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April 18, 2019
One More Time is a work in progress documentary which tells the story of the musicians who worked on studio sessions during the sixties and seventies. Several former members of The JB7 have taken part.
Project director Alan Boyd would very much appreciate it if you would check out the website at
and also visit, like, and share the facebook page at
We have started a new website https://jukeboxjury.uk/
Juke Box Jury was one of the BBC’s flagship programmes, which introduced viewers to Saturday evening viewing during the sixties. The hope was that having started watching JBJ, viewers would enjoy it and continue to watch the BBC programmes that followed, such as Dixon of Dock Green, The Billy Cotton Band Show, Perry Mason, etc., for the rest of the evening.
Since the BBC carelessly wiped all but two episodes, our long-term aim is for this developing website to be able to include the relevant details of all 400-plus programmes. This will feature not only the panellists and the records on which they voted, but also the identity of every mystery guest. A slightly less easy goal is to indicate a hit or a miss decision for each record played and discussed.
Clearly, especially to begin with, certain detail will be missing so we welcome contributions from everybody who might be able to help, from those who took part in the shows, or were in the audience, but also from those who watched, avidly.
Our book “Hit and Miss: The Story of The John Barry Seven” is now available!
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For postage and packing please add:
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You can order now!
Let us know if you aren’t able to do this and we’ll work out another way
The book’s cover price is £30
anybody ordering direct from us will receive a 25% discount
reducing the cost to £22.50.
We’ll also need your mailing address, of course!
Further discount if you want two or more copies – ask for details
We have a limited number of signed copies – let us know if you want one of these
Thoroughly and painstakingly researched over a number of years, it will feature contributions from several ex-members of the band and from friends and relatives of John Barry. Comprising of around 350 pages, it will also be 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.
It will be of great assistance to the authors if you would indicate an interest in purchasing a copy of the book now, without obligation. We will then be able to notify you as soon as the book is available with details of cost and how to order and pay.
Obviously your personal details will be kept secure and not shared with anybody else.
Authors David & Caroline Stafford discuss their new book on the life of Adam Faith: “Big Time: The Life of Adam Faith.”
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Big Time: The Life of Adam Faith by David & Caroline Stafford is a new biography of Adam to be published on the 13th April.
The book consists of more than three hundred pages divided into thirty-seven chapters and, as might be expected, is a highly detailed, no holds barred account of Adam’s life and career. It’s impossible to say if Adam’s family cooperated with the book, but we suspect they may not have done.
The book is littered with stories and quotes from Adam and others involved with his career such as composer Johnny Worth, manager Eve Taylor, photographer Terry O’Neill, his wife, Jackie, business associate Andrew Tribe and various members of The Roulettes.
The authors have clearly scanned newspaper archives and previously published books for any substantial stories and quotes from incidents that occurred during Adam’s life, and there are references to over 100 examples of this. We cannot provide any details of photographs at this stage, but suffice it to say we know the book will contain some!
The discography is very much a selective one, but this website is (quite rightly) suggested as a good source for a more complete one!
A more comprehensive review of the book will follow once we have a physical copy, but in the meantime I suspect no fan of Adam will want to miss this book. It can be pre-ordered via Amazon, and, no doubt, from similar outlets.
David Bryceson sent us scans of the First New Zealand Tour 1962 Programme with Adam Faith in 1962.
David Bryceson sent us scans of the New Theatre Oxford Programme with Adam Faith gigs in 1963.
This link includes the start of the Adam Faith Show sponsored by Ever Ready Batteries:
The website Play.com has listed an Adam Faith box-set as being released on 4th April! Wonderful news that we’ve all been hoping for, for so many years.
We don’t know everything yet because Play.com only list details for four of the six CDs, but we’ll update as soon as possible. The other CDs probably contain tracks from the albums, On The Move & Faith Alive!. The good news is that there are many tracks previously unreleased and many others are newly remastered. It’s also very cheap at £13.99!
