William Howard Ashton, known professionally as Billy J. Kramer, is an English pop singer. In the s he was managed by Brian Epstein, who also managed the Beatles, and he recorded several original Lennon–McCartney compositions. William Howard Ashton (born 19 August ), known professionally as Billy J. Kramer, is an English pop singer. In the s he was managed by Brian Epstein. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas at the Discogs "Little Children" was their biggest hit reaching #2 in the USA. More Less. Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas were friends of John and Paul and as such were the lucky recipients of a number of their songs that The Beatles chose not to. About Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas. b. William Howard Ashton, 19 August , Bootle, Merseyside, England. Kramer originally. 1.I'll Keep You Satisfied · You Want To Know a Secret · Your Name · n' Around · To None · To Me · Curel Sea/the Dakotas · 8. Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas discography and songs: Music profile for Billy J. Kramer (vocals), Mike Maxfield (guitar), Tony Mansfield (drums). All the singles and albums of BILLY J KRAMER AND THE DAKOTAS, peak chart positions, career stats, week-by-week chart runs and latest news. One of the most popular Merseybeat singers, Billy J. Kramer (born Billy Ashton) was fortunate enough to become a client of Beatles manager Brian Epstein and. Alphabetical list of all songs by Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas. SongsTube provides all the best Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas songs, oldies but goldies.