• 384

    Saturday 14 January 1967, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Simon Dee, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Jimmy Savile
    Casting voter: Margaret Payne


    Producer: Albert Stevenson


    Here Comes My Baby – Tremeloes (CBS)
    Beautiful Dream – Twiggy (Ember)
    Release Me – Engelbert Humperdinck (Decca) MISS
    One Step At A Time – Madeline Bell (Philips)
    I’ve Been A Bad Bad Boy – Paul Jones (HMV)
    A Friend Of Mine – Anglitans (CBS)
    98.6 – Keith (Mercury)
    Peek-A-Boo – New Vaudeville Band (Fontana)

  • 387

    Saturday 4 February 1967, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Simon Dee, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Jimmy Savile
    Casting voter: Roddy Calman


    Producer: Albert Stevenson


    Records played:
    There’s a Kind of Hush – Herman’s Hermits (Columbia) (1.10)
    Indescribably Blue – Elvis Presley (RCA) (1.15)
    Reach the Top – West Coast Delegation (Deram) (1.10)
    Ride, Ride, Ride – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) (0.45)
    Mellow Yellow – Donovan (Pye 7N 17267) (1.15)
    Stay With Me – Walker Bros (Philips) (1.12)

  • 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)

  • 401

    Saturday 13 May 1967, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Anita Harris, Roy Hudd, Leila Pasha, Cliff Richard
    Casting voter: Sue Mornie


    Producer: Colin Charman


    Records played:
    Use Me – Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers (Parlophone)
    Walking in the Rain – Walker Bros (Philips)
    My Old Car – Lee Dorsey (Stateside)
    Love Eyes – Nancy Sinatra (Reprise)
    Okay! – Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch (Fontana)
    Two Streets – Val Doonican (Decca)
    Yesterday’s Papers – Chris Farlowe (Immediate)

  • 405

    Saturday 10 June 1967, 5.10-5.35pm


    Panel: Isobel Black, Georgia Brown, Gene Pitney, Lance Percival
    Michael Lester, casting vote


    Producer: David Mallet


    Records played by:
    Shake – Otis Redding
    You Only Live Twice – Nancy Sinatra
    Seven Rooms of Gloom – Four Tops
    What to do with Laurie – Lionel Morton (Philips)
    Here Comes The Nice – Small Faces
    She’s Leaving Home – David and Jonathan
    Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Vallie

  • 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)

  • 379

    Saturday 10 December 1966, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded 3 December 1966)


    Panel: The Bachelors (Con Cluskey, Dec Cluskey, John Stokes), Julie Felix


    Casting voter: Carolyn Sowell


    Producer: Albert Stevenson


    Records played:
    Going Nowhere – Los Bravos (Decca)
    Deadlier Than The Male – Walker Bros (Philips)
    Pandora’s Golden Heebie Jeebies –Association (Warner)
    That Special Way – Nancy Wilson (Capitol)
    Anyway That You Want Me – Troggs (Page One)
    When Will The Good Apples Fall – Ronnie Hilton (HMV)
    Nashville Cats – Lovin’ Spoonful (Kama Sutra)

  • 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.”

  • 285

    Saturday 16 January 1965, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Maureen Cleave, Rupert Davies, Richard Wattis


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Michelle – Morgan James Duo (Philips) MISS (3-1)
    Funny How Love Can Be – Ivy League (Piccadilly) HIT (3-1)
    Long After Tonight Is All Over – Jimmy Radcliffe (Musicor) HIT (all)
    Tired Of Waiting For You – The Kinks (Pye) MISS (3-1)
    Bombay Duckling – Ted Heath & his Music (Decca) MISS (3-1)
    Come See About Me – The Supremes (Motown single played, then on Stateside) HIT (all)
    And The Heavens Cried – Vince Hill (Columbia) MISS (2-1 second jury)
    Now I’m Alone – The Gamblers (Decca) MISS (3-0 second jury)


    Artist fees £283.10 (incl 30g for each panel member, so David Jacobs is £157.10)
    Copyright is £155
    Telerecording is £60
    Total £498.10, budget allocation is £500.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 41

    Saturday 16 April 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Sheila Gallagher, Gary Miller, Eric Robinson, Anne Rogers


    Records played:
    Standing On The Corner – Four Lads (Philips)
    Cradle Of Love – Johnny Preston (Mercury)
    Someday – Della Reese (RCA)
    A Place In The Sun – Robert Earl (Philips)
    Anyway The Wind Blows – Doris Day (Philips)
    This Love I Have For You – Lance Fortune (Pye)
    Ramona – Five Dallas Boys (Columbia)
    The Love I Share With You – Alfred Lynch (Decca)
    Don’t Fence Me In – Tommy Edwards (MGM)


    Camera script: Greenfields (Beverley Sisters) listed but this record had been banned.

