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14 July 2018

Hit and Miss: The Story of The John Barry Seven


Our book "Hit and Miss: The Story of The John Barry Seven" is now available!

£22.50

You can order now!

http://paypal.me/Geoffers007
Let us know if you aren't able to do this and we'll work out another way

Alternatively, UK residents can order from us via ebay
where credit cards are accepted
 
The book's cover price is £30

anybody ordering direct from us will receive a 25% discount
reducing the cost to £22.50.

For postage and packing please add:
UK = £2.95 (2nd classs mail)

Europe = £10.90
Rest of World (Excluding Australia) £16.30

We'll also need your mailing address, of course!

Further discount if you want two or more copies - ask for details

Alternatively, send us an email message
and we will be in touch!


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.

We appreciate the postage to destinations outside the UK is somewhat expensive, but unfortunately there is nothing we can do about this. Due to its size and the number of pages, the book is very heavy — about 1.4 kilograms — and shipping overseas is expensive. However, we think buyers will appreciate the quality of the book is well worth it!

Visit our dedicated web page here!


23 October 2016

Group photos

[Back row, left to right: The Vernons Girls, Neville Taylor &
The Cutters (green suits), and Lord Rockingham's XI,
Front centre: Vince Eager with The Dallas Boys (light blue suits)]

[THE MOTHER OF ALL GROUPS! Back row, left to right: Marty's mother, Alma's mother, Alma Cogan, Mike's mother and Cliff's mother. Front row: Marty Wilde, Mike Preston and Cliff Richard. (Sat. May 2nd 1959)]

[Nice shot of all the regulars together - but from what edition is anybody's guess!]

[Marty Wilde, Vince Eager, Cliff Richard, Harry Robinson and Cherry Wainer
with the Vernons Girls and The Dallas Boys in the background - 7 March 1959]

[PART CAST OF FINAL SHOW IN 1959.
Left to right, back row, 2 of the Dallas Boys, Bill Forbes, Peter Elliot, Marty Wilde,
Don Storer, Cliff Richard, Mike Preston, Billy Fury, Cuddly Dudley, Red Price;
Left to right, front row, the other 3 Dallas Boys, Cherry Wainer, Lorie Mann, Dickie Pride, Don Lang, Neville Taylor, one of the Cutters.]

[3 COOL CATS!
Cliff Richard, Marty Wilde & Dickie Pride
captured singing '3 Cool Cats']

["Here's to fame and fortune" could be what this couple of very famous lads are saying!
Cliff and Marty drink a toast to their success.]

[Cherry Wainer chatting with Cliff Richard backstage and in "Oh Boy!"dressing room]


After "Oh Boy!" finished its run in May 1959, Cliff and Cherry maintained their close friendship. As Cliff 's career blossomed and he was offered his own TV specials for Lew Grade's ATV network during 1960-61 he invited Cherry to guest star on two of his shows.

On Cliff's Saturday Spectacular broadcast on 30th July 1960 (his third that year!) he dueted with Cherry on a song tentatively titled "Do You Remember When We Worked On That TV Show?" which was a number specially written as a tribute to the "Oh Boy!" series.

She and Don Lang then join The Shadows to back Cliff on a raucous version of "Love".... the fast paced rocker featured in the film "Expresso Bongo" which at that time was Cliff's latest film feature having been released 6 months previously in January 1960.

The song's instrumental break features a drum solo where Cliff, Cherry and Don all unite centre stage to 'bash the bongos' simultaneously!

Cherry was also invited back for the very last show of Cliff's 6-part 1961 series broadcast on Thursday, 23rd March 1961. She plays an instrumental introduction to the Little Richard classic "Lucille" and then joins Cliff in a duet of the song.

[Cliff Richard meets Tony Sheridan] sometime around March 1959 -
although they never actually appeared together on the same "Oh Boy!" show!]

 

[A FABULOUS RARE SHOT OF VINCE TAYLOR AND HIS PLAYBOYS ON 'OH BOY!'
L-R: Brian Bennet, Brian Locking, Vince Taylor, Tony Harvey & Tony Sheridan]

 [A shot taken from the balcony of guest star BILL FORBES on the "Oh Boy!" TV show .
The vocal backing is provided by regulars The Vernons Girls, The Dallas Boys and Neville Taylor and The Cutters]

 

[A beautifully clear shot of the high-kicking Dallas Boys in front of the Vernons Girls]

 

[In the foreground are 2 of the Lord Rockingham's XI sax players Conway Twitty with (top left) The Vernons Girls and 3 photos of Conway with the lovely Lorie Mann]

22 October 2016

Oh Boy! - 1980 revival

Oh Boy! Revived series 1979-80

Series 2 began on Saturday 5th January 1980 and starred Joe Brown & The Bruvvers, Billy Hartman, Fumble, Freddie "Fingers" Lee, Alvin Stardust, Tim Whitnall & Tony Ceago.

