Juke Box Jury
|Juke Box Jury|
|Starring||David Jacobs (1959–67), Noel Edmonds (1979), Jools Holland (1989–90)|
|Theme music composer||John Barry|
|Opening theme||"Hit and Miss"|
|Original channel||BBC Television/BBC 1|
|Original run||1959 – 1990|
Juke Box Jury was a musical panel show which originally ran on BBC Television from 1 June 1959 until December 1967. The programme was based on the American show Jukebox Jury, itself an offshoot of a long-running radio series.
Throughout its run the series featured celebrity showbusiness guests on a rotating weekly panel judging the hit potential of recent releases. By 1962 the programme attracted 12 million viewers weekly on Saturday nights.
The concept was later revived by the BBC for one series in 1979 and a further two series in 1989/1990.
Juke Box Jury took a format where a guest panel reviewed new record releases in a 25-minute programme, extended to an hour for some Christmas shows. The format was drawn from that of the US TV series, Jukebox Jury. Host David Jacobs each week asked four celebrities (the 'Jurors') to judge newly released records on his jukebox (a Rock-Ola Tempo II) and forecast which would be declared a "hit" or a "miss" – the decision accompanied by either a bell for a 'hit' or a hooter for a 'miss'. A panel of three members of the audience voted as a tie-breaker if the guests' decision was deadlocked, by holding up a large circular disc with 'Hit' on one side and 'Miss' on the other. Most weeks the performers of one of the records would be hidden behind a screen and emerge to "surprise" the panel after they had given their verdict.
The series was usually broadcast from the BBC TV Theatre, Shepherd's Bush Green, London. Each programme normally consisted of between seven and nine records. Those editions which were pre-recorded normally followed a live transmission, and broadcast in the regular slot.
Juke Box Jury was first broadcast on BBC Television on 1 June 1959. Originally on Monday evenings, the BBC show was moved to early Saturday evenings starting on 3 September 1959 due to its immediate popularity. The series was produced by Russell Turner.
The original panel consisted of Pete Murray, Alma Cogan, Gary Miller and Susan Stranks, who gave a 'teenager's view'. However, the panel of judges changed from week to week and mainly featured current stars from music, television and film. The panel normally comprised two male and two female guests, many of whom appeared more than once. Katie Boyle was a frequent Juror, as was Cilla Black, who appeared nine times. Among the diverse others from the world of entertainment who appeared were Thora Hird, Alfred Hitchcock, Spike Milligan, Lonnie Donegan, Johnny Mathis, Roy Orbison and David McCallum.
By October 1959 Juke Box Jury had reached a weekly audience of 9 million viewers. Bill Cotton took over production of the series during 1960, to be followed later in the year by Stewart Morris and then Neville Wortman, who was to remain the producer until the series ended in 1967.
On 7 December 1963, the panel was the four Beatles, while George Harrison and Ringo Starr both appeared separately later, as did their manager Brian Epstein, who was twice a panellist. John Lennon had already appeared on 29 June 1963, Then on 4 July 1964 the five members of the Rolling Stones formed the panel, the only time there were more than four Jurors on the programme. Keith Richards later wrote of this appearance: "We didn't give a shit.... We just trashed every record they played."'
By early 1962, Juke Box Jury had a weekly audience of over 12 million viewers, while the Beatles appearance on 7 December 1963 garnered an audience of 23 million, and news of the Rolling Stones' appearance the following June garnered 10,000 applications to the BBC for tickets for the recording. The attraction of the programme deftly crossed generational boundaries – younger viewers revelling in the appearance of their current pop stars, while older adults identified with the often anti-pop sentiments of the panellists from a non-musical or older background, confirming "adult and youthful prejudices at the same time"'.
In January 1967, the Sunday tabloid newspaper, News of the World, in a series of attacks on the new hippy sub-culture and LSD, castigated David Jacobs in one article for playing the Mothers of Invention single "It Can't Happen Here" on a Juke Box Jury broadcast in November 1966 as it was 'recorded on a trip', and also blamed two of the jury for voting it a hit. The jury on this occasion included Bobby Goldsboro, Susan Maughan and comedian Ted Rogers. In fact, by the time of the article, the BBC had already cut seven minutes from the 7 January 1967 programme because of drug references in one of that week's chosen songs, "The Addicted Man" by The Game, which had resulted in universal disapproval by the Jurors during an extended discussion. This was part of a new policy for the programme during its last year of broadcast, where a regular panel of four disc jockeys was introduced, with a more detailed discussion of each song.