Here are the details we have to date:
(Got A) Heartsick Feeling
Brother Heartache And Sister Tears (2011 – Remaster)
High School Confidential
Country Music Holiday
Runk Bunk (2011 – Remaster)
Ah Poor Little Baby
Say Mama (2011 – Remaster)
C’mon Everybody (2011 – Remaster)
Believe What You Say (2011 – Remaster)
From Now Until Forever
What Do You Want
I Did What You Told Me (2011 – Remaster)
The Beat Girl Song (2011 – Remaster)
Big Time (2011 – Remaster)
Carve Up (2011 – Remaster)
Someone Else’s Baby
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
How About That
With Open Arms
A Girl Like You (1997 – Remaster (Stereo Version))
Turn Me Loose (1997 – Remaster (Stereo Version))
Hit The Road To Dreamland (1997 – Remaster (Stereo Version))
Summertime (Porgy & Bess, Act 1, Scene 1) (1997 – Remaster (Stereo Version))
Wonderful Time (1997 – Remaster (Stereo Version))
So Many Ways (1997 – Remaster (Stereo Version))
I’m A Man (1997 – Remaster (Stereo Version))
Singin’ In The Rain (1997 – Remaster (Stereo Version))
Diamond Ring (1997 – Remaster (Stereo Version))
Fare Thee Well My Pretty Maid (1997 – Remaster (Stereo Version))
Piper Of Love (1997 – Remaster (Stereo Version))
Greenfinger (1997 – Remaster (Stereo Version))
Lonely Pup (In A Christmas Shop) (1960 Version)
Who Am I
This Is It
Easy Going Me
My Last Wish
Don’t You Know It?
You And Me And The Gang (2011 – Remaster)
If I Had A Hammer (If I Had A Dollar) (2011 – Remaster)
Little Yellow Roses (2011 – Remaster)
Sho’ Know A Lot About Love (2011 – Remaster)
I’m Coming Home (2011 – Remaster)
As Long As You Keep Loving Me (2011 – Remaster)
All These Things (2011 – Remaster)
I’ve Just Fallen For Someone (2011 – Remaster)
Come To Me (2011 – Remaster)
It’s All Over Now (2011 – Remaster)
A Help Each Other Romance (2011 – Remaster)
I’m Gonna Love You Too (2011 – Remaster)
Second Time (2011 – Remaster)
The Time Has Come (2011 – Remaster)
Watch Your Step (2011 – Remaster)
Rivers Run Dry (Previously Unreleased)
I Know What I Want (Previously Unreleased)
That’s What Love Will Do (Previously Unreleased)
You Can Do It If You Try
As You Like It
Face To Face
La Bamba (Previously Unreleased)
Mix Me A Person
Don’t That Beat All
Swimming In Tears (2011 – Remaster)
I Ran All The Way Home (2011 – Remaster)
I Got A Woman (2011 – Remaster)
The Kings Highway (2011 – Remaster)
I’m Going Home (2011 – Remaster)
Going Up (2011 – Remaster)
Learning To Forget (2011 – Remaster)
Ballad Of A Broken Heart (2011 – Remaster)
Baby Take A Bow
You ‘N’ Me (2011 – Remaster)
Knocking On Wood
While I’m Away (2011 – Remaster)
Butter Wouldn’t Melt In Your Mouth (2011 – Remaster)
What Have I Got
Just Mention My Name
Little Bit Of Love (Previously Unreleased)
So Long Baby
A Little Bit Of Soap (Previously Unreleased)
Made For Me
The First Time
This Is The Feeling (2011 – Remaster)
The Wanderer (2011 – Remaster)
My Kind Of Girl (2011 – Remaster)
Forget Him (2011 – Remaster)
Forget Me Not (2011 – Remaster)
Let There Be Love (2011 – Remaster)
Lazy River (2011 – Remaster)
Hello Mary Lou (2011 – Remaster)
Ginny Come Lately (2011 – Remaster)
Things (2011 – Remaster)
Take Good Care Of My Baby (2011 – Remaster)
