The First Teenage ALL-MUSIC Show

on British TV 1958-1959

Lists of all who appeared and when!

LOTS of unique photos, memories and more!

Jack Good, Cliff Richard, The Drifters, Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Dickie Pride, Cuddly Dudley, Lord Rockingham's XI, Cherry Wainer, The Dallas Boys, Tommy Steele, Vince Taylor, Alma Cogan, Bertice Reading, Brenda Lee, Conway Twitty, Dickie Valentine, Don Lang, The John Barry Seven, The King Brothers, Lonnie Donegan, Marion Ryan, Michael Holliday, The Mudlarks, Neville Taylor & the Cutters, Peter Elliott, Ronnie Carroll, Roy Young, Shirley Bassey, Terry Dene, Tony Sheridan, The Vernons Girls, Vince Eager, Tony Hall, Jimmy Henney.

Please see the menu above for

information about the TV series,

including a complete episode guide and diary,

photo gallery, and mini-bios of the performers!!

You'll also find information on the stage show,

related albums, and the latest news,

as and when we have anything to report!

Tony Hall in Jack Good's - Oh Boy!! TV Show credits
Jack Good's - Oh Boy!! TV Show credits
Jack Good's - Oh Boy!! TV Show credits
Jimmy Henny in Jack Good's - Oh Boy!! TV Show credits

The 'Oh Boy!' UK Television show first appeared as two trial broadcasts in the ATV regions.

The show then went nationwide and was televised each Saturday evening, live from the Hackney Empire, in direct competition to the BBC's '6.5 Special' teen show.

Within the first 6 weeks, the show became a smash hit and the number of viewers had doubled.

Many top British performers who went on to achieve international fame made their early TV appearances on the show.

Some examples are:
  • Sir Cliff Richard
  • Dame Shirley Bassey
  • John Barry
  • Marty Wilde
  • Billy Fury
Musical Director:  Harry Robinson
Dance Director:  Leslie Cooper
   Scripts:  Trevor Peacock
Director:  Rita Gillespie
Producer:  Jack Good
An ABC Network Production
Broadcast by
Associated TeleVision on Channel 9
The cast listings read like a who's who of UK 'Hit Paraders' of the time and were household names:
  • The Dallas Boys
  • Ronnie Carroll
  • The Vernons Girls
  • Emile Ford
  • The King Brothers
  • Lonnie Donegan
  • Vince Eager
  • Dickie Valentine
  • Alma Cogan
The show was even blessed with appearances by non British acts, such as, from the USA:
  • The Inkspots
  • Conway Twitty
  • Brenda Lee
and from Italy:
  • The Marino Marini Quartet
All appeared to promote their latest recordings.

Jimmy Henney and Tony Hall would take it in turns each week to compere the show.



The Stringbeat Years cover2

Now available!

The Stringbeat Years: Songs accompanied by John Barry

Now available, a 4-CD box-set comprising of 144 tracks, a 24-page booklet (replete with period photographs and comprehensive notes) and including ten bonus tracks (among them the CD debut of the first ever cover version of a John Barry instrumental composition).

Featuring – for the first time – the film versions of ‘Mix me a Person’, ‘The Time has Come’, and ‘What a Whopper’ (slightly shortened). There’s also an unique opportunity to hear the original version of ‘Ah, Poor Little Baby’, making its premiere appearance on CD.

The box-set is limited to 500 copies and is only £16.99 post-free in the UK, so don’t miss out! It is available direct from this website!

£16.99  post-free in the UK
£19.99  anywhere else in the world

Order now!

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Track listing


HitAndMiss 1000

Thoroughly and painstakingly researched over a number of years, it features contributions from several ex-members of the band and from friends and relatives of John Barry.

Comprising of over 360 pages, it is packed with an array of rare photos of the band, and the singers they often supported, as well as some unique images of memorabilia and documentation from that era; some never previously published, many more seldom seen.

Even if you are not necessarily a devotee of The John Barry Seven per se, the book offers a fascinating historical insight into the British music scene of the period and, more importantly, provides an essential read for anybody remotely interested in discovering more about John Barry’s formative career.

The book’s cover price is £30, but anybody ordering direct from us will receive a 33% discount, reducing the cost to £19.99.

Order now (click this line)!

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