• 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.”

  • 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

  • 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