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Saturday 4th

'OH BOY!' SHOW # 4 (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:
Cliff Richard & The Drifters
Marty Wilde
Ronnie Carroll
Vince Eager
Don Lang

Cliff Richard returns for his third appearance after missing the previous week’s show to find his first single “Move It” has entered the charts at number 19. Jack got him to perform it again and the audience went wild. Cliff recalls his memories of this show in his 1977 autobiography “Which One’s Cliff?”

“Despite all the careful preparation the first 'Oh Boy!' appearance didn’t rouse a murmur. Marty Wilde got screams, I got genteel applause. A newspaper review the following day didn’t mention my name but referred to a ‘sour-faced young man, apparently chewing gum.’ That was me singing!” “Then, suddenly, 'Move It!' made the charts and everything changed. Three weeks later  (4th October) I did 'Oh Boy!' again and I couldn’t hear myself sing for the screams. I wore the same outfit, sang the same song in the same scowly way. One week nothing, the next I was nearly torn to bits and couldn’t get out of the studio.”

Vince Eager and Marty Wilde perform The Everly Brothers song "Bird Dog" together.

A callboy, Jeremy Hoare, was permitted by Jack Good to film the rehearsals and he has uploaded his material onto Youtube.

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