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28 August 2016

Saturday 27th

'OH BOY!' SHOW # 3 (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 GUEST STARS:
The John Barry Seven
Lorie Mann
Marty Wilde
Ronnie Carroll

Both Ronnie Carroll and Marty Wilde were signed up initially by Good to appear in the first six shows of the series  (until 18th October). After this date Carroll left "Oh Boy" to appear on the BBC rival show "Six-Five Special" for a six week period.

On the day before this broadcast Larry Parnes had criticized Jack Good in the NME for not allowing his protege Marty Wilde to sing his new single release"Misery Child" on the "Oh Boy!" show. He stated Wilde would not be appearing after the 18th October show.

28 August 2016

Friday 26th

Marty Wilde gets his first record release in America next week, when American Columbia issue "Misery's Child" on their subsidiary Epic label. At the same time, the progress of Marty's new disc in Britain has been handicapped by the fact that he is unable to feature the number during his current "Oh Boy!" TV series.

Marty's manager, Larry Parnes, told the NME: "We are very disappointed that producer Jack Good feels this number is unsuitable for the programme. There must be many fans who would like to hear it. As four days rehearsals are needed for each "Oh Boy!" show, he has almost no time for other TV shows in which he could sing "Misery's Child". In view of this, it now seems unlikely that Marty will continue in the series after October 18, when he completes his six scheduled appearances. Meanwhile, there is more good news for him from the U.S. In New York, his agent Hyman Zahl is negotiating for Marty to tour with the Alan Freed show on a similar rock 'n' roll package.

Britain's latest teenage talent singing star, Cliff Richard, who is currently moving up the NME charts with his Columbia recording of "Move It!", has now become one of the resident team of ABC TV's Saturday evening "Oh Boy!" show.


Producer Jack Good, now back in action after a mild attack of pneumonia last week, confirmed that his aim is to dispense with guest artists, and rely solely on residents. Cliff, who originally appeared as a guest on the first show of the series, is now booked indefinitely. When Ronnie Carroll leaves the show on October 18 to go to "6.5 Special" he will be replaced on "Oh Boy!" by Peter Elliott who has been booked until the end of the year. Jack Good's other ABC TV production is now set to commence on October 18, and will be seen only by viewers in the Midlands and North. This is the disc-jockey show starring Sam Costa and Keith Fordyce, which will be titled "Sam and Keith."

28 August 2016

Tuesday 23rd

Jack Good falls ill with a mild case of pneumonia bought on by the sheer exhaustion and grueling demands of the last three weeks.

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!

£16.99  post-free in the UK
£19.99  anywhere else in the world

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Track listing

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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