• 386

    Saturday 28 January 1967, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Simon Dee, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Jimmy Savile
    Casting voter: Ellen Hannavy


    Producer: Albert Stevenson


    Records played:
    Michael (The Lover) – Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band (Piccadilly)
    This Is My Song – Petula Clark (Pye)
    Holiday In Waikiki – Steve Darbishire (Decca)
    Niki Hoeky – P J Proby (Liberty)
    A Clown Am I – Johnny Hackett (Decca)
    The Beat Goes On – Sonny & Cher (Atlantic)

  • 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)

  • 392

    Saturday 11 March 1967, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Retia Favia, Judy Geeson, Pete Murray, David Symonds
    Casting voter: Linda Jackson)


    Producer: Travers Thorneloe


    Records played:
    Lady Love – Vontastics (Stateside)
    Got To Find A Reason – Three People (Decca)
    Chicken Feed – Millie Small (Fontana)
    It’s All Over – Cliff Richard (Columbia)
    Puppet on a String – Sandie Shaw (Pye)
    Arnold Layne – Pink Floyd (Columbia)
    Stranger – Dave Berry (Decca)
    All – James Darren (Warner)

  • 394

    Saturday 25 March 1967, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Lulu, Jayne Mansfield, Pete Murray, Jimmy Savile
    Casting voter: June Flower


    Producer: Travers Thorneloe


    Records played:
    Bernadette – Four Tops (Tamla-Motown)
    Sunday For Tea – Peter & Gordon (Columbia)
    I’m Gonna Get Me A Gun – Cat Stevens (Deram)
    Humming Bird – Jackie Trent (Pye)
    Ha, Ha, Said The Clown – Manfred Mann (Fontana)
    Because I Love You – Georgie Fame (CBS)
    If You Go Away – Shirley Bassey (United Artists) (1.32 played!)

  • 397

    Saturday 15 April 1967, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Charlotte Bingham, Ray Davies, Pete Murray, Nyree Dawn Porter
    Casting voter: Penny Wood


    Producer: Colin Charman


    Records played:
    You’re The Love – Sixpence (London)
    This Hand Don’t Fit The Glove – Terry Reid & the Jaywalkers (Columbia)
    A Girl Without A Boy – Sheila Southern (Pye)
    Gonna Give Her All The Love I’ve Got – Jimmy Ruffin (Tamla-Motown)
    I Can Fly – The Herd (Fontana)
    My Cup Runneth Over – Max Bygraves (Pye)
    High Hopes – Gnomes of Zurich (CBS)
    I Know What It’s Like To Love Her – Sounds Bob Rogers (CBS)

  • 398

    Saturday 22 April 1967, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Gerald Harper, Paul Jones, Janet Munro, Andee Silver
    Casting voter: Jennifer Bennington


    Producer: Colin Charman


    Records played:
    Western Union – Searchers (Pye)
    Peanuts And Chewy Macs – Cymbaline (Mercury)
    The First Cut Is The Deepest – P.P.Arnold (Immediate)
    Silence Is Golden – Tremeloes (CBS)
    Rhyme By Rhyme – Kenny Young (Fontana)
    Pictures of Lily – The Who (Track)
    Get Me To The World On Time – Electric Prunes (Reprise)

  • 418

    Saturday 16 September 1967, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Dave Cash, Annette Day, Neil McCallum, Majorie Proops
    Barbara Reaney, casting vote


    Producer: David O’Clee


    Records played:
    Unexpected Mirrors – Jimmy Powell (Decca)
    When Will The Good Apples Fall – Seekers
    Linda Loves Linda – Floribunda Rose (Piccadilly)
    The Cat In The Window – Petula Clark
    My Baby Cried All Night Long – Lee Hazlewood
    Theme For A New Love – Davy Jones (Pye)
    Love Letters in the Sand – Vince Hill

  • 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)

  • 349

    Saturday 23 April 1966, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded)


    Panel: Barbara Hawkins (Dixie Cups), Samantha Juste, Roy Orbison, Jimmy Savile


    Casting voter: Terry Hillman


    Producer: Terry Henebery


    The Big Hurt – Del Shannon (Liberty) HIT
    I Wanna Go Home – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) HIT (Casting vote)
    Love Ya Illya – Angela & the Fans (Pye) HIT
    My Girl At The Dance – Frank D’Rone (CBS) HIT
    I Could Make You Fall In Love -Rockin’ Berries (Piccadilly) HIT
    Rhapsody In The Rain – Lou Christie (MGM) HIT
    I Do – Goldie (Fontana) HIT
    Stop Her On Sight – Edwin Starr (Polydor) HIT

  • 351

    Saturday 7 May 1966, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Georgie Fame, Spike Milligan, Marianne Faithfull, Elaine Taylor


    Casting vote: Jill Oakes


    Producer: Terry Henebery


    Records played:
    Hey Girl – Small Faces (Decca)
    Promises – Ken Dodd (Columbia)
    Downtown – Mrs Miller (Capitol)
    Rainy Day Women Nos 12 & 35 – Bob Dylan (CBS)
    Life And Soul Of The Party – Mally Page (Pye)
    Two Days Monday – Scaffold (Parlophone)
    Never Leave Your Baby’s Side – Tony Jackson (CBS)
    Monday Monday – Mama and Papas (RCA)


    ‘Never Leave Your Baby’s Side’ by Tony Jackson was released on 29 April 1966. He was previously with The Searchers.

  • 381

    Saturday 24 December 1966, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded 17 December 1966)


    Panel: The Seekers (Judith Durham, Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley, Athol Guy)


    Casting voter: Linda Shiel


    Producer: Albert Stevenson


    Records played:
    Listen To My Heart – The Bats (Decca)
    Single Girl – Sandy Posey (MGM)
    The Rising Of The Moon – Tinkers (Pye)
    Sitting In The Park – Georgie Fame (Columbia)
    From A Distance (P F Sloan) – Odin’s People (Major Minor)
    Love In The Open Air (McCartney) – Tudor Minstrels (Decca)
    Mama (When My Dollies Have Babies) – Cher (Liberty)
    The Angel And The Stranger – Eddy Arnold (RCA)

  • 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.”

