Saturday 23 January 1960, 6-6.30pm
Chairman: David Jacobs
Panel: Catherine Boyle, Patricia Bredin, Alan Freeman, Cyril Shack
Lucky Devil – Frank Ifield (Columbia) — Shack says US version was a hit but David Jacobs says, it only got to no. 57
Teardrop – Santo and Johnny (Parlophone) Hawaiian guitars, Bredin Did I hear strings. DJ: It was all strings. Bredin: I don’t call a banjo strings.
It’s Time To Cry – Paul Anka (Columbia) voted a miss. Only Shack and DJ positive
Riders in The Sky – Kay Starr (Capitol)
Son of a Gun – Sanford Clark (London) voted a miss. All hate it. Cyril Shack: The record company waste their time in releasing things like this.
My Mother’s Eyes – Nellie Lutcher (Capitol)
Poor Me – Adam Faith (Parlophone) voted a hit. All liked it and Adam behind screen. Alan Freeman: This is John Barry’s hit, not Adam Faith’s – audience boos.
I Don’t Regret A Thing – Chris Martin (HMV)
Teenage panel replaced by South African DJ Barry O’Donoghue.
Worst-ever ‘Juke Box Jury’ panellist, Patricia Bredin last Saturday – NME’s Alley Cat, 29 January 1960. Shack’s only appearance, a leading juke box operator.
Catherine (Katie) Boyle was a TV announcer and presenter who famously hosted early editions of the Eurovision Song Contest; Patricia Bredin an actress; Alan Freeman a DJ (assuming this was not Alan Freeman the Decca Records executive); Cyril Shant, who with Gordon Marks, had founded the Phonographic Equipment Company in 1958. It specialized in Juke Boxes!
Around this time competing with ITV documentary, The Sea War.
Saturday 24 September 1960
Panel: Catherine Boyle, Don Moss, Peggy Mount, Eric Sykes
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.