Mighty Good: Boy Meets Girls (CD)

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US stars as Johnny Cash, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Dale Hawkinsmeet up local stars like Marty Wilde Laurie London or Adam Faith on UK Television.

As the follow-up to 'Oh Boy!', much was expected of 'Boy Meets Girls' when it began its 26 episode run on 12th September 1959. Producer Jack Good had been the driving force behind the BBC's pivotal 1957 'yoof' programme 'Six-Five Special' but the BBC had refused to allow Good to realise his original plan which was to create Britain's first fast-paced rock 'n' roll show. The BBC preferred a magazine-style format and although the show was a groundbreaking attempt for the time, Good and director Rita Gillespie quit when it became clear that the show was becoming increasingly watered down. Pitching his idea to independent television company ABC, Good was allowed to prep two editions of his fast-paced rock 'n' roll show idea for broadcast in June 1958. Utilising Rita Gillespie and 'Six-Five Special' scriptwriter Trevor Peacock, Good explained 'We want to have the fastest show on TV and we'll try out new ideas like getting a full choir to sing rock 'n' roll. It'll be an audience show and we'll make it 100 per cent for teenagers. No catering for anyone else ! '
Two episodes were broadcast on June 15th and June 29th and went well enough that the show was confirmed for a series beginning on September 13th 1958. Marty Wilde was to be utilised as something of a focal point for the series but the singer who gained the most from the early shows was a youngster who had recorded his debut single on July 24th 1958 at EMI Studio 2. The release of 'Move It!' at the end of August coincided nicely with the start of the 'Oh Boy!' series and while the show and it's artists created a sensation, it was Cliff Richard who was the major 'discovery' of the series. Sixty four years later his chart and concert successes continue even if his recorded output lacks the dynamite of his early work.   

Additional Details

Label: Rockstar Records

Genre: Pop/Rock

Run Time: 222 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 02/02/24

UPC: 4262402120007

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