• 163

    Saturday 8 September 1962, 6.30-7pm

    by now (Recorded)


    Panel: Dick Emery, Maggie Fitzgibbon, Alan Freeman, Joan Darling


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    I’m The Girl From Wolverton Mountain – Jo Ann Campbell (Columbia) MISS
    Lollipops And Roses – Doug Sheldon (Decca) MISS
    No Love But Your Love – Marion Ryan (Columbia) MISS
    A Taste Of Honey – Victor Feldman (Fontana) MISS
    It Started All Over Again – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    Hercules – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) MISS
    Blue Weekend – Karl Denver (Decca) MISS
    Forgive Me – Babs Tino (London) HIT


    Steve Race to Johnnie Stewart, 130962,
    “Rumour has it that you are taking over JBJ, a programme which I did apparently with some success under Stewart Morris, but have not got near with Billy Cotton, nor do I seem likely to. If you are really taking over the show again, would you make sure I am on the list please.”

  • 164

    Saturday 15 September 1962


    Panel: Rupert Davies, Dion, Fenella Fielding, Jane Asher


    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.”

  • 165

    Saturday 22 September 1962


    Panel: Ian Carmichael, Hy Hazell, Mike Sarne, Dawn Addams
    HH in Lock Up Your Daughters at Her Majesty’s


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    If A Man Answers – Bobby Darin (Capitol) HIT
    Bobby’s Girl – Susan Maughan (Philips) HIT
    Close To Cathy – Mike Clifford (United Artists) MISS
    Rinky Dink – Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez (Pye) MISS
    Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On – Johnny Tillotson (London) HIT
    Sherry – Four Seasons (Stateside) MISS
    Til Tomorrow – Kathie Kay (Columbia) MISS
    A Taste Of Honey – Lenny Welch (London) MISS

  • 166

    Saturday 29 September 1962


    Panel: Liz Fraser, Stan Stennett, Tony Withers, Dawn Addams


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    The Longest Day – Mitch Miller (CBS) MISS
    Ever Since You Said Goodbye – Marty Wilde (Philips) HIT
    Moonglow – Sarah Vaughan (Columbia) MISS
    Junk Shop – Harry H Corbett (Pye) HIT
    Your Nose Is Gonna Grow – Johnny Crawford (London) MISS
    Your Nose Is Gonna Grow – Christine Quaife (Oriole) HIT
    Lover – Johnny De Little (Columbia) HIT
    A Wonderful Dream – Majors (London) MISS
    Pretty Jenny – Jess Conrad (Decca) HIT


    Letter from Beatrice Chalmers, Falkirk in Record Retailer: “Through your columns, may I, a record assistant, appeal to David Jacobs to put Juke Box Jury on a little later on Saturday evenings. You see, throughout the week, we are asked for records by the buying public but every often the only clue is ‘Three of them voted it a miss’ or some actress thought it was ‘smashing’ or it has ‘girl’ or ‘moon’ or ‘twist’ in the title. We want to to hear the programmes too but we do work for our wages and the boss pays us to serve customers until 6pm eery Saturday.” (041062)

  • 170

    Saturday 27 October 1962


    Panel: Polly Elwes, Sid James, Steve Race, Beryl Bryden


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    The Madison’s back in town – Billy Dawn and the Madison Mashers (CBS) HIT
    (The only UK single released by this act.)
    My Love And Devotion – Matt Monro (Parlophone) HIT
    The Main Attraction – Pat Boone (London) MISS
    Buttons And Bows – Tommy Bruce (Columbia) HIT
    Heartaches – Patsy Cline (Brunswick) MISS
    Desafinado – Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd (HMV) MISS
    If Only Tomorrow – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) MISS
    It Only Took A Minute – Joe Brown (Piccadilly) MISS
    James Hold The Ladder Steady – Sue Thompson (Fontana) HIT

