Billy Miller, Norton Records RIP

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by sberger, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. sberger

    sberger I like dirty records Thread Starter

    Miriam Linna, his wife and co owner with him of the great Norton Records label/mail order company has just announced this terrible news. Way too young.
     
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  2. action pact

    action pact Forum Resident

    Aw schitt. I knew this was coming too.
     
  3. Jeff K

    Jeff K Well-Known Member

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    Eastern, PA. USA
    RIP, Billy. you gave it a good fight.
     
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  4. troggy

    troggy Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

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    southern Illinois
    This news is really sad. I knew that he was in bad health but hoped that everything would be okay.
     
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  5. BadJack

    BadJack Forum Resident

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    Bah. Norton is the coolest and their stuff has gotten me through some hard times. Thanks, Billy.
     
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  6. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

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    Also remembered for the great "Kicks" magazine.

    R.I.P. Billy
     
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  7. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

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    New Joisey
    RIP

    I saw him at lots of concerts over the years...........Flamin' Groovies, Sonics, Ponderosa Stomp. Thanks for keeping garage/rockabilly in people's minds.
     
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  8. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

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    One of the last of the true believers, the real deal for sure. RIP Billy, condolences to Miriam.
     
  9. dlemaudit

    dlemaudit Forum Resident

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    Oh no , terrible loss for Rock n Roll fans , He was like Lux Interior 's little Brother to me .( and Miriam is Ivy 's little sister )
    Oddly enough , I was listening to a Norton record ( Bobby Fuller ) when I opened the SH forum and read this .
    RIP Billy and thanks for all the music
     
  10. Bjorn Kjetil Johansen

    Bjorn Kjetil Johansen Vortex Surfer

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    Oslo, Norway
    Sad sad sad.
     
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  11. Ras

    Ras Forum Resident

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  12. Fill Your Head

    Fill Your Head Forum Resident

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    I didn't know him but he should be revered for those fabulous Pretty Things reissues.
     
  13. stetsonic

    stetsonic Forum Resident

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    Finland
    Sad days. Thanks, Billy and RIP.
     
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  14. belushipower

    belushipower Forum Resident

    Thanks Billy for putting out the music no one else would!
    RIP
     
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  15. stereoguy

    stereoguy The King Of Stereo Mixing

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    Brooklyn
    This is very sad news.

    In the early 1980s, my Surf Band played on many gigs with Billys band "The A Bones".
    RIP Billy, you were a true Rock and Roll guy.
     
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  16. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

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    Got some great singles from Miriam & Billy over the years. They definitely got it. Very sad news.

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  17. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    Damn. Kicks was the best magazine. EVER!!
     
  18. WayOutWardell

    WayOutWardell Forum Resident

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    Chicago
    Rest in peace, Billy, and thank you.
     
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  19. JoeRockhead

    JoeRockhead Forum Resident

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    RIP to a true legend. What a fight he up up the last year and a half or so. His passion for rock and roll could not be matched, except by his loving wife Miriam. I am devastated. I know this was a fave of his so I send this out to both of them. Thanks for all the music Norton rescued from obscurity:

     
  20. JoeRockhead

    JoeRockhead Forum Resident

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    And of course before Norton Records there was the seminal release on the Kramden label, the Hipsville 29 B.C. compilation!
     
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  21. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident

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    RIP. His label has released and reissued so much great music that would otherwise remain forgotten.
     
  22. dlemaudit

    dlemaudit Forum Resident

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    France, Paris area
    must have been the Zantees then , their first rockabilly band with the twins guitar players , i am pretty sure the A Bones did not start before the mid 80 's
     
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  23. JoeRockhead

    JoeRockhead Forum Resident

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    wanna say 1983 for A-Bones starting, not exactly sure though, coulda been Zantees
     
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  24. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

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    USA
  25. JoeRockhead

    JoeRockhead Forum Resident

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    New Jersey
    My first Norton purchase was this 45. The sides were mislabeled, I knew this was the record company for me!
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