  • 284

    Saturday 9 January 1965, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: David Healy, Pete Murray, Peggy Mount, Dusty Springfield


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Here She Comes – Tymes (Pye) HIT (3-1)
    The Special Years – Val Doonican (Decca) HIT (all)
    Invisible Tears – Elaine & Derek (Decca) MISS (all)
    You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Cilla Black (Parlophone) 0.54 HIT (all)
    Everybody Knows – Dave Clark Five (Columbia) HIT (3-1)
    Across The Street – Craig Douglas (Fontana) MISS (all)
    Makin’ Whoopee – Ray Charles (HMV) MISS (3-0 second jury)
    Dance Dance Dance – Beach Boys (Capitol) HIT (3-0 second jury)
    Ain’t It The Truth – Mary Wells (Stateside) HIT (all)


    Audience Research Report
    Audience was 22%, and 9% watching ITV
    Reaction index of 51 (average 54 for series)
    “Juke Box Jury appealed very much more to viewers under 20 but at the same time reaction to this particular edition was not unduly enthusiastic.”
    Teenagers thought that there were too many records of a type that would never make the charts. (Actually, untrue in this instance!)
    The teenagers had little time for anyone not of their generation or musical persuasion.
    The most popular personality was the one member who openly admitted her ignorance of pop music – Peggy Mount. Viewers admired her honesty and found her likeable and forthright.
    Pete Murray disliked for his “stupid fooling around” and “disastrous attempts at humour”.
    Dusty was criticised for her “inarticulate mumblings” and her “quite grotesque makeup”.
    David Healy didn’t make an impression either way.
    The majority found the ‘candid camera’ shots of the audience a most attractive feature.

  • 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.

  • 287

    Saturday 30 January 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm

    (Recorded 23 January)


    Panel: Paul Anka, Stubby Kaye, Ann Sidney, Julie Samuel


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – The Animals (Columbia)
    You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You – Dean Martin (Reprise)
    I Cry Alone – Jackie Lee (Decca)
    Stop Feelin’ Sorry For Yourself – Adam Faith (Parlophone) 0.59
    Thanks a Lot – Brenda Lee (Brunswick)
    Stairway to a Star – Shelley (Pye) Written by Miki Dallon
    It Hurts So Much – Jim Reeves (RCA)
    He’s The One For Me – Tammy St John (Pye)
    Tell Her No – The Zombies (Decca) 1.06


    Programme was not billed in RT due to arrangements for Churchill’s funeral.

  • 289

    Saturday 13 February 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm

    (Recorded 6 February)


    Panel: Brian Epstein, Marianne Faithfull, Adrienne Posta, Ted Ray


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Teardrops In The Rain – Joe Brown (Pye)
    Golden Lights – Twinkle (Decca) (Mystery Guest)
    My Funny Valentine – Buddy Greco (Columbia)
    Honey I Need – Pretty Things (Fontana) 0.48
    I Must Be Seeing Things – Gene Pitney (Stateside) (Mystery Guest)
    In The Meantime – Georgie Fame (Columbia)
    I’ll Stop At Nothing – Sandie Shaw (Pye) (Mystery Guest)
    The In Crowd – Dobie Gray (London)


    Ted Ray paid 30g

  • 291

    Saturday 27 February 1965, 5.15.-5.40pm


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


    Producer: Stewart Morris


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

  • 28

    Saturday 16 January 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Anthea Askey, Jimmy Henney, Joni James, Eric Robinson


    Records played:
    The Big Hurt – Maureen Evans (Oriole)
    Pretty Blue Eyes – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
    El Paso – Marty Robbins (Fontana)
    My Little Budgie – Bruce Forsyth (Parlophone)
    Point of No Return – Diana Dors (Pye)
    Where Or When – Dion and the Belmonts (London)
    Silver Shoes – Winifred Atwell (Decca)
    Misty – Johnny Mathis


    “In a recent Juke Box Jury in the States,” said her husband Tony Aquaviva, who is the musical director of the Symphony of the Year, “Joni (James) held out against the rest of the panel about one number which they condemned and within two weeks it was right at the top.” She was said to be the first pop singer to appear at Carnegie Hall with a full symphony orchestra. Has eight gold and two platinum (over 2 million) records.

    Anthea Askey, daughter of famous actor/comedian Arthur, was an actress; Jimmy Henney a DJ and TV presenter; Joni James an American singer; Eric Robinson a bandleader and musical director, much seen on BBC TV.

  • 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.

  • 31

    Saturday 6 February 1960, 6-6.30pm (recorded 30.1.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Michael Craig, Wolf Mankowitz, Nancy Spain, Henrietta Tiarks (Recorded 30.1.60)


    Records played:
    I Love a Violin – Petula Clark (Pye)
    Youthful Years – Danny Williams (HMV)
    The Happy Muleteer – Mike Desmond (Top Rank)
    Hit and Miss – John Barry (Columbia) — side set
    He’ll Have To Go – Jim Reeves
    Oh Judy – Jimmy Isle (Top Rank)
    Time and The River – Nat King Cole (Capitol)
    Camera script unused: Sure Fire Love (Billie Anthony)


    Michael Craig was a popular actor; Wolf Mankowitz a writer; Nancy Spain a writer and newspaper columnist; Henrietta Tiarks was a debutante who later, after marriage, became the Duchess of Bedford.

    John Barry was the mystery guest. His record, Hit and Miss by The John Barry Seven plus Four, was voted a hit, and  became the show’s signature tune from the following week onwards.

    On the same day (9.30 to 10.15 p.m.) David Jacobs was hosting the Eurovision UK final. The contestants were Bryan Johnson, Ronnie Carroll, Vince Eager, David Hughes, Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson, Marion Keene, Don Lang, Benny Lee, Dennis Lotis, Lita Roza and Malcolm Vaughan.

  • 32

    Saturday 13 February 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Esma Cannon, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Carolyn Townshend


    Records played:
    Bonnie Came Back – Duane Eddy (London)
    You You You – Ernestine Anderson (Mercury)
    Royal Event – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    Tell Her For Me – David Macbeth (Pye) HIT
    Tender Love And Care – Jimmie Rodgers (Columbia)
    I Enjoy Being A Girl – Pat Suzuki (RCA)
    Who Could Be Bluer – Jerry Lordan (Parlophone)
    Pickin’ Petals – Avons (Columbia)


    Camera script unused: Coo-Coo-U (Kingston Trio))

    First programme with ‘Hit And Miss’ as new signature tune.

    Interview in Radio Times: David Jacobs, “If the panel reach a decision I strongly disagree with, I say so. Viewers seem to appreciate this, although a lot of letters say I am a clot.”

    Russell Turner is responsible for the choice of records and discusses them with David Jacobs. David Jacobs: “Sometimes we include discs we know are bad just to see the reaction of the panel. It’s a thing I wouldn’t dare do in my Saturday night, Light Programme series, Pick Of The Pops.”

    On 10 February, EMI issued their last 10-inch 78 rpm single. It was ‘Royal Event’ backed by ‘Rule Britannia’, which was used as the theme for Daniel Farson’s Guide To The British.

