• 386

    Saturday 28 January 1967, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Simon Dee, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Jimmy Savile
    Casting voter: Ellen Hannavy


    Producer: Albert Stevenson


    Records played:
    Michael (The Lover) – Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band (Piccadilly)
    This Is My Song – Petula Clark (Pye)
    Holiday In Waikiki – Steve Darbishire (Decca)
    Niki Hoeky – P J Proby (Liberty)
    A Clown Am I – Johnny Hackett (Decca)
    The Beat Goes On – Sonny & Cher (Atlantic)

  • 349

    Saturday 23 April 1966, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Barbara Hawkins (Dixie Cups), Samantha Juste, Roy Orbison, Jimmy Savile


    Casting voter: Terry Hillman


    Producer: Terry Henebery


    The Big Hurt – Del Shannon (Liberty) HIT
    I Wanna Go Home – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) HIT (Casting vote)
    Love Ya Illya – Angela & the Fans (Pye) HIT
    My Girl At The Dance – Frank D’Rone (CBS) HIT
    I Could Make You Fall In Love -Rockin’ Berries (Piccadilly) HIT
    Rhapsody In The Rain – Lou Christie (MGM) HIT
    I Do – Goldie (Fontana) HIT
    Stop Her On Sight – Edwin Starr (Polydor) HIT

  • 381

    Saturday 24 December 1966, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded 17 December 1966)


    Panel: The Seekers (Judith Durham, Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley, Athol Guy)


    Casting voter: Linda Shiel


    Producer: Albert Stevenson


    Records played:
    Listen To My Heart – The Bats (Decca)
    Single Girl – Sandy Posey (MGM)
    The Rising Of The Moon – Tinkers (Pye)
    Sitting In The Park – Georgie Fame (Columbia)
    From A Distance (P F Sloan) – Odin’s People (Major Minor)
    Love In The Open Air (McCartney) – Tudor Minstrels (Decca)
    Mama (When My Dollies Have Babies) – Cher (Liberty)
    The Angel And The Stranger – Eddy Arnold (RCA)

  • 237

    Saturday 15 February 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Lesley Duncan, Steve Race, Sally Smith +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Just One Look – Hollies (Columbia) HIT
    I Love You Because – Jim Reeves (RCA) MISS
    Tell Me When – Applejacks (Decca) HIT
    That Girl Belongs To Yesterday – Gene Pitney (United Artists) HIT
    She’s Sorry – Bobby Vee (Liberty) MISS
    If You Love Me – Jackie Trent (Piccadilly) HIT
    Little Children – Billy J Kramer & Dakotas (Parlophone) HIT

  • 253

    Saturday 6 June 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Charlie Drake, Diana Dors, Bunny Lewis, Jessie Matthews


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Bama Lama Bama Loo – Little Richard (London) HIT
    I Like The Look Of You – Fortunes (Decca) HIT
    I Love You Too – Matt Monro (Parlophone) MISS
    Liza Jane – Davie Jones & the King Bees (Vocalion) MISS
    When You Walk In The Room – Jackie de Shannon (Liberty) HIT
    Why Not Tonight – Mojos (Decca) MISS
    If You Don’t Know – Don Charles (HMV) HIT


    Liza Jane was David Bowie’s first single. R&B track with David on vocals and tenor sax. Only Charlie Drake voted the record a hit! Mrs Dale didn’t like it. David Bowie was in Hot Seat

  • 276

    Saturday 14 November 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Joe Brown, Terence Edmond, Jackie De Shannon +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Softly In The Night – Three Bells (Columbia) MISS
    We’ll Sing In The Sunshine – Lancastrians (Pye) HIT
    Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) MISS
    One Heart Between Two –Dave Berry (Decca) HIT
    Oh Oh Seven – Dora Bryan (Fontana) HIT
    Somewhere – P J Proby (Liberty) HIT

