Billy Forrest

Real Name:
William Boardman
Profile:
Award-winning South African singer/songwriter, producer and magazine editor.

Billy Forrest was born William Charles Boardman in Kimberley, South Africa in 1940.

What was probably his biggest hit was his version of ‘Lazy Life’ which spent weeks on the charts under the name of Quentin E. Klopjaeger. In 1965 Billy was presented with a SARI Award for ‘Best Country And Western Singer’ for his #1 song, 'Hello Operator' and while performing as ‘The Dream Merchants’ Billy and fellow band member Billy Andrews won a SARI Award in 1966 for ‘Best Beat Artist’. Also in 1966 Billy Forrest launched a music magazine called Pop Gear SA with the main purpose of promoting South African artists. In the eighties he was back with the very successful TOP 20 which he part-owned and edited for two years, before launching Top 40 Music Magazine with Joe Theron.
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Albums

NLP 269 Billy Forrest - Seven Letters  album art Billy Forrest Seven Letters (LP, Album) Renown NLP 269 South Africa 1965 Sell This Version
ICC 8010 Billy Forrest - Papa's Gonna Kiss It Better album art William E and Friends* Papa's Gonna Kiss It Better(LP, Album) IRC ICC 8010 South Africa 1971 Sell This Version
MVC 3553 Billy Forrest - Lovely Lorraine album art William E* Lovely Lorraine(LP, Album) MVN MVC 3553 South Africa 1972 Sell This Version
ORC 6087 Billy Forrest - Hello-A album art Billie Forrest* Hello-A(LP, Album, Club) World Record Co. ORC 6087 South Africa 1972 Sell This Version
ACL 11001 Billy Forrest - Do You Love Me? album art Geli (5) And Billy* Geli (5) And Billy* - Do You Love Me?(LP, Album) Aztec (5) ACL 11001 South Africa 1973 Sell This Version
MFP (CI) 59013 Billy Forrest - Wings Of A Dove  album art Billy Forrest Wings Of A Dove (LP, Album) Music For Pleasure MFP (CI) 59013 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
NLP 259 Billy Forrest - Billy Forrest album art Billy Forrest Billy Forrest(LP, Album) Renown NLP 259 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
SWM 778 Billy Forrest - Waters Of Life album art Joanna Field & Billy Forrest Joanna Field & Billy Forrest - Waters Of Life(LP, Album, M/Print) Sweet William (2) SWM 778 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
SWM 777 Billy Forrest - Whispering Hope album art Billy Forrest Whispering Hope(LP, Album) Sweet William (2) SWM 777 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PD.7-8574 Billy Forrest - Don't Knock Upon My Door album art Billy Forrest With Little Archie And The Twisters Billy Forrest With Little Archie And The Twisters - Don't Knock Upon My Door(7", Single) Continental Records (8) PD.7-8574 South Africa 1962 Sell This Version
PD. 7-8629 Billy Forrest - Forty Days album art Billy Forrest With Little Archie And The Twisters Billy Forrest With Little Archie And The Twisters - Forty Days(7", Single) Continental Records (8) PD. 7-8629 South Africa 1962 Sell This Version
PD.7-8630 Billy Forrest - Comin' Up In The World  album art Billy Forrest With Little Archie And The Twisters Billy Forrest With Little Archie And The Twisters - Comin' Up In The World (7", Single) Continental Records (8) PD.7-8630 South Africa 1962 Sell This Version
45N 1350 Billy Forrest - 500 Miles Away From Home / Don't Let Me Cross Over album art Billy Forrest 500 Miles Away From Home / Don't Let Me Cross Over (Single) Renown 45N 1350 South Africa 1963 Sell This Version
PD 7-8686 Billy Forrest - Dancing Shoes  album art Billy Forrest With The Arch Hunter Combo Billy Forrest With The Arch Hunter Combo - Dancing Shoes (7", Single) Continental Records (8) PD 7-8686 South Africa 1963 Sell This Version
45N 1347 Billy Forrest, The Veterans Billy Forrest, The Veterans - Cross My Heart(7", Single) Renown 45N 1347 South Africa 1963 Sell This Version
N 1381 Billy Forrest - Hello Operator / (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time album art Billy Forrest Hello Operator / (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time (Single) Renown N 1381 Southern Rhodesia 1964 Sell This Version
N 1368 Billy Forrest - Burning Bridges / Valley Of Tears album art Billy Forrest Burning Bridges / Valley Of Tears(7", Single) Renown N 1368 South Africa 1964 Sell This Version
N 1387 Billy Forrest Wrong Number / Don't Worry(7", Sin) Renown N 1387 South Africa 1964 Sell This Version
PD.7-8739 Billy Forrest - It Might As Well Rain Until September / Ginny Come Lately album art Billy Forrest It Might As Well Rain Until September / Ginny Come Lately(7", Single) Continental Records (8) PD.7-8739 South Africa 1964 Sell This Version
N 1392 Billy Forrest - Wind Me Up album art Billy Forrest Wind Me Up(7", Single, Tri) Renown N 1392 South Africa 1965 Sell This Version
N 1389 Billy Forrest - Seven Letters / 3 AM album art Billy Forrest Seven Letters / 3 AM(7", Single) Renown N 1389 South Africa 1965 Sell This Version
N 1399 Billy Forrest - Looking Back album art Billy Forrest Looking Back(7", Single) Renown N 1399 South Africa 1966 Sell This Version
PS.15 Billy Forrest - My Own True Love album art Billy Forrest My Own True Love(7", Single) Polydor PS.15 South Africa 1966 Sell This Version
N 1405 Billy Forrest - Still album art Billy Forrest Still(7") Renown N 1405 South Africa 1966 Sell This Version
FM 7362 Billy Forrest - Hallo Lover album art Billy Forrest Hallo Lover(7", Single) Decca FM 7362 South Africa 1967 Sell This Version