William Howard Ashton (born 19 August 1943), known professionally as Billy J. Kramer, is an English pop singer. With The Dakotas , Kramer was managed by Brian Epstein during the 1960s and scored hits with several Lennon–McCartney compositions never recorded by the Beatles , among them the UK number one " Bad to Me " (1963).
Billy J. Kramer (* 19. August 1943 als William Howard Ashton in Bootle, Liverpool) wurde 1962 von dem Beatles-Manager Brian Epstein entdeckt und unter Vertrag genommen. Epstein sorgte auch dafür, dass Billy Leadsänger der Dakotas wurde, der damals berühmtesten Band aus Manchester.
23. Juni 2023 · A clutch of singles failed to chart, and Billy and the Dakotas parted ways in 1966. In part, Kramer blamed a "disastrous" performance on ITV's Tonight at the London Palladium for the band's sharp decline in fortunes. "I really didn't want to do it," Kramer told The Guardian.
Studio albums. 6. Compilation albums. 13. EPs. 5. Singles. 32. This is the discography of English singer Billy J. Kramer, including his releases with the Dakotas .
Link. The Dakotas are a group of British musicians, which initially convened as a backing band in Manchester, England. Their original vocalist was Pete McLaine who Brian Epstein replaced with the singer Billy J. Kramer, a Liverpudlian who was the lead vocalist for the group during the 1960s. 
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(516) 753-1515 BillyJKramerMusic.com Billy J. Kramer (OFFICIAL), Farmingdale, New York. 9,801 likes · 393 talking about this. British Invasion / Merseybeat Legend. #1 Hits: Bad to Me, Little...