• 389

    Saturday 18 February 1967, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded 11 February 1967)


    Panel: Simon Dee, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Jimmy Savile
    Casting voter: Julie McGill


    Producer: Travers Thorneloe


    Records played:
    Peculiar Situation – Young Idea (Columbia)
    So Nice (Summer Samba) –Andy Williams (CBS)
    Keep It Out Of Sight – Paul and Barry Ryan (Decca)
    I’ll Try Anything – Dusty Springfield (Philips)
    Daddy’s Little Girl – Al Martino (Capitol)
    So Good – Roy Orbison (London)
    Georgy Girl – Seekers (Columbia)

  • 397

    Saturday 15 April 1967, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Charlotte Bingham, Ray Davies, Pete Murray, Nyree Dawn Porter
    Casting voter: Penny Wood


    Producer: Colin Charman


    Records played:
    You’re The Love – Sixpence (London)
    This Hand Don’t Fit The Glove – Terry Reid & the Jaywalkers (Columbia)
    A Girl Without A Boy – Sheila Southern (Pye)
    Gonna Give Her All The Love I’ve Got – Jimmy Ruffin (Tamla-Motown)
    I Can Fly – The Herd (Fontana)
    My Cup Runneth Over – Max Bygraves (Pye)
    High Hopes – Gnomes of Zurich (CBS)
    I Know What It’s Like To Love Her – Sounds Bob Rogers (CBS)

  • 416

    Saturday 2 September 1967, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded 26 August)


    Panel: Georgie Fame, Beatrice Lillee, Keith Skues, Viviane Ventura
    Gordon Middleton, casting vote


    Producer: David O’Clee


    Records played:
    I Dig Rock And Roll Music – Peter, Paul and Mary
    Ode To Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
    So Long Dad – Manfred Mann
    Huff Puff – Mickey Dolenz (London)
    The Impossible Years – Wayne Fontana
    Massachusetts – Bee Gees

  • 333

    Saturday 1 January 1966, 5.15-5.45pm


    Panel: Max Bygraves family with Uncle Eric
    Max Bygraves, Maxine Bygraves, Anthony Bygraves, Eric Sykes


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Love Bug – Jack Jones (London)
    Girl – St Louis Union (Decca)
    Sound Of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel (CBS)
    Getting Nowhere – Friday Browne (Parlophone)
    Wait – Frankie Vaughan (Philips)
    Another Year, Another Love, Another Heartache – Julie Rogers (Mercury)
    Michelle – Overlanders (Pye)
    Creation – Rick And Sandy (Decca)
    Dream Child – Toni Eden (United Artists)
    What Do You Say About That – Phase 4 (Fab)

  • 345

    Saturday 26 March 1966, 5.50-6.15pm


    Panel: Ray Davies, Adrienne Posta, Nina & Frederik


    Producer: Travers Thorneloe


    Twinkle Toes – Roy Orbison (London) HIT (4-0)


    Nina & Frederik at The Savoy

  • 377

    Saturday 26 November 1966, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Eric Burdon, Virginia Ironside, Cleo Laine, Brian Matthew


    Casting voter: Dave Russon


    Producer: Albert Stevenson


    Records played:
    Knight In Rusty Armour – Peter & Gordon (Columbia)
    That’s Life – Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
    Walk With Faith In Your Heart – Bachelors (Decca)
    You Keep Me Hangin’ On – Supremes (Tamla-Motown)
    There Won’t Be Many Comin’ Home – Roy Orbison (London)
    East West – Herman’s Hermits (Columbia)
    She’s Coming To Me (D & T O’Brien) – O’Brien Brothers (Major Minor)

  • 283

    Saturday 2 January 1965, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded 26 December 1964)


    Panel: Val Doonican, Charlie Drake, Fenella Fielding, Twinkle


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    What In The World’s Come Over You – Rockin’ Berries (Piccadilly) HIT
    Come Tomorrow – Manfred Mann (HMV) HIT
    The Heart That You Break – Gitte (Columbia) MISS
    Goodbye Charlie – Pat Boone (Dot) MISS
    You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Righteous Brothers (London) MISS (60 seconds)
    If You Love Him – Joanie Sommers (Warner) HIT
    Dear Heart – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT
    Round And Round – Dickie Rock (Pye) HIT Written by Peter Lee Stirling
    The Promised Land – Chuck Berry (Pye International) HIT (58 seconds)


    Neville Wortman: “The panel only heard what was played on the programme. We only played a minute of a record but if a record was rather unusual, we might choose something other than the beginning. The Righteous Brothers’ You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ would be an example of that. You want to give the panel a real flavour of what the music is all about. It’s like being a good publisher – they can tell from the first few lines of an unsolicited manuscript if it is something they want.”

  • 288

    Saturday 6 February 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Thora Hird, Linda Lewis, Don Moss, Gene Pitney


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Your Hurtin’ Kinda Love – Dusty Springfield (Philips)
    Mary Anne – Shadows (Columbia)
    Silhouettes – Herman’s Hermits (Columbia)
    Come and Stay With Me – Marianne Faithfull (Decca) (Mystery Guest)
    Goodnight – Roy Orbison (London)
    In My Way – Dave Kaye (Decca) MISS
    The Look Of Love – Lesley Gore (Mercury)
    Half As Much – Rick & Sandy (Mercury)

  • 289

    Saturday 13 February 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm

    (Recorded 6 February)


    Panel: Brian Epstein, Marianne Faithfull, Adrienne Posta, Ted Ray


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Teardrops In The Rain – Joe Brown (Pye)
    Golden Lights – Twinkle (Decca) (Mystery Guest)
    My Funny Valentine – Buddy Greco (Columbia)
    Honey I Need – Pretty Things (Fontana) 0.48
    I Must Be Seeing Things – Gene Pitney (Stateside) (Mystery Guest)
    In The Meantime – Georgie Fame (Columbia)
    I’ll Stop At Nothing – Sandie Shaw (Pye) (Mystery Guest)
    The In Crowd – Dobie Gray (London)


    Ted Ray paid 30g

  • 26

    Saturday 2 January 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Paul Carpenter, Peggy Cummins, Gilbert Harding, Lady Carolyn Townshend


    Records played:
    On The Beach – Playmates (Columbia)
    I Wanna Be Loved – Ricky Nelson (London)
    If I Give My Heart to You – Ketty Lester (Philips)
    Marching Guitars – Bell Sounds (HMV)
    Why – Frankie Avalon (HMV)
    The Big Hurt – Miss Toni Fisher (Top Rank)
    Love Is the Only Thing – Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)
    Oh Melancholy Me – Passions (HMV)


    “Disgraceful! All American records on Saturday’s ‘Juke Box Jury’. Surely the producer Russell Turner should have noticed this great injustice – hardly respectful to his boss, Eric Maschwitz, former Songwriters’ Guild chairman, who greatly champions British tunes.” NME’s Alley Cat, 8 January 1960
    The panel (including that long-haired beat boy Gilbert Harding) discussed the Playmates, Ricky Nelson, Kitty Kallen, the Bell Sounds, Frankie Avalon (‘Why’), Miss Toni Fisher, Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Passions. Looking at the BBC’s logs, it is absurd that the panel were asked to comment on Kitty Kallen’s ‘If I Give My Heart to You’ after just 30 seconds.
    Gilbert Harding was described by NME as “television’s supreme critic and avowed hater of rock ’n’ roll.” When he was doing a DJ stint on the Light Programme, he once had to play Great Balls of Fire, but took it off halfway through and said, “That’s enough of that rubbish.”
    Carolyn Townshend was one of England’s most beautiful debs. Became Lady Carolyn Capellini; married Antonio Capellini, 30, Italian landowner. She had been a TV scriptwriter.
    Paul Carpenter & Peggy Cummins were actors.

  • 27

    Saturday 9 January 1960, 6-6.30pm (Recorded 2.1.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Lionel Bart, Shirley Anne Field, Gilbert Harding, Anita Prynne


    Records played:
    All in Good Time – Nelson Trio (London)
    A Girl Like You – Randy Sparks (HMV)
    What More Do You Want – Frankie Vaughan (Philips)
    Little Angel – Eddie Cochran (London) voted a hit
    Song Of The Dreamer – David Whitfield (Decca)
    We Told You Not To Marry – Titus Turner (London)
    Think Love – Kathy Linden (Felsted)
    Summer Set – Acker Bilk (Columbia)
    The Years Between – Maureen Evans (HMV)


    Eddie Cochran’s ‘Little Angel’ voted a hit on ‘Juke Box Jury’. Why were they playing the B-side? David Jacobs was so astonished that Gilbert Harding liked it that he gave him the record.

    Lionel Bart was a song-writer who had just achieved massive success with Tommy Steele, and shows such as Fings Ain’t What They Used T’Be and Oliver; Shirley Anne Field was an actress; Anita Prynne an actress and TV interviewer.

  • 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.

  • 29

    Saturday 23 January 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Patricia Bredin, Alan Freeman, Cyril Shack


    Records played:
    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.