    Anne Rogers was starring as Eliza Doolittle at Drury Lane. She was the daughter in law of Henry Hall. She had done over 720 performance in US and 280 in UK. On April 13, did her 1,000th performance. A fast car was to take her to Drury Lane after the show.

  • 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.

  • 48

    Saturday 11 June 1960, 6.40-7.10pm

    (Recorded 280560)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Dora Bryan, Judy Carne, Jimmy Henney, Peter West


    Records played:
    Good Timin’ – Jimmy Jones (MGM)
    Grown Up Dreams – Toni Eden (Columbia)
    Apple Blossom Time – Platters (Mercury)
    Mountain Of Love – Kenny Lynch (HMV)
    Banjo Boy – Valerie Masters (Fontana)
    Burning Bridges – Jack Scott (Top Rank)
    Goona Goona – Four Lads (Philips)
    River Stay ’Way From My Door – Frank Sinatra (Capitol)


    Camera script extras: Ding-A-Ling (Bobby Rydell) and Little Brown Jug (Bobby Summers), which had been moved to previous recording

  • 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)

  • 59

    Saturday 17 September 1960


    Panel: Capucine, Toni Eden, Jimmy Henney, Terence Morgan


    Produced by Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Move Two Mountains – Mudlarks (Columbia)
    How About That – John Scott (Parlophone) MISS
    I Didn’t Know The Guy Was Loaded – The Cannons (Decca) MISS
    Strangers When We Meet – Dennis Lotis (Columbia) MISS
    The Kiss – Dale Sisters (HMV) MISS
    Chain Gang – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT
    Pineapple Princess – Annette (Pye International) HIT
    Slowcoach – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT


    Camera script unused: Goody Goody (Dave King) and Just For A Thrill (Kay Starr)

  • 61

    Saturday 1 October 1960


    Panel: Judy Carne, Petula Clark, George Chisholm, Eric Sykes or Chris Holm


    Records played:
    Alive Alive Oh! – Dick Jordan (Oriole) 1.56
    North To Alaska – Johnny Horton (Philips) 1.28
    I Want To Be Wanted – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) 1.55
    Bohemia Rag – Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Columbia) 1.11
    The Big Triangle – The Galaxies (Capitol) 1.32
    Shortnin’ Bread – The Viscounts (Pye) 1.38
    Restless – Johnny Kidd & the Pirates (HMV) 1.00
    Seven Women – Frankie Laine (Philips) 1.30
    Teardrops Are Falling – Al Kasha (Coral) 1.05


    Taken from camera script. All may not have been played.

  • 01

    Monday 1 June 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Gary Miller, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks
    Personality – Anthony Newley (Decca) 0.30
    Personality – Lloyd Price (HMV) 0.29


    Records played:
    Once Again
    – Edmund Hockridge (Pye) 1.13
    Wow – Ossie Warlock & the Wizards (unissued HMV) 1.15
    You’re The One For Me – Wanda Jackson (Capitol) 0.37
    Say One For Me – Bing Crosby (Philips) 1.30
    A Teenager In Love – Craig Douglas (Top Rank) 0.55
    More, More, More Romancing – Jo Shelton (Top Rank) 1.02
    That’s Show Biz – Dale Wright & the Wright Guys (Pye) 0.38
    Sig tune : Juke Box Fury: Ossie Warlock & the Wizards (unissued HMV) 0.28 + 0.44


    David Jacobs in 1963 NME Annual:
    How well I remember the very first programme. It was transmitted on June 1, 1959 – and I thought I’d never last the half-hour. I sat in my chair, absolutely hating the programme, the panel, the producer, the audience and myself. And I thought that the viewers hated the show, the panel, the BBC and me. I felt so nauseated by it all that I desperately wanted to get up and walk out.

