• 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.”

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 222

    Saturday 2 November 1963, 6.05-6.35pm


    Panel: Cilla Black, Dick Haymes, Pete Murray +1
    Pete Murray now billed as Peter Murray


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Saturday Night – New Christy Minstrels (CBS) MISS
    I’ll Keep You Satisfied – Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas (Parlophone) HIT
    The Father Of Girls – Anthony Newley (Decca) MISS
    You Were Made For Me – Freddie & the Dreamers (Columbia) MISS
    Freddie Garrity: “Cilla Black on JBJ said it sounded like Freda and the Dreamers so that speaks for itself. It sold 750,000 copies in the UK alone though.”
    Don’t Talk To Him – Cliff Richard (Columbia) HIT
    Swinging On A Star – Big Dee Irwin & Little Eva (Colpix) HIT
    The Long March – Ken Thorne & Ray Davies (HMV) MISS
    Country Boy – Heinz (Decca) HIT
    I Am – Ronnie Carroll (Philips) HIT


    Heinz was behind the screen. Cilla said she didn’t like his voice, but said to him, “I like you though.”

    Cilla Black paid 30g

    Producer Neville Wortman: “I think Juke Box Jury launched Cilla Black’s career. It took her out from just being a singer to someone who can really relate to the public. She would say anything and she was like John Lennon in that respect. Brian Epstein also liked appearing but he wasn’t a natural performer although he was a good judge of music. He didn’t relate to cameras very well.”

    Producer Neville Wortman: “Pete Murray wanted to be an actor, he got a silver medal at RADA and he is a very serious man. We did think of trying other presenters for Juke Box Jury like Pete, Alan Freeman and Jimmy Savile, but none of them would have been right. Jimmy Savile was a strange man and you never quite got to know him. Pete and David were great mates but they would have friendly arguments with each other in Juke Box Jury. David did think that Pete might take over the show but I don’t think that Pete ever wanted that. David went through to the end but he should have gone before.”

     

  • 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

  • 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