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Billy J. Kramer

Billy J. Kramer

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How that lucky Mr. Epstein got a head's start with the Beatles

Profile and Interview by Maureen Cleave, The Evening Standard, 27 April 1963

IT WOULDN'T be difficult to be exceedingly jealous of Brian Epstein. In fact, I should think a lot of people are — managers particularly. ...

Billy J. Kramer Adds To Liverpool Chart Invasion!

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 3 May 1963

FIRST THE BEATLES, then Gerry and the Pacemakers. Now a new Liverpool name, Billy J. Kramer, looks set to take the NME Chart by storm ...

Billy J. Kramer: Singing Was Forced On To Me!

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 17 May 1963

BILLY J. KRAMER sat back in his manager's London office and looked thoughtful as the bubbles settled on top of his cup of hot tea. ...

Great Session by Billy J — But Those Tonsils Will Have To Come Out!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 6 July 1963

BILLY J. KRAMER has tonsil trouble. "I reckon I'll have 'em chopped out in September," he told me over the phone last week. "The specialist ...

Billy J. Kramer Talks About the Dakotas

Interview by uncredited writer, New Musical Express, 9 August 1963

BILLY J. KRAMER stood in the wings at Southend Odeon at the weekend, clicking his fingers to the rhythm of the Dakotas. A spotlight penetrated ...

Billy J. Still Can't Believe it!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 21 September 1963

No. 1 with his first. No. 1 with his second, and now he tops his own package... no wonder Billy J. still can't believe it! ...

Billy J. Kramer: Life With Billy J.!

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 5 October 1963

BILLY J. KRAMER lashed back his second entire French loaf, whooshed amiably through a large crab salad — and talked about the trials, tribulations and ...

Billy J. Kramer: Billy Has An Eye For Pop Fashion

Interview by Alan Walsh, Disc, 29 February 1964

BILLY J. KRAMER, rated one of Britain's snappiest popsters dresswise, was talking to me about his wardrobe. We were in Liverpool, where Billy was relaxing ...

Cilla Black writes for Disc... They Spoil Me

Interview by uncredited writer, Disc, 14 March 1964

I'm the only girl on tour — and it's really marvellous! ...

Star Beat: Mike Grant Reporting On The Mersey Scene

Report by Mike Grant, Rave, April 1964

A BLONDE hairdresser is said to be very much the apple of Ringo Starr's eye at the moment. She lives and works in Liverpool and ...

Fab Gives Cilla a 21st Gig

Report by Keith Altham, Fabulous, 23 May 1964

Cilla Black's a mighty popular popster and Fab fans of hers wrote in droves asking about Cilla's birthday. Since her 21st was coming up we just had to ...

Fab Says Happy Birthday Billy J.

Report by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, 22 August 1964

It's Billy J's. 21st. What better excuse for a party? So we had one — and it was FAB. ...

Our Great Mate Gene Pitney

Interview by Keith Altham, Fabulous, 22 August 1964

I LEANED BACK in my chair and regarded my empty lunch plate with a satisfied smile. ...

Billy J: "It Isn't Going To Last Forever"

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, March 1965

HE LOOKED down at the emptying street below the dressing-room window. He was thoughtful, silent, the boy who has had so many successes and who ...

Liverpool: News from the North

Report by Dawn James, Rave, November 1965

RAVE girl Dawn James pays a return visit to Liverpool, home of the Beatles, birthplace of the big British Pop Scene, and discovers some interesting ...

The T.A.M.I. Show: Rock's Greatest Concert Movie Ever?

Retrospective and Interview by Richie Unterberger, Record Collector, May 2010

Richie Unterberger celebrates a legendary who's who of rock and soul royalty caught live in their prime, and now finally available on DVD. ...

see also Dakotas, The


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