It ended after a 6-week run on Saturday 12th February.

Series Two


Oh Boy 5 Jan 80Saturday 5th January 1980

ATV
Oh Boy!
Creator: Jack Good

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Joe Brown and the Bruvvers
Tony Ceago
Fumble
Freddie ‘Fingers’ Lee
Alvin Stardust
Tim Withnall
The Oh Boy Cats & Kittens
The Oh Boy Boogie Band

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Paul Smith
Producers: Richard Leyland & Paul Smith



SOh Boy 12 Jan 80aturday 12th January 1980

ATV
Oh Boy!
Creator: Jack Good

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Alvin Stardust & Fumble
John Christie
Freddie ‘Fingers’ Lee
Shakin’ Stevens
Rachel Sweet
Shades
The Oh Boy Cats & Kittens
The Oh Boy Boogie Band

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Paul Smith
Producers: Richard Leyland & Paul Smith


Oh Boy 19 Jan 80Saturday 19th January 1980

ATV
Oh Boy!
Creator: Jack Good

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Joe Brown - A Picture of You
Dee-Anne - Hey Paula, Two Silhouettes
Freddie ‘Fingers’ Lee
The Rockin’ Shades
Johnny Storm
Tim Withnall
The Oh Boy Cats & Kittens
The Oh Boy Boogie Band

Other songs performed included Runaway, Mr Bass Man & Willie and the Hand Jive

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Paul Smith
Producers: Richard Leyland & Paul Smith


Oh Boy 26 Jan 80Saturday 26th January 1980

ATV
Oh Boy!
Creator: Jack Good

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Tony Ceago
The Cruisers
Freddie ‘Fingers’ Lee
Alvin Stardust
Fumble
Johnny Storm -- It's Late
Richard Piper -- Showdown
The Oh Boy Cats & Kittens
The Oh Boy Boogie Band

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Paul Smith
Producers: Richard Leyland & Paul Smith


Oh Boy 2 Feb 80Saturday 2nd February 1980

ATV
Oh Boy!
Creator: Jack Good

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Tony Ceago
Richard Piper
Rock Island Line
Rockola
Shakin' Stevens
Dee-Anne
Michael Wallace
Tim Whitnall
The Oh Boy! Cats and Kittens
The Oh Boy! Boogie Band

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Paul Smith
Producers: Richard Leyland & Paul Smith


Oh Boy 9 Feb 80Saturday 9th February 1980

ATV
Oh Boy!
Creator: Jack Good

Hosted by Billy Hartman

John Christie
Fumble
Richard Piper
Rockola
Shakin Stevens
Michael Wallace
Dee-Anne
The Oh Boy! Cats and Kittens
The Oh Boy! Boogie Band

Note: One of the ‘cats and kittens’ on the show was Dee Anderson, daughter of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson

HIT AND MISS: THE STORY OF THE JOHN BARRY SEVEN

HitAndMiss 1000

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.

Order now (click this line)!

THE EARLY YEARS

John Barry -
The Early Years CD

You can order our CD here

The full track listing: 1. Be Mine - Lance Fortune; 2. It's Not Too Late - Johnny Gavotte; 3. The Clanger March - Des Lane; 4. Arrivederci Baby - Little Tony & His Brothers; 5. You Made me Love You - Johnny De Little; 6. Easy Beat - Bert Weedon; 7. Heartbeat - The England Sisters; 8. Youthful Years - Danny William's; 9. I Vibrate - Larry Page & The Saga Satellites; 10. Mood One - The John Barry Orchestra; 11. I want my Bed - Bobby Shafto; 12. Keep A Walkin' - Tony Rocco; 13. Mood Two - The John Barry Orchestra; 14. Action - Lance Fortune; 15. If the Young Ones can be Happy - Billy Cotton; 16. Mood Three - The John Barry Orchestra; 17. Love's a Secret Game - Dennis Lotis; 18. Love Me - Danny Davis; 19. Mood Four - The John Barry Orchestra; 20. The Makings of a Man - Peter Gordeno; 21. Marilyn - Larry Page & The Saga Satellites; 22. Moonbird - Des Lane; 23. Never Ending - Mark Tracey; 24. Nowhere in this World - Derry Hart & The Hartbeats; 25. Opposites - Billy Cotton & Kathie Kay; 26. Smoky Blues - The John Barry Orchestra; 27. Ramona - The Five Dallas Boys; 28. They - Johnny De Little; 29. Trouble Shooter - Bob Miller & The Millermen; 30. You're My Only Girl - Danny Davis; 31. Baby Talk - Bill & Brett Landis; 32. I Got Eyes - Peter Gordeno; 33. The Lolly Theme - The John Barry Orchestra; 34. Santa Claus is coming to Town - Nina & Frederik; 35. Silent Night - Nina & Frederik; 36. White Christmas - Nina & Frederik; Total running time 78' 59"

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