Mick Green:

The amazing guitarist of Johnny Kidd & the Pirates: the role model and idol of Wilko Johnson of Dr. Feelgood. Not being too knowledgeable about this gentleman I take the liberty of quoting snippets of the "Live Daily" artist profile by Bruce Eder (link below). Thanks to Peter Rutherford for the idea!

"Mick Green is one of the most self-effacing guitar legends in rock 'n roll. Since the early 1960's as a member of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, his guitar style, mixing lead and rhythm parts in one, has been an inspiration to three generations of musicians, including the Who's Pete Townshend and Dr. Feelgood's Wilko Johnson.

It was a song called "I'll Never Get Over You," which rose to No. 4, that established Mick Green, his searing lead guitar being one of the most aggressive sounds heard on record in England during this period. Though it would take a few years for anyone to find it out, the song became practically an anthem for a generation of garage rock and punk enthusiasts.

As a member of the Pirates, Mick Green became one of a tiny handful of young guitar heroes of the pre-Beatles era in English rock 'n roll. Generating a loud, slashing sound from his Fender Telecaster Deluxe, that combined the lead and rhythm guitar parts in one, Green's playing ran completely counter to the more open two-guitar sound that dominated English rock 'n roll."

Photo from 1976 of Mick Green & Lee Brilleaux (Dr. Feelgood) © N.M.E.
For full info, hit the links below! Rock on!

"Live Daily" artist profile of Mick Green
www.the-pirates.co.uk: Jason Farley's site
Johnny Kidd & the Pirates: splendid tribute pages