|BC402||Trains, Boats & Planes - and Billy J Kramer! (unsigned)||£30.00||Limited Availability|
|BC402S||Trains, Boats & Planes Signed by Billy J Kramer (Liverpool postmark)||£45.00||Limited Availability|
|BC402S2||Trains, Boats & Planes Signed by Billy J Kramer (our choice of postmark)||£45.00||Sold Out|
Issue Date: 26/01/2010
Issue Name: Trains, Boats & Planes - and Billy J Kramer!
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Transport yourself to a cover collector heaven with this stunning cover! It features 3 transport icons: QE2, Concorde and Queen Elizabeth - and the full set of transport stamps called Trains and Boats and Planes issued by Royal Mail on 26th January 2010.
With collector's favourites, QE2, Concorde and Eurostar on this cover, it is bound to be a sell out. Each is postmarked at Liverpool on the first day of the stamps, as a tribute to our signatory, the Mersey singer, Billy J Kramer. Of course, Liverpool is also a port so it's an appropriate postmark town for this transport stamp issue.
Trains and Boats and Planes
Burt Bacharach studied music at McGill University and the Mannes School of Music. In the 1950s and the early 1960s he was the pianist, arranger and bandleader for Marlene Dietrich with whom he toured. He is undoubtedly one of the all time greats. He teamed with lyricist Hal David and others to write many popular songs in the 1960s amd 1970s.
Trains and Boats and Planes was first recorded in June 1965 by Billy J Kramer, who was one of the big names in the Mersey sound of the sixties. He was part of the famous Brian Epstein stable and The Beatles wrote songs for Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas. He was also extremely successful in the states. Billy J Kramer was originally William Ashton, but at that time most pop stars had stage names. The name Kramer picked from a telephone directory and it was John Lennon suggested adding the J to make it more interesting.
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Billy J Kramer (born 19th August 1943 in Bootle, Lancashire) is an English pop singer. In the 1960s he was managed by Brian Epstein, who also managed The Beatles, and he recorded several original Lennon and McCartney compositions.