The First Teenage ALL-MUSIC Show

on British TV 1958-1959

Lists of all who appeared and when!

LOTS of unique photos, memories and more!

Jack Good, Cliff Richard, The Drifters, Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Dickie Pride, Cuddly Dudley, Lord Rockingham's XI, Cherry Wainer, The Dallas Boys, Tommy Steele, Vince Taylor, Alma Cogan, Bertice Reading, Brenda Lee, Conway Twitty, Dickie Valentine, Don Lang, The John Barry Seven, The King Brothers, Lonnie Donegan, Marion Ryan, Michael Holliday, The Mudlarks, Neville Taylor & the Cutters, Peter Elliott, Ronnie Carroll, Roy Young, Shirley Bassey, Terry Dene, Tony Sheridan, The Vernons Girls, Vince Eager, Tony Hall, Jimmy Henney.

Please see the menu above for

information about the TV series,

including a complete episode guide and diary,

photo gallery, and mini-bios of the performers!!

You'll also find information on the stage show,

related albums, and the latest news,

as and when we have anything to report!

Tony Hall in Jack Good's - Oh Boy!! TV Show credits
Jack Good's - Oh Boy!! TV Show credits
Jack Good's - Oh Boy!! TV Show credits
Jimmy Henny in Jack Good's - Oh Boy!! TV Show credits

The 'Oh Boy!' UK Television show first appeared as two trial broadcasts in the ATV regions.

The show then went nationwide and was televised each Saturday evening, live from the Hackney Empire, in direct competition to the BBC's '6.5 Special' teen show.

Within the first 6 weeks, the show became a smash hit and the number of viewers had doubled.

Many top British performers who went on to achieve international fame made their early TV appearances on the show.

Some examples are:
  • Sir Cliff Richard
  • Dame Shirley Bassey
  • John Barry
  • Marty Wilde
  • Billy Fury
Musical Director:  Harry Robinson
Dance Director:  Leslie Cooper
   Scripts:  Trevor Peacock
Director:  Rita Gillespie
Producer:  Jack Good
An ABC Network Production
Broadcast by
Associated TeleVision on Channel 9
The cast listings read like a who's who of UK 'Hit Paraders' of the time and were household names:
  • The Dallas Boys
  • Ronnie Carroll
  • The Vernons Girls
  • Emile Ford
  • The King Brothers
  • Lonnie Donegan
  • Vince Eager
  • Dickie Valentine
  • Alma Cogan
The show was even blessed with appearances by non British acts, such as, from the USA:
  • The Inkspots
  • Conway Twitty
  • Brenda Lee
and from Italy:
  • The Marino Marini Quartet
All appeared to promote their latest recordings.

Jimmy Henney and Tony Hall would take it in turns each week to compere the show.


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)!


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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