  • 33

    Saturday 20 February 1960, 6-6.30pm

    (Recorded 13.2.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Anthea Askey, Alan Freeman, Ted Ray, Jeanette Starke


    Records played:
    Theme From ‘A Summer Place’ – Norrie Paramor (Columbia) Side set
    Delaware – Perry Como (RCA)
    I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise – Pat O’Day (Pye)
    Like Wow – Billy Eckstine (Columbia)
    No One Understands – Valerie Masters (Fontana)
    Looking High, High, High – Bryan Johnson (Decca) Side set
    Alone In The Night – Paul Raven (Decca)
    Like Young – Ella Fitzgerald (HMV)


    Camera script unused: Like Young (Ella Fitzgerald) and Running Bear (Johnny Preston)

  • 35

    Saturday 5 March 1960, 6-6.30pm

    (Recorded 27.2.60)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Jacquay Kinson, Spike Milligan, Jack Payne, Nancy Spain


    Records played:
    Too Much Tequila – Champs (London)
    Garden Of Happiness – Perry Ford (Parlophone)
    Sink The Bismarck! – Don Lang (HMV)
    The Young Have No Time To Lose – Eddie Falcon (Columbia)
    Never Marry A Fishmonger – Mudlarks (Columbia)
    Forever – Buddy Killen (Pye)


    Camera script unused: Indiana (Freddy Cannon)

    Only 6 records and longer extracts. Credit is “Directed by Johnnie Stewart. Produced by Russell Turner.”

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 47

    Saturday 4 June 1960

    (Ampex 280560)


    Panel: Carole Carr, Pete Murray, Ted Ray, Henrietta Tiarks


    Records played:
    We’re Only Young Once – The Avons (Columbia) Side set
    You’ll Never Know What You’re Missing ’Til You Try – Emile Ford & the Checkmates (Pye)
    He’ll Have To Go – Jeannie Black (Capitol)
    Happy-go-lucky Me – Russ Sainty (Top Rank)
    Happy-go-lucky Me – Frank Ifield (Columbia)
    Young Emotions – Ricky Nelson (London)
    Tintarella Di Luna (Magic Colour Of The Moonlight) – Lana Sisters (Fontana)
    Rosemary – Tim Connor (Decca)
    How Deep Is The Ocean – Isley Brothers (RCA)
    Little Brown Jug – Bobby Summers (Capitol)


    Records taken from camera script so unlikely all were played.

  • 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

  • 56

    Saturday 20 August 1960


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Dave King, Nancy Spain, Henrietta Tiarks


    Records played:
    Question – Emile Ford (Pye) HIT
    Cinderella Jones – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Buttercup A Golden Hair – Dean Martin (Capitol) HIT
    Film song from unfinished Something’s Got to Give with Marilyn Monroe
    Lorelei – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) HIT
    Eee-O-Eleven – Sammy Davis Jr (HMV) MISS
    Tell Laura I Love Her – Ricky Valance (Columbia) MISS
    In My Little Corner Of The World – Anita Bryant (London) MISS
    Volare – Bobby Rydell (Columbia) MISS


    Camera script: Gotta Get A Date – Frank Ifield (Columbia)

  • 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.

  • 09

    Monday 17 August 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Panel: Sheila Buxton, Dickie Dawson, Diana Dors, Pete Murray


    Records played:
    With Open Arms – Jane Morgan (London)
    China Tea – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    High Hopes – Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
    High Hopes – Dave King (Pye)
    It Was I – Skip & Flip (Top Rank)
    Run – Jeri Southern (Capitol)
    For You For You – Michael Holliday (Columbia)
    Taboo – Arthur Lyman Group (Vogue)
    What Is Love – Playmates (Columbia)


    Dickie Dawson, husband of Diana Dors

  • 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)

  • 13

    Saturday 19 September 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Judy Carne, Petula Clark, Bill Maynard, Peter Noble


    Reccords played:
    I Want To Walk You Home – Shane Rimmer (Columbia)
    Angel Face – Billy Fury (Decca)
    Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (Pye)
    Sleepwalk – Ken Mackintosh (HMV)
    You Were Mine – Tommy Steele (Decca)
    Someone To Love – Anthony Newley (Decca)
    Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin (London)

  • 15

    Saturday 3 October 1959, 6.50-7.15pm

    (Recorded 19 September 1959)


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Petula Clark, Dickie Dawson, Diana Dors, Tony Osborne


    Records played:
    Treble Chance – Joe ‘Mr Piano’ Henderson (Pye)
    Makin’ Love – Floyd Robinson (RCA)
    So High So Low – Danny Williams (HMV)
    Broken Hearted Melody – Tony Raymond (Fontana)
    But Not For Me – Ella Fitzgerald (HMV)
    Jenny – Ray Sone (Decca)
    She Came As A Stranger – Perry Ford (Parlophone)
    Oh What A Fool – Impalas (MGM)

  • 16

    Saturday 10 October 1959, 6.50-715pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Gloria Kindersley, Gary Miller, Milton Subotsky, Venetia Stevenson


    Records played:
    Doodles – Eddie Layton (Mercury)
    Love Potion No 9 – Clovers (London)
    A Worried Man – Kingston Trio (Capitol)
    Mr Blue – David Macbeth (Pye)
    Mr Blue – Mike Preston (Decca)
    Just Ask Your Heart – Frankie Avalon (HMV)
    Wish It Were Me – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
    Old Shep – Hank Snow (RCA)

  • 17

    Saturday 17 October 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Louie Ramsay, Jimmy Savile, Digby Wolfe


    Records played:
    Destiny – Henry Rene (London)
    Put Your Head On My Shoulder – Paul Anka (Columbia)
    What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For – Emile Ford (Pye)
    Teach Me – David Hughes (Top Rank)
    Candlewick – Winifred Atwell (Decca)
    My Only Love – Allan Bruce (Fontana)
    Oh Carol – Neil Sedaka (RCA)

  • 19

    Saturday 31 October 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Lynn Curtis, Gary Miller, Venetia Stevenson, Digby Wolfe


    Records played:
    Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Backseat) – Avons (Columbia)
    Alice Blue Gown – Leroy Holmes (MGM)
    My Blue Heaven – Platters (Mercury)
    What Do You Want – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    Snowcoach – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    Dear Daddy – Petula Clark (Pye)
    Hushabye – Dene Four (HMV)
    The Merry Men – Don Robertson (Capitol)


    No show on Saturday 7 November 1959 because of British Legion Remembrance Service and a Semprini concert

