The third and final Saturday evening rock ‘n’ roll show to be produced by Jack Good
Good wanted eleven songs each show, keeping it fast paced. Good helped assemble a
new studio band for the show, Jack Good's Fat Noise, featuring a Salvation Army type
bass drum and a tuba! Good told the Daily Mirror that the group ".. is a new musical
combination of four trumpets; two trombones; a tuba; four saxes; three guitars; a
bass guitar; two sets of drums; a piano and a Salvation Army-
Talking to Melody Maker in April Good claimed "We have big hopes for this new programme.
'Juke Box Jury'? I'm not worried about the competition. I think we shall get the
audience." "With just 10 days to go we feel sure that we're on to a winner,' ABC-
It appeared to be Good’s intention to present new talent every week. Talking to the
TV Times ahead of the first show he claimed “… programmes like Wham! have a tremendous
responsibility. A responsibility to find and shape new talent. We shall be taking
this task very seriously, and no edition will go by without presenting at least one
new face.” ABC said at the time "Jack feels that there are many potential Marty Wildes
and Cliff Richards dotted throughout Britain -
Wham would have its own weekly Top Ten chart made up of requests from fans writing
in, declaring their favourite acts and songs from previous shows. An ABC-
The show appears to have followed the fast and kinetic feel of Oh Boy!, but by this time it looked and felt a bit old. Despite the desire to find new talent most of the names and faces had been used in Good's shows before and they didn't pull off any new tricks this time around. A few weeks before the show was cancelled Jack Good conceded in his weekly Disc magazine article that it appeared that people were turning back to BBC's Juke Box Jury.
Talking to TV Times Good claimed "New faces.., new sound.., and a new look, too. I can't tell you very much about that aspect of the show. It's not something you can really explain. You'll just have to see it. it's enough to say that it's a big show visually, with a distinctive perspective. ! hope at any rate that however it strikes you. It strikes you forcibly. In fact. Wham!!"
Good had announced that a second series of shows would return on September 10th.
It didn't. Just as Oh Boy didn’t. Explaining the reason for cancelling the the show
the broadcaster contended that "ABC thinks there is no longer a public demand for
teenage rock 'n' roll type programmes." Talking to TV Times in July 1960 in a response
from a pop music fan complaining that there were now no pop shows on TV, an ABC spokesman
said "As the rock stars have developed -
After its demise director Ben Churchill later went on to work on other ABC music shows like Steamboat Shuffle. In an October 1961 edition of his weekly column in Disc Good requests that anyone they think they can sing to send in a demo tape as he was considering a new TV show.