Johnny Kidd

Rock & Roll 

Years active 1956–1966; Johnny Kid & The Pirates was formed c. 1959

Website: Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

always klick on pics

Johnny Kidd; London, England

Born Dec. 23, 1935 ; Died Oct. 7, 1966 (aged 30), Bolton, Lancashire, England

United Kingdom

Discography & info Johnny Kidd


Frederick Albert Heath, known professionally as Johnny Kidd 

(23 December 1935 – 7 October 1966), was an English singer–songwriter, best remembered as the lead vocalist for the rock and roll band Johnny Kidd & the Pirates. He was one of the few pre-Beatles British rockers to achieve worldwide fame, mainly for his 1960 hit, "Shakin' All Over".


Frederick Albert "Freddie" Heath was born in 1935 in WillesdenNorth London. He began playing guitar in a skiffle group in about 1956. The group, known as "The Frantic Four" and later as "The Nutters", covered primarily skiffle, pop and rockabilly. Simultaneously Heath was proving to be a prolific writer; penning most of 30 songs in over three months. Heath's 31st song would prove to be the group's break. … 

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Original release HMV POP 753 (UK) 06/1960 ; This release, re-issue on EMI 2414 [02/1976]

Shakin' all over   b/w   Yes sir, that's my baby

Shakin' all over - 1960

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