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One More Time is a work in progress documentary which tells the story of the musicians who worked on studio sessions during the sixties and seventies. Several former members of The JB7 have taken part.

Project director Alan Boyd would very much appreciate it if you would check out the website at

and also visit, like, and share the facebook page at

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 10:24

Hit and Miss: The Story of The John Barry Seven - hardcover

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Our book Hit and Miss: The Story of The John Barry Seven is out now.

You can order now! £22.50
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

We have a very limited number of signed copies left -
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In a few days time, our book "Hit and Miss: The Story of The John Barry Seven" will be published and available.

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Thank Your Lucky Stars: A History of ABC Weekend Television's Pop Show PaperbackThank Your Lucky Stars: A History of ABC Weekend Television's Pop Show out on Paperback – 5 Nov 2018

Now available via Amazon at the price of £10, is Kevin Mulrennan's book on the history of Thank Your Lucky Starson the history of Thank Your Lucky Stars

A history of the influential 1960's pop show.This book contains a wealth of facts, information and trivia on ABC's Lucky Stars, a weekly pop show that ran from 1961 to 1966.The Beatles, the Kinks and the Rolling Stones were among the many hundreds of artists that travelled up the M1 to the ATV studios in Birmingham to appear on the show.The book has a chapter on fans' memories of the show.Where possible song titles have been added, as well as recording dates.


Friday, 22 September 2017 08:54

Gene Vincent photo added

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We have added a Gene Vincent photo to the Gallery

Thursday, 27 April 2017 17:22

Julie Rogers

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This photo of Julie Rogers, courtesy of Mirrorpix, has an interesting caption: "Miss Julie Rogers who appears on ABC's "Thank Your Lucky Stars" singing her new record "Its Magic" April 1964".

The photo is said to have been created on 29th April, yet we can find no trace of Julie appearing on the show around this time.  We'd be interested to learn on which episode she did appear, if anybody knows!

Monday, 17 April 2017 14:25

The Brian Matthew Story - BBC Radio 2

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Brian Matthew - photo BBCBBC iPlayer radio:

"James Moir celebrates Brian Matthew, a true icon of the airwaves, who began his broadcasting career in Germany and trained as an actor at RADA before joining the BBC in 1954."

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We were very saddened by the news that Brian Matthew, presenter of Thank Your Lucky Stars for much of its run, died on Saturday.

Brian had only recently finished presenting BBC Radio 2's Sounds of the 60s, after 27 years as host, and was looking forward to making a few programmes for the station in which he would reflect on his life and career in the music business.

After a few years on the staff of BBC Radio, he became a freelance journalist and presenter, but still spent of his career working for BBC Radio. TV viewers got to know him through Thank Your Lucky Stars, which he presented from its second series in 1961 through to 1965, when Jim Dale took over for the final season.

Although he was associated with the pop world for much of his career, through radio shows such as Saturday Club, Easy Beat & My Top Twelve, Brian also presented the arts programme, Round Midnight, for many years, and in 1990 won the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for outstanding contribution to radio.

In the early nineties he interviewed a number of composers for a series of two-hour programmes entitled Music Makers UK, including Lionel Bart, Tony Hatch, John Barry, Don Black, Mike Batt & Leslie Bricusse.

2008 brought him further deserved recognition when he won a Sony Gold Award "to celebrate an impressive record of more than 50 years of national and international radio broadcasting."

He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and fans.

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