• 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


     

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 210

    Saturday 10 August 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Carole Carr, Ted King, Barbara Windsor +1


    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

  • 213

    Saturday 31 August 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Terence Edmond, Jean Metcalfe, Don Moss, Polly Perkins
    Photo of Polly Perkins in RT!


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    You’re Gonna Need My Loving – Jimmy Justice (Pye) HIT
    Wishing – Buddy Holly (Coral) HIT
    It Hurts To Be Sixteen – Andrea Carroll (London) MISS
    No One – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    A Day Without You – Danny Williams (HMV) MISS
    Applejack – Jet Harris & Tony Meehan (Decca) HIT
    Hey There Lonely Boy – Ruby & the Romantics (London) HIT
    I’m So Glad I Found Her – Craig Douglas (Decca) HIT
    Humdrum Blues – Elaine Delmar (Columbia) MISS
    The Kind Of Boy You Can’t Forget – Raindrops (London) HIT
    First One – Rikki Allen Trio (Decca) MISS

  • 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.

  • 217

    Saturday 28 September 1963, 6.05-6.35pm


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Jess Conrad, Peter Murray, Barbara Windsor


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Heartaches On The Way – Terry Stafford (Stateside) MISS
    Be My Baby – Grazina (Frame) (HMV) MISS
    Dragonfly – Tornados (Decca) HIT
    Yesterday’s Gone – Chad & Jeremy (Ember) HIT
    Miss You – Jimmy Young (Columbia) HIT
    Love Of The Loved – Cilla Black (Parlophone) HIT
    I’ll Take You Home – Drifters (London) HIT
    Magic Carpet – Dakotas (Parlophone) MISS
    My Resistance Is Low – Buddy Britten & the Regents (Oriole) MISS


     

  • 224

    Saturday 16 November 1963, 6.05-6.35pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Linda Christian, Alan Dell, Edmund Purdom


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Glad All Over – Dave Clark Five (Columbia) HIT
    Kansas City – Trini Lopez (Reprise) MISS
    I’m In Love – Fourmost (Parlophone) HIT
    Don’t Wait Too Long – Tony Bennett (CBS) MISS
    Guitar’d And Feather’d – Duane Eddy (RCA) HIT
    I Can Dance – Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (Decca) HIT
    Talk Back Trembling Lips – Johnny Tillotson (MGM) HIT
    All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle – Dora Bryan (Fontana) HIT
    Money – Bern Elliott & The Fenmen (Decca) HIT


    If Edmund Purdom hasn’t heard of Tony Bennett, why appear on Juke Box Jury?
    Alley Cat, 22 November 1963
    Dee Dee Sharp not able to appear and replaced by Jane Asher at last minute
    Alley Cat, 22 November 1963

  • 128

    Saturday 6 January 1962


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


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


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


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

  • 131

    Saturday 27 January 1962


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


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


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


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

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

  • 132

    Saturday 3 February 1962


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


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


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


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

     

  • 135

    Saturday 24 February 1962


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


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


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


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

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

  • 136

    Saturday 3 March 1962


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


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


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


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

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

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

  • 140

    Saturday 31 March 1962


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


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


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


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

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

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

  • 142

    Saturday 14 April 1962


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


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


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


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

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

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

  • 143

    Saturday 21 April 1962


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Neil Sedaka, Nina and Frederik


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


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


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

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

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

  • 145

    Saturday 5 May 1962


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


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


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


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

  • 146

    Saturday 12 May 1962


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


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


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


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

  • 147

    Saturday 19 May 1962


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


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


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


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

  • 148

    Saturday 26 May 1962


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


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


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

  • 150

    Saturday 9 June 1962


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


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


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

  • 151

    Saturday 16 June 1962


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


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


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


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

  • 153

    Saturday 30 June 1962


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


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


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


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

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

  • 154

    Saturday 7 July 1962


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


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


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


     

  • 155

    Saturday 14 July 1962


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


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


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


     