  • 183

    Saturday 26 January 1963


    Panel: Jane Asher, Carroll Baker, Brian Hyland, Pete Murray


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Keep A Walkin’ – Bobby Darin (London) HIT
    Queen For Tonight – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Take Your Time – Jess Conrad (Columbia) MISS
    My Own True Love – Danny Williams (HMV) HIT
    The Night Has A Thousand Eyes – Bobby Vee (Liberty) HIT
    Little Girl – Steve Aliamo (Pye) MISS
    The Lonely Bull – Jack Jones (London) HIT
    Gonna Take A Chance – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    Bahia Bossa Nova – Barbara Law (Decca) MISS


    Followed by PC Dixon episode, The Bitter Taste Of Youth

    On Juke Box Jury, Pete Murray quipped, “If Helen Shapiro’s voice gets any lower, she’ll be giving Paul Robeson a run for his money.”
    NME, 1 February 1963

    PFTP 240163
    After a year’s careful viewing of JBJ, I should like to nominate the following team to counteract the sort of pretentious drivel which is normally talked on the programme.
    Mai Zetterling, Spike Milligan, Elaine Stritch and David Kossoff with Eric Sykes to stand by and David Tomlinson as a sleeping partner.
    A consolation prize to Pete Murray who really belongs to us eggheads but doesn’t like to say so.
    J D Palmer, Manchester 19

    PFTP 140263
    My team would be Jane Asher as she always knows her mind and sticks to it; Carole Carr because she knows a good song or tune; Steve Race for his technical knowhow; and Sid James because, well, he is just Sid James. As reserves, Judith Chalmers and Jimmy Young.
    W R Tann, Neatishead, Norfolk

  • 199

    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

  • 201

    Saturday 8 June 1963, 6.35-7pm


    Panel: Liz Fraser, Millicent Martin, Lance Percival, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hey Mama – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) HIT
    Ain’t That A Shame – Four Seasons (Stateside) HIT
    Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT
    To Give My Love To You – Cloda Rogers (Decca) MISS
    Black Cloud – Chubby Checker (Cameo-Parkway) MISS
    Indian Love Call – Karl Denver (Decca) MISS
    Rondo – Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen (Pye) HIT
    Bobby Tomorrow – Bobby Vee (Liberty) HIT

  • 225

    Saturday 23 November 1963, 6.05-6.30pm


    Panel: Cilla Black, Sid James, Don Moss, Anna Quayle


    Producer: Neville Wortman (8-3)


    I Want To Hold Your Hand – Beatles (Parlophone) HIT
    Anyone Else – Gene McDaniels (Liberty) HIT
    Beautiful Dreamer – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    I Like What You Do – Pat Boone (London) MISS
    It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World – Shirelles (Pye International) MISS
    Bad Girl – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT
    If You Gotta Pick A Baby – Glenda Collins (HMV) HIT
    The Banjo Song – Mike Hurst (Philips) HIT
    Bless ’Em All – Jane Morgan (Colpix) MISS
    That Boy Of Mine – Breakaways (Pye) HIT
    Since We Fell In Love – Bobby Rydell (Cameo Parkway) HIT


     

  • 135

    Saturday 24 February 1962


    Panel: Paul Anka, Carole Carr, Tony Orlando, Sheila Tracy


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    I’m The Greatest – Frankie Townsend (Fontana) HIT
    Please Don’t Ask About Barbara – Bobby Vee (Liberty) HIT
    Hello First Love – Susan Singer (Oriole) MISS
    What Kind Of Fool Am I – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) MISS
    Duke Of Earl – Gene Chandler (Columbia) MISS
    Wonderful Land – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    Letter Full Of Tears – Billy Fury (Decca) HIT
    I Ain’t Got Nobody – Buddy Greco (Fontana) HIT
    Dream Baby – Roy Orbison (London) HIT


    Paul Anka and Tony Orlando on Juke Box Jury voted Gene Chandler’s Duke Of Earl a miss, but your Alley Cat disagrees.
    Alley Cat, 2 March 1962

    The Shadows went to No. l with ‘Wonderful Land’, written by Jerry Lordan: “I got the first phrase and it took me six months to get to the middle. I knew it had to have a second part and I couldn’t think of anything. The Shadows did it marvellously and Norrie Paramor added strings very sympathetically. I thought it was fantastic but it didn’t get a unanimous vote on Juke Box Jury.”