It Doesn’t Matter Anymore (2011 – Remaster)
Bye Bye Love (2011 – Remaster)
Talk To Me
The Promise Of Love
We Are In Love
If He Tells You
Only One Such As You (2011 – Remaster)
She’s Smiling At Me (2011 – Remaster)
Come Closer (2011 – Remaster)
Come On Dream (2011 – Remaster)
Tomorrow (Previously Unreleased)
Here’s Another Day (2011 – Remaster)
You’ve Got A Way With Me (2011 – Remaster)
Mighty Fine Girl (2011 – Remaster)
Don’t You Dig This Kind Of Beat (2011 – Remaster)
I Do (2011 – Remaster)
It’ll Never Happen To You (2011 – Remaster)
I Gotta Get Going (2011 – Remaster)
I Love Being In Love With
- It’s Alright (Mono Version) (2011 – Remaster)
- I Just Don’t Know
- Don’t You Know (2011 – Remaster)
- I Could Fall In Love With You (2011 – Remaster)
- A Message To Martha (Kentucky Bluebird)
- It Sounds Good To Me
- Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself
- I’ll Stop At Nothing (2011 – Remaster)
- I’ve Gotta See My Baby
- Talk About Love
- Hand Me Down Things (2011 – Remaster)
- I Can’t Think Of Anyone Else
- Lady Oh Lady (2011 – Remaster)
- High Heel Sneakers (2011 – Remaster)
- Talk About Love (2011 – Remaster)
- Look Out Baby (2011 – Remaster)
- Everybody’s Talking ‘Bout A Thing Called Love (2011 – Remaster)
- Night Time Is The Right Time (2011 – Remaster)
- I Wanna Be Your Man (2011 – Remaster)
- Little Queenie (2011 – Remaster)
- Hey Little Lovin’ Girl (2011 – Remaster)
- Hey Baby (2011 – Remaster)
- I Can’t Think Of Anyone Else (2011 – Remaster)
- You Can’t Blame Him (2011 – Remaster)
- Heartbreak Hotel (2011 – Remaster)
- I Need Your Loving (2011 – Remaster)
- Someone’s Taken Maria Away
- To Make A Big Man Cry
- If Ever You Need Me
- I Don’t Need That Kind Of Lovin’
- I’m Used To Losing You (Mono Version) (2011 – Remaster)
- Idle Gossip
- Cheryl’s Goin’ Home
- Funny Kind Of Love
- Daddy What’ll Happen To Me
- What More Can Anyone Do
- Something Beginning With You (I Want Money) (previously unreleased)
- To Hell With Love
- Cowman Milk Your Cow
- Close The Door
- So This Is Love (previously unreleased)
- You Make My Life Worthwhile
- What Now (2011 – Remaster)
- It’s Alright (Stereo Version) (2011 – Remaster)
- To Make A Big Man Cry (Stereo Version) (2011 – Remaster)
- I’m Used To Losing You (Stereo Version) (2011 – Remaster)
- Wie Heisst Dein Boy (The First Time) (2011 – Remaster)
- Ich Bin Verliebt (We Are In Love) (2011 – Remaster)
- Oh Caroline (2011 – Remaster)
- Rien Ne Peut Plus M’empecher (It’s Alright) (2011 – Remaster)
- Parler D’Amour (Talk About Love) (2011 – Remaster)
- Quelque’un M’a Vole Marie (Someone’s Taken Maria Away) (previously
- Ne Plus Penser A Toi (Only One Such As You) (previously unreleased)
BBC Bristol programmes Geoff Barker’s Rock n roll Party Available since today, February 5, with 7 days left.
It will be his Pop stuff, though. Includes a never before broadcast interview with Adam Faith in which he talks about John Barry, who died suddenly on January 30.
For those who missed this due to short-notice (though I’m sure it can be heard on listen-again) Geoff said the entire Adam Faith interview (one hour!) will be broadcast next month – possibly 5th or 12th.
