• 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.

  • 34

    Saturday 27 February 1960, 6-6.30pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


    Panel: Lorrae Desmond, Alan Freeman, Eric Sykes, Henrietta Tiarks


    Records played:
    Wild One – Bobby Rydell (Columbia)
    Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be – Max Bygraves (Decca)
    Wish – Stevie Marsh (Decca)
    Mi Amor – David Hughes (Top Rank) Side set
    Tops In Pops (Staccato’s Theme, Oh Carol, Why) – Winifred Atwell (Decca)
    Heartbeat – England Sisters (HMV) HIT
    A Year Ago Tonight – Paul Byron (Decca)
    Lady Luck – Lloyd Price (HMV)


    Camera script unused: Buskers’ Time (Bob Miller)

    The England Sisters are Betty, Julie and Hazel Dunderdale from Goole, father a sausage manufacturer. Backed by John Barry Seven.

  • 60

    Saturday 24 September 1960


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Don Ross, Peggy Mount, Eric Sykes


    Records played:
    Just For A Thrill – Kay Starr (Capitol)
    Is There Any Chance – Marty Robbins (Fontana)
    Nicolette – Winifred Atwell (Decca)
    My Love For You – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Never On Sunday – Chaquito (Fontana)
    Never On Sunday – Lyn Cornell (Decca)
    If I Were a Bell – Sarah Vaughan and Joe Williams with Count Basie & his Orchestra (Columbia)
    Delia Gone – Pat Boone (London)
    Stay With Me – Ed Townsend (Warner)


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

  • 04

    Monday 22 June 1959, 7.30-7.55pm


    Chairman: David Jacobs


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


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


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

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

  • 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)

  • 192

    Saturday 6 April 1963


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Dolores Gray, Barbara Windsor, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    He’s So Fine – The Chiffons (Stateside) HIT
    Mississippi Mud – Winifred Atwell (Pye) HIT
    Heartbreak Avenue – Patsy Ann Noble (Columbia) MISS
    Do The Bird – Dee Dee Sharp (Cameo Parkway) HIT
    Casanova – Petula Clark (Pye) MISS
    Casablanca – Kenny Ball (Pye) HIT
    I Will Follow Him – Little Peggy March (RCA) HIT
    La Malaguena – Caterina Valente (Decca) MISS
    Tomcat – Rooftop Singers (Fontana) HIT
    I’m Gonna Let My Hair Down – Vernons Girls (Decca) MISS
    Half A Sixpence – Billy Cotton & Kathie Kay (Columbia) MISS