Bill Forbes

Released a cover version of "Too Young" on 16th January 1960. After Oh Boy! finished, Bill kept on writing and joined a band called The Contrasts from Huddersfield. He continued with his music until about 1975. Bill is now retired and still lives in Huddersfield, he has 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren and is still very keen on his music!

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  • REPLAY Patrick Ranasinghe Patrick Ranasinghe
    Monday, 24 December 2018 01:47

    Bill Forbes
    12A Westgate
    Holmfirth HD96AA


  • REPLAY Darren Vidler Darren Vidler
    Saturday, 09 December 2017 17:43

    I Get a Christmas card from Bill every year but he moved and have mislaid his new address anyone in contact with him

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