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Saturday 28th

'OH BOY!' SHOW # 25 (Compered by Jimmy Henney)

Lord Rockingham's XI, 
Red Price,
The Dallas Boys,
Neville Taylor & The Cutters,
Cherry Wainer,
The Vernons Girls.

Bill Forbes
'Cuddly' Dudley
Dickie Pride
Marty Wilde
Mike Preston
Tony Sheridan

Dickie Pride the "Sheik of Shake" makes his debut performance on "Oh Boy!".

This show also marks the debut appearance of Tony Sheridan.


Jack Good's attentions during these weeks in February were focused on the all important 7th March 1959 edition which would be the first show of 13 to be telerecorded for export to ABC in America. Although he had no big American names for this key broadcast (the earliest bookings of US stars he could manage to clinch were in April and May) Jack secured the cream of British talent, including Cliff Richard and Marty Wilde to ensure this  particular show was a memorable one.


“Oh Boy!”  show details for 7th MARCH  in the MARCH 1959 diaries.

“Where Have The Shows Gone?” page and the NME article  “JACK GOOD SEEKS AMERICAN ROCKERS” from 23RD JANUARY in the JANUARY 1959 DIARIES
for more details of the American “Oh Boy!" broadcasts.

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