ob boy logo 1400

Webmaster

Webmaster

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis.

22 October 2016

Oh Boy! - 1980 revival

Oh Boy! Revived series 1979-80

Series 2 began on Saturday 5th January 1980 and starred Joe Brown & The Bruvvers, Billy Hartman, Fumble, Freddie "Fingers" Lee, Alvin Stardust, Tim Whitnall & Tony Ceago.

It ended after a 6-week run on Saturday 12th February.

Series Two


Oh Boy 5 Jan 80Saturday 5th January 1980

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 5:15 - 5:45 pm (first of second series)

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Alvin Stardust - Good Golly Miss Molly
Tim Whitnall & Tony Ceago - Roll Over Beethoven
Joe Brown & The Bruvvers - Shine
Freddie 'Fingers' Lee - What'd I Say
Tony Ceago - Love Me Tender
Alvin Stardust & Sharon ? - Deep Purple
Tim Whitnall & The Kittens - When
Joe Brown & The Bruvvers - Hello Mary Lou
Freddie 'Fingers' Lee - Queen Of The Hop
Oh Boy Boogie Band - Ra Ra Rockingham
Peter ? - Three Steps To Heaven
Joe Brown & The Bruvvers - Peggy Sue
The Kittens - One Fine Day
Tony Ceago - Dynamite
Des and Mario (from Fumble) - Ebony Eyes
Alvin Stardust - Up A Lazy River
Fumble, Freddie 'Fingers' Lee and ensemble - Goodbye Johnny B Goode

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Paul Smith
Producers: Richard Leyland & Paul Smith



SOh Boy 12 Jan 80aturday 12th January 1980

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Freddie Fingers Lee & John Christie - Livin' Lovin' Wreck
John Christie - Big Hunk O' Love
Shakin' Stevens & Alvin Stardust - Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie
The Rockin' Shades - Wipe Out
Tim Whitnall - Only The Lonely
Rachel Sweet - I Told Every Little Star
John Christie - You Don't Know What You Got
Freddie Fingers Lee - It'll Be Me (plays piano with a paint roller, like Rick Wakeman used to do with the Strawbs)
Shakin' Stevens - One Night
Fumble - Bird Dog
Alvin Stardust - Multiplication
The Rockin' Shades - Walk Don't Run
Shakin' Stevens - Sea Cruise
Rachel Sweet - Livin' In The USA
Tim Whitnall - Only You
Fumble - Yakkety Yak
John Christie - Dream Lover
Alvin Stardust - Oh Carol
Johnny Storm, Freddie Fingers Lee, Rachel Sweet, John Christie, Shakin' Stevens & Alvin Stardust - Let The Good Times Roll

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Paul Smith
Producers: Richard Leyland & Paul Smith


Oh Boy 19 Jan 80Saturday 19th January 1980

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Hosted by Billy Hartman

The Rockin’ Shades - Good Rockin' Tonight/Gonna Boogie Tonight
Tim Whitnall - Down The Road Apiece
Freddie Fingers Lee, Johnny Storm, Tim Whitnall - Let the Good Times Roll
Joe Brown & The Bruvvers - A Picture of You
The Cats - Blue Moon
The Rockin' Shades - Pistol Packin' Mama
Dee-Anne - Silhouettes
Johnny Storm - Big Man
Tim Whitnall - Runaway
Freddie Fingers Lee - unknown
Paul Felber - Ain't Misbehavin'
Paul Felber & Tim Whitnall - Mr Bass Man
Joe Brown & The Bruvvers - My Baby Left Me
Johnny Storm - The Great Pretender
Dee-Anne and Tim Whitnall - Hey Paula
The Rockin' Shades - Willie and The Hand Jive
Freddie Fingers Lee, Tim Whitnall, Johnny Storm - Ain't That A Shame

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Paul Smith
Producers: Richard Leyland & Paul Smith


Oh Boy 26 Jan 80Saturday 26th January 1980

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Details taken from TV Times

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Tony Ceago
The Cruisers
Freddie ‘Fingers’ Lee
Alvin Stardust
Fumble
Richard Piper
Johnny Storm - It's Late
Richard Piper - Showdown

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Paul Smith
Producers: Richard Leyland & Paul Smith


Oh Boy 2 Feb 80Saturday 2nd February 1980

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Shakin' Stevens - My Way
Tim Whitnall - unknown
? and Dee-Anne - Baby Face
? - Johnny B Goode
Shakin' Stevens - Lonely Blue Boy
Tony Ceago - Never Be Anyone Else But You
Rock Island Line - Choo Choo Choo Boogie
Ricky Piper - Short Fat Fannie
De-Anne - Sorry
Tim Whitnall - You Always Hurt The One You Love
Rockola  - Walk Right Back
Michael Wallace - Teenager In Love
Shakin' Stevens - Hot Dog
? - Mister Blue
Ensemble - Pick A Bale Of Cotton