On 4 August 1967 The Seekers became only the third band to appear as Jurors in the series. The programme had by this time seen a drop in ratings, and from 27 September 1967, Juke Box Jury was moved from its prime place in the Saturday evening schedules and transmitted on early Wednesday evenings, replaced in the key Saturday slot by Dee Time. At the end of 1967, Juke Box Jury was dropped from the BBC schedule because of its falling ratings, and the last broadcast was on 27 December 1967, with original Jurors Pete Murray and Susan Stranks appearing once more.
The programme has been revived twice, first in 1979 with Noel Edmonds as presenter, and then with Jools Holland for two seasons in 1989/1990, ending on 25 November 1990. The 1979 series was most notable for a panel containing Johnny Rotten (John Lydon), who gave a characteristically acerbic performance before walking out before the end of the 30 June 1979 programme.
BBC Radio Merseyside has run a radio version of Juke Box Jury for some years, hosted by Spencer Leigh and normally broadcast under the programme name On The Beat although it is often scheduled as Juke Box Jury. The broadcaster Chris Evans also ran a variation of the format in 2008 on his BBC Radio 2 'Chris Evans Drivetime' programme, where listeners were invited to text either 'hit' or 'miss', plus their comments, to the programme.
Due to the BBC's policy of wiping tapes of its programmes in the 1960s, and the practice of not recording live programmes, only two complete episodes of Juke Box Jury are thought to still exist in their complete form, although transcripts also exist of the Beatles appearances – both solo and together. In 2001, during a year-long drive to find lost archive material, the BBC announced that an audio recording of the Beatles appearance in December 1963 had re-surfaced, a tape taken directly from the television broadcast.
For the first six weeks of the programme, the theme to Juke Box Jury was "Juke Box Fury", written by composer and arranger Tony Osborne and recorded by his band under the name Ozzie Warlock and The Wizards.
The programme's producer Russell Turner then replaced the theme with another instrumental, "Hit and Miss", performed by The John Barry Seven Plus Four, which remained the title music from 1960–1967. For the last few months of the original series this was replaced by a version recorded by The Ted Heath Band.
The 1989/1990 Jools Holland series also featured "Hit and Miss", this time recorded by Courtney Pine.
Juke Box Jury has a history of being parodied, and the format has been used a number of times for other programmes:
In 1959, the BBC refused Tommy Steele permission to use David Jacobs in a Juke Box Jury comedy sketch for his The Tommy Steele Show on ATV. The sketch went ahead in October 1959 with another BBC personality, announcer McDonald Hobley taking Jacobs' part.
Benny Hill parodied the show as 'Soap Box Jury' on a show for the BBC on 4 March 1961. He impersonated David Jacobs and the panellists. The sketch ended with a shot of Hill as all four panellists in one shot, achieved through filming each "panellist" separately and keeping the other three-fourths of the lens covered, which made this a landmark in both Hill's career and the development of television production. The sketch can be seen on the DVD compilation Benny Hill: The Lost Years, which was released in 2005.
Also in 1961, comedian Jimmy Edwards promoted a tea-shop band 'The Burke Adams Tea-Time Three', who had a record judged a hit on Juke Box Jury, in the programme The Face of Enthusiasm, part of his comedy series The Faces of Jim.
Finnish television ran its own version of Juke Box Jury called Levyraati. The Finnish version long outlasted Juke Box Jury – it ran from 1961 to 1992, and has both been revived since, and also re-imagined as Videoraati by Finnish cable TV channel MoonTV.
On 7 July 1962, BBC TV broadcast 'Twist Music With a Beat', a pop music programme about the dance craze 'The Twist', featuring a Twist competition between Juke Box Jury members and members of the cast of Compact. The show featured Petula Clark, Don Lang & His Twisters, Tony Osborne & His Mellow Men and The Viscounts.
A ten-minute version of Juke Box Jury also featured as part of a regular 1960s BBC Christmas Day variety show Christmas Night with the Stars on Christmas Day 1962 and 1963.
The 1963 Gordon Flemyng film about the pop music industry Just For Fun had a Juke Box Jury section which featured David Jacobs in his usual host position while Jimmy Savile, Alan Freeman and Dick Emery played the jury panel. The film was scripted by Milton Subotsky, who was one of the earliest guests on the programme.
