Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas

Profil:
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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Albums

LP-9273 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - I'll Keep You Satisfied Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* I'll Keep You Satisfied (Album) Imperial LP-9273 US 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
TA-PMC 1209 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Listen... Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Listen... (Album) Parlophone TA-PMC 1209 UK 1963 Diese Version verkaufen
LP-12267 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Little Children Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Little Children (Album) Imperial LP-12267 US 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
LP-9291 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Trains And Boats And Planes Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Trains And Boats And Planes (Album) Imperial LP-9291 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
MFP 1134 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Billy Boy Cover-Design Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas* Billy Boy (Album, Comp) Music For Pleasure MFP 1134 UK 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
TOCP-7550 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Dance With Me Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Dance With Me(CD, Album, Mono, RE) EMI TOCP-7550 Japan 1993 Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

MGEP.8895 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - I'll Keep You Satisfied Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas I'll Keep You Satisfied (EP) Parlophone MGEP.8895 New Zealand 1963 Diese Version verkaufen
JGEP 8885, MGEP.8885 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - The Billy J. Kramer Hits Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* The Billy J. Kramer Hits (EP) Parlophone JGEP 8885, MGEP.8885 Rhodesia 1963 Diese Version verkaufen
R 5073 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - I'll Keep You Satisfied Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas* I'll Keep You Satisfied (Single) Parlophone R 5073 UK 1963 Diese Version verkaufen
45-DPY 651 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Bad To Me Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Bad To Me (Single) Parlophone 45-DPY 651 Finland 1963 Diese Version verkaufen
72105 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Do You Want To Know A Secret Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Do You Want To Know A Secret (Single) Parlophone 72105 Canada 1963 Diese Version verkaufen
DSOE 16.556 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Do You Want To Know A Secret Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer Con The Dakotas* Do You Want To Know A Secret(7", EP, Mono) Odeon DSOE 16.556 Spain 1963 Diese Version verkaufen
TEM. 1687/8 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Beatiful Dreamer/Tell Me Girl Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas Beatiful Dreamer/Tell Me Girl(7", Single, TP, Dem) Dick James Music Ltd. TEM. 1687/8 UK 1963 Diese Version verkaufen
A8085 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - You Want To Know A Secret / I'll Be On My Way Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* You Want To Know A Secret / I'll Be On My Way(7") Parlophone A8085 Australia 1963 Diese Version verkaufen
SOE 3743, 7 SOE 3743 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Billy J. Kramer / Les Dakotas Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - The Dakotas Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - The Dakotas - Billy J. Kramer / Les Dakotas(7", EP) Odeon, Odeon SOE 3743, 7 SOE 3743 France 1963 Diese Version verkaufen
SD 5959 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Little Children Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas Little Children (Single) Odeon SD 5959 Sweden 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
66051 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - From A Window / I'll Be On My Way Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* From A Window / I'll Be On My Way (Single) Imperial 66051 US 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
GEPO-8907 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Little Children Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Little Children (EP) Parlophone GEPO-8907 Australia 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
GEP 8921 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - From A Window Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* From A Window (EP) Parlophone GEP 8921 UK 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
F-55667 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Do You Want To Know A Secret / Bad To Me Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas Do You Want To Know A Secret / Bad To Me (Single) Liberty F-55667 US 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
72175 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - From A Window Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* From A Window (Single) Parlophone 72175 Canada 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
45-DPY 658 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Little Children Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Little Children (Single) Parlophone 45-DPY 658 Finland 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
66027 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Little Children / Bad To Me Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas* Little Children / Bad To Me (Single) Imperial 66027 US 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
DSOE 16.584 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Da Doo Ron Ron Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas Da Doo Ron Ron(7", EP, Mono) Odeon DSOE 16.584 Spain 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
SO 10118 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - It's Up To You / I'll Keep You Satisfied  Cover-Design Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas* It's Up To You / I'll Keep You Satisfied (7", Single) Odeon SO 10118 France 1964 Diese Version verkaufen