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Paul Smith
Producers: Richard Leyland & Paul Smith


Oh Boy 9 Feb 80Saturday 9th February 1980

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Hosted by Billy Hartman

The Kittens - Rock Rock Rock
Ricky Piper - Groovy Little Suzie
Shakin' Stevens - Weekend
Fumble - unknown
Michael Wallace - Cumberland Gap
Ricky Piper - Blueberry Hill
John Christie - What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For
Dee-Anne - Robot Man
Michael Wallace - You're Sixteen
Shakin' Stevens - Such A Night
Fumble - Nut Rocker
Billy Hartman - Big John
Rockola - Cathy's Clown
Dee-Anne - Speak To Me Pretty
Michael Wallace - His Latest Flame
Ricky Piper - Cry
John Christie - Please Don't Tease
Shakin' Stevens, Ricky Piper - Red Hot

Note: One of the ‘cats and kittens’ on the show was Dee Anderson, daughter of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson

22 October 2016

Oh Boy! - 1979 revival

Oh Boy! Revived series 1979-80

In 1979, twenty years after the original series, Jack Good revived Oh Boy! for ATV.

Monday 2nd July 1979

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 7.00 - 7.30 pm (first edition)

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Billy Hartman and Alvin Stardust - Hot Dog
The Kittens, Freddie Fingers Lee, Joe Brown - Freight Train / That's Rock N Roll
Alvin Stardust - Movin' On Down The Line
Fumble - School Days
Alvin Stardust - Hang Up My Rock N Roll Shoes
The Kittens - Do You Remember
Fumble - Rock N Roll Music
The Cats and Kittens - Dance With Me / Save The Last Dance For Me, Little Darlin'
Les Gray - Do You Wanna Dance
Joe Brown - Ready Willin' and Able
Johnny Storm - At The Hop
Freddie Fingers Lee - High School Confidential
Les Gray - Tutti Frutti
Les Gray and Fumble - Long Tall Sally
The Kittens - Eddie My Love
Shakin' Stevens - Summertime Blues / C'Mon Everybody / Somethin' Else / 20 Flight Rock
Joe Brown - That'll Be The Day
Alvin Stardust - Hard Headed Woman
The Rockin' Shades, Joe Brown doing an Alvin Stardust impression - Rock and Roll is Good For The Soul
Les Gray and cast - Oh Boy

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Ken O’Neill
Producers: Richard Leyland & Ken O’Neill



Oh Boy  9 Jul 1979Monday 9th July 1979

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Lulu – Personality, Shout!
Shakin’ Stevens
Joe Brown
Alvin Stardust
Les Gray
Billy Hartman
Freddie Fingers Lee
Johnny Storm

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Ken O’Neill
Producers: Richard Leyland & Ken O’Neill



Oh Boy 16 Jul 1979Monday 16th July 1979

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Shakin’ Stevens - Blue Suede Shoes
Les Gray - Buzz Buzz Buzz
Shakin' Stevens - King Creole
Joe Brown - The Ted's Song
Fumble - unknown
Don Lang - The 6.5 Special
The Rockin' Shades - Dixie/The South Is Gonna Rise Again
Johnny Storm - unknown
The Kittens - Born Too Late
Alvin Stardust - Shakin' All Over
Freddie Fingers Lee - Whole Lotta Shakin’
Les Gray / Shakin' Stevens / Don Lang / Joe Brown / Alvin Stardust - Shake Rattle and Roll

Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Ken O’Neill
Producers: Richard Leyland & Ken O’Neill



Oh Boy 23 Jul 1979Monday 23rd July 1979

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Johnny Storm - Little Bitty Pretty One
Les Gray & The Kittens - Rockin' Robin
Shakin' Stevens - Mean Woman Blues
Joe Brown - The Big Beat
Alvin Stardust - Bonie Maronie
Cats and Kittens - Come Softly To Me
Freddie Fingers Lee - I'm A Nut, Great Balls Of Fire
Alvin Stardust and Joe Brown - Move It
Les Gray and a Kitten - All I Have To Do Is Dream
The Kittens - Bad Motorcycle
Billy Hartman - unknown, Chantilly Lace
The Kittens - Sweet Nothin's
The Cats - Along Came Jones
Les Gray - Leave My Woman Alone
Billy Hartman - You Can Have Her
The Kittens - Hit The Road Jack
Les Gray - Teen Angel
The Kittens -  I Love How You Love Me
Les Gray and a Kitten - Wake Up Little Susie
Shakin' Stevens - Somebody Touched Me

