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.

60’s Acts at Congress Theatre – Eastbourne – Winter 2014 & Manfred Mann chat.

04/11/2014 Marty Wilde’s Rock N Roll Party – Marty Wilde, Eden Kane and John Leyton with The Wildcats
18/11/2014 Sixties Gold – Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes, Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.
02/12/2014. 5.4.3.2.1. It’s The Manfreds – In Concert featuring Paul Jones & Mike d’Abo

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Mick O’Dowd… Just like taking a trip in the Tardis!

Dave Natress…If anyone wants to see a 101% top quality show, go see “The Manfreds”. Its a shame a few of this original Manfreds show line-up have retired from the show tour – but then, none of us are getting any younger but…..it’s a truly fabulous show. Top musicianship all round and top vocals from the true Peter Pan of Pop – Paul Jones – forget the other claimants to this title!! Paul, as some of you will surely know, is also a world class harmonica player.

Alan Esdaile… Saw the show at The White Rock Pavilion a couple of years ago and it was excellent. Had Alan Price and Maggie Bell also on the bill. Paul Jones still looks like he did in the sixties and doesn’t age.

Rontenn…I was a teenager for most of the 1960′s. I loved the music that came out in that decade whether it was from the U.K. or the U.S.A. Glad to see that there are lots of artistes from those magical years still around & still performing. Sadly many have “left the building” including two in the last couple of days Alvin Stardust & Jack Bruce. My personal top favourite of all the solo singers still around is P.J.Proby. The Beatles intoduced him to us all back in 1964. On November 6th P.J. will be 76. He’s still an amazing performer & if you get the chance to see him perform please take it. He’s up there in the same category & class as Elvis.

Rontenn…Manfred Mann were an absolute top group. I see Manfred himself has a new CD out called “Lone Arranger”. When did he leave his own group & why?

Steve Kinch… if you’re referring to the original Manfred Mann group, they split in the late 60s. If you mean MM’s Earth Band – They are still going strong. The Lone Arranger is a Manfred solo album with contributions by numerous artists and musicians, including Kris Kristofferson and members of the Earth Band.

Alan Esdaile… I think they wanted to know why Manfred Mann split in the first place. I think it was down to musical differences and he was not happy playing pop songs but maybe wrong?

Steve Kinch… Alan, that’s about right! Soon after Manfred mann (the pop group) folded Manfred formed MM’s Chapter Three, which was probably as far away from “pop” as it’s possible to get: A kind of jazz/rock outfit relying heavily on band members ability to improvise.