    Mind you, I had no intention of just disappearing without the confused viewers knowing what was happening. I plotted in my mind to say calmly into the camera, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, I am very sorry that this show is being brought to you, and I am also sorry that I am associated with such a load of tripe. I can’t stand it any longer. Goodnight!’

    Of course, I did no such thing. If I am hired to do a job, then I’ll do it as well as I can. But perhaps it just wasn’t one of my days because viewer reaction was so favourable – so encouraging in fact that I thought I must have been mad for ever thinking such a thing about the show.

  • 04

    Monday 22 June 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Mandy Miller, Pete Murray, Eric Sykes, Shani Wallis


    Records played:
    Waterloo – Stonewall Jackson (Philips)
    Waterloo – The Mudlarks (Columbia)
    I’m Gonna Change Him – Cathy Carr (Roulette)
    The Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll – Winifred Atwell (Decca)
    I Know – Perry Como (RCA)
    What A Diff’rence A Day Made – Dinah Washington (Mercury)
    Bobby Sox To Stockings – Frankie Avalon (HMV)
    Marshal Marshal – Gar Bacon (Fontana)


    Camera script unused: All My Sorrows, Driftin’ , Along Came Jones. Camera script has final record Don’t Forget by Hughie Green. Also, An Anonymous Letter by June Valli for Dinah Washington.

    No show on Monday 29 June 1959 because of the Star Ballroom Championships from Earls Court.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 12

    Saturday 12 September 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Peggy Cummins, Eric Robinson, Susan Stranks, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    Peggy Sue Got Married – Buddy Holly (Coral)
    Cry Baby Cry – Bernie Fenton (Philips)
    Lady May – Eddie Hickey (Decca)
    Smile Smile Smile And Sing Sing Sing – Russ Hamilton (Oriole)
    My Funny Valentine – Shirley Bassey (Philips)
    The Shape I’m In – Johnny Restivo (RCA)

  • 14

    Saturday 26 September 1959, 6.50-7.15pm

    (Recorded 12 September 1959)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Dickie Dawson, Diana Dors, Eunice Gayson, Tony Vlassopulo


    Records played:
    Battle Rhythm – Bob Summers (Capitol)
    What Would I Do Without You – King Sisters (Capitol)
    I’ve Been There – Tommy Edwards (MGM)
    Cat On A Cool Tin Roof – Ragpickers (Saga)
    Cap And Gown – Marty Robbins (Fontana)
    The Mummy – Bob McFadden & Dor (Coral)
    Primrose Lane – Dickie Pride (Columbia)
    I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Johnnie Ray (Philips)

  • 18

    Saturday 24 October 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Winifred Atwell, Paul Carpenter, Sandra Dorne, Digby Wolfe


    Records played:
    Shout – Isley Brothers (RCA)
    Lonely Street – Chris Martin (HMV)
    Heartaches By The Number – Guy Mitchell (Philips)
    The Best Of Everything – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Tucumcari – Jimmie Rodgers (Columbia)
    I’ll Stay Single – Jerry Lordan (Parlophone)
    Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Backseat) – Avons (Columbia)

  • 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.
  • 234

    Saturday 25 January 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Adam Faith, Carole Ann Ford, Jean Metcalfe + 1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Alley Alley Oh – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) MISS
    Lady Bird – Ladybirds (Columbia) MISS
    Make Love To Me – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    Anyone Who Had A Heart – Cilla Black (Parlophone) HIT
    I’m The Lonely One – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Thank You – Petula Clark (Pye) MISS
    Blue Beat – Beazers (Decca) MISS


    Probably the other guest was Phil Spector

  • 236

    Saturday 8 February 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Allan Sherman, Vivienne Taylor +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Bits and Pieces – Dave Clark Five (Columbia) HIT
    Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ – Louise Cordet (Decca) MISS
    You Were There – Heinz (Decca) HIT
    Let Me Go Lover – Kathy Kirby (Decca) HIT
    I Wonder – Crystals (Decca) MISS
    Over You – Freddie & the Dreamers (Columbia) HIT
    Stay Awhile – Dusty Springfield (Philips) HIT

  • 238

    Saturday 22 February 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Cilla Black, Sam Costa, James Garner, Susan Hampshire


