1 9 6 8 – 1 9 6 9 (UK)
19 x 30 minute episodes
When Rediffusion’s Five O’Clock Club ended in 1966, producer Muriel Young moved to Granada and created Discotheque – or The Discotheque, as it was sometimes billed.
The Four Spots were the resident dance group and Diane Greaves (pictured above and below with Billy J Kramer) was the show’s “Disc Dolly”.
After a few months, Kramer was replaced by singer Graham Bonney – best known for his 1966 hit Supergirl – and Greaves later gave way to an up-and-coming vocalist named Ayshea.
The show lasted less than six months. Encouraged, though, by the relative success of the show, Muriel Young gave the format a tweak and relaunched it under the title Lift Off, featuring the same hosts – Graham Bonney and Ayshea – although Bonney left after one series.
Billy J Kramer