WIN: Billy J Kramer album celebrating 1960s

Billy J Kramer, centre, with his pals The Beatles

Billy J Kramer, centre, with his pals The Beatles

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Sixties star Billy J Kramer celebrates his friendship with The Beatles and his Merseybeat roots with a new semi-autobiographical album, I Won The Fight - we have a copy to be won.

Billy, now 71, back in the UK for his first British tour for 18 years, had huge hits with the likes of Do You Want To Know A Secret and Bad To Me.

His latest album, I Won The Fight, is full of stories about his past.

The title track is about his early days as a railway worker, while To Liverpool With Love tells of his successful campaign to get Brian Epstein, who managed him and The Beatles, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Billy said: “I sent To Liverpool With Love to Paul McCartney and he congratulated me. He said ‘you really captured the moment’.

“From time to time, when Ringo does his all star show he gives me a call and I go down and see him. I’ve also been to a few of his art shows.

“I miss John as time goes by. I would love John, George, Brian and everyone to see me as I am today.I was a shy little kid from Liiverpool. I got through all my issues and came out on top.”

Billy, now with his band The Rising, is headlining a 30-date Solid Silver 60s Show, with support from Mike Pender, the original voice of Sweets For MY Sweet stars The Searchers, Angel Of The Morning hit maker PP Arnold, Chris Farlowe and special guests, The Merserybeats. All seminal artists from the era.

For remaining tour dates see below.

WIN BILLY J KRAMER ALBUM I WON THE FIGHT

For a chance to win a copy of Billy J Kramer’s latest album, I Won The Fight, enter our draw by email or Twitter.

Email: send your full name and contact details to staronline@sheffieldnewspapers.co.uk with StarCompKRAMER in the subject field.

Twitter: Follow @GW1962 and RT any of his #StarCompKRAMER tweets.

Deadline for all entries is Thursday, April 16, noon. Usual SNL rules and data terms, below.

2015 SOLID SILVER 60S SHOW TOUR DETAILS:

26 March: Halifax Victoria Theatre

27 March: Southport Theatre

28 March: Skegness Embassy Theatre

29 March: Leeds Grand Theatre

31 March: Bristol Hippodrome

1 April: Cardiff St David’s Hall

2 April: Sheffield City Hall

3 April: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

4 April: Birmingham Symphony Hall

5 April: Woking New Victoria Theatre

8 April: Southsea Kings Theatre

9 April: Torquay Princess Theatre

10 April: Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

11 April: Stoke On Trent Regent Theatre

12 April: Milton Keynes Theatre

13 April: Swansea Grand Theatre

15 April: Watford Coliseum

16 April: Crawley The Hawth

17 April: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

18 April: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

19 April: Gateshead The Sage

20 April: Aberdeen Music Hall

21 April: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

22 April: Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre

23 April: Hull City Hall

25 April: Folkestone Leas Cliffs Hall

26 April: Eastbourne Congress Theatre

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