Aquarius Discotheque – August Bank Holiday 1974

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Alan Pepper… Great ad ! Would have been there after a few jars at The Crypt / Pumphouse / Cutter ! Along with Tim Wright Cliff Webb (Spider) and the late Roger Farley. Girls dancing around their handbags to the likes of Rock your baby, Rock the boat and some of us Kung fu fighting .
Can’t believe it’s over 40 years ago !!!  Altogether now Whoa ho ho hawww !!! Everybody was Kung Fu fighting !!

Janine Anne Scott… Just love the admission prices.

Mick Knights… And we could stay out till 12.30 on a Saturday night!

Tony Davis… I used to DJ there at Friday Night Club nights. There was a great team of people working there. It was managed by the late John Sutherland. Such a character. Working for him was a real experience. Andy’s right the floor was littered with handbags!

Mungo Jerry – Aquarius 10th February 1973.

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Geoff Peckham… I believe this was the night that my Factory’s Sound City amp was stolen at the end of the evening. I stupidly left it unattended on the pavement whilst loading the van. Anyone seen it?

Phil Gill… I’m sure I saw Tony Qunta using an old Sound City head recently….

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Was there that night too (to see Mungo Jerry, not steal an amp I hasten to add

Phil Gill… Graham How, wasn’t this the gig that you, me and Burke Shelley from Budgie ended up at Rock a Nore in your Reliant Robin?

Geoff Peckham… If so, where did you find the room for my amp, eh?

Phil Gill… We made two trips.

Jim Breeds… I was at the Mungo Jerry gig.

Andre Martin…  And on Friday Night – Sabotage.

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Alan Esdaile… Remember working with Sabotage a few times. They were a great pop harmony band.

Kiki Dee – Aquarius 2nd February 1974

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Jenny Tyler… Kiki Dee was so good. Brilliant singer.

Mick O’Dowd… Highly underated talent. She was once signed to Motown and released an album on that label. One of the few “white” artists on their actual Tamla Motown label as most were found on Mowest etc.

Clifford Rose… I saw her at Hyde Park in 1976 and she was excellent, even though she used a cardboard cutout of Elton John when she performed ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’.

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.