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21 October 2016

Welcome to Oh Boy!

Hello and welcome to the all newly designed Oh Boy! website!! It's still the same TV show from 1958, but Ray's website has been updated by Geoff Leonard and Ruud Rozemeijer, redesigned and updated for 2016!!

Geoff Leonard was born in Bristol. He spent much of his working career in banking but became an independent record producer in the early nineties, specialising in the works of John Barry and British TV theme compilations. He also wrote liner notes for many soundtrack albums, including those by John Barry, Roy Budd, Ron Grainer, Maurice Jarre and Johnny Harris. He co-wrote two biographies of John Barry in 1998 and 2008, and is currently working on a history of The John Barry Seven. He joined the Internet Movie Data-base (www.imdb.com) as a data-manager in 2001 and looked after biographies, composers and the music-department, amongst other tasks. Geoff retired after nine years loyal service in order to continue writing. Geoff (owner) and Ruud (webmaster) have been running the John Barry website since June 18, 2001.

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  • REPLAY Geoff Geoff
    Monday, 24 July 2017 11:39

    You're right about the trial episodes, Frank, we did clarify this on our intro page:


    but I'll amend it elsewhere where we've said Midlands only, which I think came from a misunderstanding that's since been repeated many times by everybody -- including me! I know it was shown in the London region of ITV because it appeared in the TV Times covering London, and you're right, it was late-night. :)

    Sorry you missed the screening on Saturday, I was there and it was pretty amazing to see it -- excellent quality, too. It was only the second time I'd seen The John Barry Seven on a TV recording -- and I did ask about private copies of the show for the surviving members who could not attend in person. This can be done but it's *very* expensive so I've pinned my hopes on StudioCanal agreeing to a commercial DVD -- which could include all the surviving episodes.

    BTW, I only spotted Terry & Jet during the Cliff Richard segments, though clearly the others were there, too, unless somebody else was playing guitar, unseen. :)

    Many thanks for your comments, I'll keep you and everyone informed if there's any chance of a DVD release.

  • REPLAY Frank Allen Frank Allen
    Wednesday, 19 July 2017 18:40

    Further to my earlier email, I have just checked the pics from the newly discovered episode and it shows that by this time Bruce & Hank had joined (the very early shows just showed Terry and Ian standing in the background in spotlight). Still excited and still desperate to see the recording.

  • REPLAY frm@freenetname.co.uk
    Wednesday, 19 July 2017 18:31

    I am Frank Allen of the pop group The Searchers and I am stunned and excited by the discovery of another episode of Oh Boy. I have copies of the other two known episodes and cannot wait to see this new find especially as it will show Cliff Richard along with Terry Smart (on snare drum) and Ian Samwell (on bass guitar) in the background. Alas I will be performing elsewhere on July 22nd. What are the chances of this new discovery finding its way onto a DVD that one can acquire - SOON? I went to a transmission of Oh Boy from The Hackney Empire when I was a schoolboy. It was my obsession. It still is. Who can help?



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