I have been a fan since I first saw Billy on TV singing Don’t Knock Upon My Door and have followed his career ever since.

In 1982 he came to Northampton twice and my wife and I grasped the opportunity to see him live and it was unforgettable.

Billy exploded with an excitement and charisma that no imitator has yet captured.

These photographs were taken on December 2.- Derek Duddington.