  • 30

    Saturday 30 January 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Shirley Eaton, Susan Franks, Bunny Lewis, Frank Weir


    Records played:
    On A Slow Boat To China – Emile Ford (Pye)
    Let It Be Me – Everly Brothers (London)
    Be Mine – Lance Fortune (Pye)
    Oh So Wunderbar – Malcolm Vaughan (HMV)
    Oh So Wunderbar – Robert Earl (Philips)
    Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin (London)
    Just Come Home – Hugo and Luigi (RCA)
    Not One Minute More – Janet Richmond (Top Rank)


    Camera script unused: Betty Betty (Dickie Pride) and Wedding Song (Manuel)

    Seems difficult for Russell Turner to select suitable Juke Box Jury foursome; on Saturday Frank Weir was ineffectual, Shirley Eaton seemed busy posing, while Bunny Lewis’ remarks appeared prepared. NME’s Alley Cat, 5 February 1960

    Shirley Eaton was a popular actress; Susan Franks a TV presenter; Bunny Lewis a record producer; Frank Weir a musician/musical director.

  • 32

    Saturday 13 February 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Esma Cannon, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Carolyn Townshend


    Records played:
    Bonnie Came Back – Duane Eddy (London)
    You You You – Ernestine Anderson (Mercury)
    Royal Event – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    Tell Her For Me – David Macbeth (Pye) HIT
    Tender Love And Care – Jimmie Rodgers (Columbia)
    I Enjoy Being A Girl – Pat Suzuki (RCA)
    Who Could Be Bluer – Jerry Lordan (Parlophone)
    Pickin’ Petals – Avons (Columbia)


    Camera script unused: Coo-Coo-U (Kingston Trio))

    First programme with ‘Hit And Miss’ as new signature tune.

    Interview in Radio Times: David Jacobs, “If the panel reach a decision I strongly disagree with, I say so. Viewers seem to appreciate this, although a lot of letters say I am a clot.”

    Russell Turner is responsible for the choice of records and discusses them with David Jacobs. David Jacobs: “Sometimes we include discs we know are bad just to see the reaction of the panel. It’s a thing I wouldn’t dare do in my Saturday night, Light Programme series, Pick Of The Pops.”

    On 10 February, EMI issued their last 10-inch 78 rpm single. It was ‘Royal Event’ backed by ‘Rule Britannia’, which was used as the theme for Daniel Farson’s Guide To The British.

  • 35

    Saturday 5 March 1960, 6-6.30pm

    (Recorded 27.2.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Jacquay Kinson, Spike Milligan, Jack Payne, Nancy Spain


    Records played:
    Too Much Tequila – Champs (London)
    Garden Of Happiness – Perry Ford (Parlophone)
    Sink The Bismarck! – Don Lang (HMV)
    The Young Have No Time To Lose – Eddie Falcon (Columbia)
    Never Marry A Fishmonger – Mudlarks (Columbia)
    Forever – Buddy Killen (Pye)


    Camera script unused: Indiana (Freddy Cannon)

    Only 6 records and longer extracts. Credit is “Directed by Johnnie Stewart. Produced by Russell Turner.”

  • 36

    Saturday 12 March 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Paul Carpenter, Peter Murray, June Sylvaine


    Produced by Russell Turner
    Directed by Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    It’s Nice To Go Trav’ling – Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
    Stairway To Heaven – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT
    Forget You – Milton Grayson (London)
    My Old Man’s A Dustman – Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
    (Welcome) New Lovers – Pat Boone (London)
    Valentino – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Paradise – Sammy Turner (London)

    Camera script unused: Beatnik Fly (Johnny & the Hurricanes) and I Believe In Love (Floyd Robinson)

    On ‘Juke Box Jury’, David Jacobs claimed that John Barry’s ‘Hit And Miss’ was first BBC signature tune to enter charts. Alley Cat, 18 March 1960

  • 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)

  • 38

    Saturday 26 March 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Produced by Russell Turner
    Directed by Johnnie Stewart


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Jean Metcalfe, Pete Murray, Jack Payne


    Records played:
    Country Boy – Fats Domino (London)
    Clementine – Bobby Darin (London)
    Let’s Make A Fortune – Raindrops (Oriole) Side set
    Skylark – Michael Holliday (Columbia)
    Fraulein – Johnny Carson (Fontana)
    El Matador – Kingston Trio (Capitol)
    For You – Rosemary Clooney (MGM)
    Heartbeat – Buddy Holly (Coral)

  • 39

    Saturday 2 April 1960, 6-6.30pm

    (Recorded 26.3.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Frankie Day, Wolf Mankowitz, Eric Skyes


    Produced by Russell Turner
    Directed by Johnnie Gilbert


    Records played:
    String Along – Fabian (HMV)
    Sweet Nuthin’s – Brenda Lee (Brunswick)
    I Wish It Were You – Dennis Lotis (Columbia)
    Don’t Throw Away All Those Teardrops – Frankie Avalon (HMV)
    Footsteps – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) Side set
    O Dio Mio – Joan Regan (Pye)
    This Magic Moment – The Drifters (London)
    2,223 Miles – Patti Page (Mercury)

  • 42

    Saturday 23 April 1960, 6-6.30pm

    (Recorded 16.4.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: David Hughes, Pete Murray, Jack Payne, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    When You Lose The One You Love – Joanie, Johnny & Hal (Capitol)
    Like Love – Lynn Cornell (Decca)
    Heart of A Teenage Girl – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
    Apple Green – June Valli (Mercury)
    Wake Me When It’s Over – Andy Williams (London)
    Cantiamo Al Amore – Ines Taddio (Polydor)
    Big Iron – Marty Robbins (Fontana)


    Camera script: Steady Date (Three Bells)

  • 43

    Saturday 30 April 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Buddy Kaye, Humphrey Lyttelton, Gary Miller, Johnny Preston


    Records played:
    Chicken Thief – Kalin Twins (Brunswick)
    Sweet Dreams – Dave Sampson (Columbia)
    16 Reasons – Connie Stevens (Warner)
    Chattanooga Choo Choo – Ernie Fields (London)
    The Fight – Marty Wilde (Philips) Side set
    Tom Pillibi – Jacqueline Boyer (Columbia)
    Who Was That Lady – Dean Martin (Capitol)


    Camera script: Little Christine (Dick Jordan), Got A Girl (Four Preps)

  • 44

    Saturday 7 May 1960, 6-6.30pm

    (Recorded 30.04.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Doug Levy, Nancy Pederson, Karen Post, Ed Robertson


    Records played:
    Et Voila – Frankie Laine (Philips)
    Now Now Now – Jerry Keller (London)
    All I Need – Edna Savage (Parlophone) Side set
    Tamiami – Bill Haley & his Comets (Warner)
    That’s You – Nat King Cole (Capitol)
    My Gal Sal – The Freemen (Parlophone) Side set
    I Love The Way You Love – Marv Johnson (London)
    The Madison Time – Ted Heath & his Music (Decca)
    Got A Girl – Four Preps (Capitol)


    The panel comprised of teenagers from the American School of Independence, Bushey Park, US base in Middlesex. Headmaster gave Russell Turner and Johnnie Stewart 20 possibles and they chose four. All aged 17 to 19.

  • 45

    Saturday 14 May 1960


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Roy Castle, Russ Conway, Jeannette Sterke


    Records played:
    Step By Step – Steve Perry (HMV)
    Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Tommy Bruce (Columbia)
    Cherry Pie – Skip & Flip
    Robot Man – Connie Francis (MGM) Side set
    I Wanna Go Home – Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
    Sing Like An Angel – Jerry Lordan (Parlophone)
    Paper Roses – Anita Bryant (London)
    The Urge – Freddy Cannon (Top Rank)
    I Was A Fool – Frankie Vaughan (Philips)

  • 46

    Saturday 21 May 1960


    Panel: Bunny Lewis, Viscount Lewisham, Jean Metcalfe, Jack Payne


    Records played:
    I’ll Make You Mine – Johnnie Ray (Philips)
    Angela Jones – Johnny Ferguson (MGM)
    Lucky Five – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    How Do You Know It’s Love – Teresa Brewer (Coral)
    Bella Citta Roma – Toni Dalli (Columbia)
    Honky Tonk Train Blues – Cascading Strings (Fontana)
    You’re Singing Our Love Song To Somebody Else – Jerry Wallace (London)
    The Nocturne – Al Dean’s Tunestoppers (can’t trace)
    Baby My Heart – The Crickets (Coral)


    Russ Conway and Toni Dalli Side set

    No show on 28 May 1960 as Sammy Davis special being broadcast.

  • 47

    Saturday 4 June 1960

    (Ampex 280560)


    Panel: Carole Carr, Pete Murray, Ted Ray, Henrietta Tiarks


    Records played:
    We’re Only Young Once – The Avons (Columbia) Side set
    You’ll Never Know What You’re Missing ’Til You Try – Emile Ford & the Checkmates (Pye)
    He’ll Have To Go – Jeannie Black (Capitol)
    Happy-go-lucky Me – Russ Sainty (Top Rank)
    Happy-go-lucky Me – Frank Ifield (Columbia)
    Young Emotions – Ricky Nelson (London)
    Tintarella Di Luna (Magic Colour Of The Moonlight) – Lana Sisters (Fontana)
    Rosemary – Tim Connor (Decca)
    How Deep Is The Ocean – Isley Brothers (RCA)
    Little Brown Jug – Bobby Summers (Capitol)


    Records taken from camera script so unlikely all were played.

