Hi All, Afraid I cant realy add much. As Ive said before I only saw Johnny Kidd and the Pirates live once in 1962 as Shot Of Rhythm and Blues came out. Johnny Spence had a Wallace Bass amp, Red precision bass. Mick had the Gibson Les Paul jnr and I think Fender amp. They used the house pa which was terrible. Thinking back, Mick got a great sound from that Gibson,just listen to recordings like "Ecstacy", lovely sound. Anyone know at what date he changed to the blonde Tele ?. I remember seeing him using the Tele on Ready Steady Go promoting the "My Babe" single. I asked him if he still had that blonde tele at the Ace Cafe Johnny Kidd night and he said no. I guess the Gibson went as well. Instruments wer'nt vintage back then were they, and just went.
Hi Roger. Sorry, I certainly remember that you mentioned the Wallace amp etc some months ago when we discussed this issue. Couldn't be fun to exactly nail down when Mick changed from the Gibson Les... more
Hi Soren, Thanks for the interesting reply.I can't agree though on the Gibson / Tele recordings or when Mick changed over. The reason being, everytime I saw Johnny and the Pirates on tv it was always ... more
Hi Roger, It sure could be interesting to find out when Mick changed from the Gibson to Tele. I agree with you that when you google the internet you'll find mostly pics of Mick with Johnny K. holding ... more
That maybe answers the question then. Mick changed to Tele in 63' and probably did all the recordings after "Shot of Rhythm & Blues" / "I Can Tell" on the Tele ? using the old Gibson as back up... more
Hi Soren, I have the book and will have a look over the weekend time permitting.Dont think it could have got stolen after "Shot Of Rhythm and Blues" as "I'll Never Get Over You", "Allways and Ever"... more
Hi Soren, Had a read through the Johnny Kidd book and spotted a few things. My memory of seeing Johnny Spence in 62'playing through a Wallace amp was correct. Article in the book say's "Johnny Spence ... more
It was a good book but I remember reading that Johnny Spence was disappointed that he wasn't consulted by the author (Keith Hunt).That is really surprising seeing that Johnny was a great pal of... more