After Jack Good’s exit from the BBC after an alleged contract infringement over The
Advertised in the TV Times as “an explosion of beat music”, the show was broadcast
live from The Empire Theatre, Hackney in London with a very loud, animated audience
compared to the polite, well-
Despite the show’s obvious appeal and success it only ran for one series, despite the fact that on the final show a new series was mentioned and in May 1959 Jack Good flew to America to sign some American talent to appear on the next series of Oh Boy! to begin in September with Jerry Lee Lewis, Jackie Wilson and The Coasters among the acts he wants to appear. The BBC had tried to emulate and retaliate with Dig This! on a Saturday evening, but failed. Since the BBC were copying the format Good was preparing his next move. A new series was expected and announced for September 1959, but never appeared with Good moving on to another project, the Marty Wilde vehicle Boy Meets Girls for ABC. ABC had plans to vacate the theatre in London and move to Manchester which also didn't meet with Good's approval. The show had an unexpected new lease of life in the summer of 1959 when the American ABC network bought the series as a summer replacement show. Brenda Lee, a previous guest on the UK show, was employed to film new introductions. Good had made a contact with America and was to America that he brought back the Oh Boy! format in the shape of ABC's Shindig! in 1964. Good made a return to Britain in 1968 with a reunion show, while a fully fledged revival came about in 1978 on ATV, followed by Let’s Rock! in 1981.