  • 157

    Saturday 28 July 1962


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


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


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


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

  • 158

    Saturday 4 August 1962


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


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


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


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

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

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

  • 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

  • 162

    Saturday 1 September 1962


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


    Producer: Neville Wortman


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


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

  • 163

    Saturday 8 September 1962, 6.30-7pm

    by now (Recorded)


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


    Producer: Neville Wortman


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


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

  • 165

    Saturday 22 September 1962


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


    Producer: Neville Wortman


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

  • 166

    Saturday 29 September 1962


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


    Producer: Neville Wortman


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


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

  • 167

    Saturday 6 October 1962, 6-6.30pm


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


    Producer: Neville Wortman


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


     

  • 168

    Saturday 13 October 1962


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


    Producer: Neville Wortman


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


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

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

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

  • 170

    Saturday 27 October 1962


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


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    The Madison’s back in town – Billy Dawn and the Madison Mashers (CBS) HIT
    (The only UK single released by this act.)
    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

  • 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.

  • 178

    Saturday 22 December 1962


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


    Producer: Neville Wortman


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

  • 97

    Saturday 10 June 1961


    Panel: Sonya Cordeau, Robert Morley, Cliff Richard +1 (All making The Young Ones)


    Records played:
    Temptation – Everly Brothers (Warner)
    Bee-Bom – Anthony Newley (Decca)
    The Miracle Of You –Danny Williams (HMV)
    The Man Who Invented Beer – Steve Benbow (Parlophone)
    Breakin’ In A Brand New Broken Heart – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Pancho – Max Harris (Fontana)
    Life’s A Holiday – Frank Ifield (Columbia)
    Stand By Me – Ben E King (London)

    Radio Times profile praises David Jacobs for his “adroit chairmanship”
    Jacobs’ background includes being a stable lad, ice skater, junior announcer
    He is chairman of the Spastics Charity and TV Personality of the Year
    He says, “Never be afraid to admit a mistake. It shows you’re human.”

  • 100

    Saturday 1 July 1961


    Panel: Stubby Kaye, Brian Matthew, Sally Smith +1


    Producer: Bill Cotton Jr (then called Presentation)


    Records played:
    That’s My Home – Acker Bilk (Columbia)
    You Don’t Know – Helen Shapiro (Columbia)
    Dance On Little Girl – Paul Anka (Columbia)
    One Little Robin – Elaine & Derek (Parlophone)
    Please Stay – Drifters (London)
    Birmingham Rag – Valerie Masters (Fontana)
    Cupid – Sam Cooke (RCA)


    Helen Shapiro; “Stubby Kaye had a go at me when I was the victim behind the screen. As soon as he heard my deep voice, he said, ‘Oh, Henry Shapiro’. It helps to have a broad back in show business.”

    On ‘Juke Box Jury’, Brian Matthew’s intended humorous impression of Dick Katz in bad taste.
    Alley Cat, 7 July 1961

  • 101

    Saturday 8 July 1961


    Panel: Jack Jackson, Sam Costa, Helen Winston +1


    Helen Winston’s photo in RT


    Records played:
    With You In Mind – Alma Cogan (Columbia)
    Old Smokie – Johnny & the Hurricanes (London)
    I’m Comin’ On Back To You – Jackie Wilson (Coral)
    You Always Hurt The One You Love – Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry (Pye)
    Book Of Love – Doug Sheldon (Decca)
    Hide And Seek – Marty Wilde (Philips)
    It’s All Happening –Mike Preston (Decca)


    ‘Juke Box Jury’ raved about Alma Cogan’s latest disc and liked Marty Wilde’s new one too. Only EMI disc-jockey Sam Costa didn’t like EMI singer Tommy Bruce’s latest disc.
    Alley Cat, 14 July 1961

    Record Retailer says that panel was divided about Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry but they defy opinions to vote it a hit.

