Johnny Kidd and Billy J Kramer Autographs

Authentic Johnny Kidd and Billy J Kramer Autographs. Signed in red ballpoint pen by both. Measuring: 12cm x 7.5cm.

 

 

Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.

 

 

£200.00

Authentic Johnny Kidd and Billy J Kramer Autographs. Signed in red ballpoint pen by both. Measuring: 12cm x 7.5cm.

 

 

Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.

 

 

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Johnny Kidd and Billy J Kramer Autographs

Authentic Johnny Kidd and Billy J Kramer Autographs. Signed in red ballpoint pen by both. Measuring: 12cm x 7.5cm.

 

 

Johnny Kidd Autographs

Frederick Albert Heath (23 December 1935 – 8 October 1966) was an English singer-songwriter best known 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 earn international acclaim, owing mostly to his

Frederick Albert “Freddie” Heath was born in the English town of Willesden in 1935. In 1956, he began playing guitar in a skiffle band. The ensemble, first known as “The Frantic Four” and then as “The Nutters,” largely covered skiffle, pop, and rockabilly. Heath was also proving to be a productive writer, penning the majority of 30 songs in less than three months. Heath’s 31st song would be the group’s breakthrough.

In retrospect, Kidd was both musically and visually significant to the rock music genre. Long before Paul Revere and the Raiders, Alice Cooper, and other such performers dressed up for a concert, Kidd and his contemporaries Screaming Lord Sutch did. Kidd and the Pirates were a band in transition. Kidd was creating music that emphasised electric blues and R&B before bands like The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, and The Animals. Willie Dixon’s “I Just Want To Make Love To You,” Bo Diddley’s “I Can Tell,” Willie Perryman’s “Dr Feel-good,” and Richie Barrett’s “Some Other Guy” were among his records from 1961 to 1964.

 

Billy J Kramer Autographs

Billy J. Kramer (born William Howard Ashton on August 19, 1943) is an English pop singer. During the 1960s, Kramer was managed by Brian Epstein and had hits with several Lennon-McCartney compositions never recorded by the Beatles. Including the UK number one “Bad to Me” (1963). Kramer and the Dakotas had another UK chart-topper with “Little Children” in 1964. And they were successful in the United States as part of the British Invasion. Kramer has continued to record and perform since the end of the beat boom. Do You Want to Know a Secret, his autobiography, released in 2016.

Kramer attended St George of England Secondary School in Bootle as the youngest of seven siblings. He subsequently began an engineering apprenticeship with British Railways. While also playing rhythm guitar in a band he created before transitioning to become a vocalist. The stage name Kramer, chosen at random from a phone book. John Lennon suggested that the “J” be added to the name to distinguish him further by giving him a “tougher edge.” Kramer quickly caught the attention of Brian Epstein. who is always on the lookout for new talent to add to his growing roster of local artists.