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Little Children

La Crosse, WI, United States / Eagle 102.7
Little Children

1963 and 1964 were great years for Billy J. Kramer and his band, the Dakotas.  They had a couple of #1 records in England, and even managed a couple of top ten hits in the USA.  A big part of the early British invasion, Billy was fed several songs in a row from Lennon & McCartney (they shared Brian Epstein as manager), but rather than be known as a Beatle copycat, Billy chose the song “Little Children” for his American entree. He was rewarded with his biggest hit, and the song went all the way to #7 on the hot 100, and opened the door for Billy on the Ed Sullivan show.  Unfortunately, Billy and the Dakotas couldn’t crack the charts again, and Billy stayed in England as a performer for many years.  His great song, Little Children, became another forgotten oldie.

 

Record sleeve by Parlophone Records.

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