     

  • 103

    Saturday 22 July 1961


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Eydie Gormé, Bunny Lewis +1


    Quarter To Three – US Bonds (Top Rank)
    Reach For The Stars – Shirley Bassey (Columbia)
    Bonnie Banks – Davy Jones (Pye) HIT
    I See You – Jess Conrad (Decca)
    Something In The Air – Shani Wallis (Philips)
    Girls – Johnny Burnette (London)
    Teenage Concerto – Zack Lawrence (Parlophone)
    Frenesi – Frances Faye (HMV)
    How Many Tears – Bobby Vee (London)
    A Matter Of Who – Roy Castle (Philips)


    10 tracks!

    On ‘Juke Box Jury’, Eydie Gormé claimed her Frenesi was better than Frances Faye’s version.
    Alley Cat, 28 July 1961

  • 105

    Saturday 5 August 1961


    Panel: Sammy Cahn, Jack Payne, Helen Shapiro +1


    Records played:
    Nola – Judd Proctor (Parlophone)
    Too Many Beautiful Girls – Clinton Ford (Oriole) HIT 3-1
    “Even Jack Payne liked it,” Clinton told World’s Fair.
    Joy Ride – David Lisbon (Philips) HIT
    Breakaway – The Springfields (Philips)
    The Fish – Bobby Rydell (Columbia)
    Heart And Soul – Jan and Dean (London)
    Sea Of Heartbreak – Don Gibson (RCA)


    NME 110861

    JBJ says a hit for Bonnie Banks by Davy Jones (Pye)

  • 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)

  • 109

    Saturday 2 September 1961, 6-6.25pm


    Panel: Shirley Abicair, Scilla Gabel, Ray Orchard, Eric Sykes


    Producer: Bill Cotton Jr


    Records played:
    Kon-Tiki – Shadows (Columbia)
    Together – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Get Lost – Eden Kane (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Have Any More Mrs Moore – David Kossoff (Oriole)
    Hurt – Timi Yuro (London)
    Who Put The Bomp – Viscounts (Pye)
    A Little Bit Of Soap – Jarmels (TopRank)
    Cryin’ – Roy Orbison (London)


    Well, I ask you. ‘Juke Box Jury’ voted Eden Kane’s ‘Get Lost’ a miss.
    Alley Cat, 8 September 1961

    Eden Kane: “The record got exposure and that’s what mattered. It didn’t matter whether it was voted a hit or a miss as any publicity was good publicity in those days. The girl in Lady Antebellum was on one of those TV star search programmes and didn’t get through, so what do judges know?”

  • 110

    Saturday 9 September 1961


    Panel: David Kossoff, Juliet Mills, Jimmy Savile +1


    Producer: Bill Cotton Jr


    Records played:
    Cinderella – Paul Anka (Columbia)
    Gonna Build A Mountain – Matt Monro (Parlophone)
    The Wedding – Anita Bryant (Philips)
    I Want Someone – Dick & DeeDee (London)
    The Mountain’s High – Dick & DeeDee (London)
    Gunga Din – Johnny Dankworth (Pye)
    Why Can’t You – Clarence Frogman Henry (Pye)
    You Don’t Know What You’ve Got – Ral Donner (Parlophone)

  • 112

    Saturday 23 September 1961


    Panel: Jane Asher, Janet Munro, Cyril Ornadel +1


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Lonely For A Girl – Oliver Reed (Decca) HIT
    Mexico – Tony Osborne (HMV)
    Big Cold Wind – Pat Boone (London)
    Muskrat – Everly Brothers (Warners)
    One More Time – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise)
    Winkle Picker Stomp – Earl Grant (Columbia)
    When Love Comes To Call – Tony Allen (Philips)
    All These Things – Kestrels (Decca)
    Sucu Sucu – Ted Heath (Decca)


    Rosemary Squires in Aladdin at Weston-super-Mare
    Askey paid 30g (file says 16.12.61)
    Oliver Reed in hot seat

