Chanteur Anglais né Frederick Heath, le 23 Novembre 1939 à Willesden (Londres). Johnny Kidd forme son premier groupe "Freddie Heath And The Nutters" et début 1959, "Johnny Kidd And The Pirates" qui enregistrent en Mai leur premier album. Il devient alors l'une des grandes attractions de la scène Rock Britannique avec un show violent et théatral. En Avril 66, les "Pirates" se séparent et Johnny engage les "Régents". Johnny Kidd est mort le 7 Octobre 1966 à Radcliffe, à 26 ans, dans un accident de voiture.

One of England's top rock & roll outfits before the Beatles led the early-'60s Beat Boom, Johnny Kidd & the Pirates are best remembered today for one international rock classic ("Shakin' All Over") and as a seminal influence on several more famous groups, most notably the Who.
Johnny Kidd (born Frederick Heath) had formed his first band, a skiffle group called the Five Nutters, in 1957. They quickly outgrew their skiffle roots and, after a short period fronting the Fred Heath Combo, he joined Alan Caddy (guitar), Tony Docherty (rhythm guitar), and Ken McKay (drums), in early 1958 in an outfit that was dubbed Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, who were spotted by an EMI Records representative and signed to the label.
The group cut their first record, the outstanding Please Don't Touch, in April 1959, highlighted by Heath's menacing vocals, which reached number 26 on the British charts. The group's subsequent records were an uneven mix of solid R&B-based rock juxtaposed with awkwardly covered standards.
In May of 1960, however, the band was in the studio to record one of those standards, "Yes Sir, That's My Baby," with an original B-side that they hadn't fully worked out. That B-side, a Heath original called "Shakin' All Over," became the A-side of a number one single that became the first original rock song in England to achieve the status of an international rock standard. Driven by Caddy's guitar and a mournful, ominous lead vocal by Heath, the song topped the charts and completely astonished everybody who heard it that such a track could have come from an English rock & roll band.
Unfortunately, like every other British label of the era, EMI was never sure how best to deal with rock & roll success, and the group was made to record any amount of dross in the wake of this success, amid some superb follow-up numbers. Several membership changes followed, most notably the addition of Mick Green on lead guitar. The group was among the finest rock combos of the early '60s, with a wild stage act that had them playing in pirate regalia, but it never had enough consistent chart success to put it back in the top ranks of Britain's rock hierarchy, though they received a great deal of respect from the younger generation of rock & rollers.
Early in their career, the Who played on the same bill as Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, and it was through watching the Pirates at work that they arrived at their own sound of a solo singer backed by a guitar, bass, and drums; the band also added "Shakin' All Over" to their repertory. Heath and his band struggled onward into the mid-'60s, even remaking "Shakin' All Over." Green left in 1964 (replaced by John Weider) to take over as a member of the Dakotas, Billy J. Kramer's backup band, and Heath put together a new combo during this period.
The mid-'60s seemed to be a more favorable period for Heath's brand of R&B-based rock & roll. He put together a group called the New Pirates, and was about to embark on a new phase of his career, when he was killed in a car crash on October 7, 1966. the New Pirates continued on for a time, with Johnny Carroll fronting the group until mid-1967, when they called it quits.
During the 1970s, however, the Pirates, with Mick Green back in the lineup, began playing together again, and they have continued to perform to this day in England, and recorded a handful of albums during the 1970s and '80s, featuring Johnny Kidd-era material as well as new songs in their stage show. Among the New Pirates, bassist Nicky Simper went on to become a founding member of Deep Purple.

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Talents : Vocal, Songwriter

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll

Please Don't Touch (1959)

Shakin' All Over (1960)

Restless (1960)

Let's Talk About Us (1961)

