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 the red Gibson and very few with the white Tele. I'm sure I've read somewhere that the Gibson was nicked after the A shot Of Rhythm And blues 45s release, but I can't remember where??? I'll have a look in the Johnny Kidd book as soon as I get it back and let you know if anything interesting turns up. Anyone out there who knows about this, remember something or maybe have some pics of Johnny and the boys showing their instruments/gear.
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
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
Not sure Mick would have been bothered - bearing in mind his famous 'pieces of wood' quote. I remember how happy he was to get a freebie off Peavey when they gave him the blue cropper a few years ago ... more