  • 23

    Saturday 5 December 1959, 6.50-7.15pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Russ Conway, Joan North, Nancy Spain, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    Way Down Yonder In New Orleans – Freddy Cannon (Top Rank)
    Starry Eyed – Gary Stites (London)
    You Deserve – Peggy Lee (Capitol)
    Wildcat – Gene Vincent (Capitol)
    In The Chapel In The Moonlight – Kestrels (Pye)
    Some Kinda Earthquake – Duane Eddy (London)
    Happy Anniversary – Joan Regan (Pye)
    Be My Guest – Fats Domino (London)

    “Opinion of your Alley Cat disagrees with Juke Box Jury panel but endorses David Jacobs’ view that Some Kinda Earthquake is another Duane Eddy smash hit.” Alley Cat, 11 December 1959

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 235

    Saturday 1 February 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Ian Fenner, Susan Maughan, Jane Morgan, Bruce Prochnik


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    A Fool Never Learns – Andy Williams (CBS) HIT
    I Love How You Love Me – Maureen Evans (Oriole) HIT
    Come On – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    Green Fields – Unit 4+2 (Decca) MISS
    Shake And Scream – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Who Was That Girl – Al Saxon (Mercury) HIT
    Go On And Cry – Conway Twitty (MGM) MISS
    Caterina – Kenny Ball (Pye) 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

  • 242

    Saturday 21 March 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Kathy Kirby, Henry Mancini, Jean Metcalfe, Spike Milligan


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Why Did You Bring Him To The Dance – Peter’s Faces (Piccadilly) MISS
    Only You – Mark Wynter (Pye) (not given)
    I’m In Love With You – Golden Crusaders (Columbia) HIT
    Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing – Linda Saxone (Pye) HIT
    I’ve Got That Feeling – Orchids (Decca) HIT
    Worried Guy – Johnny Tillotson (MGM) MISS
    Tired, Broken And Busted – Duffy Power (Parlophone) MISS
    That’s How It Goes – Breakaways (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

  • 246

    Saturday 18 April 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Cilla Black, Catherine Boyle, Iain Gregory, Tommy Trinder


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Can’t Buy Me Love – Ella Fitzgerald (Verve) MISS
    Constantly – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    It’s Great – Monotones (Pye) MISS
    Shout – Lulu & the Luvvers (Decca) HIT
    I Will – Billy Fury (Decca) MISS
    I’ll Be There, I’ll Be Waiting – Chimes (Decca) MISS
    This Is My Prayer – Vera Lynn (HMV) MISS
    What’s The Secret – Sammy King (HMV) MISS


    Cilla Black paid 30g

  • 247

    Saturday 25 April 1964, 5.55-6.30pm


    Panel: Honor Blackman, Dick Emery, Alan Freeman, Mia Farrow


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Mexican Drummer Man – Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (Stateside) MISS
    In Love – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Show You Mean It Too – Me & Them (Pye) MISS
    The Matador – Major Lance (Columbia) HIT
    You’re My World – Cilla Black (Parlophone) HIT
    She’s My Girl – Bobby Shafto (Parlophone) HIT
    You’re The One – Kathy Kirby (Decca) HIT
    Rain Rain Go Away – Eden Kane (Fontana) MISS

  • 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

  • 254

    Saturday 13 June 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Adam Faith, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Des O’Connor, Juliet Prowse


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    That’s Alright – Jimmy Powell (Pye) HIT
    So Long Little Girl – Dictators with Tony and Howard (Oriole) HIT
    Kissin’ Cousins – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    I Don’t Want To Know – Shirley & Johnny (Parlophone) HIT
    Sweet William – Millie (Fontana) HIT
    House Of The Risin’ Sun – Animals (Columbia) HIT
    You Came Along – Warriors (Decca) 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

  • 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

  • 261

    Saturday 1 August 1964, 5.40-6.05pm

    (Recorded 25 July)


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Judy Cornwell, Ray Martine, Ringo Starr


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Thinking Of You Baby – Dave Clark Five (Columbia) HIT
    Don’t It Make You Feel Good – Overlanders (Pye) HIT
    It’s For You – Cilla Black (Parlophone) HIT
    Move It Baby – Simon Scott (Parlophone) HIT
    I Wouldn’t Trade You For The World – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    Not For Me – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) MISS
    A Summer Song – Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde (United Artists) MISS


    Jeremy Clyde: “I remember Ringo saying, ‘This will be big in America but it’s too sweet for England’ and he was right as it was our biggest record in America and went gold. I suppose it was an early example of what they now call Adult Contemporary Music in Music in America.”

    George and Ringo filmed appearances on same day
    There is a photo of Ringo holding up a Miss disc. (Schaffer book)

  • 263

    Saturday 15 August 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Max Bacon, Caroline Charles, Maureen Cleave, Laurence Harvey


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Twelve Steps To Love – Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (Decca) HIT
    Kelly – Wayne Gibson (Pye) MISS
    You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry (Pye International) HIT
    Promise You’ll Tell Her – Swinging Blue Jeans (HMV) HIT
    It’s Gotta Be – Ray Singer (Ember) MISS
    Who Can I Turn To – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) MISS
    I’ll Give You Loving – One & One (Decca) MISS

  • 265

    Saturday 29 August 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Susan Baker, Millicent Martin, Jimmy Savile, Stanley Unwin


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    Hey Hey Hey – Tammy St John (Pye)
    Seven Daffodils – Cherokees (Columbia)
    Is It True – Brenda Lee (Brunswick)
    Young Love – Bo & Peep (Decca)
    Rhythm & Greens – Shadows (Columbia)
    I Didn’t Mean To Hurt You – Rockin’ Berries (Pye)
    The Letter – The Long & The Short (Decca)

  • 267

    Saturday 12 September 1964, 5.55-6.20pm


    Panel: Dawn Addams, Bill Haley, Don Moss, Viviane Ventura


    Producer: Barry Langford


    Records played:
    We’re Through – Hollies (Columbia) HIT
    Don’t Cry Little Girl – Peter & the Headlines (Decca) MISS
    When You Walk In The Room – Searchers (Pye) HIT
    People Say – Dixie Cups (Pye International) MISS
    Oh Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison (London) HIT
    Ringo For President – Young World Singers (Brunswick) MISS
    I Don’t Want To See You Again – Peter and Gordon (Columbia) HIT

  • 267

    Saturday 19 September 1964, 6-6.25pm


    Panel: Arthur Askey, Honor Blackman, Adam Faith, Lulu


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Jury’s decision not given in RR
    I’m Crying – Animals (Columbia)
    People – Barbra Streisand (CBS)
    Three Little Words – Applejacks (Decca)
    I’m Yours – Jimmy Young (Columbia)
    Bye Bye Baby – Tony Jackson (Pye)
    Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey (Columbia)
    There’s No Need To Cry – Don, David & Dean (United Artists)


    Camera script also gives Makin’ With The Magilla (Little Eva), One Way Love (Cliff Bennett).

