• 392

    Saturday 11 March 1967, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Retia Favia, Judy Geeson, Pete Murray, David Symonds
    Casting voter: Linda Jackson)


    Producer: Travers Thorneloe


    Records played:
    Lady Love – Vontastics (Stateside)
    Got To Find A Reason – Three People (Decca)
    Chicken Feed – Millie Small (Fontana)
    It’s All Over – Cliff Richard (Columbia)
    Puppet on a String – Sandie Shaw (Pye)
    Arnold Layne – Pink Floyd (Columbia)
    Stranger – Dave Berry (Decca)
    All – James Darren (Warner)

  • 404

    Saturday 3 June 1967, 5.10-5.35pm


    Panel: Amanda Barrie, Bernard Cribbins, Annie Nightingale, Vince Hill
    Juliet Bishop, casting vote


    Producer: David Mallet


    Records played:
    Him Or Me, What’s It Gonna Be – Paul Revere & the Raiders
    What Good Am I – Cilla Black
    Strange Brew – Cream
    I’ll Come Runnin’ – Cliff Richard
    Respect – Aretha Franklin
    Reaching for the Impossible – Dennis Lotis (Polydor 56171)
    With A Little Help From My Friends – Young Idea (Columbia)

  • 413

    Saturday 12 August 1967, 5.40-6.10pm


    Panel: Moss Hannaman, Bruce Johnston, Libby Morris, John Walker
    Jackie Bangs, casting vote


    Producer: James Moir


    Records played:
    Omaha – Moby Grape
    Pleasant Valley Sunday – Monkees
    The Day I Met Marie – Cliff Richard
    On Love – Skip Bifferty
    The World We Knew – Frank Sinatra
    Thinkin’ Ain’t For Me – Paul Jones
    My Love of a Lifetime – Danny Street
    The Idol – Fortunes
    Forever – Dave Berry

  • 360

    Saturday 23 July 1966, 5.30-6pm


    Panel: Katie Boyle, Paul Jones, Brian Matthew, Penny Valentine


    Casting voter: Colin Hobbs


    Producer: Travers Thorneloe


    Records played:
    The World’s Been Good To Me Tonight – Young Idea
    Tell Her I’m Not Home – Ike & Tina Turner
    In My Memory – Claude Francois
    Visions – Cliff Richard
    Hanky Panky – Tommy James
    Don’t Come Runnin’ To Me – Madeline Bell
    I Saw Her Again – Mamas & Papas
    I Want You – Bob Dylan
    Where Did We Go Wrong – Sands Of Time
    Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby – Suzie & Big Dee Irwin (Polydor)

  • 378

    Saturday 3 December 1966, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Simon Dee, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Jimmy Savile


    Casting voter: Katerine Bodman


    Producer: Albert Stevenson


    Records played:
    Never Knew Lovin’ Could Be So Doggone Good – Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers (Parlophone) HIT
    Sunshine Superman – Donovan (Pye) HIT
    In The Country – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Colour My World – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Happy Jack – The Who (Reaction) HIT
    If Every Day Was Like Christmas – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT


    Both Cliff Bennett and Donovan were guests

  • 234

    Saturday 25 January 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Adam Faith, Carole Ann Ford, Jean Metcalfe, Phil Spector


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 269

    Saturday 26 September 1964, 5.45-6.10pm


    Panel: Roy Castle, Pete Murray, Adrienne Posta, Georgia Brown


    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.”

  • 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

  • 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

  • 196

    Saturday 4 May 1963


    Panel: Dora Bryan, Judith Chalmers, Pete Murray, Andy Williams


    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


     

  • 210

    Saturday 10 August 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Carole Carr, Ted King, Barbara Windsor, Graham Hill


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    I Won’t Miss You – Dev Douglas (Parlophone) MISS
    I Want To Stay Here – Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme (CBS) HIT
    Accidents Will Happen – Patsy Ann Noble (Columbia) HIT
    It’s All In The Game – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    When The Saints Go Marching In – Pinky & Perky (Columbia) MISS
    Let Me Tell You – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Whispering – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    Running To You – Mark Wynter (Pye) HIT
    Whisper Wonderful Words – Christine Quaife (Oriole) MISS
    I Do – Chris Ravel & The Ravers (Decca) MISS
    Steptoe And Son – Joe Loss & his Orchestra (HMV) HIT


    Mark was behind the screen

    Chubby Checker might be the other panel member.