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Big Town – Clevelands (Philips) HIT
    We Love You Beatles – Carefrees (Oriole) MISS
    Theme For Young Lovers – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    Not Fade Away – Rolling Stones (Decca) HIT
    Blue Winter – Connie Francis (MGM) MISS
    Big Bad Bass – Jet Harris (Decca) MISS
    You’re Gonna Be My Girl – Chris Sandford & the Coronets (Decca) MISS
    Little Bitty Pretty One – Paramounts (Pye) HIT

  • 243

    Saturday 28 March 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Arthur Askey, Ted King, Beverley Todd +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Baby Let Me Take You Home – Animals (Columbia) MISS
    Think – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    Don’t Throw Your Love Away – Searchers (Pye) HIT
    I’m On Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis (Philips) MISS
    Stand By Me – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Got My Mojo Workin’ – Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers (Parlophone) HIT
    Silly Boy – Craig Douglas (Fontana) HIT


    Regular panellist Nancy Spain died on the way to the Grand National, 210364

  • 245

    Saturday 11 April 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Sid James, Sarah Miles, Jimmy Young +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman

    Records played:
    I Don’t Wanna Know – Mike Cotton Sound (Columbia) HIT
    Wrong For Each Other – Andy Williams (CBS) HIT
    Walking The Dog –Dennisons (Decca) HIT
    Look Over Your Shoulder – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) MISS
    Dominique – Dutch Swing College Band (Philips) MISS
    Lovesick – Mike Berry (HMV) MISS
    Stella By Starlight – Richard Chamberlain (MGM) HIT
    A Little Loving – Fourmost (Parlophone) HIT

  • 248

    Saturday 2 May 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Maureen Cleave, Freddie Garrity, Dick Haymes, Barbara Windsor
    P J Proby, mystery guest


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Brazilian Shake – Tom Springfield Combo (Philips) MISS 3-1
    You Might As Well Forget Him – Tommy Quickly (Piccadilly) HIT 3-2
    Hold Me – P J Proby (Decca) HIT
    Skin – Allan Sherman (Warner) MISS 3-2
    We Will Make Love (Remake) – Russ Hamilton (Ember) MISS 3-1
    One And One Is Two – Mike Shannon and the Strangers (Philips) MISS 3-1
    No Particular Place To Go – Chuck Berry HIT 4-0
    Someone, Someone – Brian Poole and the Tremeloes HIT 4-0
    You Are Here – Carvelles (Fontana) MISS 3-1


    P J Proby: “When Hold Me came out, I was sure it was going to be a Miss on JBJ because Dick Haymes was on the panel. I’d done a rock version of his beautiful ballad and when I shook hands with him, I said, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry.’ I told him afterwards, ‘I can sing ballads, you just haven’t heard me yet.’ He said, ‘I was in the era of crooners and we had to sing like that. You’re with the Beatles now and you’ve done a great job.’ I thought, ‘If the Beatles accept me, if Dick Haymes accepts me, I’ll stick around.”

  • 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

  • 252

    Saturday 30 May 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Ken Dodd, Pete Murray, Rosemary Nicols, Marjorie Proops


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Alright Baby – Quotations (Decca) HIT
    Hello Dolly – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) HIT
    La-Den-Da-Da –Gene Vincent (Columbia) MISS
    Chapel Of Love – Dixie Cups (Pye Int) HIT
    Ain’t She Sweet – Tony Sheridan & the Beatles (Polydor) HIT
    I Don’t Want To Be Hurt Anymore – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT
    Like Dreamers Do – Applejacks (Decca) HIT


    Ken Dodd: I gave everybody top marks. One thing any entertainer needs is encouragement. That’s why Liverpool and Merseyside has produced so many famous showbiz people. It is a huge list, why, Merseyside audiences always give you a good gee, they applaud you if you look like you are having a go.

    The waxwork dummies of the Beatles prepared by Mme Tussaud’s were displayed on the show.

