• 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!)

  • 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)

  • 237

    Saturday 15 February 1964, 5.40-6.05


    Panel: Lesley Duncan, Steve Race, Sally Smith +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Just One Look – Hollies (Columbia) HIT
    I Love You Because – Jim Reeves (RCA) MISS
    Tell Me When – Applejacks (Decca) HIT
    That Girl Belongs To Yesterday – Gene Pitney (United Artists) HIT
    She’s Sorry – Bobby Vee (Liberty) MISS
    If You Love Me – Jackie Trent (Piccadilly) HIT
    Little Children – Billy J Kramer & Dakotas (Parlophone) HIT

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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.”

  • 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

  • 191

    Saturday 30 March 1963


    Panel: Jimmy Henney, Hattie Jacques, Eric Sykes, Margaret Whiting


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    Call Me B’wana – Bob Hope (United Artists) MISS
    The Boy I Used To Know – Jan Burnette (Oriole) MISS
    Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine – Frank Ifield (Columbia) HIT
    Keep On Dancing – Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (Decca) HIT
    It Looks Like They’re In Love – Cleo Laine (Fontana) HIT
    Manana Pasado Manana – Acker Bilk (Columbia) HIT
    My Love – Christine Campbell (Parlophone) MISS
    On Broadway – Drifters (London) HIT
    My Little Baby – Mike Berry (HMV) MISS


    Margaret Whiting had million seller with Billy Reid’s Tree In The Meadow

     

  • 197

    Saturday 11 May 1963


    Panel: Carole Carr, Angela Douglas, Del Shannon, Johnny Tillotson


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Run Run Senorita – Wanderers (United Artists) HIT
    Make Up Your Mind – Buddy Greco (Columbia) HIT
    When Will You Say I Love You – Billy Fury (Decca) HIT
    What’s All That About – Zephyrs (Decca) MISS
    Let’s Go Steady Again – Neil Sedaka (RCA) MISS
    Take These Chains From My Heart – Ray Charles (HMV) HIT
    The Bird On The Second Floor – Bernard Cribbins (Parlophone) HIT
    So Little Time – Andy Williams (CBS) HIT
    Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart – Furys (Stateside) MISS
    Mother Please – Jo Ann Campbell (Cameo-Parkway) MISS

  • 207

    Saturday 20 July 1963, 6-6.35pm


    Panel: Keith Fordyce, France Nuyen, Joan Sims, Kenneth Williams


    Producer: Richard Evans


    Records played:
    Yes I Do – Pete Maclaine & the Clan (Decca) MISS
    You Don’t Have To Be A Baby To Cry – Caravelles (Decca) MISS
    Rock Me In The Cradle Of Love – Dee Dee Sharp (Cameo-Parkway) HIT
    Taxi – Harry Robinson Crew (Decca) MISS
    In Summer – Billy Fury (Decca) HIT
    All I Want To Do Is Run – Elektras (United Artists) MISS
    I Can’t Stop Loving You – Count Basie (Reprise) MISS
    After You’ve Gone – Alice Babs (Fontana) MISS
    Don’t Blow Us Up – Clay Morton (Decca) MISS
    Green Green – New Christy Minstrels (CBS) MISS


    Pete Maclaine: “I wrote Yes I Do in a Merseybeat style and it was voted a Miss largely because Kenneth Williams didn’t like it. Keith Fordyce thought it was okay. We knew it was going to be on and we were working in Prestatyn that night. We ran round the corner and knocked on the first house, explained who we were and that our record was going to be played. They asked us what it was called and they told us that it had already been on and had been voted a Miss, so we went to the pub.”

    250763 Record Retailer
    Two Philips salesmen and Don Moss did a Juke Box Jury at Catford School. They voted The Verdict Is Guilty by Susan Maughan a hit (of course).

  • 165

    Saturday 22 September 1962


    Panel: Ian Carmichael, Hy Hazell, Mike Sarne +1
    HH in Lock Up Your Daughters at Her Majesty’s


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    If A Man Answers – Bobby Darin (Capitol) HIT
    Bobby’s Girl – Susan Maughan (Philips) HIT
    Close To Cathy – Mike Clifford (United Artists) MISS
    Rinky Dink – Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez (Pye) MISS
    Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On – Johnny Tillotson (London) HIT
    Sherry – Four Seasons (Stateside) MISS
    Til Tomorrow – Kathie Kay (Columbia) MISS
    A Taste Of Honey – Lenny Welch (London) MISS

  • 178

    Saturday 22 December 1962


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Sheila Hancock, David Tomlinson +1
    Sheila Hancock appearing in Rattle Of A Simple Man at Garrick
    David Tomlinson still appearing in Boeing-Boeing


    Producer: Neville Wortman


    Records played:
    He Thinks I Still Care – Jaye P Morgan (MGM) HIT
    How Much Is That Doggie In The Window – Baby Jane & the Rockabyes (United Artists) HIT
    If This Should Be A Dream – Christine Campbell (Parlophone) MISS
    Theme From The Dick Powell Show – Tony Hatch (Pye) HIT
    White Christmas – Nina & Frederick (Columbia) HIT
    Gospel Theme – Ted Heath ((Decca) HIT
    Charmaine – Bachelors (Decca) MISS
    Pitter Pitter Patter – Jimmy Charles (Windsor) MISS