Billy Reid

William Gordon "Billy" Reid (19 September 1902 – 12 December 1974) was a United Kingdom orchestra leader, songwriter, pianist and an accordionist. He was one of the biggest show business names of his generation during the 1930s to 1950s in the UK and beyond.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1902, Died 1974

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: accordion, composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D6VB-2157 10-in. 9/12/1946 It's a pity to say goodnight Four King Sisters Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Decca TB 1733 10-in. March 1935 Accordion Joe Billy Reid instrumentalist, accordion  


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