  • 255

    Saturday 20 June 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Anne Heywood, Davy Kaye, Stirling Moss


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    It’s So Exciting – Sinners (Columbia) MISS
    A Sad Story – George Bean (Decca) MISS
    Long Tall Sally – Beatles (Parlophone EP track) HIT
    Tears And Roses – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT
    You’ll Be Mine – Long John Baldry (United Artists) HIT
    Say You Love Me – Gary & the Ariels (Fontana) MISS

  • 257

    Saturday 4 July 1964, 7.10-7.35pm

    (Recorded 27 June, just before Stones on Top Of The Pops)


    Panel: The Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts)


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Tobacco Road – Nashville Teens (Decca) MISS
    I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself – Dusty Springfield (Philips) HIT
    Just For You – Freddie & the Dreamers (Columbia) HIT
    My Baby Don’t Dig Me – Ray Charles (HMV) MISS
    Play Me A Sad Song – Christine Holmes (Mercury) MISS
    Someday We’re Gonna Love Again – The Searchers (Pye) HIT
    There’s Gold In The Mountains – Elvis Presley (RCA) (No vote taken)
    The Ferris Wheel – Everly Brothers (Warner) MISS

  • 259

    Saturday 18 July 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Dora Bryan, Brian Epstein, Ian Hendry, Nancy Roberts


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Huntingdon Beach – Van Doren (Decca) MISS
    Rosie – Chubby Checker (Cameo Parkway) MISS
    Lollipop – Glenda Collins (HMV) MISS
    I Found Out The Hard Way – Four Pennies (Philips) HIT
    I Want To Hold Your Hand – Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops (RCA) MISS
    The Crying Game – Dave Berry (Decca) HIT
    Handy Man – Del Shannon (Stateside) MISS
    You’ll Never Get To Heaven – Dionne Warwick (Pye Int) HIT

  • 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

  • 262

    Saturday 8 August 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Unity Hall, Kenneth More, Chita Rivera, Cardew Robinson


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    I Want You To Meet My Baby – Eydie Gorme (CBS) MISS
    Rag Doll – Four Seasons (Philips) MISS
    The Time It Takes – Alan Dean & his Problems (Decca) MISS
    I Don’t Understand – Nola York (HMV) HIT
    Such A Night – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    Non E Niente Lasciami Stare – Gigliola Cinquetti (Decca) HIT
    Dang Me – Johnny Duncan (Columbia) MISS


    Kenneth More had not really listened to Elvis Presley before and was impressed. He had disliked him previously.

  • 273

    Saturday 24 October 1964. 5.45-6.10pm


    Panel: Sid James, Andrew Oldham, Marchioness of Tavistock +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hide’n’Seek – Thyrds (Decca)
    Smack Dab In The Middle – Ray Charles (HMV)
    Losing You – Dusty Springfield (Philips)
    Black Girl – Four Pennies (Philips)
    A Boy I Used To Know – Andee Silver (HMV)
    All Day And All Of The Night – Kinks (Pye)
    And I Love Her – Mark Wynter (Pye)
    I Don’t Know What Time It Was – Gloria Roma (Decca)
    Bad Blood – Paramounts (Parlophone)


    David Jacobs was also in the Light Programme thriller, Follow That Man

  • 274

    Saturday 31 October 1964, 5.45-6.10pm


    Panel: Petula Clark, Marianne Faithfull, Stubby Kaye, Don Wardell


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Susie-Q – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) MISS
    I Keep Forgettin’ – Hi-Fis (Pye) MISS
    I Wish I’d Never Loved You – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Tango – The Mark Five (Fontana) MISS
    There’s A Heartache Following Me – Jim Reeves (RCA) HIT
    Over Susanne – Tommy Bruce (Columbia) MISS
    I’m Gonna Be Strong – Gene Pitney (Stateside) HIT

    Marianne Faithfull: “I’d like it at a party if I was stoned.” Of Tango by The Mark Five

  • 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.”

  • 182

    Saturday 19 January 1963


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Rolf Harris, Jack Jackson, Susan Maughan


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Loop De Loop – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) HIT
    I’m A Woman – Peggy Lee (Capitol) HIT
    What Now – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    My Colouring Book – Nana Mouskouri (Fontana) MISS
    Hava Nagila – Spotnicks (Oriole) HIT
    The Wayward Wind – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    Tell Him – Alma Cogan (Columbia) HIT
    I May Not Live To See Tomorrow – Brian Hyland (HMV) MISS
    Town Crier – Craig Douglas (Decca) HIT
    There Ain’t A Boy In The World – Wendy Walker (Decca) MISS
    Ruby Baby – Dion (CBS) MISS

    On Juke Box Jury, jurist Jack Jackson said that Wayward Wind was written by Carbonate Of soda.
    NME, 25 January 1963

  • 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

  • 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

  • 189

    Saturday 16 March 1963


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Angela Douglas, David Gell, Sid James


