Saturday 11 November 1961
Panel: Adam Faith, John Leyton, Rita Tushingham, Leila Williams
Producer: Johnnie Stewart
Come Along Please – Bob Wallis (Pye)
Crazy – Patsy Cline (Brunswick)
The Coffee Song – Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
The Door To Paradise – Bobby Rydell (Columbia)
The Savage – Shadows (Columbia)
Summer Day – Kari Lynn (Oriole)
Jubilee – Ken Jones (Parlophone)
Just A Twinkle – David Macbeth (Decca)
Do You Still Love Me – Pierce Rogers (Parlophone)
Spin-A-Disc: Big John, The Door To Paradise (Bobby Rydell), For Me And My Gal (Freddie Cannon)
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Michael Wale’s profile of Rita Tushingham: “Immediately after pleasing the intellectuals in A Taste Of Honey, she stunned them by appearing crop-haired on JBJ which has more sheer inanity per minute than anything I’ve ever heard.”
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