I Want That (1962)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

05/1959 SP HMV POP 615 (UK) . Please Don't Touch / Growl
12/1959 SP HMV POP 674 (UK) . If You Were The Only Girl In The World / Feelin'
01/1960 SP HMV POP 698 (UK) . You Got What It Takes / Longing Lips
06/1960 SP HMV POP 753 (UK) . Shakin' All Over / Yes Sir That's My Baby
09/1960 SP HMV POP 790 (UK) . Restless / Magic Of Love
12/1960 EP HMV 7EG 8628 (UK) SHAKIN' ALL OVER - Shakin' All Over / You Got What It Takes / Please Don't Touch / Restless
03/1961 SP HMV POP 853 (UK) . Linda Lu / Let's Talk About Us
09/1961 SP HMV POP 919 (UK) . Please Don't Bring Me Down / So What
01/1962 SP HMV POP 978 (UK) . Hurry On Back To Love / I Want That
11/1962 SP HMV POP 1088 (UK) . A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / I Can Tell
06/1963 SP HMV POP 1173 (UK) . I'll Never Get Over You / Then I Got Everything
11/1963 SP HMV POP 1228 (UK) . Hungry Fot Love / Ecstasy
12/1963 EP HMV 7EG 8834 (UK) I'll Never Get Over You / Then I Got Everything / Hungry For Love / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
03/1964 SP HMV POP 1269 (UK) . Always And Ever / Doctor Feelgood
06/1964 SP HMV POP 1309 (UK) . Jealous Girl / Shop Around
10/1964 SP HMV POP 1353 (UK) . Whole Lotta Woman / Your Cheatin' Heart
02/1965 SP HMV POP 1397 (UK) . The Birds And The Bees / Don't Make The Same Mistakes As I Did
05/1965 SP HMV POP 1424 (UK) . Shakin' All Over '65 / Gotta Travel On
1965 EP LA VOIX DE SON MAÎTRE EGF 813 (F) Shakin' All Over / Shop Around / Restless / Whole Lotta Woman 
1965 SP ELECTROLA E 22 861 (DE) Whole Lotta Woman / Your Cheating Heart
04/1966 SP HMV POP 1520 (UK) . It's Got To Be You / I Have To Get Up In The Morning
11/1966 SP HMV POP 1559 (UK) . Send For That Girl / The Fool
12/1966 SP HMV POP 1559 (SW) Send For That Girl / The Fool
1973 SP COLUMBIA 2C 006-05.255 (F) Shakin' All Over 60 / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
02/1976 SP EMI 2414 (UK) . Shakin' All Over / Yes Sir That's My Baby
08/1977 SP EMI 2667 (UK) . I'll Never Get Over You / Please Don't Touch
1980 SP HMV POP 2005 (UK) . Shakin' All Over / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
10/1983 SP OLD GOLD OG 9366 (UK) . Shakin' All Over / I'll Never Get Over You
2000 EP Brit Heroes BHEP-001 (FIN) (bootleg) Gotta Travel On - Gotta Travel On / You Can Have Her / Bad Case Of Love / The Fool




Albums

1970 LP 12" ODEON 2C062-04422 (F) THE JOHNNY KIDD MEMORIAL ALBUM - Shakin' All Over 60 / I Can Tell / Linda Lu / Let's Talk About Us / Hungry For Love / I'll Never Get Over You / So What / Please Don't Bring Me Down / Send For That Girl / Whole Lotta Woman / Please Don't Touch / Shop Around / I Want That / Doctor Feelgood / Restless / Shakin' All Over '65
1971 LP 12" STARLINE SRS 5100 (UK) SHAKIN' ALL OVER - Shakin' All Over / Always And Ever / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / Jealous Girl / Please Don't Touch / I Want That / Doctor Feelgood / I'll Never Get Over You / I Can Tell / Please Don't Bring Me Down / Restless / So What / Your Cheatin' Heart / Hungry For Love
1971 LP 12" COLUMBIA C062 04731 (F) YOUR CHEATIN' HEART - Your Cheatin' Heart / Longing Lips / Baby You Got What It Takes / Gotta Travel On / Weep No More My Baby / Feelin' / Jealous Girl / It's Got To Be You / The Fool / Don't Make The Same Mistake As I Did / Big Blond Baby / Then I Got Everything / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / Magic Of Love
12/1977 LP 12" EMI C054 06613 M (UK) THE BEST OF JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES - I Want That / So What / Feelin' / Please Don't Touch / Restless / Let's Talk About Us / The Bird And The Bees / It's Got To Be You / Jealous Girl / Shakin' All Over / I'll Never Get Over You / Growl / I Can Tell / Hungry For Love / Linda Lu / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / Your Cheatin' Heart / My Babe / Casting My Spell / Big Blond Baby
1978 2 LP 12" + 1 SP EMI C154 06653/4 (F) JOHNNY KIDD ROCKER  - JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES 1959/1966 :
DISC 1 : Please Don't Touch / Growl / Feelin' / You Got What It Takes / Longin' Lips / Shakin' All Over / Restless / Magic Of Love / Big Blon' Baby / Weep No More, My Baby / Linda Lu / Let's Talk About Us / Please Don't Bring Me Down / So What / I Want That / My Babe
DISC 2 : I Can Tell / I'll Never Get Over You / Then I Got Everything / Hungry For Your Love / Ecstasy / Dr. Feelgood / Jealous Girl / Shop Around / Whole Lotta Woman / Your Cheatin' Heart / Don't Make The Same Mistake As I Did / Shakin' All Over '65 / Gotta Travel On / It's Got To Be You / Send For That Girl / The Fool
BONUS 45 : My Babe / Castin' My Spell
1983 LP 12" SEE FOR MILES CM 120 (UK) RARITIES - I Know / Oh Boy / Where Are You / A Little Bit Of Soap / Steady Date / More Of The Same / I Just Want To Make Love To You / This Golden Ring / Right String But The Wrong Yo Yo / Can't Turn You Loose / Shakin' All Over '65 / I Hate To Get Up In The Morning / Send For That Girl / Hurry On Back To Love / You Got What It Takes / The Fool / Ecstasy / Shop Around / Weep No More My Babe / Whole Lotta Woman
1983 CD SEE FOR MILES CD 120 (UK) RARITIES - I Know / Oh Boy / Where Are You / A Little Bit Of Soap / Steady Date / More Of The Same / I Just Want To Make Love To You / This Golden Ring / Right String But The Wrong Yo Yo / Can't Turn You Loose / Shakin' All Over '65 / I Hate To Get Up In The Morning / Send For That Girl / Hurry On Back To Love / You Got What It Takes / The Fool / Ecstasy / Shop Around / Weep No More My Babe / Whole Lotta Woman
1986 LP 12" EMI ‎EMS 1120 (UK)