  • 269

    Saturday 26 September 1964, 5.45-6.10pm


    Panel: Roy Castle, Pete Murray, Adrienne Posta +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Little Richard (Stateside) HIT
    The Twelfth Of Never – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    The Weaver – Pendulums (Pye) HIT
    Don’t Walk Away – Kathy Kirby (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Let Her Get Away – John Leyton (HMV) MISS
    Look Homeward Angel – Fortunes (Decca) HIT
    Always Something There To Remind Me – Sandie Shaw (Pye) HIT
    I’m On The Outside Lookin’ In – Little Anthony & the Imperials (United Artists) MISS


    RT 240964
    27,000 jukeboxes in UK and over 1,000 panellists so far.
    Discs chosen with “a good beat, a strong melody and excellence of performance”
    12m viewers and 700 letters a week.
    Panel is right two times out of three
    David Jacobs: “Nobody has pretended that JBJ was an authoritative programme of predictions. It is intended simply to be jolly good entertainment based on discs.”

  • 272

    Saturday 17 October 1964, 5.45-6.10pm


    Panel: Des O’Connor, Mary Wells, Jimmy Young +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Any Way You Want It – Dave Clark Five (Columbia) HIT
    Blowin’ In The Wind – Marianne Faithfull (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Bring Me Down – Pretty Things (Fontana) MISS
    The Door Is Still Open – Dean Martin (Reprise) MISS
    When I Grow Up – Beach Boys (Capitol) HIT
    So Little Time – Diana Dors (Fontana) MISS
    Where In The World – Ray Merrell (Pye) MISS
    Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT


    Richard Evans produced documentary on A Hard Day’s Night for BBC.

  • 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

  • 275

    Saturday 7 November 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Rolf Harris, Portland Mason, Gene Pitney, Margaret Stredder


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Baby I Need Your Lovin’ – Fourmost (Parlophone) HIT
    Get Away – Maureen Evans (Oriole) HIT
    Playing Around – Eden Kane (Fontana) HIT
    Here Comes The Night – Lulu (Decca) MISS
    L-O-V-E – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) MISS
    Downtown – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Message To Martha –Adam Faith (Parlophone) MISS
    I Will Never Let You Go – UKs (HMV) HIT

  • 276

    Saturday 14 November 1964, 5.40-6.05pm


    Panel: Joe Brown, Terence Edmond, Jackie De Shannon +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Softly In The Night – Three Bells (Columbia) MISS
    We’ll Sing In The Sunshine – Lancastrians (Pye) HIT
    Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) MISS
    One Heart Between Two –Dave Berry (Decca) HIT
    Oh Oh Seven – Dora Bryan (Fontana) HIT
    Somewhere – P J Proby (Liberty) HIT

  • 278

    Saturday 28 November 1964, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Lulu, Jean Metcalfe, Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Tears And Kisses – Peter & the Headlines (Decca) MISS
    I Could Easily Fall – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Now – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    What Have They Done To The Rain –Searchers (Pye) HIT
    Like A Child – Julie Rogers (Mercury) HIT
    The Organ Man – Norman Vaughan (Pye) HIT
    Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    Real Live Girl – King Brothers (Oriole) MISS

  • 279

    Saturday 5 December 1964, 5.15-5.40pm


    Panel: Diahann Carroll, Vic Lewis, Pete Murray, Sandie Shaw


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    No Arms Can Ever Hold You – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    How Soon – Jackie Trent (Pye) MISS
    Genie With The Light Brown Lamp – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    I Think I’m Goin’ Out Of My Head – Dodie West (Decca) MISS
    Ferry ’Cross The Mersey – Gerry & the Pacemakers (Columbia) HIT
    Funny Girl – Barbra Streisand (CBS) MISS


    Sandie Shaw: “I was awful as a panellist. Quite scathing. ‘No, don’t like that. Rubbish. It’ll never be a hit.’ And then that person would come out from behind the screen so it was quite embarrassing.”

  • 280

    Saturday 12 December 1964, 5.15-5.40pm


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


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Now – Wolves (Pye) MISS
    Getting Mighty Crowded – Betty Everett (Fontana) HIT
    Walk Right Back – Mark & John (Decca) HIT
    For Mama – Matt Monro (Parlophone) HIT
    Love Me Darling – Howlin’ Wolf (Pye International) HIT
    Et Meme – Francoise Hardy (Pye) MISS


    While discussing Love Me Darling, Lonnie spat on the floor and said the Rolling Stones’ version of Howlin’ Wolf’s Little Red Rooster was a bowdlerisation of the song and a terrible version. Bill was very upset about that and when he met him, he said that was the pot calling the kettle black. They ended up as good friends.

    Howlin’ Wolf the Mystery guest
    Donegan said, “I don’t care of that kind of blues” that is electric blues. Part of the anti-electric feeling of trad people at the time.

  • 281

    Saturday 19 December 1964, 5.15-5.40pm

    (Recorded 12 December)


    Panel: Marianne Faithfull, Sheila Hancock, Tony Hatch, Kenneth Williams


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    California Bound – Ronny & the Daytones (Stateside)
    Lollipops And Roses – Danny Williams (HMV) 1.43
    It Isn’t There – Swinging Blue Jeans (HMV)
    Jive Jimmy – The Socialites (Warner)
    Lookin’ For Love – Hummelflugs (Pye)
    If I Fell – Keely Smith (Reprise)
    Que Sera Sera – Earl Royce & the Olympics (Columbia)

  • 180

    Saturday 5 January 1963


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Spike Milligan, Anne Shelton, Eric Sykes


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Dance The Bossa Nova – Frankie Avalon (Pye) HIT
    Don’t You Ever Change Your Mind – Patsy Ann Noble (Columbia) HIT
    Diamonds – Jet Harris & Tony Meehan (Decca) HIT
    All Alone Am I – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    It’s Up To You – Rick Nelson (London) MISS
    Some Kinda Fun – Chris Montez (London) HIT
    Bossa Nova USA – Dave Brubeck (CBS) MISS
    Little Town Flirt – Del Shannon (London) HIT
    I Will Follow Him – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT


    Dick James was told Please Please Me would be reviewed on this show

    For the first time, Eric Sykes wore a hearing aid on television. He felt he needed it to hear the records properly. Several papers commented on his hearing loss.

