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28 August 2016

November 8th

'OH BOY!' SHOW # 9 (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 GUESTS:
Cliff Richard
'Cuddly' Dudley
Peter Elliott
Bill Forbes

28 August 2016

November 7th

The NME announces that “Oh Boy!” may become a twice-nightly show. This was the first of two spurious reports to make the headlines in a fortnight:

As producer Jack Good was this week booking Cliff Richard and Don Lang to star in his ABC-TV show "Oh Boy!" until next March, rumours were spreading that it is soon to be extended in a novel form.

From early next month the programme may become a 60-minute production split into two parts - the present show at 6 p.m. and another at the end of the evening. The late show would not be a repeat, but a separate production.

ABC-TV managing director Howard Thomas told the NME: "We have not decided to go ahead with this idea yet. We think "Oh Boy!" is a great success and are considering if it should be extended in some way."

The programme was originally booked until December 6 but a fortnight ago it was extended for at least another three months. Good plans to feature Cliff Richard on the show weekly until the end of the year and then at three-weekly intervals.

Also from January, Don Lang will be seen every three weeks on "Oh Boy!" He has already guested twice on the series.

Lord Rockingham's XI, The Vernons Girls and The Dallas Boys will continue as regulars into the New Year.

Later bookings include Pat Laurence (November 15), a return by Lorrie Mann (22nd), and newcomers Emil and George Ford (29th).

28 August 2016

November 1st

'OH BOY!' SHOW # 8 (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:
Bill Forbes
Cliff Richard
'Cuddly' Dudley
The John Barry Seven
Peter Elliott
Tommy Steele

Tommy rocks up a storm with the Dallas Boys during the live broadcast.

Tommy Steele makes his one and only guest appearance in the entire “Oh Boy!” series. Above is a rare picture of Tommy on the “Oh Boy!” set flanked by the Dallas Boys, the Vernons Girls and Lord Rockingham XI featured in the “Disc” music paper published later that week.

Tommy chats to Jack Good backstage. Tommy Steele rehearses with Neville Taylor and Cliff Richard. The organ featured is Cherry Wainer’s.

Tommy was also booked to appear on the 4th April 1959 edition of the show, but this was postponed for a week until 11th April due to other prior commitments. However a day before the live broadcast, Tommy broke his ankle in an accident and had to cancel the booking. He was due to perform his new single “Hiawatha.”

Three members of The John Barry Seven, guitarist Ken Richards, tenor saxophonist Mike Cox and drummer Ken Golder, made their last appearance with the band on this episode.

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

MIDAS TOUCH

John Barry -
The Man With the Midas Touch

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Over 300 pages in length, with a foreword by Don Black, the hardcover book includes many unique photos, in both black & white and colour. Order now!

UK customers who order the book before Brexit is complete will receive a free copy of the CD -- John Barry - The Early Years  -- the only CD to include all the tracks John recorded for the Chappell Music Library in 1959.

Apologies that due to the high cost of postage we can only make this offer to UK residents.

 

 

THE EARLY YEARS

John Barry -
The Early Years CD

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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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