They started out as Johnny Kid and the Pirates – one of the very few British Rock ‘n’ Roll acts to make the grade as real rockers. Unfortunately, Johnny Kidd was killed in a car accident in 1965.
Shakin’ All Over in 1960 was a classic – as good as any of the US tracks. It had a great guitar sound. I used to play this a lot as a young kid of eleven/twelve.
They went on to become simply the Pirates – still producing great R&B Rock.
The Pirates were great too!