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 Won the Fight --1984-2006

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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In 1984 Billy along with a number of other UK acts are in the USA for a tour to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the British Invasion. He notices a difference between the way the music scene had developed in Britain compared to the USA where the artists were treated with respect by audiences who knew the history and showed plenty of enthusiasm. Meets Roni, who will become his second wife and while on tour stops taking pills but continues drinking. Back in the UK, Billy senses that his professional and emotional future might lie in North America. He accepts a gig in Canada, bases himself on Long Island making trips back home to see his family but the marriage ends and Billy moves permanently to America and begins to address his addiction once and for all. Marries Roni and begins touring again in the UK and USA where Billy had been building up his own circuit including gigs in New Mexico where he and Roni eventually buy a second home.

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Kramer, Billy. I Won the Fight --1984-2006. Do You Want to Know a Secret? - The Autobiography of Billy J. Kramer. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 141-155 May 2016. ISBN 9781781793619. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28122. Date accessed: 25 Nov 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28122. May 2016

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