Who remembers seeing this at the ABC?
Ad Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection, photo of Edgar Broughton by Clive Richardson
Joe Knight….what happened to steve maxted ? use to go to catford DESMOND DEKOR!!! lots of great bands
Andre Martin….Joe – Steve Maxted still going strong well into the late 1970s. – Above is an advert from 1974. I have some later images waiting to be uploaded and indexed.
John Storer… Apropos of not much, my late Mum absolutely loved Edgar Broughton’s “Apache Dropout”. Remember seeing Barclay James Harvest and thought Hudson/Ford were actually much better than I was expecting
Mick Mepham….Hurrrraahhhhh! I hadn’t got this flier – have now yippeeeee!
Jim Breeds….Lindisfarne, BJH, Hudson/Ford. Wow, I missed some stuff I should have seen
Jenny Tyler… I loved Steve Maxted.
Phil Gill… I was there for the New Year gig. The bouncers stopped the Stallion set at 11:45 and threw everyone out. They were really shitty about it too. Presumably they wanted to go drinking…
Mick Mepham… I remember introducing Hudson/Ford and making a total twat of myself doing so ….. blusho ……
Yvonne Cleland…. You were nowt but a lad, MM 🙂
Mick Knights… Edgar Broughton.. The question has always been, should he have allowed the demons in in the first place!!
Alan Esdaile… Not much hope for the Apaches as well, Mick.
photo by Pete Prescott
Peter James Shaw…Looks like a Jim Jims rehearsal….! My sparse rehearsal kit!
Terry Pack….Upstairs at Ray’s?
Pete Prescott…. I took this. Andy played on two songs of written. He played great. This was at Andy Qunta’ s house.
Martyn Baker… Monsieur A. Cunningham. Pretty much the best singer/guitarist I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
Janine Anne Scott… Happy Days xx. We used to strum along at Duncan Dray’s house xx
Karen Sweatman….This is The Suspects, who were a local band during the sixties and think the seventies. My Dad, Peter Blackman is the one second in from the right. Does anybody remember them? Would love to hear memories.
all photos supplied by Karen Sweatman
Dave Easton, Peter Shaw, John Unwin, Peter Blackman, Mick Ingram
Andy Qunta….Saw them many times – great band!
Peter Millington….Played Bass for them in 1972/3. Dave was the best front man around and what a voice!!!
Robert Searle….Also played bass with them1970/71 .With Dave Easton,Graham Putland,Trevor Spears and Stuart Moir,and later with Les Harding. First gig,Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall.Lovely times.
Alan Esdaile….Likewise, I saw them play many times. Great days.
Dave Easton….Great times and good friends
Andre Martin….Following on from the series of Photos of Suspects – I have found this in the Observer February 1966
Stuart Tanner….This is uncanny Peter Shaw, you have not changed at all !!!
Stuart Moir… OMG Beano Easton no less, didn’t you lot look smart he he … The Original Suspects who I joined when Pete’ decided to have a break.
Peter Shaw… John Unwin people, not Rod Sargent !!
originally thought it was Rod Sargent but have updated thanks to Pete Shaw.
Colin Fox… Wasn’t Graham Putland playing with the Suspects at some point?
Peter Shaw… Graham was in “The Lurking Gromwells” but yes Colin, Graham rolled his Ford Thames van (with us in it!) whilst in the Suspects taking out a farmers new fence! Doh!
Andre Martin… Thanks for that info Pete, somebody asked me about the Lurking Gromwells a few weeks back in conjunction I think with the Pier – now you have provided the answer.
Jane Hartley… Suspects van parked down the bottom of my road yesterday!
Robert Searle… Was Suspects when I was a member
Chris Baker… I remember Graham letting me try his Gibson Les Paul at the Round Table. Felt like it hardly had frets at all!
Mick O’Dowd… Deep Purple (Hastings) played with The Suspects and Prohibition at the Polegrove Bexhill for an event called “Rodeo 67” think it might have been 1967.
poster and ads supplied by Pete Fairless – Bands On Hastings Pier Facebook page. Kieran White photo taken on the pier by Clive Richardson
Pete Fairless… Not sure if this was their first visit, certainly, the first time I saw them… a mere 50p, what a bargain!
Alan Esdaile… Did they play the pier 3 times Pete or more?
Pete Fairless… Yes, 17th April and 17th July 1976, 18th March 1978, on my list. They didn’t play in 1977 , the year they had a big hit with ‘Do Anything You Wanna Do’ and toured the US. Also, it was the year when the pier hosted The Stranglers, The Clash, The Jam, The Damned, The Adverts… Perhaps, they might have been seen as too ‘popular’?
Nigel Ford… Was at both ’76 gigs to see Barry cart-wheeling across the stage in between singing and bought their TEENAGE DEPRESSION album after the first gig which I’ve played tracks from on Hastings Rock: “Get across to you” & “Double checkin’ woman” from memory? though I think the deck slipped and I had to cut one short…. Dammit! Great to see them again last September too at the BIG GREEN CARDIGAN event.
Pete Fairless… Ah, yes, and Judas Priest on the 23rd. That was a good gig, too!
Virginia Davis… Those were the days. 50p a ticket and no added booking fees!!