The Best Of Johnny Kidd And The Pirates - Shakin' All Over / Longing Lips / Restless / Growl / I Want That / Linda Lu / You've Got What It Takes / Your Cheatin' Heart / I'll Never Get Over You / Hungry For Love / A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues / I Can Tell / Jealous Girl / Shop Around / Please Don't Touch / Always & Ever

1990 LP 12" SEE FOR MILES SEE 287 (UK) The Classic And Rare.... I Want That / So What / Feelin' / Please Don't Touch / Restless / Let's Talk About Us (#1) / The Birds And The Bees / It's Got To Be You / Some Other Guy / Let's Talk About Us (#2) / Shakin' All Over / I'll Never Get Over You / Send Me Some Lovin' / The Fool (#2) / Please Don't Touch (#2) / Hungry For Love / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / Your Cheatin' Heart / My Babe (The PIRATES) / Castin' My Spell (The PIRATES) / Big Blon' Baby / Big Blon' Baby (#2)
1992 2 CD EMI ‎0777 79994 8 2 3 (UK) The Complete Johnny Kidd & The Pirates :
CD 1 : Please Don't Touch / Growl / Yes Sir That's My Baby (version 2) / Steady Date / Feelin' / If You Were The Only Girl In The World / You Got What It Takes / Longin' Lips / Shakin' All Over / Yes Sir, That's My Baby / Restless / Magic Of Love / Linda Lu / Let's Talk About Us / Big Blon' Baby / Weep No More, My Baby / More Of The Same / I Just Want To Make Love To You / Please Don't Bring Me Down (version 2) / So What / Please Don't Bring Me Down / Hurry On Back To Love / I Want That / I Can Tell / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / Some Other Guy / Then I Got Everything / I'll Never Get Over You / Ecstasy / Hungry For Love / Castin' My Spell (The Pirates) / My Babe (The Pirates) / Dr. Feelgood
CD 2 : Always And Ever / Whole Lotta Woman / Your Cheatin' Heart / Let's Talk About Us (version 2) / A Little Bit Of Soap / The Fool (version 2) / Oh Boy / Send Me Some Lovin' / Big Blon' Baby (version 2) / Please Don't Touch (version 2) / Right String But The Wrong Yoyo / Shop Around / I Know / Jelaous Girl / Where Are You / Don't Make The Same MIstake As I Did / The Birds And The Bees / Can't Turn You Loose / Shakin' All Over ('65) / Gotta Travel On / Bad Case Of Love / You Can Have Her / I Hate Getting Up In The Morning (version 2) / This Golden Ring / It's Got To Be You / I Hate Getting Up In The Morning / Send For That Girl / The Fool / Send For That Girl (version 2)
1998 CD Wise Buy ‎WB 885872 (UK) Shakin' All Over - Shakin' All Over / The Birds And The Bees / Gotta Travel On / Yes Sir That's My Baby / Doctor Feel Good / Feelin' / Please Don't Bring Me Down / Hurry On Back To Love / Jealous Girl / Whole Lotta Woman / Your Cheatin' Heart / Shop Around
07/1998 CD Music For Pleasure ‎495 4802 (EUR) 25 Greatest Hits - Shakin' All Over / Please Don't Touch / You've Got What It Takes / Restless / Linda Lu / A Shot Of Rhythm / I"ll Never Get Over You / Hungry For Love / Always And Ever / Oh Boy / The Fool / Send Me Some Lovin' / Let's Talk About Us / Some Other Guy / Whole Lotta Woman / Your Cheatin' Heart / You Can Have Her / I Just Want To Make Love To You / I Can Tell / I Know / If You Were The Only Girl / Feelin' / Yes Sir That's My Baby / The Birds And The Bees / Doctor Feelgood
2000 CD EMI PLUS ‎724357619721 (UK) The Story - Please Don't Touch / Feelin' / If You Were The Only Girl / You Got What It Takes / Shakin' All Over / Yes Sir That's My Baby / Restless / Linda Lu / Please Don't Bring Me Down / Hurry On Back To Love / A Shot Of R 'n' B / I'll Never Get Over You / Hungry For Love / Always & Ever / Doctor Fell Good / Jealous Girl / Whole Lotta Woman / Your Cheatin' Heart / The Birds & The Bees / The Fool
