• 284

    Saturday 9 January 1965, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: David Healy, Pete Murray, Peggy Mount, Dusty Springfield


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Here She Comes – Tymes (Pye) HIT (3-1)
    The Special Years – Val Doonican (Decca) HIT (all)
    Invisible Tears – Elaine & Derek (Decca) MISS (all)
    You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Cilla Black (Parlophone) 0.54 HIT (all)
    Everybody Knows – Dave Clark Five (Columbia) HIT (3-1)
    Across The Street – Craig Douglas (Fontana) MISS (all)
    Makin’ Whoopee – Ray Charles (HMV) MISS (3-0 second jury)
    Dance Dance Dance – Beach Boys (Capitol) HIT (3-0 second jury)
    Ain’t It The Truth – Mary Wells (Stateside) HIT (all)


    Audience Research Report
    Audience was 22%, and 9% watching ITV
    Reaction index of 51 (average 54 for series)
    “Juke Box Jury appealed very much more to viewers under 20 but at the same time reaction to this particular edition was not unduly enthusiastic.”
    Teenagers thought that there were too many records of a type that would never make the charts. (Actually, untrue in this instance!)
    The teenagers had little time for anyone not of their generation or musical persuasion.
    The most popular personality was the one member who openly admitted her ignorance of pop music – Peggy Mount. Viewers admired her honesty and found her likeable and forthright.
    Pete Murray disliked for his “stupid fooling around” and “disastrous attempts at humour”.
    Dusty was criticised for her “inarticulate mumblings” and her “quite grotesque makeup”.
    David Healy didn’t make an impression either way.
    The majority found the ‘candid camera’ shots of the audience a most attractive feature.

  • 28

    Saturday 16 January 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Anthea Askey, Jimmy Henney, Joni James, Eric Robinson


    Records played:
    The Big Hurt – Maureen Evans (Oriole)
    Pretty Blue Eyes – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
    El Paso – Marty Robbins (Fontana)
    My Little Budgie – Bruce Forsyth (Parlophone)
    Point of No Return – Diana Dors (Pye)
    Where Or When – Dion and the Belmonts (London)
    Silver Shoes – Winifred Atwell (Decca)
    Misty – Johnny Mathis


    “In a recent Juke Box Jury in the States,” said her husband Tony Aquaviva, who is the musical director of the Symphony of the Year, “Joni (James) held out against the rest of the panel about one number which they condemned and within two weeks it was right at the top.” She was said to be the first pop singer to appear at Carnegie Hall with a full symphony orchestra. Has eight gold and two platinum (over 2 million) records.

    Anthea Askey, daughter of famous actor/comedian Arthur, was an actress; Jimmy Henney a DJ and TV presenter; Joni James an American singer; Eric Robinson a bandleader and musical director, much seen on BBC TV.

  • 42

    Saturday 23 April 1960, 6-6.30pm

    (Recorded 16.4.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: David Hughes, Pete Murray, Jack Payne, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    When You Lose The One You Love – Joanie, Johnny & Hal (Capitol)
    Like Love – Lynn Cornell (Decca)
    Heart of A Teenage Girl – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
    Apple Green – June Valli (Mercury)
    Wake Me When It’s Over – Andy Williams (London)
    Cantiamo Al Amore – Ines Taddio (Polydor)
    Big Iron – Marty Robbins (Fontana)


    Camera script: Steady Date (Three Bells)

  • 51

    Saturday 9 July 1960, 6.40-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Alan Dell, June Marlow, Peter Noble


    Records played:
    Mais Oui – King Brothers (Philips) HIT (4-0)
    Oh! What A Day – Craig Douglas (Top Rank) HIT (4-0)
    If She Should Come To You – Anthony Newley (Decca) HIT (4-0)
    Come Back Again – Anne Shelton (Philips) HIT (4-0)
    Come On In – Tony Brent (Columbia) HIT (3-2)
    When Will I Be Loved – Everly Brothers (London) MISS (1-3)
    Papa Loves Mama – Joan Regan with Donna and Rusty (Pye) HIT (4-0)
    Papa He Loves Mama – Donald Peers (Columbia) HIT (3-1)
    Cindy Lou – Johnnie Lee (Fontana) MISS (0-4)


    Last Johnnie Stewart production

  • 01

    Monday 1 June 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Gary Miller, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks
    Personality – Anthony Newley (Decca) 0.30
    Personality – Lloyd Price (HMV) 0.29


    Records played:
    Once Again
    – Edmund Hockridge (Pye) 1.13
    Wow – Ossie Warlock & the Wizards (unissued HMV) 1.15
    You’re The One For Me – Wanda Jackson (Capitol) 0.37
    Say One For Me – Bing Crosby (Philips) 1.30
    A Teenager In Love – Craig Douglas (Top Rank) 0.55
    More, More, More Romancing – Jo Shelton (Top Rank) 1.02
    That’s Show Biz – Dale Wright & the Wright Guys (Pye) 0.38
    Sig tune : Juke Box Fury: Ossie Warlock & the Wizards (unissued HMV) 0.28 + 0.44


    David Jacobs in 1963 NME Annual:
    How well I remember the very first programme. It was transmitted on June 1, 1959 – and I thought I’d never last the half-hour. I sat in my chair, absolutely hating the programme, the panel, the producer, the audience and myself. And I thought that the viewers hated the show, the panel, the BBC and me. I felt so nauseated by it all that I desperately wanted to get up and walk out.

    Mind you, I had no intention of just disappearing without the confused viewers knowing what was happening. I plotted in my mind to say calmly into the camera, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, I am very sorry that this show is being brought to you, and I am also sorry that I am associated with such a load of tripe. I can’t stand it any longer. Goodnight!’

    Of course, I did no such thing. If I am hired to do a job, then I’ll do it as well as I can. But perhaps it just wasn’t one of my days because viewer reaction was so favourable – so encouraging in fact that I thought I must have been mad for ever thinking such a thing about the show.

  • 16

    Saturday 10 October 1959, 6.50-715pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


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


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

  • 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 Take You Home – 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

  • 182

    Saturday 19 January 1963


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


    Producer: Neville Wortman


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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 221

    Saturday 26 October 1963, 6.05-6.35pm


    Panel: Brian Epstein, Jimmy Henney, Heather Sears, Barbara Young


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Sweet As Honey – Polly Perkins (Oriole) MISS
    From Russia With Love – Craig Douglas (Decca) MISS
    Little Eefin’ Annie – Joe Perkins (London) HIT
    Busted – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    Secret Love – Kathy Kirby (Decca) HIT
    It’s Almost Tomorrow – Mark Wynter (Pye) MISS
    Jealous Heart – Ottilie Patterson (Columbia) MISS
    What Kind Of Girl Are You – Dave Curtiss & the Tremors (Philips) MISS
    My Friend Bobby – Pamela Blue (Decca) MISS
    500 Miles Away From Home – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) MISS


    Programme recorded previous week
    Epstein paid 30g

    David Jacobs on Juke Box Jury didn’t know that Mark Wynter’s It’s Almost Tomorrow was a revival.

    This was broadcast same time as Beatles on Thank Your Lucky Stars.

    David Jacobs says, “A real juke box would be no good for this job: they take too long to select and play.”

  • 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)

  • 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


     

  • 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)