Another of Jonathan King’s pseudonyms, the Piglets followed in the wake of UK hits under his own name (‘Everyone’s Gone To The Moon’, ‘Let It All Hang Out’, ‘Lazy Bones’, ‘Hooked On A Feeling’, and ‘Flirt’), as Sakkarin (‘Sugar Sugar’), and the Weathermen (‘It’s The Same Old Song’). Recorded in November 1971 by King and a variety of session men, the Piglets came up with ‘Johnny Reggae’, which encapsulated the current trend for reggae within a poppy novelty framework perfectly suited to the early 70s. ‘Johnny Reggae’ quickly became King’s fastest selling record to date and reached number 3 on the Bell label in November 1971. The follow-up, ‘This Is Reggae’ appeared in 1972 on King’s UK label which he started in July. It was not a hit and the only other related release was on Bell later in the year - ‘Johnny Reggae’s Don’t Get Your Knickers In A Twist’, at which juncture the Piglets were sent to market whilst King created: Shag, Bubblerock, 53rd and 3rd, One Hundred Ton And A Feather, Sound 9418, Father Apraphart and the Smurfs.
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