Billy Cotton

Billy Cotton
The Billy Cotton Band
Billy Cotton and His Band
Billy Cotton & His Band
Billy Cotton and His Band & Singers
Billy Cotton and His Cotton Pickers
Billy Cotton and His Orchestra
Real name
William Edward Cotton
May 6, 1899
March 25, 1969
United Kingdom
Dance band leader and drummer. Cotton became a radio personality, hosting the Sunday BBC program "The Billy Cotton Band Show" from 1949 to 1968.
Alan Breeze Singer for Cotton's band


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Covers by Billy Cotton

Title Performer Release date Originally by
12th Street Rag Billy Cotton and His Cotton Pickers 1936 Unverified
October 1939 (unknown)
1936 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
1933 Emma Carus
1963 Emma Carus, Jack Smith [1], Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
1966 Victor Symphony Orchestra with George Gershwin
1963 Victor Young, Bing Crosby - Grace Kelly
1963 Prince's Band, Sam Doctor
1936 Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
1966 (unknown), Doretta Morrow, Richard Oneto & Chorus
1963 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders, Alvino Rey and His Orchestra
1939 Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra, Larry Clinton & His Orchestra
1936 Bill Robinson [1]
1966 (unknown)
1963 The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and His Orchestra, Charles Hart [1]
1963 New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, Doris Day and Male Quartet with Orchestra Directed by John Rasig
1934 Ethel Waters
1941 (unknown)
1966 (unknown)
1933 Lottie Gee and Chorus
October 1939 (unknown)
1969 Primo Scala Band
1963 Will Glahé mit seinem Orchester, The Warner Brothers Studio Orchestra, Eddie DeLange and His Orchestra
1939 (unknown)
1938 Lupino Lane with Teddie St. Denis and Company
1939 (unknown), Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights
1956 Joe Lautner, Bill Mullikin, Paul Lynde, Pat Hammerlee and Company
1966 Frank Sinatra with Orchestra Directed by Axel Stordahl
October 1941 Noel Coward
1963 Furman and Nash, (unknown)
September 1946 Gil Johnson
1931 Minto Cato
1932 Isham Jones and His Orchestra
1934 Paul Whiteman, Ramona and Orchestra
1963 Alfred Drake, Katie Lawrence
1934 Aida Ward
1938 (unknown)
1963 Ernest Thompson
1969 (unknown)
1966 Ray Bolger, Tamara Geva and George Church
Sophisticated Lady Billy Cotton & His Band 1933 Unverified
1966 Pat Suzuki, Larry Blyden
1963 Aida Ward and Willard McLean, Lou Gold & His Orchestra, Phyllis Cleveland and Jack Barker
October 1955 Concert Orchestra conducted by Eric Coates
1934 Cab Calloway and His Orchestra
1969 (unknown)
1937 Phyllis Robins accompanied by Fred Hartley and His Orchestra
February 1955 The Ames Brothers with Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra
1969 Jack Hylton and His Orchestra
1936 Maurice Winnick & His Orchestra
February 1967 The Barry Gray Orchestra
August 1932 Dick Powell
1966 Harry Belafonte
March 1946 Dorothy Squires with Orchestra directed by Billy Reid
We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye Billy Cotton & His Band 1933 Unverified
1939 (unknown)
1963 Seger Ellis, Collins and Harlan, Sam Lanin's Orchestra
1953 Petula Clark with Children of Dr. Barnardo's Homes, Spike Jones and His City Slickers
1963 Bob Thompson, Abe Lyman's California Orchestra, Charles King
1939 Gracie Fields
1931 Ethel Waters
February 1967 The Shadows