Billy J Kramer

Billy Kramer

1965 © Robert Whitaker

Billy Kramer

1965 © Robert Whitaker

Billy J Kramer was a relatively well known singer in the 60’s. Originally born William Howard Ashton, his stage name came from a random selection in the phonebook. He was part of The British Invasion and The MerseyBeat. He was first noticed by Brian Epstien performing in local pubs in Liverpool. John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote a few pieces for Kramer and he consequently ended up with a number of smash hits, including “I’ll Keep You Satisfied”, “From A Window”, “I Call Your Name” and “Bad To Me”. His biggest hit “Little Children” though was written by American songwriters Mort Schuman and John Leslie McFarland.

Robert got to photograph Billy J Kramer for publicity shots in 1964 and 1965.

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