Billy J. Kramer & Dakotas, The Beatles, Cilla Black and The Searchers (15th December 1963)
Probably the least well-remembered of the four 'classic' television pop shows of the Sixties, Thank Your Lucky Stars
(TYLS) first hit British television screens in April 1961. Produced by ABC Television, it was intended as a rival
show to the already well-established 'Juke Box Jury'.
Thank Your Lucky Stars on ITV from 1961 to 1966. Many of the top bands performed on it, and for millions of British teenagers
it was essential viewing. As well as featuring British artists, American guests were frequent visitors.
was a strong feature of Thank Your Lucky Stars, and the Spin-a-Disc section, where a guest DJ and three teenagers reviewed
three singles, is a very well remembered feature of the show. Generally American singles were reviewed.
specials are very fondly remembered and gained huge audiences. The show bowed out in the summer of 1966, after two thousand
artists had appeared on it.
Thank Your Lucky Stars #1 (1963) - [1of4]
21st December 1963 Host Brian Matthew
1) Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas - I'll Keep You Satisfied