  • 49

    Saturday 18 June 1960

    (Ampex 110660)


    Panel: Carole Carr, Millicent Martin, Eric Winstone, Digby Wolfe


    Records played:
    Swingin’ School – Bobby Rydell (Columbia)
    Down Yonder – Johnny & the Hurricanes (London)
    What A Mouth! – Tommy Steele (Decca)
    Made You – Adam Faith (Parlophone)
    Alley-Oop – Hollywood Argyles (London)
    Make Love To Me – Kitty Kallen (Philips)
    Another Sleepless Night – Jimmy Clanton (Top Rank)
    Cry Hurtin’ Heart – Guy Mitchell (Philips)
    Shakin’ All Over – Johnny Kidd & the Pirates (HMV) MISS
    Ol’ Man River – Jerry Angelo (Parlophone)


    Records taken from camera script so unlikely all were played.

    Johnny Kidd was there

    No show on 25 June 1960, Wimbledon and the Test Match

  • 50

    Saturday 2 July 1960

    (Duration 35m 20s)


    Panel: Anthea Askey, Carmen Dragon, Pete Murray, Ed Robertson


    Records played:
    Bill Bailey – Bobby Darin (London) HIT (3-1)
    Train of Love – Alma Cogan (HMV) HIT (4-0)
    Jellied Eels – Joe Brown (Decca) HIT (4-0)
    I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) MISS (1-3)
    Joey’s Song – Michael Hill HIT (Parlophone) (4-0)
    Rosie Lee – Roy Castle (Philips) HIT (3-1)
    Only The Lonely – Roy Orbison (London) MISS (1-3)
    Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini – Brian Hyland (London) MISS (0-4)
    ? – Paul Hampton MISS (1-3)


    Camera script: Angry (Marty Wilde)

  • 51

    Saturday 9 July 1960, 6.40-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Alan Dell, June Marlow, Peter Noble


    Records played:
    Mais Oui – King Brothers (Philips) HIT (4-0)
    Oh! What A Day – Craig Douglas (Top Rank) HIT (4-0)
    If She Should Come To You – Anthony Newley (Decca) HIT (4-0)
    Come Back Again – Anne Shelton (Philips) HIT (4-0)
    Come On In – Tony Brent (Columbia) HIT (3-2)
    When Will I Be Loved – Everly Brothers (London) MISS (1-3)
    Papa Loves Mama – Joan Regan with Donna and Rusty (Pye) HIT (4-0)
    Papa He Loves Mama – Donald Peers (Columbia) HIT (3-1)
    Cindy Lou – Johnnie Lee (Fontana) MISS (0-4)


    Last Johnnie Stewart production

  • 52

    Saturday 16 July 1960


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Judy Carne, Sidney James, Eric Sykes


    Produced by Bill Cotton Jr


    Records played:
    The Hawk – Johnny Desmond (Philips) HIT
    Get Your Daddy’s Car Tonight – Lorrae Desmond (Parlophone) MISS
    The Old Oaken Bucket – Tommy Sands (Capitol) MISS but praised
    I’d Do Anything – Mike Preston (Decca) HIT
    Because They’re Young – Duane Eddy (London) MISS (Camera script says HIT)
    Everyday – Della Reese (RCA) MISS
    A Mess Of Blues – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    Mission Bell – Ronnie Hilton (HMV) HIT


    Camera script unplayed: Mule Skinner Blues (Rusty Draper)

    No programme on Saturday 23 July 1960 – Test Match

  • 53

    Saturday 30 July 1960


    Panel: Anthea Askey, Arthur Askey, Susan Franks, Peter Haigh


    Records played:
    The Sheik Of Chicago (Mustafa) – Four Lads (Philips)
    Quiet – Baby Dolls (Warner)
    Naughty – Charlie Drake (Parlophone)
    Long Ago Last Summer – Diana Trask (Philips)
    Walking To New Orleans – Fats Domino (London)
    Down By The River – Rosemary Lane (Philips) side set
    Image of a Girl – Mark Wynter (Decca)
    Image of a Girl – Nelson Keene (HMV)
    Sweet Tooth – Les Howard (Columbia)
    Feel So Fine – Johnny Preston (Mercury)

  • 54

    Saturday 6 August 1960

    (Ampex 300760)


    Panel: Judy Huxtable, Bunny Lewis, Stirling Moss, Kenneth Wolstenholme


    Records played:
    You’re Thrilling – Johnny Angel (Parlophone) side set
    I’ll Fly Away – Lonnie Saton (Warner)
    I’ve Never Seen A Straight Banana – Jimmy Edwards (Fontana)
    This Place Called Home – Dorothy Squires (Decca)
    Light Up The Sky – Tommy Steele
    Theme From The Apartment – Ferrante & Teicher (London)
    Unless You Mean It – Jess Conrad (Decca) side set
    Silver Moon Upon The Golden Sands – Guy Mitchell (Philips)

  • 56

    Saturday 20 August 1960


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Dave King, Nancy Spain, Henrietta Tiarks


    Records played:
    Question – Emile Ford (Pye) HIT
    Cinderella Jones – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Buttercup A Golden Hair – Dean Martin (Capitol) HIT
    Film song from unfinished Something’s Got to Give with Marilyn Monroe
    Lorelei – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) HIT
    Eee-O-Eleven – Sammy Davis Jr (HMV) MISS
    Tell Laura I Love Her – Ricky Valance (Columbia) MISS
    In My Little Corner Of The World – Anita Bryant (London) MISS
    Volare – Bobby Rydell (Columbia) MISS


    Camera script: Gotta Get A Date – Frank Ifield (Columbia)

  • 57

    Saturday 27 August 1960


    Panel: Lionel Bart, Sheila Buxton, David Hughes, Mildred Mayne


    Records played:
    Shimmy Shimmy – Bobby Freeman (Parlophone) MISS 0.55
    Hello Young Lovers –Paul Anka (Columbia) MISS 1.00
    The New Darktown Strutters Ball – Lou Monte (HMV) HIT 0.59
    You Mean Everything To Me – Neil Sedaka (RCA) MISS 0.58
    Too Young To Go Steady – Connie Stevens (Warner) MISS 1.02
    Let’s Think About Living – Bob Luman (Warner) HIT 0.43
    The Twist – Chubby Checker (Columbia) MISS 0.58
    Nice ’n Easy – Frank Sinatra (Capitol) HIT 1.23
    All My Love – Jackie Wilson (Coral) MISS 0.54
    Too Young To Date – The Delicates (London) MISS 0.56


    Taken from camera script. Not all may have been broadcast.

    No programme on 3 September 1960 – Olympics

  • 58

    Saturday 10 September 1960


    Panel: Annette Funicello, Paul Carpenter, Geoff Love, Rosemary Squires


    Records played:
    If You Need Me – Dave Sampson (Columbia) MISS 1.18
    Little Bitty Pretty One – Frankie Lymon (Columbia) HIT 1.02
    No – Dodie Stevens (London) HIT 1.03
    Waitin’ For Fall – Tab Hunter (Warner) HIT 1.05
    Passing Breeze – Russ Conway (Columbia) HIT 1.15
    How About That – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT (assumed) 1.37
    Yogi – Ivy Three (London) HIT 1.10


    Camera script probably unused – Why Why Why (Wise Boys), Speaking Of Her (Adam Wade) and Kiddio (Brook Benton)

  • 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.

  • 65

    Saturday 29 October 1960


    Panel: Carmen McRae, Pete Murray, Nancy Spain, Richard Wyler


    Records played:
    Blue Angel – Roy Orbison (London) HIT (3-1)
    Just Call Me – Lloyd Price (HMV) MISS (0-4)
    M1 – The Ted Taylor Four (Oriole) HIT (3-1) (Ted Taylor mystery guest)
    Just As Much As Ever – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT (4-0)
    My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own – Connie Francis (MGM) HIT (4-0)
    Summer’s Gone – Paul Anka (Columbia) MISS (1-3)


    Richard Wyler was “The Man from Interpol”

  • 02

    Monday 8 June 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Gary Miller, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks


    Records played:
    Nowhere In This World – Derry Hart & the Heartbeats (Decca)
    Kansas City – Little Richard (London)
    Camera script: was going to be Forty Days
    Lipstick On Your Collar – Connie Francis (MGM) side set
    The Windows Of Paris – Tony Osborne & his Orchestra (HMV)
    All Night Long – Monty Babson (London)
    I-ay-ove-lay Oo-yay – Three Barry Sisters (Decca)


    Camera script: was going to be Red Shoes (Kirby Stone Four)
    Peter Gunn – Duane Eddy (London)
    Camera script unused: Sway (prob Norman Grant Orch), When You See Her (Lee & Jay Elvin)

    Reviewed by Nancy Spain in Daily Express the following day: “The BBC’s Juke Box Jury seems to be a dismal flop. Alma Cogan, Pete Murray, Gary Miller and a typical teenager called Susan Stranks are still hard at it guessing which records (if any) are gong to be hits and which misses. All four are conscientious and with the occasional exception of Alma Cogan, the most deadly bores. I actually heard Pete Murray speaking of a record which sounded to me like the insistent yowling of a tom-cat say it was a ‘prestige record’. If this programme has a value (which I rather doubt) it will be in the comparison which we can make between the panel’s prophecy and the actual hits.”