In 1964, the Rolling Stones recorded an advert for the breakfast cereal Rice Krispies, which used themes from the programme including a jukebox, studio audience scenes and both the 'Hit' button and the 'Hit' signs that the audience jury used.
The British comedy duo French and Saunders, who appeared on the programme in 1989, referred to Juke Box Jury in their parody of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? in their self-titled 1990 comedy series.
In 1989, BBC TV's Arena produced a programme titled "Juke Box Jury" to commemorate the centenary of the jukebox. Hosted by David Jacobs, it also featured Juke Box Jury regulars Pete Murray and Dusty Springfield, with Phil Collins and Sarah Jane Morris making up the rest of the team.
The Late Show programme, "Classical Juke Box Jury" (1990) was a spoof of Juke Box Jury, in which a panel of three people with a background in classical music voted on different versions of Beethoven's 9th Symphony by a variety of conductors.
David Jacobs was host throughout the series 1959–1967, with Pete Murray standing in on a number of occasions.
- 1 June 1959 – Pete Murray, Alma Cogan, Gary Miller, Susan Stranks
- 15 June 1959 – Alma Cogan, Gary Miller, Mandy Miller, Pete Murray
- 13 July 1959 – Eric Sykes, Petula Clark, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks
- 20 July 1959 – Petula Clark
- 10 August 1959 – Eric Sykes, Pete Murray, Jill Chadwick, The Poni-Tails
- 31 August 1959 – no programme, changed to Saturdays, so next programme was 5 September
- 26 September 1959 – Richard Dawson
- 3 October 1959 – Gary Miller, Milton Subotsky, Venetia Stevenson, Gloria Kindersley.
- 24 October 1959 – Winifred Atwell, Paul Carpenter, Sandra Dorne, Digby Wolfe
- 31 October 1959 – Digby Wolfe
- 12 December 1959 – Jayne Mansfield
In addition to David Jacobs hosting, Vicki Smith was 'hostess' for the first few programmes.
- 2 January 1960 – Gilbert Harding
- 9 January 1960 – Bunny Lewis
- 23 January 1960 – Alan Freeman, Patricia Bredin, Katie Boyle, Cyril Shack
- 30 January 1960 – Shirley Eaton, Bunny Lewis, Frank Weir
- 5 March 1960 – Spike Milligan, Jack Payne, Anneke Wills
- 19 March 1960 – Sam Costa
- 2 April 1960 – Frankie Day, Wolf Mankowitz, Eric Sykes
- 16 April 1960 – Anne Rogers
- 14 May 1960 – Katie Boyle
- 4 June 1960 – Henrietta Tiarks
- 11 July 1960 – Craig Douglas
- 16 July 1960 – Katie Boyle, Judy Carne, Sid James, Eric Sykes
- 20 August 1960 – Dave King, Nancy Spain, Henrietta Tiarks, Alan Freeman
- 3 September 1960 – no programme due to Olympics coverage
- 10 September 1960 – Rosemary Squires, Paul Carpenter, Geoff Love, Annette Funicello
- 10 October 1960 – Eric Sykes, Petula Clark, George Chisholm
- 17 October 1960 – Shirley Bassey (possibly the surprise guest)
- 29 October 1960 – Carmen McRae, Pete Murray, Nancy Spain, Richard Wyler (surprise guest - Ted Taylor)
- 26 November 1960 – Paul Carpenter
- 3 December 1960 – Jill Ireland, David McCallum, Frederik van Pallandt and Nina van Pallandt (Nina & Frederik) (surprise guest – Colin Day)
- 10 December 1960 – Larry Adler, Susan Franks, Susan Stranks, Godfrey Winn
- 7 January 1961 – Lisa Gastoni, Jimmy Henney, Pete Murray
- 11 February 1961 – Mary Peach
- 18 March 1961 – Jimmy Young
- 1 April 1961 – Beatrice Lillie
- 8 April 1961 – Cliff Richard, Janet Munro, Ray Orchard
- 15 April 1961 – Graham Hughes, a teenager from the audience, was a guest
