Do You Want to Know a Secret? - The Autobiography of Billy J. Kramer - Billy J. Kramer

Do You Want to Know a Secret? - The Autobiography of Billy J. Kramer - Billy J. Kramer

I'll Be on My Way -- 1958-1962

Do You Want to Know a Secret? - The Autobiography of Billy J. Kramer - Billy J. Kramer

Billy J. Kramer [+-]
Singer, Songwriter and Bandleader
Billy J. Kramer is a singer, songwriter and bandleader, whose career with The Dakotas took him into the top ten on the British and American charts, including three UK number one hits. Born in Liverpool he now lives in the United States.

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Billy's impressions of the music scene in Liverpool and his growing commitment to rock and roll first playing rhythm guitar and eventually up front as a singer in a band originally called the Phantoms but later renamed as Billy J. Kramer and the Coasters. Playing local gigs alongside the Beatles and memories of their early days. His change of name from William Ashton to Billy J. Kramer, sartorial adventures, growing professionalism, meeting Brian Epstein and his decision to give up his apprenticeship and make it as a musician.

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Kramer, Billy. I'll Be on My Way -- 1958-1962. Do You Want to Know a Secret? - The Autobiography of Billy J. Kramer. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 16-29 May 2016. ISBN 9781781793619. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28115. Date accessed: 28 Mar 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28115. May 2016

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