  • 172

    Saturday 10 November 1962


    Panel: Jane Asher, George Hamilton, Stubby Kaye, Catherine Boyle


    Producer: Neville Wortman


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


    Cloda Rogers, 15 years old

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

  • 173

    Saturday 17 November 1962, 6-6.30pm


    Panel: Edie Adams, Alan Dell, Ian Carmichael, Alexandra Bastedo


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Together Wherever We Go – Beverley Sisters (Columbia) MISS
    Up On The Roof – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    You’ll Never Get Away From Me – Tony Bennett (CBS) MISS
    Scales – B.Bumble & the Stingers (Stateside) HIT
    Always You And Me – Russ Conway (Columbia) MISS
    I’ve Been Everywhere – Mudlarks (Decca) HIT
    Here’s Hopin’ – Carter-Lewis & the Southerners (Piccadilly) HIT
    Baby Face – Bobby Darin (London) HIT


    Memo from Head of Light Entertainment, Television
    21 November 1962
    “I would just like to remind you that Arthur Askey will be available for either Juke Box Jury or What’s My Line, in the Jan/March Quarter, and any use you can make of him during this period would be appreciated.”
    Response: “We tried him on What’s My Line once and he was no good. Took no trouble and taught us a lesson.” Cecil Maddon

  • 174

    Saturday 24 November 1962


    Panel: Arther Askey, Dora Bryan, Kenneth Mars, Jean Metcalfe


    Producer: Neville Wortman (Actually, Presented by…)


    Records played:
    Return To Sender – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    Island Of Dreams – Springfields (Philips) MISS
    The Next Time – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Fly Me To The Moon – Joe Harnell & his Orchestra (London) MISS
    All Through The Night – Lynne Adams (Ember) MISS
    Baby Take A Bow – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    Where Have All The Flowers Gone – George Mitchell Singers (HMV) MISS
    Don’t Light The Fire ’Til After Santa’s Gone – Terry Scott (Parlophone) MISS
    Happiness Tree – Norman Vaughan (Pye) MISS
    If You Were A Rock’n’Roll Record – Freddy Cannon (Stateside) HIT


    Scott’s record was a B-side: A-side was My Brother.

    Askey paid 30g, date given is 23.11.62

    DailyMirror, 271162
    The BBC dropped plans to replace JBJ with a big teenage show. The intention was to have a 45 minute show on the 6.5 Special formula with a 15 minute “disc verdict”. After looking a try out with guest star Bobby Vee, and The John Barry Orchestra, Tom Sloan decided to keep JBJ as it was.

    JBJ used to be from the Television Theatre but it is now produced from a studio at the Television Centre with only 100 seats. The waiting list for tickets closed in January and people have been waiting about a year for tickets.

  • 179

    Saturday 29 December 1962


    Panel: Shirley Anne Field, Robert Morley, Jimmy Young, Polly Elwes


    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


     

  • 97

    Saturday 10 June 1961


    Panel: Sonya Cordeau, Robert Morley, Cliff Richard, Anthea Askey (All making The Young Ones)


    Records played:
    Temptation – Everly Brothers (Warner)
    Bee-Bom – Anthony Newley (Decca)
    The Miracle Of You –Danny Williams (HMV)
    The Man Who Invented Beer – Steve Benbow (Parlophone)
    Breakin’ In A Brand New Broken Heart – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Pancho – Max Harris (Fontana)
    Life’s A Holiday – Frank Ifield (Columbia)
    Stand By Me – Ben E King (London)

    Radio Times profile praises David Jacobs for his “adroit chairmanship”
    Jacobs’ background includes being a stable lad, ice skater, junior announcer
    He is chairman of the Spastics Charity and TV Personality of the Year
    He says, “Never be afraid to admit a mistake. It shows you’re human.”