- 6 May 1961 – Eric Winstone
- 27 May 1961 – Diane Todd
- 10 June 1961 – Anthea Askey, Sonya Cordeau, Robert Morley, Cliff Richard
- 17 June 1961 – Alma Cogan, Lonnie Donegan, Mandy Miller, Nelson Riddle
- 24 June 1961 – George Hamilton IV
- 1 July 1961 – Brian Matthew
- 8 July 1961 – Sam Costa
- 22 July 1961 – Eydie Gorme
- 29 July 1961 – Spike Milligan, Benny Green, Pat Moss, Eira Hughes
- 19 October 1961 – Glen Mason, June Whitfield (surprise guest – John Leyton)
- 23 September 1961 – Jane Asher, Janet Munro, Cyril Ornadel
- 21 October 1961 – Adam Faith, Alan Freeman, Helen Shapiro
- 18 November 1961 – Petula Clark, Katie Boyle, Bunny Lewis
- 2 December 1961 – Harry Fowler
- 9 December 1961 – Acker Bilk
- 30 December 1961 – Carole Carr, Anita Harris, Sid James, Bunny Lewis
- 20 January 1962 – Caroline Paramor, June Paramor
- 17 February 1962 – Petula Clark, George Elrick, Jean Metcalfe, Jimmy Young
- 24 February 1962 – Paul Anka, Tony Orlando, Sheila Tracy, Carole Carr
- 3 March 1962 – Buddy Greco, June Thorburn, Bobby Vee, Shani Wallis
- 24 March 1963 – Jimmy Young
- 7 April 1962 – Miriam Karlin, Sid James
- 28 April 1962 – Helen Shapiro
- 31 July 1962 – Jimmy Justice
- 6 October 1962 – Petula Clark, Hattie Jacques, Pete Murray, Eric Sykes
- 24 November 1962 – Jean Metcalfe
- 1 December 1962 – Johnny Mathis
- 19 January 1963 – Jack Jackson
- 26 January 1963 – Helen Shapiro
- 2 February 1963 – Sean Connery
- 6 April 1963 – Alan Freeman
- 29 June 1963 – John Lennon, Katie Boyle, Bruce Prochnik, Caroline Maudling
- 6 July 1963 – Steve Race
- 13 July 1963 – Albert Finney
- 17 August 1963 – Pat Boone, Polly Elwes, Carole Ann Ford, Vic Lewis
- 24 August 1963 – Tom Courtenay, Little Peggy March, Peter Noble
- 31 August 1963 – Terence Edmond, Jean Metcalfe, Don Moss, Polly Perkins
- 28 September 1963 – Cilla Black
- 19 October 1963 – Terence Edmond, Susan Hampshire, Cliff Richard, Dusty Springfield
- 26 October 1963 – Brian Epstein, Jimmy Henney
- 2 November 1963 – Cilla Black (surprise guest – Heinz)
- 16 November 1963 – Edmund Purdom, Jane Asher (deputising for Dee Dee Sharp, who was unable to appear)
- 23 November 1963 – Cilla Black, Sid James, Don Moss, Anna Quayle, Freddie Garrity
- 7 December 1963 – The Beatles, (surprise guest – Cilla Black)
- 14 December 1963 – Neal Arden, Katie Boyle, Gay Emma, Freddie Garrity
- 21 December 1963 – Alma Cogan, Angela Douglas, Rolf Harris, Mitch Murray
- 4 January 1964 – Peter Sellers, Cilla Black
- 11 January 1964 – Dave Clark, Mitch Murray
- 25 January 1964 – Adam Faith, Carole Ann Ford, Phil Spector
- 8 February 1964 – Elke Sommers
- 15 February 1964 – Lesley Duncan
- 22 February 1964 – Cilla Black
- 7 March 1964 – Terence Edmond, Annette Funicello, Bob Monkhouse
- 14 March 1964 – Barbara Windsor, Katie Boyle, Jess Conrad
- 21 March 1964 – Kathy Kirby, Henry Mancini
- 18 April 1964 – Iain Gregory, Cilla Black
- 25 April 1964 – Cilla Black
- 2 May 1964 – Freddie Garrity
- 9 May 1964 – Millicent Small (Millie)
- 30 May 1964 – Ken Dodd
- 6 June 1964 – Diana Dors
- 13 June 1964 – Adam Faith, Zsa Zsa Gabor
- 20 June 1964 – Jane Asher, Davy Kaye, Stirling Moss
- 27 June 1964 – Dorothy Dandridge, Bill Owen, Jimmy Savile, Janette Scott
- 4 June 1964 – The Rolling Stones
- 18 July 1964 – Brian Epstein
- 25 July 1964 – George Harrison, Alexandra Bastedo, Reg Varney, Carole Ann Ford.