  • 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

  • 141

    Saturday 7 April 1962


    Panel: Sam Costa, Jack Jackson, June Marlow, Brenda Lee


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    A Night At Daddy Gee’s – Curtis Lee (London) MISS
    Matelot – Donna Douglas (Piccadilly) MISS
    I’m Gonna Clip Your Wings – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) HIT
    I Will – Vic Dana (Liberty) MISS
    Nut Rocker – B Bumble & the Stingers (Top Rank) HIT
    Johnny Angel – Patti Lynn (Fontana) HIT
    She Can’t Find Her Keys – Paul Petersen (Pye) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc: A Night At Daddy Gee’s (Lee), Johnny Angel (Fabares), King Of Clowns (Sedaka)

    At the time, David Jacobs on Radio Luxembourg on Wednesday at 9.30 with David Jacobs Plays The Pops, on Thursday at 9 with Startime, and on Saturday at 10 with The David Jacobs Show.
    On Monday at 8.30 on Lux was The Russell Turner Show.

  • 148

    Saturday 26 May 1962


    Panel: Rupert Davies, Vera Day, Eartha Kitt, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    I Shoulda Listened To Mama – Jimmy Crawford (Columbia) MISS
    When Love Comes Around – Matt Monro (Parlophone) HIT
    Johnny Get Angry – Carol Deene (HMV) MISS
    I’ll Be Seeing You – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) MISS
    Just A Little Love – Karl Denver Trio (Decca) MISS
    Stranger On The Shore – Drifters (London) MISS
    Stranger On The Shore – Andy Williams (CBS) MISS
    Sharing You – Bobby Vee (Liberty) MISS
    Once In A Lifetime – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) HIT

  • 160

    Saturday 18 August 1962


    Panel: Ray Conniff, Jean Metcalfe, Sylvia Syms, Eric Sykes


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hully Gully – Don Costa (CBS) MISS
    Teenage Idol – Rick Nelson (London) MISS
    Will I What – Mike Sarne (Parlophone) HIT
    What Now My Love – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    The Locomotion – Little Eva (London) HIT
    Don’t That Beat All – Adam Faith (Parlophone) MISS
    So Wrong – Patsy Cline (Brunswick) MISS
    Sheila – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    To Love And Be Loved – Vic Dana (Liberty) HIT

  • 164

    Saturday 15 September 1962


    Panel: Rupert Davies, Dion, Fenella Fielding +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Point Of No Return – Gene McDaniels (Liberty) HIT
    There Is No Greater Love – Wanderers (MGM) MISS
    Chattanooga Choo Choo – Xavier Cugat (Mercury) HIT
    House To Let – Eden Kane (Decca) HIT
    A Forever Kind Of Love – Bobby Vee (Liberty) HIT
    Let’s Dance – Chris Montez (London) HIT
    Ramblin’ Rose – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT
    Don’t You Believe It – Andy Williams (CBS) HIT
    Venus In Blue Jeans – Mark Wynter (Pye) HIT


    Producer Neville Wortman: “I used to see the guests first to make sure that they had an interest in music per se. If they didn’t, there was no point in having them on the panel at all. I remember Rupert Davies brought a different slant on it. We were always trying to cater for the largest possible audience and not just a teenage audience. The audience for Thank Your Lucky Stars was mostly teenagers. The BBC has mostly broadcast programmes for the family.”

  • 179

    Saturday 29 December 1962


    Panel: Shirley Anne Field, Robert Morley, Jimmy Young +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    A Very Good Year For Girls – Vic Dana (Liberty) MISS
    The Gift Of Love – Ronnie Hilton (HMV) HIT
    Big Girls Don’t Cry – Four Seasons (Stateside) HIT
    Suki-Yaki – Kenny Ball (Pye) HIT
    Love Me Forever – Paula Watson (No number yet) MISS
    Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah – Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans (London) MISS
    Globetrotter – Tornados (Decca) HIT
    Butter Wouldn’t Melt In Your Mouth – Tommy Steele (Decca) HIT
    Ruby Ann – Marty Robbins (CBS) HIT
    I Saw Linda Yesterday – Doug Sheldon (Decca) MISS