    Record Retailer Top Tip, 28.09.61: Hard Hearted Hannah from the Temperance Seven (“no matter what happened to them at the weekend”)

    PFTP 121061
    “How many viewers spotted TV actor Ian Hendry obviously enjoying himself in the audience of JBJ on 23 September. He appeared to be singing Sucu Sucu and revealing perhaps another talent undiscovered. How about him making a JBJ panellist sometime?”
    Mrs Barbara Lewis, Harrow

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    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)

  • 115

    Saturday 14 October 1961


    Panel: Lew Luton, Pete Murray, Muriel Young +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Runaround Sue – Dion (Top Rank)
    Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean (Philips)
    Movin’ – Bill Black’s Combo (London)
    It Takes Love – Jane Morgan (London)
    Shadrack – Glen Mason (Parlophone)
    Lovable – Conny (Columbia)
    Take Five – Dave Brubeck Quartet (Fontana)


    Spin-A-Disc: One Track Mind (Bobby Lewis), The Way You Look Tonight (Lettermen), Everlovin’ (Rick Nelson)
    Allisons given gold disc on TYLS. First British group to win one.

  • 117

    Saturday 28 October 1961


    Panel: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bunny Lewis, June Marlow, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    You’re Only Young Once
    –Fabian (HMV)
    It Was A Lover And His Lass – Cleo Laine (Columbia)
    Bristol Stomp – Dovells (Columbia)
    Let True Love Begin – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol)
    Midnight In Moscow – Kenny Ball (Pye)
    Tall Dark Stranger – Rose Brennan (Philips)
    Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee (London)
    I Never Had A Chance – Ricky Valance (Columbia)


    Zsa Zsa Gabor billed as “special guest” – quite a change from Sam Costa
    Spin-A-Disc: Under The Moon Of Love, Let True Love Begin, True True Love (Frankie Avalon) – with Peter West

    Zsa Zsa Gabor insisted that all the men on the show should wear a dinner jacket, and David Jacobs said, off the top of his head, that dinner jackets were never worn before 6.45 at Buckingham Palace.

  • 118

    Saturday 4 November 1961


    Panel: Sam Costa, Jackie Lane, Julia Lockwood +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Under The Moon Of Love – Curtis Lee (London)
    No Greater Love – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
    Sweet Talk – Van Doren (HMV)
    Tower Of Strength – Paul Raven (Parlophone)
    Just Because – McGuire Sisters (Coral)
    Well I Ask Yew – Fred Walking-Stick (Pye)
    The Morning After – Mar-Keys (London)
    Rosalie – Alex Welsh (Columbia)
    Huey’s Song – Rocky Cole (Oriole)


    Spin-A-Disc with Alan Freeman: The Fly, Coffee Song, Tower Of Strength (Gene McDaniels)

  • 119

    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.”

  • 120

    Saturday 18 November 1961


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Petula Clark, Bunny Lewis +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:

    For Me And My Gal – Freddie Cannon (Top Rank)
    Give Us A Kiss For Christmas – Lionel Bart (Decca)
    I’ll Get By – Shirley Bassey (Columbia)
    Toy Balloons – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    My Heart Belongs To Only You – Jackie Wilson (Coral)
    Revival – Chris Barber (Columbia)
    Christmas Calypso – Tricia Marks (Parlophone)
    Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie – Eddie Cochran (London)
    Tonight – Ferrante & Teicher (HMV)


    Spin-A-Disc: Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie (Cochran), Just Out Of Reach (Burke), What A Party (Domino)

  • 121

    Saturday 25 November 1961


    Panel: Morey Amsterdam, Carole Carr, Jack Jackson +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    So Long Baby – Del Shannon (London)
    Tennessee Flat Top Box – Johnny Cash (Philips) Badly received
    Image, Part 1 – Hank Levine (HMV)
    Rockabye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody – Aretha Franklin (Fontana)
    The Charleston – Temperance Seven (Parlophone)
    The Baby Boy – Harry Belafonte (RCA)
    Watch Your Step – John Barry (Columbia)
    Johnny Will – Pat Boone (London)


    Spin-A-Disc with Denny Piercy: So Long Baby, Johnny Will, I Don’t Know Why (Linda Scott), Goodbye Cruel World

    Daily Express ad 301161
    “I can admit it now,” says David Jacobs, “After my very first morning on Housewives Choice, I wrote over 30 fan letters – all addressed to myself – just in case no one else did.”

