Billy J. Kramer

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Billy J. Kramer
Description de l'image Billy J Kramer - Its Gotta Last Forever 1965.png.
Informations générales
Nom de naissance William Howard Ashton
Naissance (74 ans)
Bootle Lancashire
Activité principale Chanteur
Genre musical Pop, rock

Billy J. Kramer est un chanteur anglais.


Biographie[modifier | modifier le code]

Il a grandi avec sept frères et sœurs. Il étudie à l'école secondaire St George de Bootle. Il a fait un apprentissage d'ingénierie. Le nom de Kramer est choisi au hasard dans un annuaire téléphonique. C'était la suggestion de John Lennon que le «J» soit ajouté au nom pour le distinguer. Brian Epstein devient son manager. Kramer devient professionnel.

Avec le producteur de disques George Martin, la chanson Do You Want to Know a Secret? a été un numéro deux UK Singles Chart hit en 1963.

Discographie[modifier | modifier le code]

Singles[modifier | modifier le code]

Année Single Chart Positions UK album US album
UK[1] US Pop[2]
1963 Do You Want to Know a Secret?
b/w "I'll Be On My Way"
2 The Best Of Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas A: Little Children
B: I'll Keep You Satisfied
"Bad To Me"
b/w "I Call Your Name"
1 A: The Best Of Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas
B: Listen...
"I'll Keep You Satisfied"
b/w "I Know"
4 Little Children
1964 Bad to Me
b/w "Do You Want To Know A Secret"
Second US release of both sides
The Best Of Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas
Little Children /
UK B: "They Remind Me Of You"
1 7 The Hits Of Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas
Bad to Me
Third US release
9 The Best Of Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas
I'll Keep You Satisfied
b/w "I Know"
US re-release
30 A: The Best Of Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas
B: Listen...
From a Window
UK B: Second To None
US B: I'll Be On My Way
10 23 A & UK B: The Hits Of Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas
US B: The Best Of Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas
I'll Keep You Satisfield
1965 "It's Gotta Last Forever"
UK B: Don't You Do It No More
US B: They Remind Me Of You
67 The Hits Of Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas A: Non-album track
UK B: Trains and Boats and Planes
US B: Little Children
Trains and Boats and Planes
Original US B: "I'll Be On My Way"
UK & later US B: "That's The Way I Feel"
12 47 A & UK B: The Hits Of Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas
Original US B: The Best Of Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas
A: Trains and Boats and Planes
Original US B: I'll Keep You Satisfied
UK & later US B: Non-album track
Twilight Time
b/w "Irresistable You"
Non-album tracks Trains and Boats and Planes
"Neon City"
b/w "I'll Be Doggone"
Non-album tracks
1966 "We're Doing Fine"
b/w "Forgive Me"
A: The Best Of Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas
B: Non-album track
"You Make Me Feel Like Someone"
b/w "Take My Hand"
A: Non-album track
B: The Best Of Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas
1967 "Town Of Tuxley Toy Maker" -- Part 1 (Billy J. Kramer solo)
b/w "Chinese Girl"
Non-album tracks
Billy J. Kramer solo singles
1968 "1941"
b/w "His Love Is Just A Lie"
Non-album tracks
"A World Without Love"
b/w "Going Through It"
1969 "Colour Of My Love"
b/w "I'm Running Away"
1971 "The Grass Won't Pay No Mind"
b/w "There's No Time"
Shown as by William Howard Ashton
1973 "A Fool Like You"
b/w "I'll Keep You Satisfied"
"Darling Come To Me"
b/w "Walking"
1974 "Stayin' Power"
b/w "Blue Jean Queen"
1977 "San Diego"
b/w "Warm Summer Rain"
1978 "Ships That Pass In The Night"
b/w "Is There Any More At Home Like You"
1979 "Blue Christmas"
b/w "Little Love"
1980 "Silver Dream"
b/w "Lonely Lady"
1981 "Sun Tan"
b/w "Gone Away"
1982 "Rock It"
b/w "Dum Dum"
"You're Right, I'm Wrong"
b/w "The Fugitive"
1983 "You Can't Live On Memories"
b/w "Stood Up"
1984 "Shootin' The Breeze"
b/w "Doris Day Movie"

Albums[modifier | modifier le code]

  • Listen ... (1963, UK)
  • Little Children (1964, US)
  • I'll Keep You Satisfied (1964, US)
  • Trains and Boats and Planes (1965, US)
  • Billy Boy (1966, UK)
  • I Won the Fight (2013, US)

Collections[modifier | modifier le code]

  • The EP. collection (1995, UK)

Références[modifier | modifier le code]

  1. (en) Graham Betts, Complete UK Hit Singles 1952–2004, London, Collins, (ISBN 0-00-717931-6), p. 433
  2. (en) Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Singles 1955–2002, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Record Research Inc., (ISBN 0-89820-155-1), p. 392

Liens externes[modifier | modifier le code]