- 1 August 1964 – Ringo Starr, Katie Boyle, Judy Cornwell, Ray Martine
- 31 October 1964 – Marianne Faithfull, Gene Pitney, Petula Clark, Stubby Kaye
- 21 November 1964 – Liza Minnelli
- 3 April 1965 – Katie Boyle, Adam Faith, Sue Lloyd, David Tomlinson
- 1 May 1965 – Dave Clark
- 25 September 1965 – Petula Clark, Buddy Greco, Virginia Lewis, Jonathan Kingston
- 6 November 1965 – Dave Clark
- 4 December 1965 – Cilla Black
- 15 January 1966 – Colin Blunstone, Tito Burns
- 12 February 1966 – Simon Dee
- 14 April 1966 – Simon Dee, Val Doonican, Rosemary Nicols, Julie Rogers
- 12 October 1966 – Cilla Black
- 7 January 1967 – Pete Murray, Alan Freeman, Jimmy Savile, Simon Dee
- 29 July 1967 – Engelbert Humperdinck, Lulu, Ted Ray, Beverley Adams
- 4 August 1967 – Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Mike Quinn (The Seekers), Barbara Windsor
- 16 September 1967 last Saturday programme, skips a week and moves to Wednesday
- 27 September 1967
- 4 October 1967 – Bob Monkhouse
- 18 October 1967 – Cy Coleman, Ted Ray
- 1 November 1967 – Mickie Most, Reg Presley
- 8 November 1967 no broadcast – boxing
- 22 November 1967 – Long John Baldry, Julie Felix, Pete Murray
- 6 December 1967 – Twiggy, Justin de Villeneuve
- 13 December 1967 – Hattie Jacques, Barry Mason, Emperor Rosko
- 27 December 1967 – Pete Murray, Susan Stranks, Lulu and Eric Sykes
Hosted by Noel Edmonds
- 16 June 1979 – Pete Murray, Bob Geldof, Linda Lewis, Isla St Clair
- 23 June 1979 – Flick Colby, Anne Nightingale, Joe Brown, David Wilkie
- 30 June 1979 – Elaine Page, Johnny Rotten, Alan Freeman, Joan Collins
- 7 July 1979 – Dusty Springfield, Tony Blackburn, Jonathan King, Britt Ekland
- 14 July 1979
- 21 July 1979
- 28 July 1979
- 4 August 1979
- 11 August 1979
- 18 August 1979
(filmed in Newcastle upon Tyne, 1989), hosted by Jools Holland
- 24 September 1989 – Julian Clary, Isaac Hayes
- 1 October 1989 – Fish, Cat, Adrian Edmondson, Courtney Pine
- 8 October 1989 – Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Francis Rossi, Julia Fordham
- 15 October 1989 – Siouxie Sioux, Tony Hadley, Helen Lederer, Frank Bruno
- 22 October 1989 – Tim Rice, Adeva, Vic Reeves, Norman Cook
- 29 October 1989 – Lulu, Kit Hollerbach, Gary Stretch
- 5 November 1989 – David Essex, Antoine de Caunes
- 12 November 1989
- 19 November 1989 – Leee John (replaced by a late Mica Paris half-way through), Matt Goss, Luke Goss, Tom Watkins
- 26 November 1989
- 3 December 1989 – Jermaine Stewart, Carol Decker, Bruno Brookes, Jeremy Hardy
(filmed in London, 1990) host – Jools Holland
- 23 September 1990 – Maria McKee, Peter Hooton, Michelle Collins, Richard O'Brien
- 30 September 1990 – Alan Freeman, Neneh Cherry, John Fashanu, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer
- 7 October 1990 – Barbara Windsor, Rachel Lyndsay
- 14 October 1990 – Rowland Rivron, Jakki Brambles, Kevin Kennedy
- 21 October 1990 – Jonathan Ross, Jonathon Morris, Black Francis, Kym Mazelle
- 28 October 1990 – Craig Ferguson, Tracey MacLeod, Robert Smith, Durga McBroom
- 4 November 1990
- 11 November 1990
- 18 November 1990 – Bernard Sumner, Pat Cash, Linda Hartley, Bootsy Collins
- 25 November 1990
- "A brief description of Juke Box Jury". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 28 June 2008.
