Edgar Broughton & Rita – Hastings Pier – Martin Casson Entertainments 28th Dec 1974

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Ad Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection, photo of Edgar Broughton by Clive Richardson

Joe Knight….what happened to steve maxted ? use to go to catford DESMOND DEKOR!!! lots of great bands

Andre Martin….Joe – Steve Maxted still going strong well into the late 1970s. – Above is an advert from 1974. I have some later images waiting to be uploaded and indexed.

John Storer… Apropos of not much, my late Mum absolutely loved Edgar Broughton’s “Apache Dropout”. Remember seeing Barclay James Harvest and thought Hudson/Ford were actually much better than I was expecting

Mick Mepham….Hurrrraahhhhh! I hadn’t got this flier – have now yippeeeee!

Jim Breeds….Lindisfarne, BJH, Hudson/Ford. Wow, I missed some stuff I should have seen

Jenny Tyler… I loved Steve Maxted.

Phil Gill…  I was there for the New Year gig. The bouncers stopped the Stallion set at 11:45 and threw everyone out. They were really shitty about it too. Presumably they wanted to go drinking…

Mick Mepham… I remember introducing Hudson/Ford and making a total twat of myself doing so ….. blusho ……

Yvonne Cleland…. You were nowt but a lad, MM 🙂

Mick Knights… Edgar Broughton.. The question has always been, should he have allowed the demons in in the first place!!

Alan Esdaile… Not much hope for the Apaches as well, Mick.

 

 

Eddie & The Hot Rods and Kieran White – Saturday, 17th April 1976 Hastings Pier

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poster and ads supplied by Pete Fairless – Bands On Hastings Pier Facebook page. Kieran White photo taken on the pier by Clive Richardson

Pete Fairless… Not sure if this was their first visit, certainly, the first time I saw them… a mere 50p, what a bargain!

Alan Esdaile… Did they play the pier 3 times Pete or more?

Pete Fairless… Yes, 17th April and 17th July 1976, 18th March 1978, on my list. They didn’t play in 1977 , the year they had a big hit with ‘Do Anything You Wanna Do’ and toured the US. Also, it was the year when the pier hosted The Stranglers, The Clash, The Jam, The Damned, The Adverts… Perhaps, they might have been seen as too ‘popular’?

Nigel Ford… Was at both ’76 gigs to see Barry cart-wheeling across the stage in between singing and bought their TEENAGE DEPRESSION album after the first gig which I’ve played tracks from on Hastings Rock: “Get across to you” & “Double checkin’ woman” from memory? though I think the deck slipped and I had to cut one short…. Dammit! Great to see them again last September too at the BIG GREEN CARDIGAN event.

Pete Fairless… Ah, yes, and Judas Priest on the 23rd. That was a good gig, too!

Virginia Davis… Those were the days. 50p a ticket and no added booking fees!!

Clemen Pull – The Marquee April 1975

photo by Clive Richardson

Alan Esdaile… Played the pier many times, always excellent.

Chris Meachen… Kamikaze trident pilot is the only title of theirs I can remember.. Always a very entertaining band, though…

Chris Hunt…  Yay

Jan Ranson… Nice one

Mark Sims… Thanks, I haven’t seen that photo before. So many happy memories.

Nazareth plus Mike Hugg Band – Hastings Pier 9th May 1975

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cuttings supplied by Sarah Harvey

Mike Hugg Band photo taken on the night by Clive Richardson

Andy Qunta….Pretty sure I saw Nazareth on the Pier! Can’t be sure it was this gig though. Did they play the Pier more than once?

Geoff Peckham…..We (Factory) supported them too, didn’t we? Was it Folkestone, Andy?

Andy Qunta….Think you might be right, Jaffa! As you may know, I have a diary of all the gigs we did up to Aug’73, but it must have been after that. Lost the 2nd diary unfortunately! Btw, planning to make you a copy!

