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.

Morning Dew – group photo 1960’s

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Tony Bridger second from right.

Peter James Shaw…. Rev Stockdale first left!, Mr Drew Clifton next…!

Robert Searle….Paul Freeman drums,on the right. Fab picture.

Chris Baker….Wow! Tony Bridger!

Gaynor Duke… Dear old Rev Stockdale in that photo

Jane Hartley… Rev was in Index much later wasn’t he?

Andy Webster… Rev Stockdale far left and Paul Freeman far right. Who’s the guy in the middle?

Alan Esdaile… Still don’t know who the guy in the middle is? Is it possible the band were only a 4 piece and he was the manager or promoter?

Peter Horton… The guy in the middle is called Barry Jenkins as far as I can remember. He was the drummer when I joined them for a while in May/June 1968. The base guitarist was Clive somebody and at the time he was a hairdresser in a Hollington hairdressers just by the Blackman Avenue traffic lights. He used to cut and style the hair of the members of the band. I was recruited to replace Tony Bridger who was going off to the US. In the end he decided to stay and so I left after only 4 weeks.

Lynn Graham… Memories!

Peter Millington… That’s Clive Drew-Clifton

Colin Fox… Revvi on the left?

Alan Mitchell… The one in the middle is John Woolven he was the singer for the Springbeats before this group renamed themselves Morning Dew. The Springbeats line up Was John Woolven, Clive Drew-Clifton, Tony Bridger, and Barry Jenkins. The bass player was Tim Duke I believe.

Robert Searle… Freeman on the right

Nicola Dobson… Oh I have been asking about Barry Jenkins for some time and now I see him mentioned…which one is he as it was a long time ago?  I think Barry is second on the left..used to know him in 1968-9

Alan Mitchell… Nicola Dobson, I’m afraid Barry isn’t in this picture.

Gerry Forsch… This brings back some great memories, I never felt that there was any competition between this band and my band but good friendship. I was lucky enough to play with Tony and Tim years later in different bands.

Harry Randall… Remember Jonny and Tony (Vic) very well RIP Tony such a sad loss a brilliant guitarist and his black and white drawings were as good as a photo! i played with Tony for about 8 years a great mate!

Chris Jolly… What a GREAT NAME!

Andy Knight… I loved that band, so cool, or maybe hip then

 

Town Council – Camber & more.. 67/68

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supplied by Chris Baker

Chris Baker… Aaaagh! So very long ago!  Town Council at Camber Sands. We played there twice a week for a couple of summers. Must be late 60s I think. Great days.
Left to right: Steve Hersee, Brian *Bear” Williams, Bob Shipway, Pete Robertson and Chris Baker.

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Chris Baker…. A more respectable studio shot of The Town Council. Taken by G.Ivan Barnett and a very blurry one in the basement practice room at the Round Table Youth Club. Amazing!

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Morning Dew promo photo 1960’s

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photos: Clive Drew-Clifton. Source: http://loosechange.uk.com/index.html

Rev Stockdale, Clive Drew-Clifton,  Tony Bridger, John Woolven, Paul Freeman

Neil Cartwright… Great to see the old photos of Clive. Just had a listen to Loose Change – good strong sound. Good to see them booked throughout the year too!

Justin Bridger… Wow.If you know anyone I can get copies of these and/or others of my dad please let me know.Im also after any footage, recordings and vinyl now I have a record player.Happy to pay of course and travel. Thanks.J

Robert Searle… Great picture Historic lineup

Alan Esdaile… Probably best to speak to Stuart Moir on Facebook who can put you in contact with Clive, Justin. Or leave a message on the Loose Change website… http://loosechange.uk.com/index.html

Pete Prescott… Which one is Clive?

Alan Esdaile… Second one in, Pete.

Ernest Ballard… Pete you need glasses ha ha. Had to put mine on to switch my FB on. He is the one with the hair. Great picture.

Dave Nattress… Now was I pleased to see another photo of the Cult/Kult, but now “Morning Dew” as well. Paul Freeman later played drums in the Kult.

Robert Searle… Paul was a really good drummer RIP Paul

The Likes Of Us & Morning Dew

Mick O’Dowd… Looking for info/pics on the groups “The Likes of Us” and “Morning Dew”. Both at one time included Pete Horton (Deep Purple) in their line-up.

We have one photo on the website of ‘Morning Dew’ but anyone got any others?

Geoff Peckham…. used to have Blues jams with some guys older than myself around ’67,’68 in Bexhill. There were two excellent guitarists – one was Patrick Gaffney and I’m sure the other was Pete Horton. There was also an impressive singer/harpist called Robin Musket (?). They, and a guy called Teddy Barnes spoke fondly of a band they were involved with called “The Likes of Us”. I always thought it was a great name! That’s all I recall except I think it was short-lived and they played at the Sailing Club around ’63,’64. Does that jog any memories?

Mick O’Dowd….RE: Likes of Us. Now have lineup: Bob Laurie(Lead guitar), Pete Horton(Rhythm),Chris Burt (Bass), Ian “Mac” McGilvary (Drums) and
Ted Barnes (Vocals). The manager was Ian Rolls. Update on Morning Dew. They morphed from The Springbeats and if you look at the pics of both groups on web  you can see likeness.