  • 99

    Saturday 24 June 1961


    Panel: Shirley Bassey, Jimmy Henney, Jack Jackson, George Hamilton IV


    Records played:
    Near You – Robb Storme (Decca)
    Get With It – Sandy Nelson (London)
    Nature Boy – Bobby Darin (London)
    Romeo – Petula Clark (Pye)
    Baby Sittin’ – Bobby Angelo & the Tuxedos (HMV)
    Three Swinging Chicks – Don Fox (Oriole)
    You Got What I Like – Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers (Parlophone)


    Many female hearts fluttered at George Hamilton (‘Juke Box Jury’, Saturday)
    Alley Cat, 30 June 1961

  • 100

    Saturday 1 July 1961


    Panel: Stubby Kaye, Brian Matthew, Sally Smith, Pat Kirkwood


    Producer: Bill Cotton Jr (then called Presentation)


    Records played:
    That’s My Home – Acker Bilk (Columbia)
    You Don’t Know – Helen Shapiro (Columbia)
    Dance On Little Girl – Paul Anka (Columbia)
    One Little Robin – Elaine & Derek (Parlophone)
    Please Stay – Drifters (London)
    Birmingham Rag – Valerie Masters (Fontana)
    Cupid – Sam Cooke (RCA)


    Helen Shapiro; “Stubby Kaye had a go at me when I was the victim behind the screen. As soon as he heard my deep voice, he said, ‘Oh, Henry Shapiro’. It helps to have a broad back in show business.”

    On ‘Juke Box Jury’, Brian Matthew’s intended humorous impression of Dick Katz in bad taste.
    Alley Cat, 7 July 1961

  • 101

    Saturday 8 July 1961


    Panel: Jack Jackson, Sam Costa, Helen Winston, Diane Aubrey


    Helen Winston’s photo in RT


    Records played:
    With You In Mind – Alma Cogan (Columbia)
    Old Smokie – Johnny & the Hurricanes (London)
    I’m Comin’ On Back To You – Jackie Wilson (Coral)
    You Always Hurt The One You Love – Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry (Pye)
    Book Of Love – Doug Sheldon (Decca)
    Hide And Seek – Marty Wilde (Philips)
    It’s All Happening –Mike Preston (Decca)


    ‘Juke Box Jury’ raved about Alma Cogan’s latest disc and liked Marty Wilde’s new one too. Only EMI disc-jockey Sam Costa didn’t like EMI singer Tommy Bruce’s latest disc.
    Alley Cat, 14 July 1961

    Record Retailer says that panel was divided about Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry but they defy opinions to vote it a hit.

     

  • 103

    Saturday 22 July 1961


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Eydie Gormé, Bunny Lewis, Steve Lawrence


    Quarter To Three – US Bonds (Top Rank)
    Reach For The Stars – Shirley Bassey (Columbia)
    Bonnie Banks – Davy Jones (Pye) HIT
    I See You – Jess Conrad (Decca)
    Something In The Air – Shani Wallis (Philips)
    Girls – Johnny Burnette (London)
    Teenage Concerto – Zack Lawrence (Parlophone)
    Frenesi – Frances Faye (HMV)
    How Many Tears – Bobby Vee (London)
    A Matter Of Who – Roy Castle (Philips)


    10 tracks!

    On ‘Juke Box Jury’, Eydie Gormé claimed her Frenesi was better than Frances Faye’s version.
    Alley Cat, 28 July 1961

  • 105

    Saturday 5 August 1961


    Panel: Sammy Cahn, Jack Payne, Helen Shapiro +1


    Records played:
    Nola – Judd Proctor (Parlophone)
    Too Many Beautiful Girls – Clinton Ford (Oriole) HIT 3-1
    “Even Jack Payne liked it,” Clinton told World’s Fair.
    Joy Ride – David Lisbon (Philips) HIT
    Breakaway – The Springfields (Philips)
    The Fish – Bobby Rydell (Columbia)
    Heart And Soul – Jan and Dean (London)
    Sea Of Heartbreak – Don Gibson (RCA)


    NME 110861

    JBJ says a hit for Bonnie Banks by Davy Jones (Pye)

  • 106

    Saturday 12 August 1961, 6.50-7.15pm

    (because of Test Match)


    Panel: From Tonight show, Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Fyfe Robertson, Kenneth Allsop


    Producer: Bill Cotton Jr


    Records played:
    Pretty Little Angel Eyes – Curtis Lee (London)
    Scared – The Castells (London)
    I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate – Frances Faye (Vogue)
    I’ll Never Smile Again – Platters (Mercury)
    Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker (Columbia)
    I Fall To Pieces – Patsy Cline (Brunswick)
    Ain’t Gonna Wash For A Week – Brook Brothers (Pye)
    Should I – String-a-longs (London)