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Ken O’Neill
Producers: Richard Leyland & Ken O’Neill



Oh Boy 30 Jul 1979Monday 30th July 1979

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Les Gray - New Orleans
Johnny Storm - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
Freddie Fingers Lee - Drinkin' Wine Spode-E-O-Dee
The Cats - Way Down In New Orleans
Fumble - No Money Down
Joe Brown and The Kittens - Seven Little Girls
Alvin Stadust - Somethin' Else
Freddie Fingers Lee - Ahab The Arab
Billy Hartman & The Kittens - Rock Everybody
Fumble - Party
Les Gray & The Kittens - A Quarter To Three
Joe Brown - Rave On
The Rockin' Shades - Stomp (?)
Alvin Stardust - Mack The Knife
The Kittens - Loving You
Shakin' Stevens - Trouble
Billy Hartman, Alvin Stardust and cast - He's Got The Whole World In His Hands

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Ken O’Neill
Producers: Richard Leyland & Ken O’Neill



Oh Boy 6 Aug 1979Monday 6th August 1979

(last in series)

This episode might not have been broadcast due to an ITV strike, and there are some indications it was shown on Monday 18th August, instead.

ATV Jack Good’s Oh Boy! 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Billy Hartman

Johnny Storm - Baby I Don't Care
Joe Brown and Alvin Stardust - Rip It Up
Les Gray and Fumble - Rock Around The Clock
The Oh Boy Boogie Band - Hoots Mon
Joe Brown - Oh Boy
Freddie Fingers Lee - One-Eyed Boogie Boy
The Rockin' Shades - Rock 'N' Roll Is Good For The Soul
The Kittens - Lollipop
Shakin' Stevens - Dixieland Rock, Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do, Wear My Ring Around Your Neck, Ready Teddy
Les Gray - Stagger Lee
Alvin Stardust - Baby Blue, Be Bop A Lula, Dance In The Street
The Kittens - To Love Him Is To Love Him
Joe Brown - Hula (?)
Alvin Stardust - Wonderful Time Up There
Ensemble - Rock 'N' Roll Is Good For The Soul

NB a plug for the show's LP is made at the end

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Ken O’Neill
Producers: Richard Leyland & Ken O’Neill



Oh Boy Xmas 1979Tuesday 25th December 1979

Note - The Joe Brown track is cut from the YouTube copy

ATV Jack Good's Christmas Oh Boy! 1.00 - 1.30 pm

Hosted by Billy Hartman

The Oh Boy Cats and Kittens - Winter Wonderland, Rudolph
Rachel Sweet - I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus
The Oh Boy Cats and Kittens - Little Donkey
Tim Whitnall - Blue Christmas
Rachel Sweet - Christmas Is Just Another Lonely Day
Shakin' Stevens - Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me
Joe Brown -
Johnny Storm - Merry Christmas Baby
Fumble - Run Rudolph Run
Freddie Fingers Lee - White Christmas
The Kittens - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Shakin' Stevens - Santa Claus Is Back In Town
Alvin Stardust - Mary's Boy Child
Rachel Sweet - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Tim Whitnall - I Understand

Staging Carole Todd
Designer: Jill Oxley
Musical direction Keith Strachan
Director: Paul Smith
Producers: Richard Leyland & Paul Smith


20 October 2016

Sheet Music

Some sheet music thumbs

Please submit if you have any sheet music.

THE STRINGBEAT YEARS

  

The Stringbeat Years cover2

Now available!

The Stringbeat Years: Songs accompanied by John Barry

Now available, a 4-CD box-set comprising of 144 tracks, a 24-page booklet (replete with period photographs and comprehensive notes) and including ten bonus tracks (among them the CD debut of the first ever cover version of a John Barry instrumental composition).

Featuring – for the first time – the film versions of ‘Mix me a Person’, ‘The Time has Come’, and ‘What a Whopper’ (slightly shortened). There’s also an unique opportunity to hear the original version of ‘Ah, Poor Little Baby’, making its premiere appearance on CD.

The box-set is limited to 500 copies and is only £16.99 post-free in the UK, so don’t miss out! It is available direct from this website!

£16.99  post-free in the UK
£19.99  anywhere else in the world

Order now!
https://paypal.me/Geoffers007

Let us know if you aren't able to do this and we'll work out another way. 

Track listing

HIT AND MISS: THE STORY OF THE JOHN BARRY SEVEN

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)!

© 2020 - Oh Boy! Geoff Leonard. All Rights Reserved. ohboy.org.uk was re-constructed from the original website. Template Design By ThemeLan.