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The Oh Boy! years

Hit names from Oh Boy - the top Fifties TV rock n' roll show:
Cherry Wainer
Cliff Richard and the Drifters
Ronie Carroll
The Vernons Girls
Lord Rockingham's X1
The Dalls Boys
Red Price
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In 1958 when Oh Boy was first screened:
*Elizabeth Taylor starred in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
*Elvis Presley was called up fortwo yearsof service in the US Army.
*Cliff Richard released his first hit disc - Move It.
*Most of the Manchester United football team were killed in a plane crash at Munich.
*Gigi was the winner of an Academy Award for Besy Film.
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Oh Boy... remember these?
Jackie Dennis
John Barry7
Cuddley Dudley
Peter Elliott
Neville Taylor and the Cutters
Maggie Stredder
Emile Ford
Michael Holliday
Vince Taylor
King Brothers
The Mudlarks
Vince Taylor and His Playboys
Tommy Steele
Vince Eager
Billy Fury
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By the time the Oh Boy show was launched the rawness of the early rock years was beginning to wear off.
The artists were becoming more professional.
Show producer Good wrote: "Singers currently set a much higher standard than in the early rock days.They are expected to count bars and sing in key, two things formerly regarded as frivolous refinements."

Written by The Editor - 02/10/2004 19:44:05

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