• 45

    Saturday 14 May 1960


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Roy Castle, Russ Conway, Jeannette Sterke


    Records played:
    Step By Step – Steve Perry (HMV)
    Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Tommy Bruce (Columbia)
    Cherry Pie – Skip & Flip
    Robot Man – Connie Francis (MGM) Side set
    I Wanna Go Home – Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
    Sing Like An Angel – Jerry Lordan (Parlophone)
    Paper Roses – Anita Bryant (London)
    The Urge – Freddy Cannon (Top Rank)
    I Was A Fool – Frankie Vaughan (Philips)

  • 23

    Saturday 5 December 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Russ Conway, Joan North, Nancy Spain, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    Way Down Yonder In New Orleans – Freddy Cannon (Top Rank)
    Starry Eyed – Gary Stites (London)
    You Deserve – Peggy Lee (Capitol)
    Wildcat – Gene Vincent (Capitol)
    In The Chapel In The Moonlight – Kestrels (Pye)
    Some Kinda Earthquake – Duane Eddy (London)
    Happy Anniversary – Joan Regan (Pye)
    Be My Guest – Fats Domino (London)

    “Opinion of your Alley Cat disagrees with Juke Box Jury panel but endorses David Jacobs’ view that Some Kinda Earthquake is another Duane Eddy smash hit.” Alley Cat, 11 December 1959

  • 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

  • 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

  • 151

    Saturday 16 June 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Anne Heywood, Nelson Riddle, Pete Murray


    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)

  • 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.