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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th February 1917 Born today: Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)
18th February 1901 Born today: Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)
18th February 1775 Born today: Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
Pirate Johnny Kidd lived here
This is where pirate rocker Johnny Kidd grew up.
Location: 67 Leopold Road, Willesden
Description: Johnny Kidd (23 December 1935 7 October 1966) was the singer and songwriter with rock 'n roll band Johnny Kidd and the Pirates. They were one of the few pre-Beatles British rockers to gain worldwide success.
Johnny Kidd was born as Frederick Albert Heath here in 1935.
Their biggest hit was British Number 1 Shakin' All Over in 1960.
Kidd died at age 30 in 1966, in a motor car accident on the A58 in Lancashire. He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium, London.