    “New Juke Box Jury signature tune waxed by Ossie Warlock and the Wizards; this nom de plume conceals Tony Osborne’s identity.” Alley Cat, 12 June 1959

  • 06

    Monday 13 July 1959


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Petula Clark, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks, Eric Sykes


    Producer: Russell Turner


    Records played:
    Scotland The Brave – Edmundo Ros (Decca)
    Mary Ann Thomas – Bobby Freeman (London)
    The Wonder Of You – Ronnie Hilton (HMV)
    The Wonder Of You – Ray Peterson (RCA)
    Wonderful You – Ronnie Carroll (Philips)
    La Plume De Ma Tante – Hugo & Luigi (RCA)
    Moody – The Poni-Tails (HMV)
    Ragtime Cowboy Joe – David Seville & the Chipmunks (London)


    Camera script unused: Tiger (Fabian)

    No show on Monday 20 July 1959 because of Royal International Horse Show.

  • 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

  • 09

    Monday 17 August 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Panel: Sheila Buxton, Dickie Dawson, Diana Dors, Pete Murray


    Records played:
    With Open Arms – Jane Morgan (London)
    China Tea – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    High Hopes – Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
    High Hopes – Dave King (Pye)
    It Was I – Skip & Flip (Top Rank)
    Run – Jeri Southern (Capitol)
    For You For You – Michael Holliday (Columbia)
    Taboo – Arthur Lyman Group (Vogue)
    What Is Love – Playmates (Columbia)


    Dickie Dawson, husband of Diana Dors

  • 10

    Monday 24 August 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Panel: Judy Carne, Dickie Dawson, Pete Murray, Venetia Stevenson


    Records played:
    A Hoot An’ A Holler – Don Lang (HMV)
    I’m Gonna Get Married – Lloyd Price (HMV)
    Plenty Good Lovin’ – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Cry – Knightsbridge Strings (Top Rank)
    Midnight Flyer – Dave Cavanagh (Capitol)
    One More Sunrise – Leslie Uggams (Philips)
    A Girls Work Is Never Done – Chordettes (London) 1.52

  • 11

    Saturday 5 September 1959, 6.55-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Cleo Laine, Eric Robinson, Susan Stranks, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    I Ain’t Gonna Lead This Life – Frankie Vaughan (Philips)
    Til I Kissed You – Everly Brothers (London)
    Adonis – Petula Clark (Pye)
    Sal’s Got A Sugar Lip – Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
    Morgen – Ivo Robic (Polydor)
    The Three Bells – The Browns (RCA)
    Johnny Reb – Johnny Horton (Philips)

  • 13

    Saturday 19 September 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Judy Carne, Petula Clark, Bill Maynard, Peter Noble


    Reccords played:
    I Want To Walk You Home – Shane Rimmer (Columbia)
    Angel Face – Billy Fury (Decca)
    Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (Pye)
    Sleepwalk – Ken Mackintosh (HMV)
    You Were Mine – Tommy Steele (Decca)
    Someone To Love – Anthony Newley (Decca)
    Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin (London)

  • 16

    Saturday 10 October 1959, 6.50-715pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Gloria Kindersley, Gary Miller, Milton Subotsky, Venetia Stevenson


    Records played:
    Doodles – Eddie Layton (Mercury)
    Love Potion No 9 – Clovers (London)
    A Worried Man – Kingston Trio (Capitol)
    Mr Blue – David Macbeth (Pye)
    Mr Blue – Mike Preston (Decca)
    Just Ask Your Heart – Frankie Avalon (HMV)
    Wish It Were Me – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
    Old Shep – Hank Snow (RCA)

  • 17

    Saturday 17 October 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Louie Ramsay, Jimmy Savile, Digby Wolfe


    Records played:
    Destiny – Henry Rene (London)
    Put Your Head On My Shoulder – Paul Anka (Columbia)
    What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For – Emile Ford (Pye)
    Teach Me – David Hughes (Top Rank)
    Candlewick – Winifred Atwell (Decca)
    My Only Love – Allan Bruce (Fontana)
    Oh Carol – Neil Sedaka (RCA)

  • 20

    Saturday 14 November 1959, 6.50-7.15pm

    (Recorded 31 October 1959)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Jeanne Baldwin, Bunny Lewis, Gary Miller, Venetia Stevenson


    Records played:
    Happy Little Caterpillar – Sam Tacit (Decca)
    The Ways Of Love – Tommy Edwards (MGM)
    Unforgettable – Dinah Washington (Mercury)
    Fool’s Hall Of Fame – Pat Boone (London)
    Little White Bull – Tommy Steele (Decca)
    Talk To Me – Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
    So Many Ways – Brook Benton (Mercury)

  • 22

    Saturday 28 November 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Judy Carne, Peter Noble, Sylvie St Clair, Digby Wolfe


    Records played:
    Happy Prancer – Dance, Prancer & Nervous (Capitol)
    Still Small Voice – Perry Como (RCA)
    Loving Is A Way Of Living – Ilse Werner (Qualiton)
    Just About This Time Tomorrow – Tony Reese (London)
    The Meaning Of The Blues – Kalin Twins (Brunswick)
    Among My Souvenirs – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Roses From Venice – Donald Peers (Columbia)

  • 23

    Saturday 5 December 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Russ Conway, Joan North, Nancy Spain, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    Way Down Yonder In New Orleans – Freddy Cannon (Top Rank)
    Starry Eyed – Gary Stites (London)
    You Deserve – Peggy Lee (Capitol)
    Wildcat – Gene Vincent (Capitol)
    In The Chapel In The Moonlight – Kestrels (Pye)
    Some Kinda Earthquake – Duane Eddy (London)
    Happy Anniversary – Joan Regan (Pye)
    Be My Guest – Fats Domino (London)

    “Opinion of your Alley Cat disagrees with Juke Box Jury panel but endorses David Jacobs’ view that Some Kinda Earthquake is another Duane Eddy smash hit.” Alley Cat, 11 December 1959

  • 24

    Saturday 12 December 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Russ Conway, Jayne Mansfield, Venetia Stevenson, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    In The Mood – Ernie Fields (London)
    Turnabout Heart – Eve Boswell (Parlophone)
    Career – Dean Martin (Capitol)
    Not One Minute More – Della Reese (RCA)
    Marina – Gary Miller (Pye)
    The Christmas Song – Ella Fitzgerald (HMV)
    Who Do You Think You Are – Four Lads (Philips)

  • 25

    Saturday 19 December 1959, 6.50-7.15pm

    (Recorded)

    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Catherine Boyle Patricia Bredin, Gary Miller, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    Lotta Piano – Martinas & his Music (Columbia)
    Too Young – Bill Forbes (Columbia)
    Talk That Talk – Jackie Wilson (Coral)
    The Singing Piano – Tolchard Evans & his Singing Piano (Decca)
    Holiday Of Love – King Sisters (Capitol)
    Reveille Rock – Johnny & the Hurricanes (London)
    It Must Have Been Something Wonderful – Ronnie Carroll (Philips)
    I Wish That I Could Be Father Christmas – Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall (Parlophone)
    Mary’s Boy Child – Nina & Frederik


    “Starting in the new year every alternate transmission will be telerecorded the previous Saturday, immediately following the live presentation.” (NME, 4 December 1959)
    Eric Sykes on Reveille Rock: “That would work. I would have to get up to turn the darn thing off.”
    Feature on David Jacobs, NME, 25 December 1959:
    Juke Box Jury is excellent musical entertainment for the whole family. And it’s done far more for pop music than most people think. The records we play are more or less all made with the teenage market in mind. But on Juke Box Jury, viewers have seen adults voicing approval of the very same discs – the adults being the panel, of course. The net result is that the Jury has encouraged people to be far more tolerant towards pop discs. It has also stopped a lot of parents sneering at pop music and made them realise that it is an everyday part of their children’s lives.
  • 231

    Saturday 4 January 1964


    Panel: Dora Bryan, David Gell, Peter Sellers +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    That Boy John – Billie Davis (Columbia) HIT
    Acapulco 1922 – Johnny B Great (Decca) MISS
    Fever – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    I’m The One – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) HIT
    No Strings – Mike Preston (Decca) MISS
    Baby I Love You – Ronettes (London) HIT
    That Lucky Old Sun – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT

  • 244

    Saturday 4 April 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Julia Foster, Derek Johnson, Eric Sykes, Mary Travers


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hubble Bubble Toil And Trouble – Manfred Mann (HMV) HIT
    Angry At The Big Oak Tree – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby – Everly Brothers (Warner) HIT
    Walk On By – Dionne Warwick (Pye Int) HIT
    365 Rolling Stones – Andrew Oldham Orchestra (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) HIT
    She Loves Me – Jack Jones (London) MISS
    Don’t Turn Around – Merseybeats (Fontana) HIT

  • 251

    Saturday 23 May 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Stratford Johns, Jean Metcalfe, Lance Percival, Polly Perkins


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Can You Do It – Contours (Stateside) MISS
    Nobody I Know – Peter and Gordon (Columbia) HIT
    Funny Things – Redcaps (Decca) MISS
    Hello Dolly – Louis Armstrong (London) HIT
    Ramona – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    Near You – Migil Five (Pye) HIT
    Keep On Lovin’ Me – Kaye Sisters (Philips) MISS

