Billy Nicholls

Billy NichollsFrom: London, England

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Singer, songwriter, record producer, and musical director, Billy Nicholls was born in February of 1949 in White City, London. Nicholls first became famous in the 1960s with the release of his album Would You Believe. The album strongly shows the influence of the Beach Boys‘ classic Pet Sounds album from 1966.

Over his career, Nicholls became acquaintances with Pete Townshend of the Who, and occasionally collaborated with the band, touring with them in 1989 and 1996-1997. He sang backing vocals and was music director. Nicholls also sang backing vocals on the Nice‘s debut single in 1967 with “Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack”, although he was not credited.

In 1998, Nicholls established Southwest Records, and released seven albums of his own music. In 2003, he was awarded as ASCAP for “Can’t Stop Loving You”.

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From the 1968 album Would You Believe
Would You Believe

  • Being Happy
  • Girl From New York
  • It Brings Me Down
  • Life Is Short
  • London Social Degree
  • Portobello Road
  • Would You Believe

From the 2000 release Snapshot (material from the late 1960s)

  • Always on My Mind
  • Cut and Come Again (Demo)
  • London Social Degree (Demo)
  • Portobello Road (Demo)
  • Umbrella Song
  • Would You Believe (Alternate Version)