• 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.

  • 37

    Saturday 19 March 1960, 6-6.28pm

    (Recorded 12.3.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Sam Costa, Lord Donegall, Lee Hamilton, Ted Ray


    Produced by Russell Turner
    Directed by Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Jackie – The Swingers (Vogue)
    Puppy Love – Paul Anka (Columbia)
    With These Hands – Shirley Bassey (Columbia)
    Fings Ain’t Wot they Used T’Be – Billy Cotton (Columbia)
    You Are Beautiful – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Midnight Special – Paul Evans (London)


    Camera script unused: Mumbles (Johnny Bachelor)

  • 60

    Saturday 24 September 1960


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Don Ross, Peggy Mount, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    Just For A Thrill – Kay Starr (Capitol)
    Is There Any Chance – Marty Robbins (Fontana)
    Nicolette – Winifred Atwell (Decca)
    My Love For You – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Never On Sunday – Chaquito (Fontana)
    Never On Sunday – Lyn Cornell (Decca)
    If I Were a Bell – Sarah Vaughan and Joe Williams with Count Basie & his Orchestra (Columbia)
    Delia Gone – Pat Boone (London)
    Stay With Me – Ed Townsend (Warner)


    Taken from camera script. All may not have been played.

  • 07

    Monday 27 July 1959


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Petula Clark, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks, Eric Sykes
    Camera script: Petula Clark, Garry Miller, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks


    Records played:
    Crossfire – Johnny & the Hurricanes (London)
    Someone – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Audie – The Inadequates (Capitol)
    Sinner Man – Tommy Sands (Capitol)
    Twixt 12 And 20 – Pat Boone (London) 1’35”
    Just Keep It Up – Dee Clark (London)
    You Threw A Dart – Ersel Hickey (Fontana)


    Camera script says Don’t Forget – Hughie Green played and Bei Mir by Louis Prima & Keely Smith not used. They scheduled more records than they needed and then they could have recorded comments on more records before editing for broadcast.

    No show on Bank Holiday Monday 3 August 1959 because of the Beaulieu Jazz Festival

  • 18

    Saturday 24 October 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Winifred Atwell, Paul Carpenter, Sandra Dorne, Digby Wolfe


    Records played:
    Shout – Isley Brothers (RCA)
    Lonely Street – Chris Martin (HMV)
    Heartaches By The Number – Guy Mitchell (Philips)
    The Best Of Everything – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Tucumcari – Jimmie Rodgers (Columbia)
    I’ll Stay Single – Jerry Lordan (Parlophone)
    Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Backseat) – Avons (Columbia)

  • 184

    Saturday 2 February 1963


    Panel: Sean Connery, Diana Dors, Jean Metcalfe, Mike Sarne


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    I’m In Love – Buddy Greco (Columbia) HIT
    Like I’ve Never Been Gone – Billy Fury (Decca) HIT
    Boss Guitar – Duane Eddy (RCA) HIT
    Hey Paula – Paul & Paula (Philips) MISS
    That’s What Love Will Do – Joe Brown (Piccadilly) HIT
    Ooh ’e Didn’t – Jan & Kelly (Philips) HIT
    What Will Mary Say – Johnny Mathis (CBS) MISS
    The World Of Lonely People – Jimmy Justice (Pye) MISS
    Oo La La Limbo – Danny & the Juniors (London) HIT


    Dr No star, Sean Connery said ‘No’ to most Juke Box Jury discs.
    NME, 8 February 1963

  • 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


     

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 172

    Saturday 10 November 1962


    Panel: Jane Asher, George Hamilton, Stubby Kaye +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    The Road – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Small World – Johnny Mathis (CBS) HIT
    Sounds Like Locomotion – Sounds Inc (Decca) MISS
    White Wedding – Sheila Southern (HMV) MISS
    Eso Beso – Paul Anka (RCA) HIT
    Wouldn’t It Be Loverly – Anita Ray (MGM) HIT
    Next Door To An Angel – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT
    Pop Pop Pop-Pie – Sherrys (London) HIT
    Believe I’m No Fool – Cloda Rogers (Decca) HIT


    Cloda Rogers, 15 years old

    Producer Neville Wortman: “Jane Asher was used a lot as she was so intelligent and bright and sparkling. She was so well in with the scene too. Lovely person.”

  • 114

    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)

  • 123

    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)