Unreleased recordings


1957 "Blood Red Beauty"
"Shake Rattle & Roll"
Wilkinsons radio shop, recorded by members of the Five Nutters.  Still exists
1958 titles unknown Regent Sound Studios.  Freddie Heath on guitar and vocals
1958 "Wow Wow Beat" Radio Music Studios, Berwick Street.  Freddie Heath Combo
1959 "If You Were The Only girl In he World" Abbey Road studios, London.  Johnny Kidd and the Pirates version of this tune. 
1961 "Magic Of Love" Abbey Road studios, London.  In Buddy Holly-style.
1963 "Spanish Armada" - instrumental
"Popeye" - instrumental
Abbey Road.  Possibly sound balance tracks, Pirates (GSF) only
1963? "Always And Ever" Berwick Street (Radio Music Studios?)
1963? "The Fool"
"Some Other Guy"
privately cut
1964? "You Gotta Be Around" Demo for Pete Newman (from the Fred Heath Band) - Johnny on backing vocals
1964-1966 "A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues"; "Baby Blue"; "Castin' My Spell"; "Ecstasy"; "My Babe"; Tricky Dicky"; "Honey Hush"; "She's The One You Love"; plus two instrumentals "Goofin' Around" and "Watermelon Man". Abbey Road studios, London?
1966 Updated recordings of old hits Radio Music Studios, Berwick Street.  Session musicians including Raye Du Val.
1966 Various rehearsals, possibly "Send For That Girl" and "Please Don't Touch" (Indian style with sitar), others EMI House, Manchester Square, W1.  Various musicians, but especially with the final line-up.
1966 Recently-discovered BBC radio "Saturday Club" Features John Morshead

Other recording sessions may have taken place at Abbey Road between 1959 - 1966, and there were many rehearsals that took place in EMI House, Manchester Square, some of which may have been recorded.  Dates and other details of all these remain unknown.

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