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28 August 2016

Saturday 29th

'OH BOY!' SHOW # 12 (Compered by Tony Hall)

Lord Rockingham's XI, 
Red Price,
Neville Taylor & The Cutters,
Cherry Wainer,
The Vernons Girls.

'Cuddly' Dudley
Emile Ford
John Barry Seven
Peter Elliott

Only one of three 1958 broadcasts in which Cliff Richard did not appear. The others being Show No. 3 from 27th September & 18th October 1958 when there was a mix up over dates.

28 August 2016

Friday 28th

For the second week in succession, Cliff Richard was mobbed by fans when he left the Granada, Walthamstow, last Sunday. Once again Cliff was whisked off in a police car whilst fans invaded the stage door. A number were injured. At the end of the first house a number of teenage girls climbed on to the stage and jived with the stars. After half-an-hour's frantic rock 'n roll with The Drifters, Cliff appeared on stage for the finale with the rest of the cast, including Wee Willie Harris, Larry Page and the Bachelors. Over 500 teenagers screamed their approval and rose from their seats and surged forward and crushed against the apron stage.

Between shows, a girl fell from a ladder while attempting to enter a first floor dressing room through the window to get autographs. In the rush to the stage door after the second house, a number of teenagers were injured. One girl was taken to hospital by ambulance with a suspected fractured ankle. She was not detained. Police were called when youths began to throw newspaper placards on to the heads of the crowd from a nearby wall.

Theatre manager Ralph Papworth told NME: "I've had Johnnie Ray here - but it was never like this. I've never seen anything like it, they just went wild."

NME announces Jack Good has booked Colin Hicks, (Tommy Steele’s brother), for the Christmas show:

COLIN HICKS, Nixa's teenage beat singer, is the latest recruit to the ranks of ABC_TV's Saturday evening "Oh Boy!" show. He makes his debut on December 27 - the date originally planned for a special Christmas edition, but which will now retain its usual format. The following week, January 3, marks the return of Terry Dene. This will be his second appearance - he was previously seen last month, when he deputised at short notice for Cliff Richard.

NME reports that singer Mike Preston, who made several appearances on the “Oh Boy!” series, is popular in America:

SUCH was the impact of new British singer Mike Preston in America that his return, already delayed a week, was postponed a further three days by additional radio and television appearances. Mike came home on Wednesday. Despite his initial success as a singer Mike is continuing with his job as a cameraman for a firm of commercial television cartoonists.

28 August 2016

Sunday 23rd

Rioting breaks out once again at a Cliff Richard concert, the NME reports on Friday 28th November. (See scan below)


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