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"Shakin' All Over" is a rock and roll song originally performed by Johnny Kidd and the Pirates. It was written by frontman Johnny Kidd and reached #1 in the United Kingdommarker in August 1960. Musicians were: Johnny Kidd (vocals), Alan Caddy (guitar), Brian Gregg (bass), Clem Cattini (drums), Joe Moretti (lead).

The original recording was not a hit outside of Europe. Instead, "Shakin' All Over" gained fame in North America after Chad Allan and the Expressions covered it in 1965, where it was a #1 hit in Canada and a #22 hit in the US.

The Guess Who's version also was a #27 hit in Australia, but another "Shakin' All Over" cover became a national #1 hit in late 1965 for Normie Rowe. Rowe's version of the track (backed by "Que Sera Sera") was one of the biggest-selling Australian singles of the decade.

Johnny Kidd is quoted as saying:
"When I was going round with a bunch of lads and we happened to see a girl who was a real sizzler we used to say that she gave us ‘quivers down the membranes’.
It was a standard saying with us referring to any attractive girl…..I can honestly say that it was this more than anything that inspired me to write ‘Shakin’ All Over’."

Other versions

  • The song was covered by Josephine Siao and Liu Kie in The Lady Killer in 1967. This Cantonese rendition was one of the best hits in the 1960s in Hong Kong.

  • Recorded by The British Invasion All-Stars with original Pirates guitarist Mick Green on lead guitar. Appears on The Yardbirds Family Tree album. Mooreland St Records, 2006

  • AC/DC ensures that the main RIFF of "Back in Black" has been strongly influenced by the song of Johnny Kidd

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References in popular culture

  • The Guess Who version can also be heard in the 2006 Edie Sedgwick biopic Factory Girl.

  • In 1998 Australia Post issued a special edition set of twelve stamps celebrating the early years of Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll, featuring Australian hit songs of the late 50s, the 60s and the early 70s.
    "Each of them said something about us, and told the rest of the world this is what popular culture sounds like, and it has an Australian accent."


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