Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas

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William Ashton was discovered by Brian Epstein and paired with Manchester-based group The Dakotas. William's performing name, Kramer, was chosen at random from a telephone directory. John Lennon suggested adding the "J" for a "tougher edge". Kramer was given a series of songs specially written for him by John Lennon and Paul McCartney which launched him into stardom. "I'll Keep You Satisfied", "From a Window", "I Call Your Name" and "Bad to Me". They also released "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" reaching #2 backed by "I'll Be on My Way" which was unreleased by the Beatles. The Dakotas enjoyed Top 20 success in 1963 on their own. "Little Children" was their biggest hit reaching #2 in the USA.
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Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas Discography Tracks

Albums

Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Listen... album art Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Listen... (Album) Parlophone UK 1963 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - I'll Keep You Satisfied album art Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* I'll Keep You Satisfied (Album) Imperial US 1964 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Little Children album art Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Little Children (Album) Imperial US 1964 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Trains And Boats And Planes album art The Billy J. Kramer With Dakotas* Trains And Boats And Planes (Album) Imperial US 1965 Sell This Version
MFP 1134 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Billy Boy album art Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas* Billy Boy(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure MFP 1134 UK 1966 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Bad To Me album art Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Bad To Me (Single) Parlophone Finland 1963 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - I'll Keep You Satisfied album art Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas* I'll Keep You Satisfied (Single) Parlophone UK 1963 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - The Billy J. Kramer Hits album art Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas The Billy J. Kramer Hits (EP) Parlophone UK 1963 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Do You Want To Know A Secret album art Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Do You Want To Know A Secret (Single) Parlophone UK 1963 Sell This Version
DSOE 16.556 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Do You Want To Know A Secret album art Billy J. Kramer Con The Dakotas* Do You Want To Know A Secret(7", EP, Mono) Odeon DSOE 16.556 Spain 1963 Sell This Version
Gep 8895 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - I'll Keep You Satisfied album art Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas I'll Keep You Satisfied(7", EP) Parlophone Gep 8895 UK 1963 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Little Children album art Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Little Children (Single) Parlophone Finland 1964 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Little Children album art Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Little Children (EP) Parlophone Australia 1964 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - From A Window album art Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas From A Window (Single) Parlophone New Zealand 1963 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Do You Want To Know A Secret / Bad To Me album art Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Do You Want To Know A Secret / Bad To Me (Single) Liberty New Zealand 1963 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - From A Window / I'll Be On My Way album art Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* From A Window / I'll Be On My Way (Single) Imperial US 1964 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Little Children / Bad To Me album art Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Little Children / Bad To Me (Single) Imperial US 1964 Sell This Version
DSOE 16.584 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Da Doo Ron Ron album art Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas Da Doo Ron Ron(7", EP, Mono) Odeon DSOE 16.584 Spain 1964 Sell This Version
SO 10118 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - It's Up To You / I'll Keep You Satisfied  album art Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas* It's Up To You / I'll Keep You Satisfied (7", Single) Odeon SO 10118 France 1964 Sell This Version
GEP 8921 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - From A Window album art Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* From A Window(7", EP, Mono) Parlophone GEP 8921 UK 1964 Sell This Version
SD 5959 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Little Children album art Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas Little Children(7", Single) Odeon SD 5959 Sweden 1964 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - It's Gotta Last Forever / They Remind Me Of You album art Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* It's Gotta Last Forever / They Remind Me Of You (Single) Imperial US 1965 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Neon City / I'll Be Doggone album art Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Neon City / I'll Be Doggone (Single) Parlophone UK 1965 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - It's Gotta Last Forever album art Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* It's Gotta Last Forever Capitol Records Canada 1965 Sell This Version
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Trains And Boats And Planes / I'll Be On My Way album art Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas* Trains And Boats And Planes / I'll Be On My Way (Single) Imperial UK 1965 Sell This Version

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