Saturday 12 December 1964, 5.15-5.40pm
Panel: Lonnie Donegan, Shirley Eaton, Jimmy Edwards, Polly Elwes
Producer: Neville Wortman
Now – Wolves (Pye) MISS
Getting Mighty Crowded – Betty Everett (Fontana) HIT
Walk Right Back – Mark & John (Decca) HIT
For Mama – Matt Monro (Parlophone) HIT
Love Me Darling – Howlin’ Wolf (Pye International) HIT
Et Meme – Francoise Hardy (Pye) MISS
While discussing Love Me Darling, Lonnie spat on the floor and said the Rolling Stones’ version of Howlin’ Wolf’s Little Red Rooster was a bowdlerisation of the song and a terrible version. Bill was very upset about that and when he met him, he said that was the pot calling the kettle black. They ended up as good friends.
Howlin’ Wolf the Mystery guest
Donegan said, “I don’t care of that kind of blues” that is electric blues. Part of the anti-electric feeling of trad people at the time.