Geoff Peckham….Great, look forward to reading the diary! I get Nazareth mixed up with Geordie (remember them?) We played with one of the at Torquay Town Hall – massive place full of foreign students, some venturing backstage. Geordie had their wives with them so locked their dressing room door. We didn’t!

Steve Kinch….Having played with them many times over the years, Nazareth have become ‘on the road’ buddies. Sadly, Dan was taken seriously ill last year and has now retired from live work.

Here’s a rare version of ‘Morning Dew’ not sure where this was recorded.

Tim Hayward-Smith… They definitely played Hastings Pier as I was there.  The bit I remember most was the swirling dry ice when they played Shapes of Things, I looked down and couldn’t see my legs; it was my first experience of dry ice.
After the Gig I waited outside with my mate Richard for his Dad who was giving us a lift home to Hawkhurst (no trains or buses). Anyway the Band appeared when their car pulled up and we went over and said hello and they signed a poster for us which I still have.  What struck me, apart from they were nice guys was how short they all were!

Mick Knights… I remember that they were that loud that the beer was oscillating in the can!

Peter Fairless… Great band! Yes, very loud…

Andrea… It was my first concert. I´d stayed in Hastings for 14 days during my last weeks of scool in Germany. It was great and it´s allways in my mind.

Dave Nattress… I’m pretty sure Naz played the pier more than once. Saw them at least once. I saw Hug and have the vinyl album

Pete Fairless… It’s possible they played the pier earlier but I’ve nothing on that

Tim Moose Bruce… They did a lot of recording at Park Gate studio. Used to go for drinks at the pub in Catsfield round the corner from Park Gate.

Quadrille, Incredible Hog & Stormcrow – Hastings Pier – 29th March 1974

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poster supplied by Mick Mepham, flyer supplied by Roger Carey, Stormcrow photo 1 supplied by Chris Meachen, Stormcrow photo 2 and 3 supplied by Clive Richardson.

Clive Richardson….Quadrille turned up but the gear never arrived so Stormcrow did 2 sets.

Peter Fairless… Always good to see pictures of bands in the ballroom!

Chris Meachen… Stormcrow’s singer was called Annie, if I recall correctly, & lived Bromley way.. I visited her for a couple of hours once when on the way to see ELP at the empire pool..

Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance plus Mike Storey – Hastings Pier 21st June 1975

ads supplied by Sarah Harvey, Ronnie Lane photo 1975 (venue unknown) Rik Walton https://www.flickr.com/photos/rikwalton/5069642148/in/photostream/  Mike Storey photo supplied by Clive Richardson from the gig at Hastings Pier

Peter Fairless… …how come?

Mick O’Dowd… Nice one Sarah. Keep em’ coming!

Peter Fairless… Love it!

Steve Cooke… He has to be one of our most underrated songwriters! Went way too soon.

Dennis Torrance… Was there fantastic night

 

Embryo, Stunshot & Cold Turkey – Hastings Pier 7th October 1978

ticket supplied by Mick O’Dowd, write up & advert supplied by Sarah Harvey

Clive Richardson said ‘Stunshot’ were excellent and he went to see them play again in London a few days later.

Sarah Harvey… I think Mick O’Dowd may have promoted the ‘Three For A Quid’ gigs during 1978 (558 Entertainment). I seem to vaguely recall seeing Embryo and can only think it must have been this particular concert on October 7th. I was always on the look out for a bargain. Embryo was not the German jazz fusion krautrock band that was reasonably well-known throughout the 1970s….its seems that this particular Embyo originated from Caterham Surrey as a new wave / punk band in 1975.

Mick O’Dowd… Yes! It was I who did this deed. Wot value! It is true that I don’t remember anything about these three only to say that they were all rock bands. Thanx for the pic Sarah as when I was updating my book of gigs I couldn’t find any pics of Embryo at all. Neither the other two so if anyone has any pics of them please post.

Sarah Harvey… Stunshot were a punk band I understand and at the Carlisle on 16.2.79 in a punk gig featuring three bands – The Piranhas/ Teen Beats/ Stunshot

Tony Court-holmes… I remember cold turkey