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Punish Her – Mike Preston (Decca) HIT
    Walk Like A Man – Four Seasons (Stateside) HIT
    Tomorrow Is Another Day – Maureen Evans (Oriole) MISS
    Cigarettes And Coffee Blues – Marty Robbins (Fontana) HIT
    Them Terrible Boots – Orlons (Cameo Parkway) HIT
    Follow The Boys – Connie Francis (MGM) MISS
    Misery – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Say I Won’t Be There – Springfields (Philips) MISS
    Can You Forgive Me – Karl Denver (Decca) MISS


     

  • 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


     

  • 201

    Saturday 8 June 1963, 6.35-7pm


    Panel: Liz Fraser, Millicent Martin, Lance Percival, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Hey Mama – Frankie Vaughan (Philips) HIT
    Ain’t That A Shame – Four Seasons (Stateside) HIT
    Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT
    To Give My Love To You – Cloda Rogers (Decca) MISS
    Black Cloud – Chubby Checker (Cameo-Parkway) MISS
    Indian Love Call – Karl Denver (Decca) MISS
    Rondo – Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen (Pye) HIT
    Bobby Tomorrow – Bobby Vee (Liberty) HIT

  • 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.

     

  • 205

    Saturday 6 July 1963, 7-7.25pm


    Panel: Ian Carmichael, Alma Cogan, Steve Race, June Ritchie


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Patty Baby – Freddy Cannon (Stateside) MISS
    Not Responsible – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    True Love – Richard Chamberlain (MGM) HIT
    One Fine Day – Chiffons (Stateside) MISS
    I Wonder – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    Ugly Bug Ball – Alex Welsh (Columbia) MISS
    Mary Rose – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT


    The Times, 060763
    I am a devotee of JBJ principally because the camera has such a quick eye for the mannerisms and reactions of the bewitched onlookers. There is an old English word for this condition, more expressive than ‘bewitched’. It is betwattled.

    On Juke Box Jury, Steve Race brilliantly summed up Brenda Lee last Saturday.
    NME 12 July 1963

    On Lucky Stars, Brian Matthew didn’t have DJ’s assurance; guest disc-jockey Sam Costa most unfunny.
    NME 12 July 1963

  • 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

  • 208

    Saturday 27 July 1963, 6.35-7pm


    Panel: Carole Deene, David Gell, Nancy Spain +1


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Angie – Gregory Phillips (Pye) HIT
    Valentina – Spotnicks (Oriole) MISS
    My True Confession – Brook Benton (Mercury) HIT
    Like The Big Guys Do – Harry H Corbett (Pye) HIT
    The Verdict Is Guilty – Susan Maughan (Philips) HIT
    Bad To Me – Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas (Parlophone) HIT
    The Song Of Rome – Van Doren (Decca) MISS
    Wah Wah Wah Woo – Rockin’ Berries (Decca) MISS

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


     

  • 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

  • 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)

     

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 142

    Saturday 14 April 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Robert Farnon, Sid James, Miriam Karlin


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Baby Doll Twist – Susan Maughan (Philips) MISS
    Caterina – Perry Como (RCA) MISS
    Lover Please – Vernons Girls (Decca) HIT
    Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You – Connie Francis (MGM) MISS
    Striped Purple Shirt – Alan Klein (Oriole) MISS
    Big Man In A Big House – Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury) MISS
    Ave Maria – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) MISS
    Theme From Ben Casey – Ted Heath (Decca) MISS
    Mashed Potato Time – Dee Dee Sharp (Columbia) MISS


    Spin-A-Disc with Jimmy Henney: Big Man In A Big House, Caterina (Como), Sgts 3 March (Caiola)

    Big mistake having Miriam Karlin on the same Juke Box Jury panel as Sidney James.
    Alley Cat, 13 April 1962

    Jean Owen (later Samantha Jones) of the Vernons: “JBJ was my very first television show and it was Lover Please that they were listening to and we just had to sit there smiling. Carole Carr who was a singer was on the panel and Gilbert Harding too. They put us behind a panel so the actual panel didn’t know that we were there. We thought it might be a Miss but it was a Hit. I had had visions of Gilbert Harding saying dreadful things about it but he was fine. It was genuine, we came in late and they definitely didn’t know we were there.”