  • 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

  • 260

    Saturday 25 July 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Carole Ann Ford, George Harrison, Reg Varney +1


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    I Should Have Known Better – The Naturals (Parlophone) MISS
    What Am I To You – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT(check this)
    Soulful Dress – Sugar Pie Desanto (Pye) HIT
    How Can I Tell Her – Fourmost (Parlophone) HIT
    Heart – David Nelson (Philips) MISS
    Spanish Harlem – Sounds Inc (Columbia) HIT
    All Grown Up – Crystals (London) MISS
    She’s Not There – Zombies (Decca) HIT
    Ain’t Love Good – Ain’t Love Proud – Tony Clarke (Pye) HIT

  • 267

    Saturday 12 September 1964, 5.55-6.20pm


    Panel: Dawn Addams, Bill Haley, Don Moss, Viviane Ventura


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    We’re Through – Hollies (Columbia) HIT
    Don’t Cry Little Girl – Peter & the Headlines (Decca) MISS
    When You Walk In The Room – Searchers (Pye) HIT
    People Say – Dixie Cups (Pye International) MISS
    Oh Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison (London) HIT
    Ringo For President – Young World Singers (Brunswick) MISS
    I Don’t Want To See You Again – Peter and Gordon (Columbia) HIT

  • 180

    Saturday 5 January 1963


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Spike Milligan, Anne Shelton, Eric Sykes


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Dance The Bossa Nova – Frankie Avalon (Pye) HIT
    Don’t You Ever Change Your Mind – Patsy Ann Noble (Columbia) HIT
    Diamonds – Jet Harris & Tony Meehan (Decca) HIT
    All Alone Am I – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    It’s Up To You – Rick Nelson (London) MISS
    Some Kinda Fun – Chris Montez (London) HIT
    Bossa Nova USA – Dave Brubeck (CBS) MISS
    Little Town Flirt – Del Shannon (London) HIT
    I Will Follow Him – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT


    Dick James was told Please Please Me would be reviewed on this show

    For the first time, Eric Sykes wore a hearing aid on television. He felt he needed it to hear the records properly. Several papers commented on his hearing loss.

  • 181

    Saturday 12 January 1963


    Panel: Stubby Kaye, Pete Murray, Sian Phillips +1 (female).
    Photo on ebay


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    The Boy I Saw You With – Beverley Jones (HMV) MISS
    Rhumba Boogie – Jimmy Rodgers (London) HIT
    Teenage Has been – Barry Mann (HMV) HIT
    Theme From Lawrence Of Arabia – Philip Green (Columbia) HIT
    Hand A Handkerchief To Helen – Susan Maughan (Philips) MISS
    Trouble Is My Middle Name – Bobby Vinton (Columbia) MISS
    A Taste Of Honey – Acker Bilk (Columbia) HIT
    Sounds Funny To Me – Eden Kane (Decca) HIT
    Blame It On My Youth – Eydie Gorme (CBS) HIT
    Walk Right In – Rooftop Singers (Fontana) MISS


    The Times 190163
    Commenting on panel games.
    On What’s My Line and Juke Box Jury. “Both of them are conducted by ringmasters of exceptional professional competence. Eamonn Andrews and David Jacobs seem impervious to the temptations which beset many other quiz masters. They reveal no mannerisms, they exercise an easy authority and although they radiate good humour, they never indulge in that deadly sin of broadcasting bonhomie.”

  • 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

  • 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

  • 186

    Saturday 16 February 1963


    Panel: Pete Murray, Robin Richmond, Annie Ross, Nancy Spain


    Records played:
    Alice In Wonderland – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT
    Johnny Day – Rolf Harris (Columbia) HIT
    I Wanna Be Around – Tony Bennett (CBS) MISS
    Popsy Wopsy – Clinton Ford (Oriole) MISS
    Big Wide World – Teddy Randazzo (Pye) MISS
    Return Of The Outlaws – Outlaws (HMV) MISS
    Meditation – Pat Boone (London) MISS
    Brotherhood Of Man – Jaye P Morgan (MGM) MISS
    My Kind Of Girl – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) HIT


    The Times 160263
    Feature, Functions Of The Captive Audience
    The intrusive nature of the studio audience is mitigated by television, and there are programmes, indeed, of which it could be said that audience participation is a paramount element. It can be said, for instance, of Juke Box Jury, an old favourite distinguished by some brilliant camera work. As the record is played the camera picks out the unformed face of a teenager mesmerised by the beat, the pointed shoe tapping out the rhythm, the hand of a lover seeking that of his mate. Without the unconscious cooperation of its fans, Juke Box Jury would lose three-quarters of its fascination.

    23.2.63 – No Juke Box Jury. Instead, A Song For Europe introduced by David Jacobs

  • 187

    Saturday 2 March 1963


    Panel: Alan Dell, Harry H Corbett, Dusty Springfield +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Look Out Chattanooga – Johnnie Ray (Brunswick) HIT
    Count On Me – Julie Grant (Pye) HIT
    The Desperadoes – Cambridge Strings (Decca) MISS
    One Broken Heart For Sale – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    He’s Got The Power – Exciters (United Artists) HIT
    Say Wonderful Things – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT
    Foot Tapper – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    Our Day Will Come – Ruby & the Romantics (London) MISS
    Darkest Street In Town – Jimmy Clanton (Stateside) MISS


    Harry H Corbett raved about Our Day Will Come and said there was a lot of good music coming from America. (Brian O’Connell)

    PFTP 070363
    Why do members of the JBJ panel have to be so sarcastic to each other? This spoils an otherwise enjoyable programme.
    Miss B Bellis (16), Holywell

    PFTP 070363
    Could we have some pictures of pretty girls? The concentration seems to be on expressionless head-nodders. Often the subjects chosen are bizarre in styles, ranging from near beatnik to femme fatale, while others are undeniably plain. Where is the warmth, sparkle and vivacity that we associate with youth. Surely there are pretty girls in the JJB audience who could charm our eyes, even though our ears are suffering.
    Miss Winifred Williams, Liverpool 25

    Suggested fee for serial rights of David Jacobs’ magazine biography – £20,000.
    NME, 8 March 1963

  • 190

    Saturday 23 March 1963


    Panel: Jane Asher, Henry Mancini, Pete Murray +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Baby Workout – Jackie Wilson (Coral) HIT
    Don’t Play Me A Love Song – Shirley Jackson (Decca) MISS
    Losing By A Hair – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) MISS
    Losing You – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    The Jive Samba – Cannonball Adderley (Riverside) MISS
    Flash, Bang, Wallop! – Tommy Steele (Decca) HIT
    Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts – Bob B Soxx & the Blue Jeans (London) HIT
    Little Band Of Gold – James Gilreath (Pye) MISS
    By Hook Or By Crook – Sandra Browne & the Boy Friends (Columbia) MISS
    Aladdin’s Lamp – Mark Wynter (Pye) HIT

    Producer Neville Wortman: “I went for all sorts of people. I went for Maria Callas at one point and her manager was horrified – there was a terrible silence at the end of the phone. He said, “You might just as well ask her to stand on her head.”

    Producer Neville Wortman: “Steve Race was really good, he was an expert and could speak eruditely. Nancy Spain who wrote for the Daily Express was brilliant. She lived with Sheila Van Damn and they were killed in an air crash. Bunny Lewis wasn’t one of my choices but he certainly knew about the scene. Really we were looking for attractive personalities who could relate to an audience. Henry Mancini was a regular guest. He was marvellous and could speak knowledgably. Annie Ross was very good.”

  • 191

    Saturday 30 March 1963


    Panel: Jimmy Henney, Hattie Jacques, Eric Sykes, Margaret Whiting


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Call Me B’wana – Bob Hope (United Artists) MISS
    The Boy I Used To Know – Jan Burnette (Oriole) MISS
    Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    Keep On Dancing – Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (Decca) HIT
    It Looks Like They’re In Love – Cleo Laine (Fontana) HIT
    Manana Pasado Manana – Acker Bilk (Columbia) HIT
    My Love – Christine Campbell (Parlophone) MISS
    On Broadway – Drifters (London) HIT
    My Little Baby – Mike Berry (HMV) MISS


    Margaret Whiting had million seller with Billy Reid’s Tree In The Meadow

     

  • 193

    Saturday 13 April 1963


    Panel: Arthur Askey, Steve Race, Sabrina, June Thorburn
    From what I recall, Sabrina didn’t say a word.


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    It’s A Pity To Say Goodnight – Donna Douglas (Pye) HIT
    Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad About My Baby – The Cookies (London) MISS
    More – Danny Williams (HMV) HIT
    Scarlett O’Hara – Jet Harris & Tony Meehan (Decca) MISS
    Here I Stand – The Ripchords (CBS) MISS
    Young Lovers – Paul & Paula (Philips) MISS
    Watermelon Man – Mongo Santamaria (Riverside) HIT
    Some Other Guy – Big Three (Decca) MISS
    Night Cry – Bert Weedon (HMV) HIT


    According to Mark Lewisohn, From Me To You was played.

