Monday, January 29, 2007

Jukebox Jury

Jukebox Jury on Wikipedia
Jukebox Jury on BFI ScreenOnline

The show - in which assorted celebrities rated new single releases a 'hit' or a 'miss' - began on US Television in 1948 starring Hollywood DJ Peter Potter.

It came to the UK in 1959, presented by David Jacobs, but only became a 'hit' itself in 1960.

One of the highlights of the show's history was when The Beatles appeared on December 7th 1963. They rated songs by artists including Billy Fury, Elvis Presley and The Swinging Blue Jeans - all of which became hits.

On the night, seven of the Beatles' predictions were right and three were wrong.


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