS
    Don’t Blow Us Up – Clay Morton (Decca) MISS
    Green Green – New Christy Minstrels (CBS) MISS


    Pete Maclaine: “I wrote Yes I Do in a Merseybeat style and it was voted a Miss largely because Kenneth Williams didn’t like it. Keith Fordyce thought it was okay. We knew it was going to be on and we were working in Prestatyn that night. We ran round the corner and knocked on the first house, explained who we were and that our record was going to be played. They asked us what it was called and they told us that it had already been on and had been voted a Miss, so we went to the pub.”

    250763 Record Retailer
    Two Philips salesmen and Don Moss did a Juke Box Jury at Catford School. They voted The Verdict Is Guilty by Susan Maughan a hit (of course).

  • 208

    Saturday 27 July 1963, 6.35-7pm


    Panel: Carole Deene, David Gell, Nancy Spain +1


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Angie – Gregory Phillips (Pye) HIT
    Valentina – Spotnicks (Oriole) MISS
    My True Confession – Brook Benton (Mercury) HIT
    Like The Big Guys Do – Harry H Corbett (Pye) HIT
    The Verdict Is Guilty – Susan Maughan (Philips) HIT
    Bad To Me – Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas (Parlophone) HIT
    The Song Of Rome – Van Doren (Decca) MISS
    Wah Wah Wah Woo – Rockin’ Berries (Decca) MISS

  • 209

    Saturday 3 August 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Angela Douglas, Jimmy Henney, Janette Scott, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Sally – Rockin’ Henri & the Hayseeds (Decca) MISS
    It’s Time We Parted – Bobby Rydell (Cameo-Parkway) MISS
    Just Tell Him Jane Said Hello – Gerri Granger (London) MISS
    Don Diddley – Bobby Rio (Stateside) HIT
    I’m Tellin You Now – Freddie & the Dreamers (Columbia) HIT
    Come Blow Your Horn – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) MISS
    Still – Karl Denver (Decca) HIT
    Ooh I Can’t – Jan & Kelly (Philips) HIT
    Mama Don’t Allow – Rooftop Singers (Fontana) HIT
    I Know – Beryl Marsden (Decca) MISS
    Looking For Love – Earl Sinks (Capitol) MISS