Johnny Kidd and the Pirates

60s,  Rock and Roll,  Garage Rock,  rock,  classic rock,  rockabilly,  oldies,  rock n roll,  pop,  british

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Johnny Kidd and the Pirates

Johnny Kidd and the Pirates were a British rock and roll group led by singer/songwriter Johnny Kidd (real name Frederick Heath).

They scored a few hit songs from the late 1950s to the late 1960s, and are remembered for appearing onstage in pirate costumes, complete with eye-patches. Though sometimes dismissed as a novelty act because of this gimmick, critic Bruce Eder describes the band as "underrated. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.