  • 183

    Saturday 26 January 1963


    Panel: Jane Asher, Carroll Baker, Brian Hyland, Pete Murray


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Keep A Walkin’ – Bobby Darin (London) HIT
    Queen For Tonight – Helen Shapiro (Columbia) HIT
    Take Your Time – Jess Conrad (Columbia) MISS
    My Own True Love – Danny Williams (HMV) HIT
    The Night Has A Thousand Eyes – Bobby Vee (Liberty) HIT
    Little Girl – Steve Aliamo (Pye) MISS
    The Lonely Bull – Jack Jones (London) HIT
    Gonna Take A Chance – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    Bahia Bossa Nova – Barbara Law (Decca) MISS


    Followed by PC Dixon episode, The Bitter Taste Of Youth

    On Juke Box Jury, Pete Murray quipped, “If Helen Shapiro’s voice gets any lower, she’ll be giving Paul Robeson a run for his money.”
    NME, 1 February 1963

    PFTP 240163
    After a year’s careful viewing of JBJ, I should like to nominate the following team to counteract the sort of pretentious drivel which is normally talked on the programme.
    Mai Zetterling, Spike Milligan, Elaine Stritch and David Kossoff with Eric Sykes to stand by and David Tomlinson as a sleeping partner.
    A consolation prize to Pete Murray who really belongs to us eggheads but doesn’t like to say so.
    J D Palmer, Manchester 19

    PFTP 140263
    My team would be Jane Asher as she always knows her mind and sticks to it; Carole Carr because she knows a good song or tune; Steve Race for his technical knowhow; and Sid James because, well, he is just Sid James. As reserves, Judith Chalmers and Jimmy Young.
    W R Tann, Neatishead, Norfolk

  • 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

  • 185

    Saturday 9 February 1963


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


    Producer: Neville Wortman


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 190

    Saturday 23 March 1963


    Panel: Jane Asher, Henry Mancini, Pete Murray +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Baby Workout – Jackie Wilson (Coral) HIT
    Don’t Play Me A Love Song – Shirley Jackson (Decca) MISS
    Losing By A Hair – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) MISS
    Losing You – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    The Jive Samba – Cannonball Adderley (Riverside) MISS
    Flash, Bang, Wallop! – Tommy Steele (Decca) HIT
    Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts – Bob B Soxx & the Blue Jeans (London) HIT
    Little Band Of Gold – James Gilreath (Pye) MISS
    By Hook Or By Crook – Sandra Browne & the Boy Friends (Columbia) MISS
    Aladdin’s Lamp – Mark Wynter (Pye) HIT

    Producer Neville Wortman: “I went for all sorts of people. I went for Maria Callas at one point and her manager was horrified – there was a terrible silence at the end of the phone. He said, “You might just as well ask her to stand on her head.”

    Producer Neville Wortman: “Steve Race was really good, he was an expert and could speak eruditely. Nancy Spain who wrote for the Daily Express was brilliant. She lived with Sheila Van Damn and they were killed in an air crash. Bunny Lewis wasn’t one of my choices but he certainly knew about the scene. Really we were looking for attractive personalities who could relate to an audience. Henry Mancini was a regular guest. He was marvellous and could speak knowledgably. Annie Ross was very good.”

  • 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.

  • 199

    Saturday 25 May 1963


    Panel: Eva Bartok, Sam Costa, Jimmy Henney, Nancy Spain

    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Faraway Places – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    Don’t Try To Fight It Baby – Eydie Gorme (CBS) MISS
    You Can Never Stop Me Loving You – Kenny Lynch (HMV) HIT
    Hoe Down – Johnny Dankworth (Fontana) MISS
    Falling – Roy Orbison (London) HIT
    It’s My Party – Lesley Gore (Mercury) MISS
    Why Do We Have To Wait So Long – Adam Wade (Columbia) HIT
    That’s How Heartaches Are Made – Julie Grant (Pye) MISS
    On The Scene – Les Reed (Pye) HIT
    Don’t Try To Change Me – Crickets (Liberty) HIT
    Soulville – Dinah Washington (Columbia) 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

  • 202

    Saturday 15 June 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Juliette Greco, Jean Metcalfe, Peter Sellers, Maurice Woodruff


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Little Latin Lupe Lu – Righteous Brothers (London) HIT
    Smile – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) HIT
    Ain’t Gonna Kiss Ya – Simone Jackson (Pye) HIT
    Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto (HMV) HIT
    Kiss And Run – Tommy Roe (HMV) HIT
    Moonlight Tango – Acker Bilk (Columbia) HIT
    Nature’s Time For Love – Joe Brown (Pye) HIT
    The Good Life – Tony Bennett (CBS) HIT
    This Empty Place – Dionne Warwick (Stateside) HIT
    The Wild Wind – Danny Williams (HMV) MISS
    Cry Baby – Mal Ryder (Decca) MISS
    A Beggar In Love – Clinton Ford (Columbia) MISS


    9 straight hits!

  • 203

    Saturday 22 June 1963, 6.35-7pm


    Panel: Jane Asher, Sandy Baron, Alan Dell, Dorothy Peterson


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Walkin’ Tall – Adam Faith (Parlophone) HIT
    Little Miss Fool – Marcie Blane (Decca) MISS
    Confessin’ – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    There’s A Place – Kestrels (Piccadilly) HIT
    Valentino – Petula Clark (Pye) MISS
    I Know A Man – Rolf Harris (Columbia) HIT
    Every Step Of The Way – Johnny Mathis (CBS) HIT
    I’ll Cut Your Tail Off – John Leyton (HMV) HIT
    I Really Don’t Want To Know – Little Esther Phillips (Ember) HIT
    Rip Van Winkle – Steve Race (Parlophone) MISS


     

  • 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.

     

  • 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

  • 210

    Saturday 10 August 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Carole Carr, Ted King, Barbara Windsor +1


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    I Won’t Miss You – Dev Douglas (Parlophone) MISS
    I Want To Stay Here – Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme (CBS) HIT
    Accidents Will Happen – Patsy Ann Noble (Columbia) HIT
    It’s All In The Game – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    When The Saints Go Marching In – Pinky & Perky (Columbia) MISS
    Let Me Tell You – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT
    Whispering – Bachelors (Decca) HIT
    Running To You – Mark Wynter (Pye) HIT
    Whisper Wonderful Words – Christine Quaife (Oriole) MISS
    I Do – Chris Ravel & The Ravers (Decca) MISS
    Steptoe And Son – Joe Loss & his Orchestra (HMV) HIT


    Mark was behind the screen

    Chubby Checker might be the other panel member.

    Cliff Richard was in the 100th edition of Thank Your Lucky Stars.

    Disc-jockey David Jacobs a little disappointed with Beatles’ new single.
    NME, 16 August 1963

  • 213

    Saturday 31 August 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Terence Edmond, Jean Metcalfe, Don Moss, Polly Perkins
    Photo of Polly Perkins in RT!