  • 194

    Saturday 20 April 1963


    Panel: Alan Dell, Louise Dunn, Harry Fowler, Julia Lockwood


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    The Girl I Love – Matt Monro (Parlophone) HIT
    What Are Boys Made Of – The Percells (HMV) HIT
    There’s No Such Thing As Love – Anthony Newley (Decca) HIT
    Like Lazy – Barry Alldis (Decca) MISS
    Two Kinds Of Teardrops – Del Shannon (London) MISS
    Woe Is Me – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Call Me Irresponsible – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) HIT
    Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love – Tommy Bruce (Columbia) HIT
    She’s New To You – Susan Maughan (Philips) MISS
    Gone With The Wind – Duprees (London) MISS
    There Are 8,000,000 Cossack Melodies And This Is One Of Them – Group X (Fontana) HIT


     

  • 196

    Saturday 4 May 1963


    Panel: Dora Bryan, Judith Chalmers, Pete Murray +1


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Remember Diana – Paul Anka (RCA) MISS
    Ups And Downs Of Love – Freddie Cannon (Stateside) MISS
    What A Guy – Raindrops (London) MISS
    Foolish Little Girl – Shirelles (Stateside) HIT
    Diane – Joe Harnell & his Orchestra (London) HIT
    Lucky Lips – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Swing That Hammer – Mike Cotton’s Jazzmen (Columbia) HIT
    The Last Leaf – Cascades (Warner) HIT
    Bee Bom – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) MISS


     

  • 198

    Saturday 18 May 1963


    Panel: Jacqui Chan, Polly Elwes, Don Moss +1
    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Juke Box Jury episode
    Juke Box Jury episode

    Records played:
    Lovers Lane – Pat Boone (London) HIT
    I Like It – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) HIT
    Melancholy Me – Jackie Trent (Piccadilly) MISS
    Ice Cream Man – Tornados (Decca) HIT
    Forget Him – Bobby Rydell (Cameo-Parkway) MISS
    He’s The One – Billie Davis (Decca) HIT
    Just Before Dawn – Ned Miller (London) MISS
    Early Night – Kiki Dee (Fontana) HIT
    Don’t Make My Baby Blue – Frankie Laine (CBS) HIT
    IF You Wanna Be Happy – Jimmy Soul (Stateside) HIT
    Vini Vini – Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Columbia) MISS


    Every panellist on Saturday’s Juke Box Jury voted current Bobby Rydell release  a miss – but it was already in the NME hit parade! NME, 24 May 1963 – single Forget Him. Was this a recorded show?

  • 200

    Saturday 1 June 1963


    Panel: Tony Meehan, Barbara Murray, Pete Murray +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Around And Around – Lonnie Jay & the Jaynes (Stateside) MISS
    Danke Schoen – Craig Douglas (Decca) MISS
    Gravy Waltz – Millicent Martin (Parlophone) MISS
    Riviera Cafe – Lance Percival (Parlophone) HIT
    Atlantis – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    Tomorrow Night – Eden Kane (Fontana) MISS
    See If She Cares – Faron’s Flamingos (Oriole) HIT
    Sally – Tubby Hayes Quartet (Fontana) MISS
    Blue On Blue – Bobby Vinton (Columbia) MISS
    Da Doo Ron Ron – Crystals (London) HIT
    (I Love You) Don’t You Forget It – Perry Como (RCA) MISS
    Love Is A Ball – Billy Eckstine & Damita Jo (Mercury) MISS
    It’s Been Nice – Everly Brothers (Warner) HIT


    Keith Fordyce said on Lucky Stars last Saturday that Craig Douglas, Mark Wynter and Jimmy Justice were better singers than Rick Nelson.
    Alley Cat, 7 June 1963

  • 202

    Saturday 15 June 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Juliette Greco, Jean Metcalfe, Peter Sellers, Maurice Woodruff


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Little Latin Lupe Lu – Righteous Brothers (London) HIT
    Smile – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) HIT
    Ain’t Gonna Kiss Ya – Simone Jackson (Pye) HIT
    Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto (HMV) HIT
    Kiss And Run – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    Moonlight Tango – Acker Bilk (Columbia) HIT
    Nature’s Time For Love – Joe Brown (Pye) HIT
    The Good Life – Tony Bennett (CBS) HIT
    This Empty Place – Dionne Warwick (Stateside) HIT
    The Wild Wind – Danny Williams (HMV) MISS
    Cry Baby – Mal Ryder (Decca) MISS
    A Beggar In Love – Clinton Ford (Columbia) MISS


    9 straight hits!

  • 204

    Saturday 29 June 1963, 6.35-7pm

    (Recorded 22 June, 8.30-9.15pm)


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, John Lennon, Caroline Maudling, Bruce Prochnik


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Southend – Cleo Laine (Fontana) MISS
    B side was Watch Your Step
    So Much In Love – The Tymes (Cameo Parkway) MISS
    JL: “I thought it was Rolf Harris at first, and then I thought, It’s the Drifters.”
    Devil In Disguise – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    JL’s harshest criticism
    John Lennon doesn’t like Elvis Presley – so what?
    NME, 26 July 1963
    The Click Song – Miriam Makeba & Harry Belafonte (London) MISS
    JL: “If it was in English, it’d mean even less. It’s intriguing because it’s foreign.”
    On Top Of Spaghetti – Tom Glazer (London) MISS
    JL: “I can’t stand these ‘all together now’ records. I prefer Little Eva’s Old Smokey Locomotion.”
    Flamenco – Russ Conway (Columbia) MISS
    JL: “I like pianos but not pub pianos playing flamenco music. Didn’t sound anything like flamenco.”
    First Quarrel – Paul & Paula (Philips) MISS
    JL: “I liked their first record because I liked the octave singing, her singing one above him. This second wasn’t worth bothering about. This had Jim in it. American records are always about Jim and Bobby and Alfred.”
    Don’t Ever Let Me Down – Julie Grant (Pye) MISS
    JL: “I thought ‘Ah, one of those with an intro, but the intro was enough.”


    Photo of smiling Bruce Prochnik in Radio Times, looking about 14. He had played the title role in Oliver! on Broadway
    Caroline Maudling was stepping in for Zsa Zsa Gabor
    Caroline was Reginald Maudling’s daughter and was in Frankie Vaughan film, It’s All Over Town.
    Katie Boyle was hosting the Eurovision Song Contest

    John Lennon did a Johnny Mathis, giving negative reviews of every disc. He voted all but one a Miss. Didn’t harm his career though.

    Producer Neville Wortman: “I had John Lennon on before the rest of the Beatles. A music publisher told me that John Lennon would be a marvellous guest so I rang him and he came in and had lunch with us at the Television Centre with his leather jacket and it was a marvellous lunch in which he spoke about everything. It was a cinch to have him. A lot of people came up from Liverpool and elsewhere for that show. The Shepherd’s Bush Empire was besieged. That is when I thought this is going to be something much bigger than I thought it was. John Lennon was a great panellist as he didn’t care what he said. He stood from the rest of the panel that day.”

    The Beatles were playing in Abergavenny that night but they didn’t have to take the stage until 10.30pm at the Town Hall Ballroom. John Lennon was flown by helicopter from London at a cost of £100 and touched down at the the Penypound football ground at 9.50pm. They played to 600 fans and then stayed overnight at the Angel Hotel.

     

  • 206

    Saturday 13 July 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Esma Cannon, Albert Finney, Pip Hinton, Bunny Lewis


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Come On Home – Springfields (Philips) HIT
    Don’t Do That – Shane Fenton & the Fentones (Parlophone) HIT
    He’s So Near – Maureen Scott (HMV) HIT
    Too Late To Worry – Richard Anthony (Columbia) HIT
    Not Too Young To Get Married – Bob B Soxx & the Blue Jeans (London) HIT
    If I Ruled The World – Terry Lightfoot & his Jazzmen (Columbia) HIT
    Busy Doing Nothing – Don Spencer (HMV) MISS
    Easier Said Than Done – Essex (Columbia) MISS
    Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash (CBS) MISS
    A Fool In Love – Jan Burnette (Oriole) MISS
    Wipe Out – Surfaris (London) HIT
    Summer Skies And Golden Sands – Overlanders (Pye) HIT


    Maureen Scott was a London folk singer spotted by a Disney executive Jimmy Johnson and signed for Buena Vista, released here on HMV.

    Albert Finney amateurish alongside Bunny Lewis on Juke Box Jury.
    NME 19 July 1963

  • 209

    Saturday 3 August 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Angela Douglas, Jimmy Henney, Janette Scott, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Sally – Rockin’ Henri & the Hayseeds (Decca) MISS
    It’s Time We Parted – Bobby Rydell (Cameo-Parkway) MISS
    Just Tell Him Jane Said Hello – Gerri Granger (London) MISS
    Don Diddley – Bobby Rio (Stateside) HIT
    I’m Tellin You Now – Freddie & the Dreamers (Columbia) HIT
    Come Blow Your Horn – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) MISS
    Still – Karl Denver (Decca) HIT
    Ooh I Can’t – Jan & Kelly (Philips) HIT
    Mama Don’t Allow – Rooftop Singers (Fontana) HIT
    I Know – Beryl Marsden (Decca) MISS
    Looking For Love – Earl Sinks (Capitol) MISS

  • 211

    Saturday 17 August 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Pat Boone, Polly Elwes, Carol Ann Ford, Vic Lewis


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Martian Hop – Ran-Dells (London) HIT
    Two Silhouettes – Del Shannon (London) MISS
    Don’t Do Me Any Favours – Rose Brennan (Philips) MISS
    Your Baby’s Gone Surfin’ – Duane Eddy (RCA) HIT
    Searchin’ – Hollies (Parlophone) MISS (all four)
    It’s Over – Mike Stephen (Decca) HIT
    Look At Him – Connie Francis (MGM) MISS
    A Little Like Lovin’ – Cascades (RCA) HIT
    I’m Wondering – Statesmen (Decca) MISS
    My Baby Loves To Dance – Chris Montez (London) HIT
    Dum Dum Dee Dum – Johnny Cymbal (London) HIT


    Drownin’ My Sorrows was Connie Francis A-side in US.