    Cliff Richard was in the 100th edition of Thank Your Lucky Stars.

    Disc-jockey David Jacobs a little disappointed with Beatles’ new single.
    NME, 16 August 1963

  • 222

    Saturday 2 November 1963, 6.05-6.35pm


    Panel: Cilla Black, Dick Haymes, Pete Murray, Yana
    Pete Murray now billed as Peter Murray


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Saturday Night – New Christy Minstrels (CBS) MISS
    I’ll Keep You Satisfied – Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas (Parlophone) HIT
    The Father Of Girls – Anthony Newley (Decca) MISS
    You Were Made For Me – Freddie & the Dreamers (Columbia) MISS
    Freddie Garrity: “Cilla Black on JBJ said it sounded like Freda and the Dreamers so that speaks for itself. It sold 750,000 copies in the UK alone though.”
    Don’t Talk To Him – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Swinging On A Star – Big Dee Irwin & Little Eva (Colpix) HIT
    The Long March – Ken Thorne & Ray Davies (HMV) MISS
    Country Boy – Heinz (Decca) HIT
    I Am – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT


    Heinz was behind the screen. Cilla said she didn’t like his voice, but said to him, “I like you though.”

    Cilla Black paid 30g

    Producer Neville Wortman: “I think Juke Box Jury launched Cilla Black’s career. It took her out from just being a singer to someone who can really relate to the public. She would say anything and she was like John Lennon in that respect. Brian Epstein also liked appearing but he wasn’t a natural performer although he was a good judge of music. He didn’t relate to cameras very well.”

    Producer Neville Wortman: “Pete Murray wanted to be an actor, he got a silver medal at RADA and he is a very serious man. We did think of trying other presenters for Juke Box Jury like Pete, Alan Freeman and Jimmy Savile, but none of them would have been right. Jimmy Savile was a strange man and you never quite got to know him. Pete and David were great mates but they would have friendly arguments with each other in Juke Box Jury. David did think that Pete might take over the show but I don’t think that Pete ever wanted that. David went through to the end but he should have gone before.”

     

  • 145

    Saturday 5 May 1962


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


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


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


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

  • 162

    Saturday 1 September 1962


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


    Producer: Neville Wortman


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


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

  • 174

    Saturday 24 November 1962


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


    Producer: Neville Wortman (Actually, Presented by…)


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


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

    Askey paid 30g, date given is 23.11.62

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

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

  • 114

    Saturday 7 October 1961


    Panel: Anne Aubrey, Carole Carr, Alan Dell +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles (HMV)
    Don Quijote – Nick Villard (Pye)
    Sad Movies – Sue Thompson (Polydor)
    Brigitte Bardot – Achilles (Fontana)
    When The Girl In Your Arms – Cliff Richard (Columbia)
    Let’s Get Together – Hayley Mills (Decca)
    Hey Look Me Over – Ronnie Hilton (HMV)
    I Understand – G-Clefs (London)
    When My Sugar Walks Down The Street – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Bluebird – Elaine and Derek (Parlophone)


    Spin-A-Disc: Hit The Road Jack (Ray Charles, This Time (Troy Shondell), Come September (Santo & Johnny) (Pye), I’m A Moody Guy (Fenton), Walkin’ Back To Happiness (Shapiro)

  • 126

    Monday 26 December 1961, 11.55am-12.20pm


    Panel: Jean Metcalfe, Hayley Mills, Pete Murray, Alan Rothwell


    Records played:
    Irresistible You – Bobby Darin (London)
    Treasure Island – Garry Miles (Decca)
    Mrs Mills Medley – Mrs Mills (Parlophone)
    The Fool – Johnny Burnette (London)
    The Young Ones – Cliff Richard (Columbia)
    Mama Darling – Monty Babson (Palette)
    Czardas – Nero & the Gladiators (Decca)
    I Didn’t Figure On Him To Come Back – Trevor Peacock (Decca)
    Maria – Roger Williams (London)
    Spanish Twist – Bill Haley (London) MISS

     

  • 69

    Saturday 26 November 1960


    Panel: Paul Carpenter, Marion Keene, Pete Murray +1


    Records played:
    Excuse Me – Nick Noble
    Sway – Bobby Rydell
    ‘D’ In Love – Cliff Richard
    Baby Baby – Jack Scott