This is a classic! A hit in 1960 and now in 2012 my 7 year old Grandson loves this track! Another guy who we lost much too early but who is still remembered. Is it true that Johnny used to watch the Poole Pirates Speedway team?
With due respect to original uploaders Cronkey and Nanocyar I've added my less than pristine images into the mix. Surely someone out there has a good quality copy of this classic disc which can be added to the database?
Clem Cattina and Alan Caddy went on to form the nucleus of the group, The Tornados, under the direction of Joe Meek, and enjoyed chart topping success with 'Telstar'. They were later joined by Brian Gregg who was brought in as a replacement for Heinz Burt.
Johnny Kidd - Born Frederick Heath in London 1939 (composer).
He first band was Freddie Heath and the Nutters, Renamed; Captain Kidd and the Pirates. Finally 'Johnny' becoming the name that stuck.
Selp penned by Johnny Kidd with one of the most recognised guitar intros by Joe Morretti (session guitarist) this was one of the few original sounding British 'Rock 'n' Roll' tracks, confirmed by the durability and cover versions of the song.
Alan caddy (Guitar), Brian Gregg (Bass), Clem Cattini (Drums)