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Billy J.
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September 14 2006:  <br>  Billy J.
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September 14 2006:
Billy J.

Billy J. Kramer was part of the ‘Merseybeat’ boom on the early sixties, riding on the Beatles’ success. Other Liverpool bands to hit the charts around this time were Gerry and The Pacemakers, The Merseybeats, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Fourmost and of course The Searchers.

The 45 shown here was one of a number my mum would pick up cheap in street markets or ‘cheapjack’ shops. Being old Juke Box discs, we would need to buy an adaptor to fit in the middle as well.

Others being square today:-

John B

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AL02-Oct-2006 08:01
Beyond my era but I truly appreciate the memories you'd brought to the others. Love the colors too :-) Keep playing!
JW15-Sep-2006 18:12
I thought the price looked low. I remember paying 5/6 for my first purchase - 'She Loves You' by the Beatles. I saw Gerry and The Pacemakers live in a pantomime in Stoke On Trent too.

Thanks for thr memories, Ray
Eckhart Derschmidt15-Sep-2006 14:40
The cover of this record is certainly square in shape - but I suppose it was quite hip to own it in back in the 1960ies. Great colours!
Ed Goodnight15-Sep-2006 11:57
a 45 rpm with an insert so that it could be played a a full turntable
haven't seen one in years
very nice
Guest 15-Sep-2006 11:22
let's dance... the contrasts of colors here is very nice - well done!
Susan Leigh15-Sep-2006 11:07
Splendid shot!! love the colours, and backgound texture..nice composition.
Yes, my fave was 'Little Children'...the good ole days eh! hehe
Clarke & Emi15-Sep-2006 08:30
Great colour in this one and the image is very interesting.
Adalberto Tiburzi15-Sep-2006 03:48
Excellent play of shapes!
Roe..15-Sep-2006 01:25
let the good times roll :) v
JD15-Sep-2006 01:01
I guess it will look antique to my kids, but for me, that recalls me my young days. Very well presented.
Sheila15-Sep-2006 00:35
Good shot! Very square.
I don't remember that particular song though. I remember him singing Little children, I think.
carol j. phipps15-Sep-2006 00:15
Love the backdrop!
shatterbug14-Sep-2006 23:53
Strange looking CD ;-) Love the colors!
Michael Shpuntov14-Sep-2006 22:06
Whatever related to vinyl goes great with me. Nice square in square. Superb colors
Deborah Lewis14-Sep-2006 21:40
I have a few of them myself!
Ann LT14-Sep-2006 21:16
Vinyls rock!!
Jen Bixler14-Sep-2006 21:10
Hip to be square!
Rock on!
Ronny Van Eeckhoutte14-Sep-2006 20:35
Very original and beautifully executed! Thanks for sharing such wonderful work.V
Jola Dziubinska14-Sep-2006 20:34
Nice oldies square :)
laine8214-Sep-2006 20:31
And only 3/11 too :>O Those were the days my friend !!
chrisse14-Sep-2006 20:24
Oh yes, the old days... mine must be around somewhere too. Great square idea.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography14-Sep-2006 20:03
Excellent idea :)
wernere0114-Sep-2006 20:00
I still have the adaptor and a lot of 45s. Brenda Lee, Cilla Black, Gerry & Pacemakers and Searchers for me please, can´t get enough. Love your presentation and the blue background. gmv
Jim Ross14-Sep-2006 19:35
I remember my mum having hundreds of these as well, must be up in loft somwhere..
Cool shot...
Johnny JAG14-Sep-2006 19:30
I wondered why they had that thing in the middle. Great shot.
nordic14-Sep-2006 19:22
Only 3/11, bargain!
Lee Rudd14-Sep-2006 19:22
omg I'm now singing this!!!
Zak14-Sep-2006 18:55
dont see many of these about now, it's all CD,DVD and MP3
John Beck14-Sep-2006 18:10
Beautiful colors and subject. (It called to mind that at one time I had all the Elvis Extended Play - EP - records, only to give or throw them away. Arrrrgh).
David Royall14-Sep-2006 17:55
45 RPMs. Now that does go back a long way.
Terrific entry.
Nicki Thurgar14-Sep-2006 17:32
Wow, bet that's worth a few pence now! Great colours, excellent square!
Dan Chusid14-Sep-2006 17:32
Who says Ray's a square?

PS: Got The Searchers hits on my iPod.
beverley harrison14-Sep-2006 17:10
you just can't beat the vinyl!! great shot and colours ray!!
faye white14-Sep-2006 17:08
love the colours and the squareness!
James Ross14-Sep-2006 17:08
I bet it's worth more than the 18p it cost when it was new! :-)