• 387

    Saturday 4 February 1967, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Simon Dee, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Jimmy Savile
    Casting voter: Roddy Calman


    Producer: Albert Stevenson


    Records played:
    There’s a Kind of Hush – Herman’s Hermits (Columbia) (1.10)
    Indescribably Blue – Elvis Presley (RCA) (1.15)
    Reach the Top – West Coast Delegation (Deram) (1.10)
    Ride, Ride, Ride – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) (0.45)
    Mellow Yellow – Donovan (Pye 7N 17267) (1.15)
    Stay With Me – Walker Bros (Philips) (1.12)

  • 287

    Saturday 30 January 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm

    (Recorded 23 January)


    Panel: Paul Anka, Stubby Kaye, Ann Sidney, Julie Samuel


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – The Animals (Columbia)
    You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You – Dean Martin (Reprise)
    I Cry Alone – Jackie Lee (Decca)
    Stop Feelin’ Sorry For Yourself – Adam Faith (Parlophone) 0.59
    Thanks a Lot – Brenda Lee (Brunswick)
    Stairway to a Star – Shelley (Pye) Written by Miki Dallon
    It Hurts So Much – Jim Reeves (RCA)
    He’s The One For Me – Tammy St John (Pye)
    Tell Her No – The Zombies (Decca) 1.06


    Programme was not billed in RT due to arrangements for Churchill’s funeral.

  • 39

    Saturday 2 April 1960, 6-6.30pm

    (Recorded 26.3.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Frankie Day, Wolf Mankowitz, Eric Skyes


    Produced by Russell Turner
    Directed by Johnnie Gilbert


    Records played:
    String Along – Fabian (HMV)
    Sweet Nuthin’s – Brenda Lee (Brunswick)
    I Wish It Were You – Dennis Lotis (Columbia)
    Don’t Throw Away All Those Teardrops – Frankie Avalon (HMV)
    Footsteps – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) Side set
    O Dio Mio – Joan Regan (Pye)
    This Magic Moment – The Drifters (London)
    2,223 Miles – Patti Page (Mercury)

  • 43

    Saturday 30 April 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Buddy Kaye, Humphrey Lyttelton, Gary Miller, Johnny Preston


    Records played:
    Chicken Thief – Kalin Twins (Brunswick)
    Sweet Dreams – Dave Sampson (Columbia)
    16 Reasons – Connie Stevens (Warner)
    Chattanooga Choo Choo – Ernie Fields (London)
    The Fight – Marty Wilde (Philips) Side set
    Tom Pillibi – Jacqueline Boyer (Columbia)
    Who Was That Lady – Dean Martin (Capitol)


    Camera script: Little Christine (Dick Jordan), Got A Girl (Four Preps)

  • 50

    Saturday 2 July 1960

    (Duration 35m 20s)


    Panel: Anthea Askey, Carmen Dragon, Pete Murray, Ed Robertson


    Records played:
    Bill Bailey – Bobby Darin (London) HIT (3-1)
    Train of Love – Alma Cogan (HMV) HIT (4-0)
    Jellied Eels – Joe Brown (Decca) HIT (4-0)
    I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) MISS (1-3)
    Joey’s Song – Michael Hill HIT (Parlophone) (4-0)
    Rosie Lee – Roy Castle (Philips) HIT (3-1)
    Only The Lonely – Roy Orbison (London) MISS (1-3)
    Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini – Brian Hyland (London) MISS (0-4)
    ? – Paul Hampton MISS (1-3)


    Camera script: Angry (Marty Wilde)

  • 61

    Saturday 1 October 1960


    Panel: Judy Carne, Petula Clark, George Chisholm, Eric Sykes or Chris Holm


    Records played:
    Alive Alive Oh! – Dick Jordan (Oriole) 1.56
    North To Alaska – Johnny Horton (Philips) 1.28
    I Want To Be Wanted – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) 1.55
    Bohemia Rag – Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Columbia) 1.11
    The Big Triangle – The Galaxies (Capitol) 1.32
    Shortnin’ Bread – The Viscounts (Pye) 1.38
    Restless – Johnny Kidd & the Pirates (HMV) 1.00
    Seven Women – Frankie Laine (Philips) 1.30
    Teardrops Are Falling – Al Kasha (Coral) 1.05


    Taken from camera script. All may not have been played.

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.”

  • 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

  • 215

    Saturday 14 September 1963, 6-6.30pm


    Panel: Sam Costa, Louise Dunn, Anne Nightingale, Bruce Prochnik


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    The First Time – Adam Faith & the Roulettes (Parlophone) HIT
    Say You Do – Danny Storm (Pye) MISS
    That Sunday, That Summer – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT
    Like I Love You – Eden Kane (Fontana) MISS
    Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton (Columbia) MISS
    Shindig – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    Straighten Up Your Heart – Barbara Lewis (London) MISS
    Three Rows Over – Bobby Curtola (Decca) MISS
    Blue Bayou – Roy Orbison (London) HIT
    Everybody – Tommy Roe (HMV) MISS
    One Mile Over, Two Miles Back – Bill Anderson (Brunswick) HIT
    You’d Think He Didn’t Know Me – Sandra Browne (Columbia) HIT
    Jo-Anne – Barron Knights (Columbia) HIT

  • 216

    Saturday 21 September 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Dora Bryan, Alan Dell, Adam Faith, Caroline Mortimer


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Come And Join The Party – Keith Powell & the Valets (Columbia) HIT
    Somebody Else’s Girl – Billy Fury (Decca) HIT
    Point Panic – Surfaris (Brunswick) MISS
    Lemon Tree – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) MISS
    I (Who Have Nothing) – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) MISS
    Everybody Shake – Grant Tracy (Decca) MISS
    Sure My Love – Dave Ventura (Philips) MISS
    I’ll Find You Again – Pat Boone (London) MISS
    The Anvil Chorus – Freddie Randall Band (Parlophone) HIT
    Sooner Or Later – Johnny Mathis (CBS) MISS
    Gonna Make Him Mine – Orchids (Decca) MISS