05/2003 CD BGO BGOCD580 (UK) The Johnny Kidd Memorial Album / Your Cheating Heart - The Johnny Kidd Memorial Album : Shakin' All Over 60 / I Can Tell / Linda Lu / Let's Talk About Us / Hungry For Love / I''ll Never Get Over You / So What / Please Don't Bring Me Down / Send For That Girl / Whole Lotta Woman / Please Don't Touch / Shop Around / I Want That / Doctor Feelgood / Restless / Shakin' All Over 65 / Your Cheating Heart : Your Cheating Heart / Longing Lips / Baby You Have Got What It Takes / Gotta Travel On / Weep No More, My Baby / Feelin' / Jealous Girl / It's Got To Be You / The Fool / Don't Make The Same / Mistake As I Did / Big Blon' Baby / Then I Got Everthing / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / Magic Of Love
07/2008 2 CD EMI Gold ‎50999 228142 2 7 (UK) The Best Of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates :
CD 1 : Please Don't Touch / Growl / Steady Date / Feelin' / If You Were The Only Girl In The World And I Were The Only Boy / You Got What It Takes / Longin' Lips / Shakin' All Over / Yes Sir That's My Baby / Restless / Magic Of Love / Linda Lu / Let's Talk About Us / Big Blon' Baby / Weep No More My Baby / More Of The Same / I Just Want To Make Love To You / Please Don't Bring Me Down / So What / Hurry On Back To Love / I Want That / I Can Tell / Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / Some Other Day / Popeye / Spanish Armada / Then I Got Everything / I'll Never Get Over You
CD 2 : Hungry For Love / Ecstasy / Casting My Spell / My Babe / Doctor Feelgood / Always And Ever / Little Bit Of Soap / Oh Boy / Send Me Some Lovin' / Whole Lotta Woman / Your Cheatin' Heart / Right String But The Wrong Yo-Yo / Shop Around / I Know / Jealous Girl / Where Are You / Don't Make The Same Mistake As I Did / Birds And The Bees / Can't Turn You Loose / Gotta Travel On / Shakin' All Over '65 / Bad Case Of Love / You Can Have Her / This Golden Ring / It's Got To Be You / I Hate Getting Up In The Morning / Send For That Girl / The Fool
08/2012 LP 12" RUMBLE RUM2011032 (EUR) Shakin' All Over - The Early Singles 1959-1961 - Please Don't Touch / Growl / Steady Date / Feelin' / If You Were The Only Girl In The World And I Were The Only Boy / You Got What It Takes / Longin' Lips / Yes Sir, That's My Baby / Shakin' All Over / Restless / Magic Of Love / Linda Lu / Let's Talk About Us / Big Blon' Baby / Weep No More My Baby / More Of The Same
2013 LP 12" Not Now Music ‎NOTLP129  (EUR) Shakin' All Over - Featuring the Greatest Hits From The Legendary Rockers on Limited Edition Transparent Vinyl - Shakin' All Over / Please Don't Touch / Growl / I Can Tell / If You Were The Only Girl In The World And I Were The Only Boy / You Got What It Takes / Yes Sir That's My Baby / Magic Of Love / Let's Talk About Us / Restless / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / Linda Lu / Feelin' / Hurry On Back To Love / Longin' Lips / So What / I Want That / Weep No More Baby / Big Blon' Baby / Please Don't Bring Me Down
12/2013 CD Hoo Doo 263465 (EUR) Please Don't Touch! The 1959-1962 Recordings - Please Don't Touch / Shakin' All Over / Growl / Feelin' / Linda Lu / Longin' Lips / Magic Of Love / Let's Talk About Us / You Got What It Takes / Restless / Yes Sir, That's My Baby / I Want That / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / Please, Don't Bring Me Down / Big Blon' Baby / Steady Date / Weep No More, My Baby / More Of The Same / If You Were The Only Girl In The World (And I Were The Only Boy) / Bad Case Of Love / You Can Have Her / I Just Want To Make Love To You / I Can Tell / Hurry On Back To Love / So What

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