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The NME announces that big American star Conway Twitty is to fly to England to make two appearances on “Oh Boy!" during May:

ABC-TV's "Oh Boy!" has made its most exciting capture so far! Top American recording star Conway Twitty is the first star to fly direct from the States to appear on these programmes - on May 9 and 16! In addition, producer Jack Good has lined up a glittering array of Britain's top stars headed by Alma Cogan, Marty Wilde and Cliff Richard to appear in the show during May, and hopes that another American, Jackie Wilson, will also be featured. Twitty, originally scheduled to visit Britain this month in a package show, is the second visiting American star to appear on "Oh Boy!" It is possible that he will also undertake concert dates while he is here, but none have yet been negotiated. His recording of "It's Only Make Believe" became a No. 1 seller on both sides of the Atlantic, and MGM here are to release his new disc, "Hey Susie," to coincide with his visit.


Cliff Richard returns to the show as a special attraction on May 2, 23 and 30, joined on the first date by Alma Cogan as the guest star.

Marty Wilde is booked for every Saturday in May, while Billy Fury and Dickie Pride appear fortnightly - April 25, May 9, 23 (and 30).

Other block bookings go to Don Lang (April 25, May 16 and 30). Cuddly Dudley (April 25, May 16, 23 and 30), and Mike Preston (May 2, 16 and 30).

An unusual booking is Renee Martz, American teenage preacher, who appears with Nicky Martin and Michael Cox next week (April 25).

Other single dates so far confirmed are Maureen Kershaw, Dene Webb and Tony Sheridan (May 9), Lorie Mann and Pierce Rodgers (May 16) and Terry White (May 23).

Negotiations are taking place for American rock singer Jackie Wilson, whose disc successes include "Reet Petite" and "To Be Loved," to appear in the show on May 23.

Producer Jack Good plans a May visit to America with a view to signing attractions for the new series in the autumn.

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