Alan Esdaile… I was recently interviewed on the Chris Gentry Show on Carnival FM, who was the best group I saw on the pier. I was stumped to come up with an answer and mentioned well possibly The Who or maybe The Equals but then again I loved Wally and Gracious and not forgetting Curved Air, The Kinks, Leo Sayer, Genesis, Budgie and loads more. Anyway I said I would think on it and decided that the best group and best night has to be Osibisa. What was yours?
Kev Towner… Hawkwind
Peter Fairless… The Jam – Saturday, 23rd April 1977
Steve Foster… The Clash twice !! …The Jam were playing the Marquee in London on the 23 April 1977 ??..did they ever play the pier ?
John Wilde… Osibisa. Hawkwind. Curved Air. Magma.
Peter Fairless… Pick one!
John Wilde… Oh ok. Osibisa.
Phil Thornton… music and show I would say Genesis. most memorable event might be Hawkwind, Golden Earring or possibly Magma !
Sarah Harvey… Be Bop Deluxe
Richard Lavender… Golden Earing. After we dug their lorry out of the deck.
Allyson Breeds… Madness, but to be fair, I have ONLY seen Madness on the pier
Chris Giles… Golden Earring
Tony Ham… Conflict, Poison Girls, U.K. Subs, Sham 69, Dragster. Crass, Poison Girls, Conflict and Annie Anxiety were all on the same night, June 13th 1981, £1 a ticket!
Chris Baker… The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Ten Years After ( I think that was on the Pier ). Just realised I forgot to mention Pink Floyd and Hawkwind! Brilliant gigs!