A Band Of Angels – Hastings Collage 30th October 1964 by Andre Martin

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Andre Martin… As its Halloween at the moment, if we think back – this is about the college, here is something that I know will be of interest to many, On Friday evening 30th October 1964, in the old Gymnasium at the College in Archery Road, we held our Halloween Dance – Top of the Bill, A Band of Angels, featuring Mike d’Abo and the supporting band whose name slips my memory for the moment, bass guitar one Noel d’Abo [ student and well known member of the college]. We do not have any press adverts for this, but I have found the following press cutting from the local Observer, about a visit made by the group to AJs show in Queens Road. I am sorry the photo is very dark, but Mike can just be seen in the back row.

Congratulations to Clive Garrard on 35 years of Hospital Radio – June 1982 – June 2017

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Clive Garrard… 35 Years of Hospital radio (June 1982 – June 2017).Certificate presentation by Alex Lester at The Conquest Hospital, the dark Lord and a jolly good sort. Other photos Hospital radio Tunbridge Wells March 1989 and 1982 Tunbridge Wells, Elizabethan Barn.

Catch Clive on his Radio Caroline Flashback shows on a Saturday between 6.00pm & 8.00pm http://carolineflashback.co.uk/#home.html and his Conquest Hospital Radio shows which is now available over the internet http://www.conquesthospitalradio.co.uk on a Monday night 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Alan Esdaile… Keep up the good work Clive.

Robert Searle… Clive, I like your style,nice to listen to.

Pete Prescott… well done ! Great achievement !

Sarah Harvey… Two handsome chaps I must say

Haze 13th Jan and Sweet 20th Jan – Aquarius 1973

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Robert Searle… Back left is Robert Searle on bass, Les Harding guitar,Colin Rotheroe guitar. Front is Les Pennock vocals Bernie Marchant vocals and Dave Funnel drums. Bob, Les Harding and Colin Rotheroe backing vocals. Got my trusted Fender bass in my right hand. Hated those steps at the back of Aquarius where we bought the gear up but had a great night. We also did the Cobweb before the Aquarius opened. John booked us.

Robert Searle… Saw the Sweet at the Aquarius.Ive heard bad reports of the Sweet but that night , they were brilliant.Their playing was just as good as say Deep Purple ,their vocal harmonies were fantastic.

Alan Esdaile… I was at that Sweet gig and we were packed in like sardines. They were very good.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… I was there too, remember it like it was yesterday!

Robert Searle… A real great thumping backing ,great musicians.Vocals were fantastic with Andy Scotts high vocals were unbelievable, real professionals.

Chris Giles… I saw Sweet at the Aquarius …my friends dragged me along…. I wasn’t keen to see them… I was shocked they were brilliant one of the best acts I’ve seen.

Barry French… I was knocked out by Sweet at the Aquarius, I was expecting a pop band, & if my memory serves me correct I think they opened up with a WHO medley.

 

Tony Blackburn to return to the BBC

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Mark Gilham… He didn’t like us very much. Who can blame him! Haha.

Alan Esdaile… About time. How much stress has this caused him, which can’t ever be replaced.

Chris Giles… Should never been put through that stress …shame he’s not coming back to do Pick of the Pops.

Jim Breeds… He’s taking over Desmond Carrington’s slot on Friday evenings.

Matt Thomas…  I dont normally listen in the evenings either but i have started to listen to a bit of Jo Whiley whilst doing the ironing.

Alan Pepper… That’s good news ! I’m so glad he’s got his job back and look forward to hearing him again. Great guy met him a couple of times and he’s just so funny !