Apr 26, 2013

Movie of the Week - Johnny Kidd & The Pirates: Jukebox Heroes

Hugely influential in the UK, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates are perhaps best known for two singles, "Shakin' All Over" (covered by the Who, the Flamin' Groovies, Generation X, and many  others), and "Please Don't Touch" (probably best known Stateside via the joint version by Girlschool and Motorhead). Not only did these guys rock, but they had a somewhat nasty image that Malcolm McLaren later took into consideration when forming all of his ideas for his clothing shop, and finding his own little rock & roll band to run.

Band leader & namesake, Johnny Kidd, died in a car crash in 1966, but the band has lived on in many permutations over the years earning some dough from their brief time in the spotlight.

Hat tip to Anorak Thing

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