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Early Pirates Photossmashley, Sun Apr 24 10:08
Apart from Frank Rouledge and Brian Gregg's photos in Keith Hunt's book, does anyone have or know of any pictures of the Caddy/Gregg/Cattini Pirates with Johnny ? Seems very hard to find good quality pics. I've checked dozens if not a couple hundred music papers, magazines etc. and found only pics of JK. Anyone have... more

  • Robby Hood Mike West Tell Me Whenashley wood, Wed Mar 16 14:38
    Hi everyone. I have searched high and low but have never found a copy of Robby Hood's (Mike West) single release of Tell Me When which was composed by JK. I am beginning to doubt the record was ever released. Does anyone have any firm information on this ? I know it's been mentioned many times but has anyone ever... more

    Johnny Irving, JK's roadieRoger Morse, Wed Mar 16 00:05
    Can anyone help in getting in touch with Johnny Irving's family. Johnny it seems was Johnny Kidd and The Pirates roadie way back then. I believe Johnny died a couple of years ago (or does anyone know different ?) Any help no matter how small, area he lived etc, would be appreciated.

    replyCyril Blake, Sun Feb 21 14:50
    Your wait for more JK BBC recordings will soon be over. It's been a while. 13 years to be precise. We put out the 'At The BBC' CD back in 2003, just for fans of the Pirates but unfortunately the German bootlegger Sedranka got hold of our CD and put it out as a double along with known studio recordings. there's no... more

  • radio recordingspaul robinson, Sat Jan 30 14:23
    Hello Everyone Does anybody have any radio recordings of johnny and the pirates to either lend or sell, especially from after 1962.i have the radio recordings on the Blakey label that came out a few years ago cheers paul

  • 23 April 1966 gigNick Warburton, Wed Dec 23 07:49
    I was looking through the Leicester Mercury and found a gig for 23 April 1966. Not sure who was backing Johnny Kidd for this one. Shortly after, he played a few gigs with Jeff Curtis & The Flames featuring Ray Soper.

    Found it thanksLouie, Wed Nov 25 14:03
    Hi Ian Found it thanks , fantastic to look at even if a little short .hope theres more about somewhere Regards Louie

  • Johnny Kidd on BBC1Roger Morse, Tue Nov 24 23:43
    How many of you have just seen Johnny Kidd on BBC1 tv ? The new Wilco Johnson film shown Tuesday evening has the black and white film that Ashley found plus a bit more. Great to see.

  • Vive Le Pirates........Ian Burns, Mon Nov 16 22:09
    "Vive Le Rock",probably the only magazine in the world that will feature articles on the likes of Eddie Cochran,The Cramps and Motorhead side by side,has just gone up another notch in my estimation with it's current issue.Inside is a six page appreciation,and a new interview with Johnny Spence,of The Pirates.Although... more

  • Verse for Johnny and the PiratesDachlan Cartwright, Sun Oct 25 10:14
    I'm a big fan, and was privileged to hear Please Don't Touch/Growl when first broadcast on Saturday Club. My thing is writing verse (I have a collection available on Amazon, Ours is a God Given Peace: Verse from the Mersey Beat Era.). Anyway, here's one for Davy Jones' Rocker and his Crew. Btw, could you post if... more

    Casti my spell pirate partyLouie, Sun Oct 11 09:33
    Anyone going to The Castin my spell Halloween pirate party at The Nambucca , London on the 31st of this month ?

    Shakin' but which version ?Roger Morse, Fri Sep 18 20:30
    Anyone watch BBC "Only Connect" quiz show last Monday 14th Sept. I just watched it on BBC i player. When they get to the music questions you hear JK singing Shakin' All Over but what is this version ?. Certainly not the original and doesn't sound like Shakin' 65 as that had keyboards. Anyone with any idea's ?

  • The Peoples History Of PopRoger Morse, Tue Sep 15 10:02
    Just to add to the previous post. They have asked if I know anyone that has any interesting memorabilia from the past, ticket stubs, programmes etc. I suppose even if you played on the same bill as JK ? etc. Contact me through my website and I will put you in touch.

    the peoples history of rockpaul robinson, Mon Sep 14 16:18
    Apparently bbc 4 are to commission a new series for 2016 called the peoples history of rock.they are looking for memorabilia , audio and visual clips of rock artists from the 1950s to the present time, wouldn,t this be an ideal time for someone to have a nudge in the right direction and get permission for the only... more

  • The Leather BoysLouie, Fri Jul 31 13:13
    Hi all, Just bought "The Leather Boys " CD, from Amazon. A 30 track CD with Johnny Kidd, Joe Brown and Vince Taylor. A fantastic CD 10 tracks from each of them, a must for every JK collection. Louie

  • Guy Robinson.Violet, Sun Jul 26 19:56
    I knew Johnnys manager back in he still up and running? I remember Johnny so well and the gigs he did back then were so good.

    song rights for filmAJ, Thu Jul 23 21:57
    Hi can someone please contact me about acquiring rights to use the song in a short film? Or point me in the right direction?

    Half MoonDavid , Wed Jul 15 15:24
    Well .............. for those unable to make it - it was a really good gig. Sons of Pirates got everyone in the mood with a pounding set (great front-man keeping things moving along in between puffs on his vape :-) ) Johnny and the guys came on pretty soon after and ripped through over an hour of stuff from their 2... more

    Freddie heath demos/Johnny Kidd ep Harry B, Tue Jun 16 16:21
    I see this is still available from Amazon and Moochin About records. Has anybody got any views on the demo side?

  • Pre orderLouie, Thu Apr 30 00:11
    Thanks Roger, just pre ordered EP from. Amazon. Regards Louie.