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.