• 291

    Saturday 27 February 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Bill Crozier, Georgie Fame, Jean Metcalfe


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Reelin’ And Rockin’ – Dave Clark Five (Columbia)
    That’s Not What Angels Are For – Barbara Kay (Pye)
    Without You – Matt Monro (Parlophone)
    Goodbye My Love – The Searchers (Pye)
    Funny World – Astrud Gilberto (Verve)
    Have You Looked Into Your Heart – Peter Gordeno (Decca) (Mystery Guest)
    Softly Softly – Ruby Murray (Columbia)

  • 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

  • 266

    Saturday 5 September 1964, 5.55-6.20pm


    Panel: Anthony Booth, Diane Cilento, Laurie Henshaw, Barbara Roscoe


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Bread And Butter – Barry St John (Decca)
    Walk Away – Matt Monro (Parlophone)
    Head Over Heels – Mike Rabin & the Demons (Columbia)
    Love, Let Me Not Hunger – Jan Burnette (Oriole)
    Chills & Fever – Tom Jones (Decca)
    Only One Such As You – Adam Faith (Parlophone)
    My Kind Of Town – Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
    The Mexican Boy – Marty Wilde (Decca)

  • 280

    Saturday 12 December 1964, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Lonnie Donegan, Shirley Eaton, Jimmy Edwards, Polly Elwes


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    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.

  • 185

    Saturday 9 February 1963


    Panel: Anthea Askey, Arthur Askey, Steve Race, Anne Rogers


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Summer Holiday – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    That Was The Week That Was – Millicent Martin (Parlophone) MISS
    One Day – Matt Monro (Parlophone) HIT
    Pin A Medal On Joey – James Darren (Pye) MISS
    Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo – Richard Chamberlain (MGM) HIT
    Cupboard Love – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    What Kind Of Fool Am I – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    Come On And Love Me – Freddy Cannon (Stateside) MISS

  • 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


     

  • 218

    Saturday 5 October 1963, 6.05-6.35pm


    Panel: Bunny Lewis, Julia Lockwood, Helen Shapiro, Wolf Mankowitz
    Before the programme, the panel were told to put more comment, bite and criticism into their remarks.
    The Girl Sang The Blues – Everly Brothers (Warner) HIT
    When Lewis spoke of the familiar thump thump thump of a record by the Everly Brothers, Mankowitz said, ‘I don’t know why Bunny Lewis should imply that this thump is inferior to his own thump that gets him a fantastic living as a lyric writer and composer.


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Ain’t Gonna Kiss You – Jean Martin (Decca) HIT
    Sally Go ’Round The Roses – Jaynetts (Stateside) MISS
    Hey Little Girl – Ray Sharpe (United Artists) MISS
    From Russia With Love – Matt Monro (Parlophone) MISS
    Baby It’s Me – Petula Clark (Pye) MISS
    Lewis: “Her singing is not virile enough.”
    Mankowitz: “She is a girl and not expected to be virile.”
    Jacobs: “Can’t you have virile girls?”
    Lewis: “Not in Wolf’s household”
    You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) HIT
    Mankowitz: “A turgid voice which failed to move me to anything but extreme nausea.”
    Lewis: “I’m tired of hearing the song sung by some tired old baritone such as you can hear in Wolf’s shows.”
    Washington Square – Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen (Pye) HIT
    Be My Baby – Ronettes (London) HIT


    Daily Mirror 071063
    The BBC’s new get-with-it policy set its phones ringing with complaints from angry viewers on Saturday night. For the show developed into a slanging match between two panellists, composer Bunny Lewis and show-writer Wolk Mankowitz. Lewis and Mankowitz were acid in their opinions about the discs – and each other.

  • 131

    Saturday 27 January 1962


    Panel: Shirley Eaton, Frank Muir, Pete Murray, Viera


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Don’t Stop – Twist – Frankie Vaughan (Philips)
    Walk With Me My Angel – Don Charles (Decca)
    Babette – Tommy Bruce (Columbia)
    Break It To Me Gently – Brenda Lee (Brunswick)
    Newcastle Twist – Lord Rockingham’s XI (Decca)
    Softly As I Leave You – Matt Monro (Parlophone) MISS
    Lessons In Love – Allisons (Fontana)
    Free Me – Johnny Preston (Mercury)


    PM: Matt is a wonderful singer and puts a great deal of feeling into a song. Anyone else singing Softly and it would been have a Miss.

    Spin-A-Disc with Carole Carr: So Deep (Lee), Free Me (Preston), Don’t Stop-Twist

  • 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

  • 170

    Saturday 27 October 1962


    Panel: Polly Elwes, Sid James, Steve Race +1


    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

  • 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)