  • 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

  • 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

  • 153

    Saturday 30 June 1962


    Panel: Jenny Angeloglou, Jimmy Henney, Stubby Kaye +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Swinging Gently – Earl Grant (Brunswick) HIT
    Rome – Anne Shelton (Philips) HIT
    I Remember You – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    Right Said Fred – Bernard Cribbins (Parlophone) HIT
    Marianna – Johnny Mathis (CBS) MISS
    Cannonball – Johnny Dankworth (Columbia) HIT


    Frank Ifield: “I know the panel voted I Remember You a resounding hit. I didn’t see it myself but I was working in Bristol and the audience told me about it. I sang I Remember You about four or five times that night so I suddenly felt like an overnight sensation.”

    Should professional artists have only part of their records played on Juke Box Jury – to be criticised by an unqualified panel?
    Alley Cat, 6 July 1962

  • 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


     

  • 157

    Saturday 28 July 1962


    Panel: Alan Dell, Shirley Eaton, Susan Franks, Jimmy Justice


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Dancin’ Party – Chubby Checker (Columbia) HIT
    Come To Me – Ken Dodd (Columbia) HIT
    Peter And The Wolf – Clyde Valley Stompers (Parlophone) MISS
    Roses Are Red – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT
    Guitar Tango – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    The Lads O’Bonnie Scotland – Andy Stewart (HMV) MISS
    Down The River Nile – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    To This Man – Lena Martell (HMV) MISS
    Blitz Medley – Russ Conway (Columbia) MISS


    Hardly anything pleased Jimmy Justice on Juke Box Jury.
    Alley Cat, 3 August 1962

  • 158

    Saturday 4 August 1962


    Panel: Rose Brennan, Brian Rix, Jimmy Young +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Yesterday (check title) – Polka Dots (Philips) MISS
    Seven Day Weekend – U S Bonds (Stateside) HIT
    Steptoe And Son – Geoff Love (Columbia) HIT
    Goody Goody – Frank Sinatra (Reprise) MISS
    The Cure – Smitty Williams (MGM) MISS
    I Sat Back And Let It Happen – Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury) HIT
    Swahili Papa – Springfields (Philips) HIT
    Sealed With A Kiss – Brian Hyland (HMV) HIT
    Little Sue – Dowlands (Oriole) MISS


    Producer Neville Wortman had joined the BBC after a spell as a cartoonist for ITV and time on Cool For Cats: “I was hoping to ease my way into the BBC. Twist had become one of the rages and I was going to direct a programme on that with Barry Lupino whose sister was Ida Lupino, the American film star. He got smashed up in a car accident and Johnnie Stewart was brought in. He had been doing Juke Box Jury and so he came out of that. The twist didn’t last very long and nor did the show. It was nicely shot though, a good show.”

    Producer Neville Wortman: “I was asked to pick it up as it had got very staid. It had become more of a family show than something for teenagers. Bill Cotton Jr and I were the two youngest producers at the BBC – I was just under 30.”

    Producer Neville Wortman: “I was determined to get more interesting panellists on Juke Box Jury, some people who had a real interest in popular music. I tried to build up really good panels and I filmed it in a different way too as I placed the cameras in unusual positions. I featured a lot more of the audience and got their expressions. We used to look for characters and I would get people out looking for characters whom we could invite to the show. We would walk to someone in the street and say, “Please come”. We were fighting head on with Thank Your Lucky Stars. They had a great style of programming for teenagers and I knew Philip Jones very well. They had a very stylish programme and Juke Box Jury wasn’t that. We were fighting for our lives with that programme. The BBC wanted to grab an audience at six and they thought that if you had them then, you should have them through the evening.”

  • 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!

  • 163

    Saturday 8 September 1962, 6.30-7pm

    by now (Recorded)


    Panel: Dick Emery, Maggie Fitzgibbon, Alan Freeman +1


    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.”

  • 165

    Saturday 22 September 1962


    Panel: Ian Carmichael, Hy Hazell, Mike Sarne +1
    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 +1


    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 +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

  • 171

    Saturday 3 November 1962


    Panel: Sam Costa, Pete Murray, June Thorburn +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Thief In The Night – Johnny Towers (Philips) MISS
    I’m Gonna Change Everything – Jim Reeves (RCA) MISS
    Slightly Out Of Tune – Mavis Rivers (Reprise) MISS
    (Dance With The) Guitar Man – Duane Eddy (RCA) HIT
    A Touch Of The OBJ’s – Bruce Forsyth (Pye) HIT
    Tell Me Telstar – Patti Lynn (Fontana) MISS
    Hail To The Conquering Hero – James Darren (Pye) MISS
    Big Man – Kathy Kirby (Decca) MISS
    That Stranger – Viscounts (Pye) HIT


     

  • 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.