On January 4th 2011 a new Adam Faith CD is being released. Ultra cheap at £3.99 from amazon.co.uk, “What do you Want?” comprises of 28 tracks all from 1958-1960. We don’t know the label, Xtra, but since all the tracks will be in public domain by January 2011, it’s possible this is nothing to do with EMI.
The track-listing appears to consist of the LP, Adam, plus the various singles up to and including Lonely Pup. All tracks have previously appeared on CD so this is probably just for the completist. Still, at only £3.99 …..!
Adam Faith live with “What Do You Want” on Dale Winton’s Number One Party show, early 2003
“Adam’s last live performance of this classic hit, recorded for Dale Wintons ‘Number One Party’ show, weeks before his passing” can be found on Youtube. Includes interview. (Aspect ratio stretched.)
In celebration of the London Palladium’s centenary, Network are about to release a 3-DVD set containing some of the best of what remains in the archives for the original run from the 1950s and ‘60s, with hosts including Tommy Trinder, Bruce Forsyth and Jimmy Tarbuck.
It also includes the special two-hander show from February 1961 that featured only Norman Wisdom and Bruce Forsyth. These editions include Beryl Reid, Adam Faith playing with the John Barry Seven, Bobby Darin, Pinky & Perky, Sarah Vaughan, Freddie and the Dreamers, Mario Lanza, Larry Grayson, Jim Dale, Paul Anka, Rod Hull and Emu, Ted Rogers, Sacha Distel, Cliff Richard, Bob Monkhouse, Clodagh Rodgers and many more.
We do not know if the complete performance of Adam & the JB7 will be included, but at only £14.99 for over 8 hours of vintage TV it’s probably worth taking a chance!
Available from 8th November from Amazon.co.uk and other outlets.
Save Abbey Road Studios from property developers is a group for those that believe it would be tragic to allow Abbey Road Studios to be bought by property developers.
On their Facebook site they say: “Join us in finding a way to save the historic Abbey Road Studios from being sold to property developers.We want to keep the studios operating as a recording facility for future generations.
PLEASE INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS!”
I Survive will be released in January on the Angel Air label. This is an updated version of the original CD release and contains bonus tracks.
See the discography.
December 27, 2009
We have added scans of the programme of the stage play Down An Alley Filled With Cats.
David Courtney the man behind the music of such artists as Leo Sayer & Roger Daltrey, Adam Faith with classic songs like “One man band”, “Giving it all away” “ I Survive” and songs that launched Dollar’s career “Shooting Star” & “Who were you with in the moonlight”, will be releasing a new & exciting concept album project in March 2009 entitled: “THE SHOW MUST GO ON”. The album captures the ambience of a travelling music circus, featuring new recordings of his many hit compositions and other works performed by David himself, along with guest musicians and new young artists bringing a fresh contemporary dimension to the music.
“YOUR FACE MY ALBUM”
A limited edition of the album will be available prior to general release offering a unique and exclusive opportunity to have your face featured on the album sleeve with your photographic image superimposed onto a character of your choice, or have your name on a beach hut.You can also subscribe to have your name included in album credits.
Visit the official web site for details: www.theshowmust.com
November 19, 2008
“John Barry – The Man With the Midas Touch” is now available. The book is available from high street bookshops and the usual online (film-music) stores. Or order now: please visit this page.
Adam Faith’s work with John Barry is covered too.
April 23, 2008
Nevada Resident Recovers Lost Rock ‘n Roll Photo Archive Ian Wright’s photos Reveal Early Origins of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix and others Book also contains amazing images of Adam Faith
Las Vegas resident Ian Wright, a career photojournalist, recently recovered his photo archive that had been lost for 45 years and has published “
On The Brink of Fame, Pop Stars In The Swinging ‘60s. This historic, mostly unpublished photographic archive of the Northeast of England reveals the nightclub origins of such icons as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, Ike and Tina Turner, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdink, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John and Johnny Cash. The archive reveals intimate back-stage portraits of eager, young performers unsure of whether they would flop or ascend to fame and fortune.
book also contains amazing images of Adam Faith (an especially good atmospheric headshot and Ian Wright’s favorite image in the whole book), a photo of Adam with Sandi Shaw (March 1965) and a photo of Adam with The Roulettes – also March 1965. There are several references to him in the editorial text as well.