    Norman Jopling wrote a piece about the Hollies, A Hit Despite JBJ, for Record Mirror
    Pat Boone urged fans to buy the original by the Coasters. (He should talk!)

    On Lucky Stars, Chubby Checker twisted up a storm.
    NME, 23 August 1963

    Around this time, there was a summer series on Grampian, Dad, You’re A Square

  • 212

    Saturday 24 August 1963, 6.35-7pm


    Panel: Tom Courtenay, Little Peggy March, Peter Noble +1


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    The Dreamer – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT
    Judy’s Turn To Cry – Lesley Gore (Mercury) HIT
    She Loves You – The Beatles (Parlophone) HIT
    A Doodlin’ Song – Peggy Lee (Capitol) MISS
    You Must Be Jokin’ – Wee Willie Harris (HMV) HIT
    Wait ’Til My Bobby Gets Home – Darlene Love (London) MISS
    Frankie And Johnny – Sam Cooke (RCA) HIT
    Summertime, Summertime – The Fortunes (Decca) MISS


    The +1 is almost certainly Joan Turner. Hilarious but turned the programme into The Joan Turner Show Rest of panel not amused. She was doing a DJ show for the Light Programme.

  • 213

    Saturday 31 August 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Terence Edmond, Jean Metcalfe, Don Moss, Polly Perkins
    Photo of Polly Perkins in RT!


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    You’re Gonna Need My Loving – Jimmy Justice (Pye) HIT
    Wishing – Buddy Holly (Coral) HIT
    It Hurts To Be Sixteen – Andrea Carroll (London) MISS
    No One – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    A Day Without You – Danny Williams (HMV) MISS
    Applejack – Jet Harris & Tony Meehan (Decca) HIT
    Hey There Lonely Boy – Ruby & the Romantics (London) HIT
    I’m So Glad I Found Her – Craig Douglas (Decca) HIT
    Humdrum Blues – Elaine Delmar (Columbia) MISS
    The Kind Of Boy You Can’t Forget – Raindrops (London) HIT
    First One – Rikki Allen Trio (Decca) MISS

  • 214

    Saturday 7 September 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Alan Freeman, Tommy Roe +1


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Please Don’t Stop – Mike Sarne (Parlophone) HIT
    Then He Kissed Me – Crystals (London) HIT
    Secondhand – Wilfrid Brambell (Parlophone) MISS
    Do You Love Me – Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (Decca) HIT
    Nine Out Of Ten Girls – Kaye Sisters (Philips) MISS
    Yakka Hula Hickey Dula – Dutch Swing College Band (Philips) MISS
    Sally Ann – Joe Brown (Piccadilly) HIT
    Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee – Osmond Brothers (MGM) MISS
    Everybody Monkey – Freddie Cannon (Stateside) HIT
    Love Me With All Your Heart – Kestrels (Pye) MISS
    Memphis Tennesssee – Dave Berry & the Cruisers (Decca) MISS
    Jealousy Will Get You Nowhere – Brian Diamond & the Cutters (Decca) HIT

  • 215

    Saturday 14 September 1963, 6-6.30pm


    Panel: Sam Costa, Louise Dunn, Anne Nightingale, Bruce Prochnik


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    The First Time – Adam Faith & the Roulettes (Parlophone) HIT
    Say You Do – Danny Storm (Pye) MISS
    That Sunday, That Summer – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT
    Like I Love You – Eden Kane (Fontana) MISS
    Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton (Columbia) MISS
    Shindig – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    Straighten Up Your Heart – Barbara Lewis (London) MISS
    Three Rows Over – Bobby Curtola (Decca) MISS
    Blue Bayou – Roy Orbison (London) HIT
    Everybody – Tommy Roe (HMV) MISS
    One Mile Over, Two Miles Back – Bill Anderson (Brunswick) HIT
    You’d Think He Didn’t Know Me – Sandra Browne (Columbia) HIT
    Jo-Anne – Barron Knights (Columbia) HIT

  • 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.

  • 217

    Saturday 28 September 1963, 6.05-6.35pm


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Jess Conrad, Peter Murray, Barbara Windsor


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Heartaches On The Way – Terry Stafford (Stateside) MISS
    Be My Baby – Grazina (Frame) (HMV) MISS
    Dragonfly – Tornados (Decca) HIT
    Yesterday’s Gone – Chad & Jeremy (Ember) HIT
    Miss You – Jimmy Young (Columbia) HIT
    Love Of The Loved – Cilla Black (Parlophone) HIT
    I’ll Take You Home – Drifters (London) HIT
    Magic Carpet – Dakotas (Parlophone) MISS
    My Resistance Is Low – Buddy Britten & the Regents (Oriole) MISS


     

  • 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


     

  • 128

    Saturday 6 January 1962


    Panel: Sam Costa, Alan Freeman, Sandu Scott, Nancy Spain


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    He’s Old Enough To Know Better – Crickets (London)
    Small Sad Sam – Phil McLean (Top Rank)
    D-Darling – Anthony Newley (Decca)
    Happy Jose – Dave Appell (Columbia)
    Jeannie – Danny Williams (HMV)
    Forget Me Not – Eden Kane (Decca)
    Crying In The Rain – Everly Brothers (Warner)
    Especially For The Young – Perry Como (RCA)


    Spin-A-Disc with Brook Denning: Happy Jose (Dave Appell), You’re Following Me (Breedlove), Revenge (Benton)

  • 130

    Saturday 20 January 1962


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Jimmy Henney, Miriam Karlin, June Thorburn


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Hurry On Back To Love – Johnny Kidd (HMV)
    I’m Counting On You – Petula Clark (Pye)
    La Bamba – Ritchie Valens (London reissue)
    A Pocketful Of Miracles – Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
    Rock-A-Hula Baby – Elvis Presley (RCA)
    Bobbikins – Mrs Mills (Parlophone)
    A Little Bitty Tear – Burl Ives (Brunswick)
    Wimoweh – Karl Denver Trio (Decca)


    Kidd was behind panel

    In Juke Box Jury’s teenage panel tomorrow, Norrie Paramor’s daughters, Caroline and June.
    Alley Cat, 19 January 1962

  • 132

    Saturday 3 February 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Denis Norden, Barbara Shelley +1


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Twistin’ The Night Away – Sam Cooke (RCA) HIT
    Tell Me What He Said – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    I’ll See You In My Dreams – Pat Boone (London) MISS
    Goodnight Irene – Springfields (Philips) MISS
    Let’s Start All Over Again – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    March Of The Siamese Children – Kenny Ball (Pye) HIT
    Love Me Warm And Tender – Paul Anka (RCA) MISS
    Don’t Cry On My Shoulder – Connie Francis (MGM) MISS


    Spin-A-Disc with Alan Dell: Chip Chip, Baby It’s You, Blue Skies (Johnny Rivers)

     

  • 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.”

  • 136

    Saturday 3 March 1962


    Panel: Buddy Greco, June Thorburn, Bobby Vee, Shani Wallis


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    A Diabolical Twist – Max Bygraves (Decca) HIT
    Lone Rider – John Leyton (HMV) MISS
    When The Lights Go Out – Bobby Breen (Fontana) MISS
    A Lady Loves – Eartha Kitt (MGM) MISS
    One More Time – Danny Peppermint (London) MISS
    The Turk – Judd Proctor (Parlophone) MISS
    She’s Got You – Alma Cogan (Columbia) HIT
    You Never Talked About Me – Del Shannon (London) HIT
    Hey! Baby – Bruce Channel (Mercury) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc: You Never Talked About Me – Del Shannon (London), She’s Got You (Cline), Lucky Star (Vincent)

    Bobby Vee: “I only did Juke Box Jury two or three times. It was an upbeat show and people were generally positive about the records. We never heard the records first and I enjoyed it. I was 20 and I felt I knew everything so it was no trouble.”

    Peter Prichard for The Grade Organisation 010362
    Saturday matinee for Scapa are at 5.30 but “the management have said that they would release Pete from a matinee if he could do JBJ wearing the naval uniform he appears in Scapa.”
    File note: “I think the idea of Pete in his uniform (though a good idea) is going just a little too far. As you know the present arrangement is that David gives the credit plug himself during the introduction of the panellists and this is obviously a much stronger plug than the normal voice ‘off’ at the end of a programme but further than that I don’t think we could go.”