  • 101

    Saturday 8 July 1961


    Panel: Jack Jackson, Sam Costa, Helen Winston +1


    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 +1


    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)

  • 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)

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    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)

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    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

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    Saturday 30 September 1961


    Panel: Jack Jackson, Howard Keel, Nicole Murray +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)

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    Saturday 14 October 1961


    Panel: Lew Luton, Pete Murray, Muriel Young +1


    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.

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    Saturday 21 October 1961


    Panel: Adam Faith, Alan Freeman, Helen Shapiro, Jane Asher


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    His Latest Flame – Elvis Presley (RCA)
    Heartaches – Marcels (Pye)
    Fool No 1 – Brenda Lee (Brunswick)
    Sewers Of The Strand – Spike Milligan (Parlophone)
    Bambino – Springfields (Philips)
    Tomorrow’s Clown – Marty Wilde (Philips)
    My Friend The Sea – Petula Clark (Pye)
    Bridge Of Love – Joe Dowell ()
    Time Has Come – Adam Faith (Parlophone)
    Do It Yourself – Josh MacRae (Pye)


    Spin-A-Disc: Take Good Care Of My Baby, Fool No.1, His Latest Flame

    From 1961 there was the innovation of the Hot Seat, where one of the artists whose records had been reviewed would be interviewed, one the first of these being Spike Milligan.  His record was Sideways Through the Sewers of the Strand, though it is hard to imagine that the discussion stayed on the subject in hand for long, given Milligan’s propensity for anarchy.  Both Helen and Jane were 15.

    “If my home is anything to judge by, everything stops for Juke Box Jury and every schoolboy can name 20 pop singers, even if he remains lamentably ignorant of the name of the Prime Minister, or the advantages and disadvantages of joining the Common Market.”
    The Times, “From a correspondent”

    Helen Shapiro: “You had no idea what they were going to play and you heard the tracks for the first time live on air. I loved doing that. It was great fun. It was not like now when everybody slags off everybody else. We were much nicer in those days and if you didn’t care for something you said it in a nice way, but I thoroughly enjoyed doing it.”

    Mike McCartney: “We watched Juke Box Jury religiously, especially when Jane Asher was. She was young, beautiful, had a well-cultured, Dad-admired accent and when she smiled, the set lit up. Paul and I both fancied her.”

    Jane’s agent, Neil Landor: “She is vivacious, articulate, and really enjoys pop music and has very definite views on what she likes and dislikes plus the ability to express them intelligently.”

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    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.

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    Saturday 25 November 1961


    Panel: Morey Amsterdam, Carole Carr, Jack Jackson +1


    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.”

     

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    Saturday 30 December 1961


    Panel: Carole Carr, Anita Harris, Sid James, Bunny Lewis


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Come Running – Marty Wilde (Philips)
    Shalom – Eddie Fisher (HMV)
    You’re Following Me – Peter Gordeno (Parlophone)
    Bachelor In Paradise – Robert Holiday (HMV)
    Lonesome No 1 – Don Gibson (RCA)
    The Comancheros – Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
    Mistakes – Kaye Sisters (Philips)
    Revenge – Brook Benton (Mercury)
    Big Ben Twist – Fats & the Chessmen (Pye)


    Spin-A-Disc: Walk On By (Van Dyke), Turn Around (Campbell), Rock A Hula Baby,

    BBC,-TV, 7.15-8pm, A Pair Of Jacks in which Jack Payne and Jack Jackson get together to discuss and demonstrate various aspects of popular music with Billy Fury, Woolf Phillips and Harry Rabinowitz. Producer: Richard Afton

    In 1961, Benny Hill did a parody, Soap Box Jury where he impersonated David Jacobs and the whole panel. Fred Curry (Pete Murray) and Lady Edgware (Lady Isobel Barnett). There is a shot of all five together. It is on Benny Hill: The Lost Years (2005).

    Programme was 19th in TV ratings, Dec 61