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The legendary Johnny Kidd

Bits 'n' Odds

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Arrrggh!  On this page be ye bits of no fixed abode, me hearties!

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Or, the depository of unimaginable depth, A. K. A. the "I-don't-know-where-else-to-put-'em" page!  Of course the Kidd heads the pack, with the original Johnny Kidd Appreciation Society newsletters, by Alan Wheeler, all in one handy PDF file.  Grateful thanks of Ken Hollyoak.

The modern-day Pirates (who run their own site) are represented in the shape of the newsletters put together by Bernard Futter.  However I think you'll agree that they are an interesting read and contain some of the previously little-known footnotes in the Johnny Kidd story.  So there.

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JOHNNY KIDD

10 Johnny Kidd & the Pirates mp3 sample tracks An embedded flash audio file player with 5 minutes of Kidd tracks - if you've not heard this group before, give it a spin!
"Record Collector" 30th anniversary article All original newsletters as sent out by Alan Wheeler between 1978 and 1980.  Thanks to IAN BURNS who dug this out of his collection.
Johnny Kidd Appreciation Society Newsletters (pdf, 5.28mb) All original newsletters as sent out by Alan Wheeler between 1978 and 1980.  Thanks to KEN HOLLYOAK who kindly supplied these.
Jukebox Heroes: Johnny Kidd - overview of the tribute programme from 2000

Johnny Kidd article; The History Of Rock, 22 ("The Sound Of Fury") 1982/4 (pdf, 1.69mb) Two-page potted retrospective by Michael Heatley for the Orbis week-by-week encyclopaedia series.

Johnny Kidd wallpaper

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How's this for something a little different, for anyone who'd like Johnny Kidd on their Desktop.  In good old monochrome (less the red lettering of course!) - available to download in the following sizes (right-click and select "save as...") -
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The PIRATES

The Pirates, Newsletter 1 - June 2000 (pdf, 243kb) First scheduled newsletter from the current Pirates, originally on the Pirates site.  Thanks to BERNARD FUTTER
The Pirates, Newsletter 2 - September 2000 (pdf 195kb) Second scheduled Pirates newsletter.  Thanks to BERNARD FUTTER
The Pirates, Newsletter 3 - Spring 2001 (pdf 199kb) Third helping.  They all took a time to put together.  Thanks to BERNARD FUTTER
The Pirates, Newsletter 4 - Winter 2001/Spring 2002 (pdf, 180kb) Number four.  Interesting stuff.  Thanks to BERNARD FUTTER
The Pirates, Newsletter 5 - Summer 2002 (pdf 87kb) The fifth edition.  Thanks to BERNARD FUTTER
The Pirates, Newsletter 6 - Summer 2003 (pdf 76kb) The sixth and last newsletter.  Fascinating titbit on a little-known Kidd guitarist.  Thanks to BERNARD FUTTER
The Pirates Homepage - Pic This pic was the frontpage of the Pirates Website after they took it over themselves and it was still under construction.

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VIDEOS
"Honey Hush" - (4.5mb) - The Pirates The Pirates on Top Of The Pops 2 in 1993
"Shakin' All Over" - Vince Taylor Colour-ish film of that well-known American from Hounslow - 1960, show unknown.  Joe Moretti already left by now.  (Link to YouTube - LINK FIXED!)
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