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Friday 21st August 1959

The NME reveals that Marty Wilde is to host the new Jack Good series “Boy Meets Girl” beginning on Saturday 12th September 1959:

SINGER Marty Wilde will get the full star treatment when Jack Good's ABC-TV show returns to commercial channels on September 12. Featured as host and compere, as well as resident singer, Marty will have the whole show built around him. The same week as this fantastic build-up, Marty will also have his first film shown in public at a London charity premiere on September 16. The film, previously called "Jetstream," but now re-titled "Jetstorm," will be generally released on the ABC circuit on October 5.

The TV show is also being re-christened. "Oh Boy!" has been dropped and the most probable new title, out of many being considered, is "Boy Meets Girls." Among other features of the new series is a new band called The Firing Squad, led by musical director Bill Shepherd. Saxist Red Price will once more be resident, together with organist Cherry Wainer and The Vernons Girls, who will be given a much bigger part in the show. Another regular artist, as predicted in the NME in June, will be Little Tony, Italian rock star. The first show in the new series will be transmitted live from ABC's Manchester studio.

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