King of The Cops – Billy Howard (1975)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, King of the Cops by Billy Howard. The record was released in 1975, on the Penny Farthing record label and has been reworked into a US State Marshals badge.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Billy Howard, Novelty Records, Policemen, US State Marshals, Detectives or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: King of the Cops
Media Artist/s: Billy Howard
Record Label: Penny Farthing
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Spoken Word / Novelty

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Additional information about this, Billy Howard vinyl art.

Billy Howard – The Artist

Billy Howard is an English comedy impressionist, who appeared on the ITV series Who Do You Do?, in the early 1970s, alongside other impressionists such as Faith Brown. Howard was born in Edgware, London, England. He commenced his musical career as a jazz trumpeter and guitarist, playing in various jazz combos in the early 1960s. In 1976, his single, “King Of The Cops”, a send-up of the hit “King of the Road”, reached No. 6 in the UK Singles Chart; it featured his impressions of TV cops including Kojak, Columbo, Steve McGarrett in Hawaii Five-O, McCloud, Ironside and Cannon. 

King of The Cops – The Song

‘King of The Cops’  is a send-up song of “king of the Road” originally written by R. Miller. This novelty spoken word pop record was written and performed by Billy Howard featuring his impressions of TV cops including Kojak, Columbo, Steve McGarrett in Hawaii Five-O, McCloud, Ironside and Cannon.

The US Marshals Badge – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the silhouette of a US Marshalls badge. The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is a federal law enforcement agency in the United States. The USMS is a bureau within the U.S. Department of Justice, operating under the direction of the Attorney General, but serves as the enforcement arm of the United States federal courts to ensure the effective operation of the judiciary and integrity of the Constitution. It is the oldest U.S. federal law enforcement agency, created by the Judiciary Act of 1789 during the presidency of George Washington as the “Office of the United States Marshal”.The USMS as it stands today was established in 1969 to provide guidance and assistance to U.S. Marshals throughout the federal judicial districts.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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