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Johnny Kidd

Johnny Kidd was born Frederick Heath in London on Dec. 23, 1939, and has become something of a legend. At the end of the Fifties he and his band, the Pirates, featuring guitar-ist Mick Green, developed a form of R&B which stood in direct contrast to the careful cover jobs and polite rock of so many British artists, and predated the R&B revival by two or three years.

This reputation exceeds Kidd's actual chart successes —four British Top Twenty entries and no impression whatso-ever in America. But his first hit, `Shakin' All Over' (re-leased on HMV and co-written by Kidd and his manager, Gus Robinson) is now a rock standard; he followed it in the same year, 1960, with 'Restless' and in 1963 scored with `I'll Never Get Over You' and 'Hungry For Love'.

'Please Don't Touch' is another Kidd classic; his stage style, corn plete with gimmick eye-patch, is indicated by these titles. Tragically, Kidd couldn't climb back to the top when  R&B arrived in force, in spite of his 1963 success. His later recordings were heavily Beatle-influenced, and by the time of his death in a Lancashire car crash on Oct. 7, 1966, the Pirates had been reduced to low-priced support gigs.

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Please Don't Touch! (CD) Johnny & The Pirates Kidd: Please Don't Touch! (CD) Art-Nr.: CD263465

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(Hoodoo Records) 25 tracks, 24 Bit Remastered, 16-page booklet, rare photos, vintage memorabilia and detailed liner notes
Rarities 1961-1966 (CD) Johnny Kidd & The Pirates: Rarities 1961-1966 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSEE120

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(See For Miles) 20 tracks (51:52) including 10 unreleaesed tracks. 8 page notes by Roger Dopson. Great rarity collection of his output! A Must Have for every serious British Rock'n'Roll Collector. Original stock copies of this long out...
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At The BBC 1959 - 1963 (LP & CD) Johnny Kidd & The Pirates: At The BBC 1959 - 1963 (LP & CD) Art-Nr.: LPBLA8037

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(2017/Blakey) 17 Tracks - The album includes a CD inlay containing the same material! Live on BBC radio!
Memorial Album - Your Cheating Heart  (CD) Johnny Kidd & The Pirates: Memorial Album - Your Cheating Heart (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGO580

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(2003/BGO) 30 EMI masters 1970-73 with 8 page notes
The Best Of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates (2-CD) Johnny Kidd & The Pirates: The Best Of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDEMI22814

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(2008/EMI) 56 tracks 1959-66 including 2 previously unreleased Pirates tracks with 8 page booklet - Essential! Incl. the dancefloor fillers 'Castin' My Spell', 'Shakin' All Over', 'Ecstasy' and more!
Shakin' All Over - The Early Singles 1959-61 Johnny Kidd & The Pirates: Shakin' All Over - The Early Singles 1959-61 Art-Nr.: LP2011032

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(Rumble Records) 16 tracks
Shakin' All Over Johnny & The Pirates Kidd: Shakin' All Over Art-Nr.: CD3930924

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(2012/MAGIC) 21 tracks 1959-61 24bit mastering - papersleeve.