• 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.”

  • 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

  • 60

    Saturday 24 September 1960


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Don Moss, 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.

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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


     

  • 132

    Saturday 3 February 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Denis Norden, Barbara Shelley, Steve Race


    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)

     

  • 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)

     

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
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