  • 138

    Saturday 17 March 1962


    Panel: Carole Gray, Millicent Martin, Edward J Mason, Ray Orchard


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Come Down The Mountain Katy Daley – Rose Brennan (Philips) MISS
    It’s A Young World – Rick Nelson (London) HIT
    Evil Eye – Al Saxon (Piccadilly) HIT (Saxon guest)
    Afrikaan Beat – Cyril Stapleton (Decca) HIT
    Speak To Me Pretty – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) MISS
    She’s Everything (I Wanted You To Be) – Ral Donner (Parlophone) MISS
    It’s All Over Now – Shane Fenton & the Fentones (Parlophone) HIT
    B’wna Nina – Tokens (RCA) MISS
    Her Royal Majesty – Jimmy Darren (Pye) HIT


    Millicent Martin by arrangement with Associated British Picture Corporation

    Ted Mason was the lead writer for The Archers.
    Had teenage daughters which kept him from “being a square”

    First appearance for Carole Gray. Judging by a press comment, she was knowledgeable about sheet music.

    Al Saxon in the hot seat: “This is the fourth time one of my discs has been played on JBJ. Two of the others got the thumbs down but the other was voted a hit. As things turned out, the Hit did very well indeed, so I place a lot of importance on the jury’s verdict. I think most artists do.”

    Ray Orchard: The big attraction for the record companies is that during the programme the viewer is really concentrating on each number and deciding, maybe subconsciously, whether or not to buy the disc.

    Programme has 14m viewers and if 1 in 1,000 decides to buy a Miss, that is still 14,000 sales.

    Only Harry Carlisle and DJ heard the records first. The panel heard them for the first time on air.
    Vincent Donnelly feature, Evening Times 210362

    The film producer Donovan Winter saw JBJ on 17 March and he was impressed by a girl left of the screen on the second panel. “When I saw this girl, I realised that she had everything I wanted for the lead part in my new picture.” She had a mixture of innocence and .tremendous attraction. It was to be an X cert film about a young provincial girl falling into the hands of a London gang. The show had been recorded but no record had been kept of the names.
    Evening News, 300462

    David Jacobs also doing Startime, David Jacobs Plays The Pops and The Chocolate Time Show, all on Radio Luxembourg.

    DJ says he hears all the new records each week. “Not all of the records, mark you, but a part of each one. After about 10 seconds, I know whether I want to play it or not. If I’m not impressed after a quick hearing, then the average listener won’t be.”
    Bunny Lewis, DJ’s agent often on panel. “Pure coincidence” says DJ who doesn’t select the panel.
    DJ: “It is not intended to be an authoritative programme of predictions.”
    170262, Melody Maker

  • 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.

  • 143

    Saturday 21 April 1962


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Neil Sedaka, Nina and Frederik


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    What’d I Say – Bobby Darin (London) HIT
    Twist Twist Senora – Gary US Bonds (Top Rank) HIT
    Silver Threads And Golden Needles – Springfields (Philips) HIT
    Tavern In The Town – Terry Lightfoot (Columbia) HIT
    Let’s Talk About Love – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Time Beat – Ray Cathode (Parlophone) MISS
    Tears Broke Out On Me – Eddy Arnold (RCA) HIT
    Cowboy Jock From Skye – Andy Stewart (Top Rank) MISS
    Shake The Hand Of A Fool – Johnny Hallyday (Philips) HIT
    In a Persian Market – Cy Laurie HIT


    Ray Cathode aka George Martin. Press report headlined Electronic Sounds as it made use of the Radiophonic Workshop

    Spin-A-Disc with Alvin Twist (Chipmunks), Tears Broke Out On Me (Eddy Arnold) and Shake The Hand Of A Fool (Johnny Hallyday, Philips)

    Listening to Helen Shapiro on Juke Box Jury, Alma Cogan thought it was a boy.
    Alley Cat, 4 May 1962

  • 144

    Saturday 28 April 1962


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Johnny Burnette, Alan Freeman, Jean Metcalfe


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    As You Like It – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    Funny Way Of Laughin’ – Burl Ives (Brunswick) MISS
    Lonely City – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    When’s He Gonna Kiss Me – Candy Sparling (Piccadilly) MISS
    Quando Quando Quando – Pat Boone (London) HIT
    Down The Lane – Max Bygraves (Decca) HIT
    A Picture Of You – Joe Brown & the Bruvvers (Piccadilly) MISS
    Ginny Come Lately – Brian Hyland (HMV) HIT
    Last Night Was Made For Love – Billy Fury (Decca) MISS


    This programme was either recorded or they needed a fast car as Johnny Burnette was at the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth that night.

    Spin-A-Disc: Twist Twist Senora, Quando Quando Quando and Hermit (Ben E King)

     

  • 147

    Saturday 19 May 1962


    Panel: Jane Asher, Sean Connery, Janet Munro, Steve Race


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Born To Cry – Dion (HMV) HIT
    I Love Her Still – Mark Wynter (Decca) MISS
    Rag Trade Rag – Gordon Franks (Parlophone) HIT
    It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’ – Johnny Tillotson (London) MISS
    The Stripper – David Rose (MGM) MISS
    Far Away – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    You Do Something to Me – Errol Garner (Philips) HIT
    Ain’t That Funny – Jimmy Justice (Pye) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc: Deep In The Heart, It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’, Soldier Boy

  • 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

  • 149

    Saturday 2 June 1962


    Panel: Alan Dell, Helen Shapiro, Terry-Thomas, June Thorburn


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Number One Man – Bruce Channel (Mercury) MISS
    Highland Wedding – Johnny Keating and his Orchestra (Piccadilly) HIT
    The Crowd – Roy Orbison (London) MISS
    I’m Just A Baby – Louise Cordet (Decca) MISS
    I Wish That We Were Married – Ronnie and the Hilites (Pye) MISS
    Everybody’s Gotta Ya-Ya – Viscounts (Pye) HIT
    Theme From The Inspector – Ferrante & Teicher (HMV) MISS
    Yes My Darling Daughter – Eydie Gorme (CBS) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc: Drummin’ Up A Storm, Dr Kildare (Chamberlain, Conscience

    RT note “Applications for tickets for this show cannot be entertained until further notice.”

  • 154

    Saturday 7 July 1962


    Panel: Jane Asher, Roy Castle, Rosemary Clooney +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Wicked Woman – Don Lang (Decca) MISS
    Little Miss Lonely – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Laughin’ The Blues – Sheb Wooley (MGM) HIT
    But Not For Me – Ketty Lester (London) HIT
    Doesn’t Anybody Make Short Movies Anymore – Col James (Oriole) HIT
    In A Persian Market – George Chisholm (Philips) HIT
    Sweet And Lovely – Allisons (Fontana) MISS
    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – Neil Sedaka (RCA) HIT


     

  • 155

    Saturday 14 July 1962


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Jack Jackson, Godfrey Winn +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    I’m Moving On – Beryl Bryden (Columbia) MISS
    Little Bitty Pretty One – Clyde McPhatter (Mercury) HIT
    Once Upon A Dream – Billy Fury (Decca) HIT
    That Noise – Anthony Newley (Decca) HIT
    Where Are You – Dinah Washington (Columbia) MISS
    Things – Bobby Darin (London) HIT
    Football Results – Michael Bentine (Parlophone) MISS
    Gotta See Baby Tonight – Acker Bilk (Columbia) HIT
    Not Never Not Now – Suzy Cope (HMV) MISS
    Chills – Tony Orlando (Columbia) MISS


     

  • 156

    Saturday 21 July 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Alan Freeman, Sheila Hancock, Gary Miller


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Vacation – Connie Francis (MGM) HIT
    Under The Bamboo Tree – Clinton Ford (Oriole) MISS
    ’S Wonderful – Ray Conniff (CBS) MISS
    I’ll Always Be In Love With You – Ella Fitzgerald (HMV) MISS
    How Many Nights – Alan Fielding (Decca) MISS
    Outbreak Of Murder – Gordon Franks (Parlophone) HIT
    Johnny Summertime – Susan Singer (Oriole) MISS
    Fortune Teller – Bobby Curtola (London) HIT
    Welcome Home Baby – Brook Brothers (Pye) HIT


    PFTP 260762
    I watch with amusement when the jurors are obviously wrestling with their own consciences but are anxious to put in a good word for an indifferent piece.
    Mrs D Hughes, Hornchurch

  • 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

  • 162

    Saturday 1 September 1962


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Jimmy Henney, Robert Morley, Elaine Stritch
    Elaine Stritch appearing in Sail Away at the Savoy


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hey There – Buddy Greco (Columbia) HIT
    It’ll Be Me – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Can You Waddle – Spartans (Stateside) MISS
    It Might As Well Rain Until September – Carole King (London) MISS
    Little Diane – Dion (Stateside) MISS
    We Won’t Say Goodbye – Kaye Sisters (Philips) MISS
    Devil Woman – Marty Robbins (CBS) HIT
    Jumble Sale – Petula Clark (Pye) MISS
    What’s Gonna Happen When Summer’s Done – Freddy Cannon (Stateside) MISS
    Dance With Mr Domino – Fats Domino (London) MISS


    Voted misses on tomorrow’s Juke Box Jury – Petula Clark’s Jumble Sale, Dion’s Little Diane, Fat Domino’s Dance With Mr Domino and the Kaye Sisters’ Goodbye.
    Alley Cat, 31 August 1962
    Four correct decisions!