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Artist:Billy Cotton And His Band
Label:  Decca
Catalogue:F 10299
Date:Oct 1954
Chart Position:3
Collection:  I Own It     I Want It 
Community:2 Own
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ABilly Cotton And His BandFriends And NeighboursScott, Lockyer8.5  Rate
BBilly Cotton And His BandThe Kid's Last FightMerrill5.0  Rate


Originally released on 78 with the same catalogue number in April 1954. It charted in April and had left the chart by the time the 45 came out.


12th Sep 2011
 My Dad owned the 78, which probably disqualifies this comment somewhat. "The Kid's Last Fight" was a favourite for we four children as youngsters. Unfortunately, Dad entrusted the safety of his record collection to hope and luck. Practically the whole lot sat on a shelf jambed unsupported into an alcove, which nevertheless managed to stay there for several years. However the night finally arrived in 1958 when, around midnight, the whole caboodle crashed to the floor wakening all in our house in Acton, West London. Many gems went West in that moment including "The Kid's Last Fight" by Billy Cotton and His Band.

Never heard it since, although I note this version (original) version on YouTube by Guy Mitchell:

21st Nov 2009
 This pale blue design with a gold line across the centre seems to have been used mostly for export singles on London as well as Decca.
Why some of them were used for the home market we'll probably never know.

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