Helen Shapiro, Eden Kane, The Vernon Girls – ABC Cinema Hastings 28th November 1962

cuttings supplied by Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection. photo Nationaal Archief in Netherlands 1963

Joe Knight…..Do you remember when she first came on tv just a school girl !! the voice seemed to be someone else’s

Andre Palfrey-Martin….Not bad for a 13 year old – great start to the 60s music scene.

Jim Breeds….Eden Kane, Peter Sarstedt’s brother.

Richard J.Porter….Saw Peter Sarstedt at White Rock. I think Eden Kane lived in Peasmarsh

Sarah Harvey…..Helen Shapiro – Walking Back To Happiness…. whooopa oh yeah oh yeah! Am I showing my age?

Andy Qunta.. Several well-known names. I would love to go back in time and see these shows! Anyone have a time machine I could borrow? 😉

Barry French… In 1962 when I nine years old living in Brentwood Essex, my Mum was a volunteer helping with the local youth clubs in the area. Each year they had a big bash at the Keys Hall (A big venue on the outskirts of Bentwood). Top of the Bill in 1962 was Eden Kane. Well, that night my Mum & big Sister were in the Keys Hall Kitchen in charge of hot dogs & soft drinks, while I sat in the corner by the draining board totally bored out of my mind. Eventually news that Eden Kane hadn’t turned up filtered through to the kitchen.
As the night wore on I remember lots of foot stomping from the crowd & cry’s of “We want Eden we want Eden”. As I sat in my corner, I heard a tapping on the kitchen back door . Above the mayhem I told my Mum “Some ones knocking on the door” When she opened it, there standing, was a scruffy unshaven Eden Kane. With a very cultured accent he apologised for being late & asked if he could have a wash & brush up. My mum being star struck, eventually answered “Of course Mr Kane”.
He then took a bag off his shoulder, stood by the sink, next to where I was sitting & proceeded to take off his shirt, run hot water & then have a shave. While doing this he was talking to me the whole time asking “what music I liked, what do you want to do when you grow up etc.” When he was all shaved up he got a clean shirt out of his bag, tapped me on the head, kissed my mum & sister on the hand & thanked them for use of the facilities (made them both go giggly) left the kitchen & walked the length of the hall with the crowd cheering & screaming. He then joined his band on stage & had a brilliant night. In between his shaving I asked for his autograph, which he scribbled on a scrap of paper. I shall now have to go up into the loft to see if I can find it !!!.

Andy Qunta…  Brilliant story! Love it!

Nick Prince… Not forgetting Robin Sarstedt Jim.

Monterey Pop & The Cream films – ABC Cinema 10th March 1971

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part press cutting supplied by Nigel Ford

Andy Qunta… Never mind Monterey Pop & Cream, what about Percy!

Colin Norton… Yes, I agree with Andy! What about Percy? Great fun, Kinks soundtrack!

Natasha Kaschevsky… Was just watching Monterey last Sunday!

Phil Gill… A 15 year old Roger Carey and a 14 year old me were there at the 7:30 showing, eyes wide open and completely mesmerised. We knew even then what we wanted to do in life.

 

Cliff Richard & The Shadows – ABC Cinema Hastings – 27th March 1963

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 supplied by….Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection

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supplied by Tony Davis – gig list including Hastings inside the cd.

Phil Gill….I was there, aged 6. It was the most awesome thing I’d ever seen. Better even than when my dad’s shotgun exploded and knocked him flat on his back, which was the most awesome thing I’d seen up to then. Eight weeks short of my seventh birthday then. Used to have my copy of the programme, not sure if I do now though.

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Zabriskie Point Film – December 1970 ABC Cinema

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Interesting soundtrack of Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead etc. Anyone remember seeing this film?

Martin Richter… she was a lovely girl – but left crumbs in the bed 🙁

Lucy Pappas… I watched most of it but missed the end cos the last bus to Fairlight left at 10.30 and films usually finished at 10.40….

Eric Cawthraw… Yep, went with a bunch of mates to see this. I’ve never seen it again, so my memory of it has faded, but I have a visual recollection of seeing a kitchen blown up with all the food and utensils floating around in slow motion. It was definitely Pink Floyd playing in this sequence. I think it was either Astronomy Domine or Careful With that Axe Eugene.  Who’s this bloke Crumbs by the way?