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28 August 2016

Saturday 18th

'OH BOY!' SHOW # 6 (Compered by Tony Hall)

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

THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL GUESTS:
Terry Dene
Marty Wilde
Ronnie Carroll
John Barry Seven
Jackie Dennis

Cliff Richard had been billed to appear on “Oh Boy!” this evening but due to a mix up with dates was unable to appear on the show. They appeared at the Rialto, York, instead, which was Cliff’s penultimate booking on the Kalin Twins tour which had begun on the 5th October. Terry Dene deputized at short notice for Cliff, and he rehearsed and appeared in the show within 24 hours of being asked.

Marty Wilde makes his final 'Oh Boy!' appearance for three and a half months, not returning until 7th February 1959.

28 August 2016

Saturday 11th

'OH BOY!' SHOW # 5 (Compered by Jimmy Henney)

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

THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL GUESTS:
Cliff Richard & The Drifters
'Cuddly' Dudley
Ronnie Carroll
Valerie Shane

28 August 2016

Monday 6th

Cliff versus Marty row makes headline news. Marty Wilde’s agent Larry Parnes complains to Jack Good that Cliff Richard is getting the best songs to sing and receiving more publicity than Marty Wilde. He once again threatens to withdraw Marty from the series after the 18th October show. Jack Good suspected Parnes of being greedy, as his stable of stars already dominated the series. So Jack cheerfully released Marty who had wanted to remain, leaving Cliff solely as the main star attraction.

Parnes was to quickly regret the decision but although a reconciliation was eventually reached between the two men, Marty was to remain off air for over three and a half months, not returning to “Oh Boy!”  until 7th February 1959.

THE STRINGBEAT YEARS

  

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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!

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HIT AND MISS: THE STORY OF THE JOHN BARRY SEVEN

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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.

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