    Caroline Mortimer, daughter of John, currently filming Saturday Night Out

    MM for 210963. Poll for top TV show. Thank Your Lucky Stars (68%), Juke Box Jury (10), TW3 (6), Steptoe (2), Sunday Night At LP (2), Black And White (1)

    Valerie Harbottle from Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Disc 140963
    “What on earth do these programme planners think they are playing at? For weeks and weeks I’ve looked forward to seeing Adam Faith on Juke Box Jury and Thank Your Lucky Stars and now he is to appear on each programme on the same day. Whose ridiculous idea was that?
    “What makes it more infuriating is to find that his appearance on Thank Your Lucky Stars was deliberately brought forward a week. It seems that we Faith fans are being got at.”

    Disc 051063
    F A Palmer, Cheshire.
    Loud applause for the straightforward attack made recently by Adam Faith in defence of British discs.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

     

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.”

  • 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

  • 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

  • 106

    Saturday 12 August 1961, 6.50-7.15pm

    (because of Test Match)


    Panel: From Tonight show, Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Fyfe Robertson, Kenneth Allsop


    Producer: Bill Cotton Jr


    Records played:
    Pretty Little Angel Eyes – Curtis Lee (London)
    Scared – The Castells (London)
    I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate – Frances Faye (Vogue)
    I’ll Never Smile Again – Platters (Mercury)
    Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker (Columbia)
    I Fall To Pieces – Patsy Cline (Brunswick)
    Ain’t Gonna Wash For A Week – Brook Brothers (Pye)
    Should I – String-a-longs (London)

  • 116

    Saturday 21 October 1961


    Panel: Adam Faith, Alan Freeman, Helen Shapiro, Jane Asher


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    His Latest Flame – Elvis Presley (RCA)
    Heartaches – Marcels (Pye)
    Fool No 1 – Brenda Lee (Brunswick)
    Sewers Of The Strand – Spike Milligan (Parlophone)
    Bambino – Springfields (Philips)
    Tomorrow’s Clown – Marty Wilde (Philips)
    My Friend The Sea – Petula Clark (Pye)
    Bridge Of Love – Joe Dowell ()
    Time Has Come – Adam Faith (Parlophone)
    Do It Yourself – Josh MacRae (Pye)


    Spin-A-Disc: Take Good Care Of My Baby, Fool No.1, His Latest Flame

    From 1961 there was the innovation of the Hot Seat, where one of the artists whose records had been reviewed would be interviewed, one the first of these being Spike Milligan.  His record was Sideways Through the Sewers of the Strand, though it is hard to imagine that the discussion stayed on the subject in hand for long, given Milligan’s propensity for anarchy.  Both Helen and Jane were 15.

    “If my home is anything to judge by, everything stops for Juke Box Jury and every schoolboy can name 20 pop singers, even if he remains lamentably ignorant of the name of the Prime Minister, or the advantages and disadvantages of joining the Common Market.”
    The Times, “From a correspondent”

    Helen Shapiro: “You had no idea what they were going to play and you heard the tracks for the first time live on air. I loved doing that. It was great fun. It was not like now when everybody slags off everybody else. We were much nicer in those days and if you didn’t care for something you said it in a nice way, but I thoroughly enjoyed doing it.”

    Mike McCartney: “We watched Juke Box Jury religiously, especially when Jane Asher was. She was young, beautiful, had a well-cultured, Dad-admired accent and when she smiled, the set lit up. Paul and I both fancied her.”

    Jane’s agent, Neil Landor: “She is vivacious, articulate, and really enjoys pop music and has very definite views on what she likes and dislikes plus the ability to express them intelligently.”

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    Saturday 11 November 1961


    Panel: Adam Faith, John Leyton, Rita Tushingham, Leila Williams


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Come Along Please – Bob Wallis (Pye)
    Crazy – Patsy Cline (Brunswick)
    The Coffee Song – Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
    The Door To Paradise – Bobby Rydell (Columbia)
    The Savage – Shadows (Columbia)
    Summer Day – Kari Lynn (Oriole)
    Jubilee – Ken Jones (Parlophone)
    Just A Twinkle – David Macbeth (Decca)
    Do You Still Love Me – Pierce Rogers (Parlophone)


    Spin-A-Disc: Big John, The Door To Paradise (Bobby Rydell), For Me And My Gal (Freddie Cannon)

    Daily Express 250462
    Michael Wale’s profile of Rita Tushingham: “Immediately after pleasing the intellectuals in A Taste Of Honey, she stunned them by appearing crop-haired on JBJ which has more sheer inanity per minute than anything I’ve ever heard.”

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    Saturday 28 December 1963


    Panel: Polly Elwes, Matt Monro, Jimmy Savile +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman (5-4)


    Records played:
    My Baby Left Me – Dave Berry (Decca) HIT
    Dumb Head – Sharades (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Blame Me – Frank Ifield (Columbia) MISS
    I Just Don’t Understand – Cresters (HMV) HIT
    As Usual – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    Song Of Mexico – Tony Meehan (Decca) MISS
    I’m Talkin’ About You – Jackie Lynton (Piccadilly) HIT
    My Special Dream – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    Diana – Bachelors (Decca) MISS


    Dumb Head also recorded by Ginny Arnell. Judging by ad in RR, KPM had faith in this song. It was produced by Joe Meek and the Sharades were the Ladybirds.

    Matt’s wife Mickie had given him a special present for Christmas – Craig Douglas’ version of From Russia With Love.