- "Oddball Game Shows of the 1950s". Retrieved 28 June 2008.
- Mundy, John: "Popular music on screen: from the Hollywood musical to music video" (Manchester University Press, 1999) ISBN 0-7190-4029-9, pp204-5
- Turnock, Robert: "Television and consumer culture: Britain and the transformation of modernity" (I.B.Tauris, 2007) ISBN 1-84511-079-X
- and often the panel's decision was wrong, notably 18 May 1963 when every panellist voted Bobby Rydell's single 'Butterfly Baby' a miss, even though it was already in the charts – New Musical Express Alley Cats column 24 May 1963
- Howlin' Wolf was one of those guests, in 1964. This section of the programme often caused considerable embarrassment to the Jurors after they had slated the record, not realising the artist was behind the screen. Participants were given strict instructions on avoiding seeing the Jurors beforehand, see the letter sent to John Leyton for details of his appearance – wwww.johnleytonofficial.com/news_item_086.html
- The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), Juke Box Jury entry – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0197164/ retrieved 22 November 2011
- Cilla Black Official Website – http://www.cillablack.com/tv-1960s.htm retrieved 23 November 2011
- who, according to Bill Wyman, caused complaints from viewers and annoyed the Rolling Stones with an excessive outburst against one of their records – Wyman, Bill and Coleman, Ray: "Stone alone: the story of a rock 'n' roll band" (Viking, 1990) ISBN 0-670-82894-7
- who in December 1962 also annoyed the viewing public by rubbishing British artists, especially Tommy Steele – see producer Neville Wortman's recollections of Juke Box Jury at http://www.sixtiescity.com/Television/NevilleWortman.htm retrieved 23 November 2011. In reference to the appearance Bob Hope was later to quip ' For his next record, Tommy Steele is dedicating 'Come Outside' to Johnny Mathis' – 'New Musical Express' Alley Cats column 4 January 1963
- New Musical Express Alley Cats column 9 October 1959
- a sequence now lost as far as video is concerned – Ingham, Chris – "The rough guide to the Beatles" (Rough Guides, 2003) ISBN 1-84353-140-2 p211
- The BBC recorded a concert by The Beatles in the afternoon at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, then recorded Juke Box Jury from The Odeon Cinema, Liverpool immediately afterwards. The concert was broadcast later the same evening, after Juke Box Jury, as 'It's The Beatles'. Both shows were produced by Juke Box Jury producer Neville Wortman
- Lennon voted all eight records in the programme a ‘miss’, including Elvis Presley’s ‘Devil In Disguise’
- another section of Juke Box Jury which survives only as an audio recording. A transcript of Lennon’s contribution to the programme is available at http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1963.0622.jukebox.jury.john.lennon.html retrieved 23 November 2011
- an appearance which caused some controversy as the Stones were scathing about every track played that week. See 'I'd like to forget about Juke Box Jury says Keith Richard' Melody Maker, July 1964 – text of article available at http://www.iorr.org/talk/read.php?1,1015096,1015370 retrieved 23 November 2011
- Keith Richards, Life, Hachette UK, 2010, p.166
- Mundy, John: "Popular music on screen: from the Hollywood musical to music video" (Manchester University Press, 1999) ISBN 0-7190-4029-9, pp204-5 and: Hill, John and M McLoone (editors): "Boxed In. The aesthetics of film and television" in "Big picture, small screen: the relations between film and television" (Luton University Press, 1996)
- "Pop Stars and Drugs – the facts that will shock you", News of the World, 29 January 1967.
- 'The BBC and drug songs' New Musical Express 12.01.1967. All four DJs featured that week considered the record "a disgrace"' (the words specifically used by Pete Murray to describe the song), and the record label, Parlophone, withdrew the record from release shortly afterwards. Copies now fetch considerable sums of money.