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    You’re Gonna Need My Loving – Jimmy Justice (Pye) HIT
    Wishing – Buddy Holly (Coral) HIT
    It Hurts To Be Sixteen – Andrea Carroll (London) MISS
    No One – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    A Day Without You – Danny Williams (HMV) MISS
    Applejack – Jet Harris & Tony Meehan (Decca) HIT
    Hey There Lonely Boy – Ruby & the Romantics (London) HIT
    I’m So Glad I Found Her – Craig Douglas (Decca) HIT
    Humdrum Blues – Elaine Delmar (Columbia) MISS
    The Kind Of Boy You Can’t Forget – Raindrops (London) HIT
    First One – Rikki Allen Trio (Decca) MISS

  • 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

  • 215

    Saturday 14 September 1963, 6-6.30pm


    Panel: Sam Costa, Louise Dunn, Anne Nightingale, Bruce Prochnik


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    The First Time – Adam Faith & the Roulettes (Parlophone) HIT
    Say You Do – Danny Storm (Pye) MISS
    That Sunday, That Summer – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) HIT
    Like I Love You – Eden Kane (Fontana) MISS
    Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton (Columbia) MISS
    Shindig – Shadows (Columbia) HIT
    Straighten Up Your Heart – Barbara Lewis (London) MISS
    Three Rows Over – Bobby Curtola (Decca) MISS
    Blue Bayou – Roy Orbison (London) HIT
    Everybody – Tommy Roe (HMV) MISS
    One Mile Over, Two Miles Back – Bill Anderson (Brunswick) HIT
    You’d Think He Didn’t Know Me – Sandra Browne (Columbia) HIT
    Jo-Anne – Barron Knights (Columbia) 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


     

  • 227

    Saturday 7 December 1963, 6.05-6.35pm

    (32.00)


    Panel: The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr)
    Second jury – Anne Collingham and Bettina Rose (National secs) and Freda Kelly (Merseyside and Lancs area of fan club)


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    I Could Write A Book – The Chants (Pye) 0.54 HIT
    “The bestest gear” (John Lennon)
    Kiss Me Quick – Elvis Presley (RCA) 1.10 HIT
    Ringo: “Last two years he’s been going down the nick.”


    PAUL: “The only thing I don’t like about Elvis now is the songs. You know, I love his voice. I used to love all the records like ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ and ‘Heartbreak Hotel,’ lovely. But I don’t like the songs now. And Kiss Me Quick, it sounds like Blackpool on a sunny day.”
    RINGO: “I didn’t like it at all, no.”
    GEORGE: “I must admit I didn’t like it very much. Not at all. It’s an old track. And I think, seeing as they’re releasing old stuff, if they release something like ‘My Baby Left Me’ it’d be number one. Because Elvis is definitely still popular, it’s just the song’s a load of rubbish. I mean, Elvis is great. He’s fine. But it’s not for me.”
    JOHN: “Well, I think it’ll be a hit because it’s Elvis, like people said. But I don’t think it’ll be very great. (comically) I like those hats, though, with ‘Kiss Me Quick’ on it!”
    Secnd panel was from the fan club secretaries – Anne Collingham, Bettina Rose and Freda Kelly

    Hippy Hippy Shake – Swinging Blue Jeans (HMV) 0.53 HIT
    John also says he likes Bill Harry’s version, which brings a knowing laugh from the crowd. All prefer Chan Romero’s original.
    Bill Harry: “I loved Hippy Hippy Shake by Chan Romero and I used to write in Mersey Beat that some group should pick up on this number. When the Beatles were the panel for Juke Box Jury at the Liverpool Empire, they played the Swinging Blue Jeans’ record of Hippy Hippy Shake, which the Beatles hadn’t heard before. John Lennon said, ‘I like Bill Harry’s version’ which was a little in-joke. We were sitting there in the audience with a leg of lamb which Virginia had bought for Sunday lunch.”
    Did You Have A Happy Birthday – Paul Anka (RCA) 0.52 MISS
    George: Hearing this would spoil my own birthday.
    The Nitty Gritty – Shirley Ellis (London) 1.00 MISS
    John mistakes this for Mary Wells at first, but says he would buy it.
    I Can’t Stop Talkin’ About You – Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme (CBS) 1.00 HIT
    Paul and George find it catchy but John says that Goffin and King can do better.
    Do You Really Love Me Too – Billy Fury (Decca) 1.18 HIT
    Paul compares the tune to Benny Hill’s Harvest Of Love.
    There! I’ve Said It Again – Bobby Vinton (Columbia) 0.53 MISS
    Too bland for the Beatles, but it was to knock the Beatles off No l in the US
    Love Hit Me – The Orchids (Decca) 1.16 MISS
    Schoolgirls from Coventry. John finds it too much of a Spector clone but George and Paul are enthusiastic. They switch their votes and JL says he will buy 10 copies when the Orchids, in the audience, are introduced.
    I Think Of You – Merseybeats (Fontana) 1.02 HIT
    Only time to vote and it’s a Hit

    Also in the camera script running order, but not used,
    Broken Home – Shirley Jackson (Decca) 1.13
    Where Have You Been All My Life – Gene Vincent (Columbia) 1.23
    Long Time Ago – The Bachelors (Decca) 0.59

    In front of the Beatles Fan Club at Liverpool Empire
    The programmes were going to be at the Odeon but they pulled out. Fortunately, the Empire was in rehearsal for the pantomime and available.
    Running order: The Telegoons, Juke Box Jury, Dixon Of Dock Green, Wells Fargo and then 8.10 to 8.40 It’s The Beatles (from Liverpool Odeon) Concert directed by Barney Colehan
    Together this meant 60 minutes of the Beatles on prime time TV.
    It was Bill Cotton Jr’s idea.
    It’s The Beatles was recorded during the afternoon. Both were meant to be at the Empire, but the concert was switched to the Odeon for technical reasons. RT said that cameras would roam around the theatre. “The group’s contact with the audience is remarkable to see. The programme will be virtually a study in Beatle mania.”
    It was so noisy that the cameramen couldn’t hear the director’s instructions

    PFTP 261263
    Mr Bumble in Oliver Twist surely voices the sentiments of many of us when he says, ignoring his bad cold, “Beadles are but men”.
    J F Coldwell, Worthing

    According to Television’s Greatest Hits, this was JBJ’s biggest success. 7.5m viewers and No 7. It’s The Beatles was 7.0m and No 10.

