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Billy Nicholls


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Billy Nicholls is a British singer-songwriter. His psychedelic pop album album “Would You Believe?” was conceived as a British response to the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds”. Financial problems prevented the album from being released after it was recorded in the 1960s, but since then it has developed a cult following as a lost pop classic.


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  • violatress

    Should have been a game-changer on the brit psych scene. Should have!

    23 Jan 10:27pm Reply
  • TheSunchymes


    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • malinoska


    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    In a better universe, he's mega popular

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • sandysays

    ''would you believe'' sounds like the lovechild of odessey and oracle & revolver.

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • bopapocalypse

    does anyone have this in v0 or 320? my copy warbles hard & certain parts are indecipherable through the digital glitching.

    6 Nov 2012 Reply
  • KiwiFlash

    Regardless of Andrew Loog Oldham's original, Pet-Sounds-obsessed intentions, I think Would You Believe has a sound and merit of its own. And personally I think it's above anything the Beach Boys ever did, but that might just be me. A shame that such a great album was conceived over silly "responses". Takes a lot of merit out of Nicholls' work, which is all the more impressive when you consider he was still a teenager when he finished it.

    24 Sep 2012 Reply
  • williiewombat

    Thanks for introducing me to Billy's music, and thank you Billy for the music.

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Playpet

    Sad how he doesn't get that much attention, these tracks are amazing

    7 Jun 2012 Reply
  • 25thCentQuaker

    Cheers Billy!

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • sandysays

    listening "would you believe" makes me so happy. this album is soooo good!

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • bossmark


    7 Jul 2011 Reply
  • luchaboar

    great, Would You Believe is an awesome album.

    22 Mar 2011 Reply
  • ZosoGravity

    London Social Degree <3

    27 Feb 2011 Reply
  • layhands

    not a lot of listeners... too bad because theres some really amazing stuff on Would You Believe. this guy got screwed, shows the importance of industry support and good timing which was particularly crucial in these days

    19 Jun 2010 Reply
  • somepoorsoul

    Would You Believe. Great Record.

    25 Jan 2010 Reply
  • bigbrolistens


    7 Jan 2010 Reply
  • hermitmark

    Daydream Girl is the best tune Brian Wilson never wrote.

    12 May 2009 Reply
  • 25thCentQuaker

    Almost Perfect! A truly overlooked gem!!

    26 Sep 2008 Reply
  • CompSimpCarl


    26 Apr 2008 Reply
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