George Harrison and Ringo Starr both recorded separate appearances for the BBC television show Juke Box Jury on 25 July 1964 day at London’s Television Centre.
Harrison was the first to appear. From 4.30-5.10pm he rehearsed, and took part in a subsequent half-hour vision test. The edition was broadcast live from 5.40-6.05pm. Also on the panel were Alexandra Bastedo, Reg Varney and Carole Ann Ford.
The songs voted either a hit or a miss were: a cover of ‘I Should Have Known Better’ by The Naturals (miss); ‘What Am I To You’ by Kenny Lynch (miss); ‘Soulful Dress’ by Sugar Pie De Santo (hit); ‘How Can I Tell Her’ by The Fourmost (hit); ‘Heart’ by David Nelson (miss); ‘Spanish Harlem’ by Sounds Incorporated (hit); ‘All Grown Up’ by The Crystals (miss); ‘She’s Not There’ by The Zombies (hit); and ‘Ain’t Love Good, Ain’t Love Proud’ by Tony Clarke (hit).
Starr’s appearance was pre-recorded on this day, and was first broadcast a week later. Joining him were Katie Boyle, Judy Cornwell and Ray Martine.
They voted on seven songs: ‘Thinking Of You’ by The Dave Clark Five (hit); ‘A Summer Song’ by Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde (miss); ‘Don’t It Make You Feel Good’ by The Overlanders (hit); ‘It’s For You’ by Cilla Black (hit); ‘Move It Baby’ by Simon Scott (hit); ‘I Wouldn’t Trade You For The World’ by The Bachelors (hit); and ‘Not For Me’ by Sammy Davis Jr (miss). The panel also reviewed ‘Dang Me’ by Johnny Duncan and ‘The Fever’ by Jody Miller, but the verdicts were left out of the broadcast.
Also on this day...
- 2018: Paul McCartney live: Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Liverpool
- 2011: Liverpool streets to be named after Pete Best and Casbah Coffee Club
- 2005: UK album release: Choose Love by Ringo Starr
- 1969: Recording: Sun King, Mean Mr Mustard, Come Together, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
- 1968: Recording: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
- 1967: John Lennon and Ringo Starr go sightseeing in Athens
- 1963: Live: Odeon Cinema, Weston-super-Mare
- 1962: Live: Cabaret Club, Liverpool
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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