December 30, 2007
Five-time Oscar-winner John Barry is the UK’s premier composer of film music, having written for more than one hundred films. 2007 marks his 50th year in the music business, in a career which has progressed from leading a pop group to becoming a multiple award-winning composer. This should be recognised with the top honour by the country of his birth.
This facility is only open to British citizens or residents or ex-pats. But we thought everybody might like to see it and sign if you are eligible and think it’s a good idea. “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to award John Barry a Knighthood.”
Submitted by Geoff Leonard – Deadline to sign up by: 08 March 2008 –
It’s very easy and won’t involve getting any “spam” from the Prime Minister! 😉
Here’s our own website (managed and created by Ruud and Geoff Leonard – imdb):
Release Date: 6th November 2006
Network to release
BUDGIE THE COMPLETE SERIES (15) ON DVD
Perennial loser Budgie Bird (Adam Faith – Stardust, Love Hurts) stars in Budgie – The Complete Series, released by Network on 6th November as an eight-disc set containing all twenty-six episodes of this hit series. It’s the perfect Christmas gift.
IF you visit www.midifilesnow.com you will find nine Adam Faith midi file songs, all without vocal lines. These files are licensed and of commercial professional quality.
Thanks to Ronnie Pollock, singer and guitar player, who had asked for some of Adam’s songs to be made available on midifilesnow and alerted us to them. You can listen to a short demo of This Is It here . The list of midi files available is as follows: What Do You Want, Poor me, Someone Else`s Baby, How About That, This is It, The Time has Come, Message to Martha, Poor Me and Lonely Pup.
Budgie, series 1 is to be released on dvd (4 Discs), region 2, May 22. 2006.
- Some Mother’s Son
- Grandee Hotel
- In Deep
- Could Do Better
- Best Mates
- Everybody Loves A Baby
- A Pair Of Charlies
- Fiddler On The Hoof: Part 1
- Fiddler On The Hoof: Part 2v 12. Sunset Mansions Or Whatever Happened To Janey Babe?
- And In Again
January 12, 2006
The single version of “I Survived” is Not the same as the LP version, it does Not have the long instrumental intro that we all enjoyed so much on the LP version, also on the LP “Adam” PCS 3010 the Stereo version only.. The song “So Many Ways” is a different Take to the version released on there Mono LP..the vocal interpretation is different….and on the LP “From Adam With Love” the track “Goin’ Home” PCS 3038 the Stereo version only.. Has a slightly different arrangement to the one released on the Mono LP….maybe not many people would have noticed this..but as I am a retired Orchestral musician you tend to notice these details.
Another interesting thing on the LP “From Adam With Love” if you listen carefully to the backing group on the track “Swimming In Tears” you will hear..who I think is Sandie Shaw…this is more noticeable as the track fades out, has anybody else notice this?
Also a piece of info I know of is..and it’s true because Adam told me,, in the middle of the song “Someone Has Taken Maria Away” Bob Henrit the Drummer drops his High-Hat Cymbal on the floor, but this was very well edited by the technicians of the time and they left some of it in the final release, if you listen carefully you can hear this.
The recently released CD of “The Very Best of Adam Faith” on EMI Gold.. The track “My Last Wish” is an out take..and is very poor…why they didn’t use the released version is beyond belief.
Many thanks to David Courtney who has provided us with our first very welcome news item right at the end of 2005!
Adam’s sought-after album, “I Survive” has been remastered for CD release. It is now available at CD BABY . Just put Adam Faith in the search box.
CD Baby distribute as digital downloads to numerous major sites; i.e. iPod, etc. The album will be made available through Amazon as well.
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