Billy Arnell

Tough Girl / same: instrumental

Holly : 1001

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  • Artist: Billy Arnell
  • A Side: Tough Girl
  • B Side: same: instrumental
  • Label: Holly
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: VG+
  • Label Condition: VG+
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

Key: View



In the fiercely competitive world of acquiring the very rarest Northern Soul anthems - challenges don't come any harder than trying to capture than this beyond-rare-classic. Only one authentic original copy sold aon Ebay auction in the last 6 years. Validating its serious fleeting availability.

A Cleethorpes Pier / Wigan Casino behemoth of huge historical importance.

Whether it be the swirling keyboard instrumental or the inspirational blue-eyed vocal this record triggered the very essence of Northern Soul dancefloor passion, A guaranteed packed danefloor where every boy and girl would strive to execute all their best moves to this proper NS dancefloor motivator.

But it is so rare hardly any have come to market since those heady days of the mid-seventies, even today its turntable outing in my room has rocketed me back in time to my years at Cleethorpes Pier. Euphoric recall of gazing down from the stage at a totally rammed moving dancefloor with the music broken up by synchronized hand clapping and whoops with raised arms, as the crowd sang along at near the same volume the speakers were blasting out.

An indelible vision and experience...

Condition Report

Light storage wear to the labels but clean (see images) strong gloss on vinyl with light surface marks, but plays great. listen to the full double soundfile lifted directly from this "impossible" 45.

A Side

  • Title: Tough Girl

    B Side

  • Title: same: instrumental
  • Year: 1965
  • City: Newark, New Jersey