  • 107

    Saturday 19 August 1961


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Glen Mason, June Whitfield + 1


    Records played:
    I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door
    – Eddie Hodges (London)
    I’m Goin’ Home – Gene Vincent (Capitol)
    Someday – Kenny Ball (Pye)
    Don’t Forget – Anne Shelton (Philips)
    Tenerife – Kenny Clayton (HMV)
    Sweet Little Sixteen – Michael Cox (HMV)
    Ding Dong John – David Eve (Pye)

  • 109

    Saturday 2 September 1961, 6-6.25pm


    Panel: Shirley Abicair, Scilla Gabel, Ray Orchard, Eric Sykes


    Producer: Bill Cotton Jr


    Records played:
    Kon-Tiki – Shadows (Columbia)
    Together – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Get Lost – Eden Kane (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Have Any More Mrs Moore – David Kossoff (Oriole)
    Hurt – Timi Yuro (London)
    Who Put The Bomp – Viscounts (Pye)
    A Little Bit Of Soap – Jarmels (TopRank)
    Cryin’ – Roy Orbison (London)


    Well, I ask you. ‘Juke Box Jury’ voted Eden Kane’s ‘Get Lost’ a miss.
    Alley Cat, 8 September 1961

    Eden Kane: “The record got exposure and that’s what mattered. It didn’t matter whether it was voted a hit or a miss as any publicity was good publicity in those days. The girl in Lady Antebellum was on one of those TV star search programmes and didn’t get through, so what do judges know?”

  • 110

    Saturday 9 September 1961


    Panel: David Kossoff, Juliet Mills, Jimmy Savile +1


    Producer: Bill Cotton Jr


    Records played:
    Cinderella – Paul Anka (Columbia)
    Gonna Build A Mountain – Matt Monro (Parlophone)
    The Wedding – Anita Bryant (Philips)
    I Want Someone – Dick & DeeDee (London)
    The Mountain’s High – Dick & DeeDee (London)
    Gunga Din – Johnny Dankworth (Pye)
    Why Can’t You – Clarence Frogman Henry (Pye)
    You Don’t Know What You’ve Got – Ral Donner (Parlophone)

  • 112

    Saturday 23 September 1961


    Panel: Jane Asher, Janet Munro, Cyril Ornadel +1


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Lonely For A Girl – Oliver Reed (Decca) HIT
    Mexico – Tony Osborne (HMV)
    Big Cold Wind – Pat Boone (London)
    Muskrat – Everly Brothers (Warners)
    One More Time – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise)
    Winkle Picker Stomp – Earl Grant (Columbia)
    When Love Comes To Call – Tony Allen (Philips)
    All These Things – Kestrels (Decca)
    Sucu Sucu – Ted Heath (Decca)


    Rosemary Squires in Aladdin at Weston-super-Mare
    Askey paid 30g (file says 16.12.61)
    Oliver Reed in hot seat

    Record Retailer Top Tip, 28.09.61: Hard Hearted Hannah from the Temperance Seven (“no matter what happened to them at the weekend”)

    PFTP 121061
    “How many viewers spotted TV actor Ian Hendry obviously enjoying himself in the audience of JBJ on 23 September. He appeared to be singing Sucu Sucu and revealing perhaps another talent undiscovered. How about him making a JBJ panellist sometime?”
    Mrs Barbara Lewis, Harrow

  • 113

    Saturday 30 September 1961


    Panel: Jack Jackson, Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey +1


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Sweets For My Sweet – Drifters (London)
    My Boomerang Won’t Come Back – Charlie Drake (Parlophone)
    You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby – Bobby Darin (London)
    Mexicali Rose – Karl Denver Trio (Decca)
    The Hunch – The Jags (Decca)
    Marriage Go Round – Tony Bennett (Philips)
    What A Mess – Allisons (Fontana)
    Wild Wind – John Leyton (Top Rank)
    A Sweet Love – Crickets (Coral)

