TV Pop Diaries
Popular Music on British Television
ABC MUSIC SHOP / ATV MUSIC SHOP / THE MUSIC SHOP
ABC/ATV 24th September 1955 -
24th September 1955 -
From TV Times "The rendezvous of popular recording stars from both sides of the Atlantic
with Gerry Wilmot as the Shop Keeper and Vice-
Despite a claim in the TV Times that it was "the Rendezvous of popular recording stars from both sides of the Atlantic" there's no evidence of American artists appearing on the show, in fact, reference to American artists was later dropped in the magazine.
Musical backing was provided by a group led by Tommy Maxwell and Ted Brennan. The show ended October 1956 only to be brought back two years' later, hosted by Teddy Johnson, singer and sometime Radio Luxembourg DJ. It also boasted early TV appearances for Shirley Bassey and Dudley Moore.