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Johnny Kidd had no album release during during his band's existence (but almost did), and then one solitary UK compilation in the dozen years following his death.  Yet he and his groups were not entirely forgotten.  In fact after the 1976 tribute events, and after re-formed Pirates blew away most of the live competition that same year, interest in their late leader continued to gain pace.  Johnny Kidd is now rightly recognised as a pioneer of British Rock, a true original.  His standing seems reflected in the increase of rate of LP, then CD releases.  The peak was the "Complete" collection in 1992 which rounded up all known recordings that were available, many mastered for the first time plus a few new stereo remixes into the bargain.  This release allowed other compilations in its wake to recycle the new master recordings and other hitherto unreleased gems, yet there are a few odds and ends waiting to see the light of day - even iTunes gave us all a surprise!  The best of the "Saturday Club" recordings from 1959 to 1961 were finally released - twice! - although later BBC recordings (home tapings by fans) may have been accidentally lost or wiped....

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