  • 114

    Saturday 7 October 1961


    Panel: Anne Aubrey, Carole Carr, Alan Dell +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles (HMV)
    Don Quijote – Nick Villard (Pye)
    Sad Movies – Sue Thompson (Polydor)
    Brigitte Bardot – Achilles (Fontana)
    When The Girl In Your Arms – Cliff Richard (Columbia)
    Let’s Get Together – Hayley Mills (Decca)
    Hey Look Me Over – Ronnie Hilton (HMV)
    I Understand – G-Clefs (London)
    When My Sugar Walks Down The Street – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Bluebird – Elaine and Derek (Parlophone)


    Spin-A-Disc: Hit The Road Jack (Ray Charles, This Time (Troy Shondell), Come September (Santo & Johnny) (Pye), I’m A Moody Guy (Fenton), Walkin’ Back To Happiness (Shapiro)

  • 115

    Saturday 14 October 1961


    Panel: Lew Luton, Pete Murray, Muriel Young, Mandy Miller


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Runaround Sue – Dion (Top Rank)
    Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean (Philips)
    Movin’ – Bill Black’s Combo (London)
    It Takes Love – Jane Morgan (London)
    Shadrack – Glen Mason (Parlophone)
    Lovable – Conny (Columbia)
    Take Five – Dave Brubeck Quartet (Fontana)


    Spin-A-Disc: One Track Mind (Bobby Lewis), The Way You Look Tonight (Lettermen), Everlovin’ (Rick Nelson)
    Allisons given gold disc on TYLS. First British group to win one.

  • 117

    Saturday 28 October 1961


    Panel: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bunny Lewis, June Marlow, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    You’re Only Young Once
    –Fabian (HMV)
    It Was A Lover And His Lass – Cleo Laine (Columbia)
    Bristol Stomp – Dovells (Columbia)
    Let True Love Begin – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol)
    Midnight In Moscow – Kenny Ball (Pye)
    Tall Dark Stranger – Rose Brennan (Philips)
    Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee (London)
    I Never Had A Chance – Ricky Valance (Columbia)


    Zsa Zsa Gabor billed as “special guest” – quite a change from Sam Costa
    Spin-A-Disc: Under The Moon Of Love, Let True Love Begin, True True Love (Frankie Avalon) – with Peter West

    Zsa Zsa Gabor insisted that all the men on the show should wear a dinner jacket, and David Jacobs said, off the top of his head, that dinner jackets were never worn before 6.45 at Buckingham Palace.

  • 118

    Saturday 4 November 1961


    Panel: Sam Costa, Jackie Lane, Julia Lockwood, Ivory Joe Hunter


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Under The Moon Of Love – Curtis Lee (London)
    No Greater Love – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
    Sweet Talk – Van Doren (HMV)
    Tower Of Strength – Paul Raven (Parlophone)
    Just Because – McGuire Sisters (Coral)
    Well I Ask Yew – Fred Walking-Stick (Pye)
    The Morning After – Mar-Keys (London)
    Rosalie – Alex Welsh (Columbia)
    Huey’s Song – Rocky Cole (Oriole)


    Spin-A-Disc with Alan Freeman: The Fly, Coffee Song, Tower Of Strength (Gene McDaniels)

  • 120

    Saturday 18 November 1961


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Petula Clark, Bunny Lewis +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:

    For Me And My Gal – Freddie Cannon (Top Rank)
    Give Us A Kiss For Christmas – Lionel Bart (Decca)
    I’ll Get By – Shirley Bassey (Columbia)
    Toy Balloons – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    My Heart Belongs To Only You – Jackie Wilson (Coral)
    Revival – Chris Barber (Columbia)
    Christmas Calypso – Tricia Marks (Parlophone)
    Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie – Eddie Cochran (London)
    Tonight – Ferrante & Teicher (HMV)


    Spin-A-Disc: Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie (Cochran), Just Out Of Reach (Burke), What A Party (Domino)

