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Boy Meets Girls

1 9 5 9 – 1 9 6 0 (UK)
26 x 25 minute episodes

ITV dropped Oh Boy! to launch Boy Meets Girls featuring Marty Wilde  (the ‘boy’ of the title) and the Vernons Girls (the ‘girls’ of the title) but rock fans found little to interest them in such chart newcomers as Russ Conway, Anthony Newley, and Craig Douglas, so the show did not fare well up against the BBC’s successful Juke Box Jury.

Other guests included Johnny Cash, Terry Dene, Joe Brown, Freddy Cannon, Adam Faith, Emile Ford, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Gentle and Billy Fury.

The show ran for just six months, ending in March 1960, leaving producer Jack Good just a month to come up with another Saturday evening music show for the ITV network. The result was Wham!

Marty Wilde
The Vernons Girls
Jack Good’s Firing Squad