     

  • 122

    Saturday 2 December 1961


    Panel: Jill Browne, Harry Fowler, Pete Murray, June Thorburn


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    You’ve Got To See Mamma – Kari Lynn (Oriole)
    String Of Camels – Johnny Dankworth (Columbia)
    Tonight – Ted Heath (Decca)
    I’d Never Find Another You – Billy Fury (Decca)
    Baby’s First Christmas – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen – Neil Sedaka (RCA)
    Love Can Be – Lena Martell (HMV)
    Happy Times – Tony Orlando (Fontana)


    Spin-A-Disc with Ted King: Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Baby’s First Christmas, A Thousand Feet Below (Terry Tyler), Let There Be Drums

    RT 301161
    This was the first time JBJ had ventured out of the studios.
    The BBC was having an At Home week in Portsmouth.
    The audience was to include naval ratings, who were bound to be more vociferous than the usual teenage audience.
    David Jacobs is ex navy himself, a Chatham rating.
    Pete Murray has done 40 JBJs: “We are friends but what we say is sometimes slanderous to each other.”
    Jill Browne is a third DJ as she is presenting her own BBC show.
    After she was previously on JBJ (Programme 89), she was invited to make a record and it will be out soon.
    When June Thorburn wants to slim, she puts on rock’n’roll records and jives away.

    David Jacobs was exasperated with Harry Fowler on ‘Juke Box Jury’.
    Alley Cat, 8 December 1961

     

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    Saturday 9 December 1961


    Panel: Jane Asher, Acker Bilk, Alan Freeman, Julie Wilson


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tokens (RCA)
    Son This Is She – John Leyton (HMV) MISS
    What A Crazy World We’re Livin’ In – Joe Brown (Pye)
    Surprisin’ – Joan Regan (Pye)
    Run To Him – Bobby Vee (London)
    Doin’ The Racoon – Laurie Johnson (Pye)
    My Kind Of Christmas – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Walk On By – Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)
    March Of The Angels – Big Ben Banjo Band (Columbia)


    Julie Wilson at the Talk Of The Town

    On Saturday, simultaneous appearances by Acker Bilk on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ and ‘Juke Box Jury’.
    Alley Cat, 15 December 1961

    Spin-A-Disc wth Peppermint Twist, Please Don’t Go, Run To Him, Forgotten Dreams (Russ Conway)

  • 124

    Saturday 16 December 1961


    Panel: Charlie Chester, Alan Dell, Sandu Scott, Barbara Shelley


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Peppermint Twist – Joey Dee & the Starliters (Columbia)
    Turn Around Look At Me – Glen Campbell (Top Rank)
    Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night – Doug Sheldon (Decca)
    Make Up – Tom Carney (Polydor)
    Multiplication – Bobby Darin (London)
    Please Mr Postman – Marvelettes (Fontana)
    Lonely Boy – Benny Hill (Pye)
    The Language Of Love – John D Loudermilk (RCA)
    Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer – Beryl Bryden and Monty Sunshine (Columbia)

    Spin-A-Disc: Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night (Dino), The Avenger (Duane Eddy), Multiplication


    Times editorial, 231261
    The be-laurelled ten change at a scampering pace. No number can hope for an annual sovereignty, and the survival of a song depends on a disc in the home, the café and the youth club. The nation has become a Juke Box Jury with one verdict rapidly succeeding another.

  • 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

     

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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.