  • 121

    Saturday 25 November 1961


    Panel: Morey Amsterdam, Carole Carr, Jack Jackson, Mandy Miller


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    So Long Baby – Del Shannon (London)
    Tennessee Flat Top Box – Johnny Cash (Philips) Badly received
    Image, Part 1 – Hank Levine (HMV)
    Rockabye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody – Aretha Franklin (Fontana)
    The Charleston – Temperance Seven (Parlophone)
    The Baby Boy – Harry Belafonte (RCA)
    Watch Your Step – John Barry (Columbia)
    Johnny Will – Pat Boone (London)


    Spin-A-Disc with Denny Piercy: So Long Baby, Johnny Will, I Don’t Know Why (Linda Scott), Goodbye Cruel World

    Daily Express ad 301161
    “I can admit it now,” says David Jacobs, “After my very first morning on Housewives Choice, I wrote over 30 fan letters – all addressed to myself – just in case no one else did.”

     

  • 123

    Saturday 9 December 1961


    Panel: Jane Asher, Acker Bilk, Alan Freeman, Julie Wilson


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tokens (RCA)
    Son This Is She – John Leyton (HMV) MISS
    What A Crazy World We’re Livin’ In – Joe Brown (Pye)
    Surprisin’ – Joan Regan (Pye)
    Run To Him – Bobby Vee (London)
    Doin’ The Racoon – Laurie Johnson (Pye)
    My Kind Of Christmas – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Walk On By – Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)
    March Of The Angels – Big Ben Banjo Band (Columbia)


    Julie Wilson at the Talk Of The Town

    On Saturday, simultaneous appearances by Acker Bilk on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ and ‘Juke Box Jury’.
    Alley Cat, 15 December 1961

    Spin-A-Disc wth Peppermint Twist, Please Don’t Go, Run To Him, Forgotten Dreams (Russ Conway)

  • 124

    Saturday 16 December 1961


    Panel: Charlie Chester, Alan Dell, Sandu Scott, Barbara Shelley


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Peppermint Twist – Joey Dee & the Starliters (Columbia)
    Turn Around Look At Me – Glen Campbell (Top Rank)
    Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night – Doug Sheldon (Decca)
    Make Up – Tom Carney (Polydor)
    Multiplication – Bobby Darin (London)
    Please Mr Postman – Marvelettes (Fontana)
    Lonely Boy – Benny Hill (Pye)
    The Language Of Love – John D Loudermilk (RCA)
    Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer – Beryl Bryden and Monty Sunshine (Columbia)

    Spin-A-Disc: Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night (Dino), The Avenger (Duane Eddy), Multiplication


    Times editorial, 231261
    The be-laurelled ten change at a scampering pace. No number can hope for an annual sovereignty, and the survival of a song depends on a disc in the home, the café and the youth club. The nation has become a Juke Box Jury with one verdict rapidly succeeding another.

  • 125

    Saturday 23 December 1961


    Panel: Arthur Askey, Catherine Boyle, Rosemary Squires, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Kissin’ Twist – Jack Hammer (Oriole)
    Tonight – Eddie Fisher (London)
    Three Eyed Man – Buddy Knox (London)
    Twistin’ The Mood – Joe Loss (HMV)
    Hey Little Girl – Jess Conrad (Decca)
    I’ve Gotta Stand Tall – Wynona Carr (Reprise)
    The Avenger – Duane Eddy (London)
    Find Another Fool – Glenda Collins (Decca)
    Please Don’t Go – Ral Donner (Parlophone)


    Spin-A-Disc: Lonely Christmas (Kerry Adams), Ember: Spanish Twist (Haley) London, London’s Skiffle Party

  • 126

    Monday 26 December 1961, 11.55am-12.20pm


    Panel: Jean Metcalfe, Hayley Mills, Pete Murray, Alan Rothwell


    Records played:
    Irresistible You – Bobby Darin (London)
    Treasure Island – Garry Miles (Decca)
    Mrs Mills Medley – Mrs Mills (Parlophone)
    The Fool – Johnny Burnette (London)
    The Young Ones – Cliff Richard (Columbia)
    Mama Darling – Monty Babson (Palette)
    Czardas – Nero & the Gladiators (Decca)
    I Didn’t Figure On Him To Come Back – Trevor Peacock (Decca)
    Maria – Roger Williams (London)
    Spanish Twist – Bill Haley (London) MISS