- Ironically, the presenter Simon Dee had made a number of appearances on Juke Box Jury prior to taking the slot away from the series
- Holland, Jools and Vyner, Harriet – Barefaced Lies and Boogie-Woogie Boasts (Penguin UK, 2008) ISBN 0-14-102677-4
- After having been told to "'shut up" by veteran DJ and panellist Alan Freeman. The semi-official record 'Sex Pistols Live Europe' issued by Konexion/Chaos (KOMA 788017) in 1985 features some outtakes from the recording http://www.fodderstompf.com/DISCOGRAPHY/MISC/3world.html retrieved 23 November 2011
- Lydon's comment on the show was featured in the music press a few weeks later: "Cos it was a racket!" he beams. "Quite frankly, it's the most awful goddamn programme in the world, and it's about time someone said so!" – 'JR wants you for a sunbeam' Record Mirror 28 July 1979
- BBC Radio Merseyside website – http://www.bbc.co.uk/merseyside/programmes retrieved 27 November 2011
- The 29 October 1960 programme survives, but it is not currently clear from available sources which other programme exists. There is some confusion on the internet over the broadcast date of the 29.10.60 programme, with some sources citing it as a 1959 broadcast, so there may be only one full programme extant
- 'BBC gets Juke Box Jury tape of Beatles' The Daily Telegraph 17 September 2001 – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1340751/BBC-gets-Juke-Box-Jury-tape-of-Beatles.html retrieved 22 November 2011
- Radio Day News http://www.turnipnet.com/whirligig/radio/news/news.htm. Retrieved 22 November 2011
- 'John Barry: A Sixties Theme: from James Bond to Midnight Cowboy' (Boxtree Ltd, 2001) ISBN 0-7522-2033-0
- New Musical Express Alley Cat column 25 September 1959
- one of whom was called "Fred Curry", a takeoff on Pete Murray and another "Lady Edgware", a takeoff on Lady Isobel Barnett – the joke being that Barnet and Edgware are neighbouring London suburbs.
- Benny's Place – http://runstop.de/lostyears02.html retrieved 22 November 2011
- Levyraati entry at IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0380921/ retrieved 27 November 2011
- Petula Clark.Net – http://www.petulaclark.net/tv/brittv60.html retrieved 26 November 2011
- Just For Fun IMDB entry – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057213/ retrieved 27 November 2011
- a classic summary of the reflection of the competition between UK televisions 1960s music-based programmes – http://www.plyrics.com/lyrics/generationx/readysteadygo.html retrieved 22 November 2011
- http://www.iandury.com/04%20Juke%20Box%20Dury/ retrieved 22 November 2011
- British Film Institute (BFI) http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/508368 retrieved 22 November 2011
- The Actors Compendium, Juke Box Jury entry – http://www.filmdope.com/TVShow.aspx?FilmID=1318 retrieved 22 November 2011
- The Classic TV Archive Juke Box Jury entry – http://ctva.biz/Music/UK/JukeBoxJury_UK.htm retrieved 23 November 2011. Other references are from the BBC (including the weekly tv listings magazine Radio Times) and artists own websites.
- according to the Radio Times. If correct, there were 7 guests that week. It is more likely that the Poni-Tails were the surprise guests.
- David Jacobs was astounded that Harding, noted for his rude attitude (he was known in the press as 'the rudest man in Britain') liked Eddie Cochran’s 'Little Angel' that he gave him the record – New Musical Express 15 January 1960
- from Wurlitzer UK, who had supplied the iconic jukebox for the series, although it was actually a Rock-Ola, manufactured by one of their rivals – 'Juke Box Jury big hit on BBC-TV' Billboard 1 February Vol. 72, No. 5 Nielsen Business Media, Inc. ISSN 0006-2510
- who were all unable to identify Elvis Presley singing – New Musical Express 22 July 1960
- married to each other at the time
- New Musical Express Alley Cats column 21 April 1961
- see John Leyton's official website wwww.johnleytonofficial.com/news_item_086.html for an insight into the mechanics of the arrangements for his appearance
- The daughters of record producer and composer Norrie Paramor. This was a 'teenage panel' themed programme with teenage Jurors
- one of whom must have been the mystery guest but records do not clarify details
- this programme survives in audio form only. A transcript of the programme can be found at http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1963.1207.jukebox.jury.beatles.html retrieved 23 November 2011
- records are unclear as to whether she is a guest panellist or the mystery guest. Although she released a number of singles that year, at that point in her career she was a relative unknown
- The Beatles Wiki – http://beatleswiki.org/wiki/George_and_Ringo_on_Juke_Box_Jury_-_July_25,_1964 retrieved 23 November 2011
- Lewisohn. M. 'The Complete Beatles Chronicle', Hamlyn UK 1992 ISBN 0-600-61001-2
- recorded on 25 July 1964 immediately after the George Harrison recording
- Matt Goss and Luke Goss of Bros appearing with their manager Tom Watkins