• 236

    Saturday 8 February 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Allan Sherman, Vivienne Taylor, Elke Sommer


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Bits and Pieces – Dave Clark Five (Columbia) HIT
    Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ – Louise Cordet (Decca) MISS
    You Were There – Heinz (Decca) HIT
    Let Me Go Lover – Kathy Kirby (Decca) HIT
    I Wonder – Crystals (Decca) MISS
    Over You – Freddie & the Dreamers (Columbia) HIT
    Stay Awhile – Dusty Springfield (Philips) HIT

  • 257

    Saturday 4 July 1964, 7.10-7.35pm

    (Recorded 27 June, just before Stones on Top Of The Pops)


    Panel: The Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts)


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Tobacco Road – Nashville Teens (Decca) MISS
    I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself – Dusty Springfield (Philips) HIT
    Just For You – Freddie & the Dreamers (Columbia) HIT
    My Baby Don’t Dig Me – Ray Charles (HMV) MISS
    Play Me A Sad Song – Christine Holmes (Mercury) MISS
    Someday We’re Gonna Love Again – The Searchers (Pye) HIT
    There’s Gold In The Mountains – Elvis Presley (RCA) (No vote taken)
    The Ferris Wheel – Everly Brothers (Warner) MISS

  • 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

  • 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.”