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Facts and figures

Facts & Figures

The ultimate accolade paid to 'Oh Boy!' was when the 'King' himself, Elvis Presley, declared that he was a fan of the series! The revelation was made back in 1959 when the Vernons Girls manager and agent Stanley Barnett visited Germany on a promotional trip and met Elvis while he was doing National Service there. Elvis said to Barnett that he had enjoyed that “great new British rock'n'roll TV show” and in typical Presley fashion went on to make a comment “you got some real cute babes in that show!” Barnett apparently spontaneously retorted in great excitement that it would be wonderful to have him come over and make a guest appearance. Elvis sadly replied that he was working for 'Uncle Sam' and so couldn’t make any plans for the foreseeable future.

The story was recently related to me by ex Vernons Girl Barbara Mitchell known as spokeswoman for the group. “We were busy rehearsing one day at the 'Four Provinces’ Club' in Canonbury Lane when Stanley came in having just returned from his German trip. He called us all over to tell us that Elvis had seen the show and how he raved about it….especially us girls! We were all so excited we just squealed with delight. Just the thought that Elvis had seen and liked us. We couldn’t concentrate on our work for the rest of the day because we were all on cloud nine!”


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.

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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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