The Redcoats – Ore Social Club 1962

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Supplied by Hastings Groups from 1958 to the present

with Marjorie ?, Tony Jefferies, Colin Tapp, Barry Goodall and Peter Bailey

Martin Waghorne… Barry Goodall enjoying retirement now. I hear he’s still playing a bit with his brother Keith Goodall around the old town. I worked with Barry.

Len Smith… Was it Brian on drums with Redcoats or Tony Jefferies?

Lloyd Johnson… Colin ‘Sid’ Tapp lived in my road…I made a guitar when I was a kid, tried to copy the Everly Brothers guitars, it was black with white binding.When it was built I painted it black and then varnished it…the vanished reacted with the paint and it ended up crackle finish…I sold it to Colin later .He told me it was his first guitar when we met up a year of so back….Barry Goodall and Pete Bailey and his twin brother were in my class at Priory road….

Pete Millington… I seem to remember Pete Bailey’s brother was the drummer of the Redcoats at some time around 1961/2 So long ago so I may be wrong

Lloyd Johnson… His name was Derek Bailey…I’ve been racking my brain trying to remember his name …Tex Bailey their dad taught a lot of kids how to play the guitar…nice man!

Harry Randall… I’m wondering if that’s the Pete Bailey I knew in the sixties he is still around and a mate of John Petrie

 

The Humperdinks – 1966 and reunion 2012

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supplied by  Hastings Groups from 1958 to the present.

Baz Cooper, Ray Brown,Mike Bradley, Colin Tapp and John Kingdon.

Colin Tapp… Thanks Alan I like this photo must be about 50 years ago , great memories.

Andy Knight….Played with John in Freeway in 1970, great singer but he had put the gun away by then. ps were the clothes from FAB boutique?

Andre Martin…..Could well have been provided by Brian Fisher !!

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supplied by Colin Tapp                                          supplied by John Kingdon 

The Humperdinks reunion gig at The Hazlitt Theatre 2012 — with Baz Cooper, Colin Tapp, John Kingdon, Mick Bradley , Mike Nixon & Colin Norton.

Andre Martin….Well known in Hastings and around during the early 1960s – credit please that we did produce some good bands in those days.

Leigh Wieland-Boys….Amazing! Johnny Kingdom’s band played at my brother’s wedding in 1974! I remember him well! Hello John!

 

 

The Humperdinks – transport – red tender fire engine. 1966

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supplied by Hastings groups from 1958 to the present

Colin Norton……I remember when this photograph was taken. Colin Tapp was missing. He always seems to be missing 🙂
Front right is Alan Cosham. The others are Colin Norton, Mick Nixon, John Kingdon, Mick Bradley and Baz Cooper. We had roadie by the name of Mick Green who was the driver. It can’t have been easy to drive! It was from 1944 and had a ton of room for gear in the back. This photo was taken on Eastbourne seafront around May or June 1966. Colin Tapp was definitely a member of the group at that time.

John Kingdon….My one and only time I drove this little monster was late at night on the way home to Eastbourne from a gig somewhere up north, I was very tired and perhaps asleep when I changed the shape of a lamppost, there was no damage to the “1943” fire tender and the rest of the little babies carried on sleeping. Crazy night.

Alan Esdaile….Thanks for info Colin & John. Any other groups compete with this and memories of vans/transport to gigs. I always think back to transits, smokey vans, certain roads you avoided due to hills. I remember Paul Casson’s van held together by posters, one of the doors tied to the seat to stop it flying open and to start it a screwdriver in the ignition.

Terry Pack….The Enid bought a Fordson ambulance, like the one in ‘Ice Cold in Alex’ in 1976. All the same observations applied to it re hills, etc.