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John's Children were a 1960s pop art/mod rock band from Leatherhead, England that briefly featured future T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan. John's Children were known for their outrageous live performances and were booted off a tour with The Who in Germany in 1967 when they upstaged the headliners. Their 1967 single "Desdemona", a Bolan composition, was banned by the BBC because of the controversial lyric, "Lift up your skirt and fly". Their US record label delayed the release their album, Orgasm for four years from its recording date due to objections from Daughters of the American Revolution.
John's Children were active for less than two years and were not very successful commercially, having released only six singles and one album. But they had a big influence on punk rock and are seen by some as the precursors of glam rock. In retrospect the band has been praised for the impact they had, and their singles have become amongst the most sought-after British 1960s rock collectables.
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8976X John's Children - Smashed! Blocked! / Strange Affair album art John's Children Smashed! Blocked! / Strange Affair (Single) White Whale 8976X Canada 1966 Sell This Version
DB 8030 John's Children - The Love I Thought I'd Found album art John's Children The Love I Thought I'd Found (Single) Columbia DB 8030 UK 1966 Sell This Version
59 069 John's Children - Smashed Blocked album art John's Children Smashed Blocked(7", Single) Polydor 59 069 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
DB 8124 John's Children - Just What You Want - Just What You Get album art John's Children Just What You Want - Just What You Get Columbia DB 8124 UK 1967 Sell This Version
604005 John's Children - Midsummer Night's Scene album art John's Children Midsummer Night's Scene (Single) Track Record 604005 UK 1967 Sell This Version
NHH 244 John's Children - Go Go Girl album art John's Children Go Go Girl (Single) Track Record NHH 244 Greece 1967 Sell This Version
59 116 John's Children - Come And Play With Me In The Garden album art John's Children Come And Play With Me In The Garden (Single) Polydor 59 116 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
DP-1560 John's Children - Desdemona album art John's Children Desdemona (Single) Track Record DP-1560 Japan 1967 Sell This Version
51 087 John's Children - Desdemona album art John's Children Desdemona(7", EP) Polydor 51 087 Spain 1967 Sell This Version
none John's Children - Desdemona album art John's Children Desdemona(Acetate, 10", S/Sided, Mono) Trutone none South Africa 1968 Sell This Version
ZAR MLP 9001 John's Children - Playing With Themselves album art John's Children Playing With Themselves(12") Zinc Alloy Records ZAR MLP 9001 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
ZAR MLP 9002 John's Children - Playing With Themselves (Volume II) album art John's Children Playing With Themselves (Volume II)(12") Zinc Alloy Records ZAR MLP 9002 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
none John's Children - Playing With Themselves album art John's Children Playing With Themselves(2x12", Ltd, Num + Box) Zinc Alloy Records none Germany 1991 Sell This Version
LARD 20 07 99 John's Children - John's Children album art John's Children John's Children(CD, EP) Trash Record LARD 20 07 99 UK 1999 Sell This Version
none John's Children - Live In London: Official Bootleg album art John's Children Live In London: Official Bootleg(CDr, EP) Not On Label none UK 2001 Sell This Version
HYPEYE003 John's Children - Cornflake Zoo / Smashed! Blocked! album art The Legendary John's Children* / The Hypnotic Eye The Legendary John's Children* / The Hypnotic Eye - Cornflake Zoo / Smashed! Blocked!(7", Single, Ltd) Downtown Sound Record Store & More HYPEYE003 Austria 2013 Sell This Version
AJX357S John's Children - The Smashed! Blocked EP album art John's Children The Smashed! Blocked EP (EP) Acid Jazz AJX357S UK 2014 Sell This Version
MR 7308 John's Children - Desdemona album art John's Children Desdemona (EP) Munster Records MR 7308 Spain 2018 Sell This Version
DLR 111 John's Children - It's Child's Play album art John's Children It's Child's Play(7", EP) Zönophone DLR 111 UK Unknown Sell This Version