The Searchers, The Talisman, The Confederates – Hastings Pier 87

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Pete Prescott….it was (i think) 87.i went to it.great night.so full.people couldn’t get a drink.they did it again some months later.got loads of bar staff in.a lot of people were drunk.not such a good night.not blaming drink it was how it was.Pete shaw and terry played with ray backing cliff Bennet.great singer.not sure if this is the poster for the 2nd one.

Peter Millington….Pete is right, this ticket is from the 1987 Big Beat Reunion party on the pier, the first of 3 similar events. This was the best and the other two that followed were good but the first is always the best. The other two were held October 22nd 1988 and May 6th 1989. The Talismen and the Confederates played at both, probably because we were cheap i.e. free! Wouldn’t have missed the evenings for the world and their success was due to the hard work of Lloyd Johnson and Chris Sayer. Let’s hope something similar can be organised for the re-opening of the Pier in ???? if someone’s up to the organisational challenge and of course if there’s a covered weather proof theatre in the new design????

from 1964 – When you walk in the room

Tony Qunta….Beautiful song!

 

Groups who played Hastings Pier 1962-1974 plus

 

from Roger Bristow  Dizzy Tiger Music a great listing of groups that played in Hastings from the 60’s to the 70’s.

Hastings Pier  – 1962-1974 plus some later gigs.

These you will find under the archive link at the top of the page:-

Aquarius – 1971 – 1974

The Cobweb – 1968 – 1970

The Witch Doctor – 1964 – 1967

plus more…

 

Jo Brand at the White Rock – Hastings Pier fundraising gig

Erics Fermented Thoughts……..

Saturdays fundraising gig at The White Rock Theatre was a massive success and a treat of comedic excellence for the people lucky enough to get one of the 1066 seats available, for this one off fundraising show. Jo Brand topped the bill, also appearing were Angela Barnes, the winner of BBC radio 2s new comedy award 2011 and Quincy, a London stand-up comic that also presents, writes and acts.

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Principle Edwards Magic Theatre Gig

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                                                                                                photo by Chris Meachen

Thanks to Chris Meachen for sending this to me. I think this was when I supported ‘Principle Edwards Magic Theatre’. This is a very early Johnny Mason picture which I was a bit shocked to see. Also its me in the poster on the console.  Now anyone got the photos of me wearing my stage gear of  blonde wig, glam make up and black cloak?