Wilde World: Judi Johnson and the Perfections

Kim Wilde’s first records were written and produced by her father and brother, Marty and Ricky. The three of them have had a great influence on the music world, as this regular series ‘Wilde World’ shows.

Judi Johnson was a model, actress, singer and dancer. In 1964, she appeared in non-speaking roles in two movies: ‘Carry on Cleo’ and ‘Carry on Spying’. That same year, she recorded two songs on the HMV record label: ‘My baby’s face’ and ‘Make the most of it’. In 1965, she recorded two more songs for HMV under the name Judi Johnson and the Perfections: ‘How many times’ and ‘A way out’.

‘How many times’ was written by Frere Manston, a pseudonym used at the time by Marty Wilde. The song is a bit of a rarity, because as far as we know, there are no other recordings of this one. It was released on CD in 2001 on the compilation album ‘Dream babes volume 3’.

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