    Evening Standard critic Maureen Cleave raved over new Paul Anka single, but all four Beatles votes it a miss.
    NME, 13 December 1963

    Producer Neville Wortman: “There was a big problem with that. There were huge technical problems and I knew all along that we should have done in the Television Centre properly. It was a crazy idea although it was a fine idea to have them on the panel. The technicians weren’t up to it, the lighting people weren’t up to it, and that applies to both programmes. I used to choose all the records for the show but that day David Jacobs and I had a good look at the whole scene to make up the balance for that particular programme. The Beatles were marvellous as they played off each other so beautifully on the panel and they enjoyed the whole thing immensely. The audience was fantastic but the noise levels were very hard to contend with.”

    Producer Neville Wortman: “I was losing my hair and I decided to buy a wig. The wig creator thought this wig was really marvellous and I came home with it and my family said, You can’t wear that. My brother said, Turn it round the other way, and then it gave me a fringe. That worked, much to the horror of the guy who had created it. So there I was with a Beatles wig and a high collar for that show from the Odeon in Liverpool. Paul looked at it and said, You really are one of us now. Little did they know what a phoney I was. It was quite convincing.”

  • 228

    Saturday 14 December 1963


    Panel: Neal Arden, Catherine Boyle, Freddie Garrity +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman (3-6)


    Records played:
    Dance With Me – Kestrels (Piccadilly) HIT
    The Shelter Of Your Arms – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise) MISS
    Your Turn To Cry – Bruisers (Parlophone) MISS
    Let Us Make Our Own Mistakes – Brian Hyland (HMV) MISS
    Beatle Crazy – Bill Clifton (Decca) HIT
    March Of The Victors – Ted Heath & his Orchestra (Decca) MISS
    Via Veneto – Dean Martin (Reprise) MISS
    Hello Love – Julie Grant (Pye) HIT
    I Wish You A Merry Christmas – Big Dee Irwin & Little Eva (Colpix) MISS


    Beatle Crazy (Record Retailer, 191263) – “A Yank’s view of the Beatle mania (sic). Amusing, well-performed and off-beat enough to stake a high placing, chart-wise.”

    Juke Box Jury originator Peter Potter wants to replace David Jacobs for one show.

  • 130

    Saturday 20 January 1962


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Jimmy Henney, Miriam Karlin, June Thorburn


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Hurry On Back To Love – Johnny Kidd (HMV)
    I’m Counting On You – Petula Clark (Pye)
    La Bamba – Ritchie Valens (London reissue)
    A Pocketful Of Miracles – Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
    Rock-A-Hula Baby – Elvis Presley (RCA)
    Bobbikins – Mrs Mills (Parlophone)
    A Little Bitty Tear – Burl Ives (Brunswick)
    Wimoweh – Karl Denver Trio (Decca)


    Kidd was behind panel

    In Juke Box Jury’s teenage panel tomorrow, Norrie Paramor’s daughters, Caroline and June.
    Alley Cat, 19 January 1962

  • 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

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    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.

  • 145

    Saturday 5 May 1962


    Panel: Dora Bryan, John Leyton, Pete Murray, Rosemary Squires


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Run Romance Run – Bruce Channel (Mercury) MISS
    St Louis Blues – Glen Mason MISS
    I’m Lookin’ Out The Window – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    The Lady Wants To Twist – Steve Lawrence (CBS) MISS
    I Don’t Know Why – Eden Kane (Decca) HIT
    Unsquare Dance – Dave Brubeck Quartet (CBS) MISS
    Good Luck Charm – Elvis Presley (RCA) HIT
    Swingin’ In The Rain – Norman Vaughan (Pye) HIT
    Whistlin’ For The Moon – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc (SAD): Hide Nor Hair, Good Luck Charm –Run Romance Run (Channel)

  • 146

    Saturday 12 May 1962


    Panel: Jean Metcalfe, Harry Rabinowitz, Leila Williams +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Hide Nor Hair – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    Besame Mucho – Jet Harris (Decca) HIT
    How Can I Meet Her – Everly Brothers (Warner) HIT
    The Right Thing To Say – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) MISS
    Deep In The Heart Of Texas – Duane Eddy (RCA) HIT
    Concerto For Dreamers – Russ Conway (Columbia) HIT
    Crazy Twist – Jack Hammer (Oriole) MISS
    The Green Leaves Of Summer – Kenny Ball (Pye) HIT
    Big Big Baby – Doug Sheldon (Decca) MISS
    C’est Si Bon – Dean Martin (Capitol) MISS


    Spin-A-Disc: Born To Cry, C’Est Si Bon (Dean Martin), How Can I Meet Her

  • 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

  • 149

    Saturday 2 June 1962


    Panel: Alan Dell, Helen Shapiro, Terry-Thomas, June Thorburn


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Number One Man – Bruce Channel (Mercury) MISS
    Highland Wedding – Johnny Keating and his Orchestra (Piccadilly) HIT
    The Crowd – Roy Orbison (London) MISS
    I’m Just A Baby – Louise Cordet (Decca) MISS
    I Wish That We Were Married – Ronnie and the Hilites (Pye) MISS
    Everybody’s Gotta Ya-Ya – Viscounts (Pye) HIT
    Theme From The Inspector – Ferrante & Teicher (HMV) MISS
    Yes My Darling Daughter – Eydie Gorme (CBS) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc: Drummin’ Up A Storm, Dr Kildare (Chamberlain, Conscience

    RT note “Applications for tickets for this show cannot be entertained until further notice.”

  • 150

    Saturday 9 June 1962


    Panel: Dora Bryan, David Rose, Anne Shelton +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Let’s All Swing Like The Birdies Swing – Buddy Greco (Columbia) HIT
    I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles (HMV) MISS
    Conscience – James Darren (Pye) MISS
    Hit Record – Tommy Steele (Decca) HIT
    A Steel Guitar And A Glass Of Wine – Paul Anka (RCA) MISS
    Theme From Dr Kildare – Richard Chamberlain (MGM) HIT
    South Sea Bubble – Tony Osborne (HMV) MISS

  • 151

    Saturday 16 June 1962


    Panel: Carole Carr, Anne Heywood, Nelson Riddle +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Our Favourite Melodies – Craig Douglas (Columbia) HIT
    Crazy Words, Crazy Tune – Dorothy Provine (Warner) HIT
    I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Lonnie Donegan (Pye) HIT
    Here Comes That Feeling – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    Cryin’ For The Moon – Leo Maguire (Parlophone) MISS
    Palisades Park – Freddy Cannon (Stateside) MISS
    Ai Di La – Emilio Pericoli (Warner) HIT
    Ya Ya Twist – Petula Clark (Pye) HIT


    Spin-A-Disc: Crazy Words (Provine), Having A Party (Cooke), Feeling (Brenda Lee)