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
Saturday 30 June 1962
Panel: Jenny Angeloglou, Jimmy Henney, Stubby Kaye, Miriam Karlin
Producer: Johnnie Stewart
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
Saturday 9 September 1961
Panel: David Kossoff, Juliet Mills, Jimmy Savile +1
Producer: Bill Cotton Jr
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)
Saturday 2 December 1961
Panel: Jill Browne, Harry Fowler, Pete Murray, June Thorburn
Producer: Harry Carlisle
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
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