The Regent Hotel – February 1973 with Spyke

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Spyke – Peter Millington, Twiggie (Vocals), Terry Chedzoy, Ian Williams.

Martin Richter… Ian Williams – lol

Peter Millington… Spyke converted to Jinks in 1974 shortly after Twiggie left. 40 years on. We did a few Gigs at the Regent – The seafront was alive with good music then – I miss those days at the Regent/Scalliwags, Alexandra, Witchdoctor/Cobweb, Pier, Mr Cherrys etc. etc.

Madeline Joyce Morton… Miss, Chris Sayer those were the days at the Alex x

Robert Searle… Great photo. Played at The Regent with Easy Street and remembering seeing Shaft play there with the late Dave Shaw on vocals.

Jon McCallion… Nice picture Pete.

Joe Knight… great!!!

Andy Qunta… I remember all those bands! I remember playing at the Regent with Factory too!

Pete Millington… The above picture was taken at the Regent Hotel in 1973 – The advert is for SPYKE in 1968 which was this line-up, although taken at the White Rock Theatre on 12 January 1968. The KB Annual Dance with Bob Miller and the Millermen – Great memories!

Janie Lowe… What happened to Twiggie

Pete Millington… She still lives locally. She can be seen in black top hat and black uniform in the old town drum procession eg Carnival march

Charlie Ball… Always finished with Alright Now, in the Alex

Pete Millington… You’ve a better memory than me and I was playing it!

 

Spyke – Queens Hotel Hastings – 10th April 1971

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Chris Sayer, Ian Williams, Terry Chedzoy,  Peter Millington.

Pete Millington… The fourth line-up of SPYKE playing at the Queens Hotel 10th April 1971 – Looks like we’ve just been told “Trust me lads – the cheque’s in the post”

Chris Baker… I thought I was the only one with a daft haircut in those days! 😁

Pete Millington… We all had ’em along with everyone else!

Bonitas Discotheque Christmas 1971

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Jane Hartley…  I must have been there!

Jane Dorsett….use to go there a lot, chicken &chips,in a basket………good days……….

Jane Hartley…..Me too, probably there at the same time!  When I started going to Bonita’s, Colin Bell was the dj! After that it was Mick, Jim, Tim and Dave.

Kevin Burchett…..used to be my favourite haunt before scalliwags

Mick O’Dowd…..Took over as resident DJ after Colin Bell. Chicken & chips in a basket for 60p to get around licensing laws. Wonderful! I was there in 72

Andre Martin…..Here is something from the time – From Hastings Observer 1971

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Alan Esdaile……Used to play a lot of James Brown when I was dj there.

Yvonne Cleland…..Ah Bonitas. What larks!

Andre Martin…..Somwhere Alan we have photos of Colin in Bonitas – do you have copies, I cannot find any at the moment

Jane Hartley……Did Colin come back again or did you stay until 74/75 Mick? You know that saying ‘if you remember the 60’s’, I seem to have that problem with the70′!!!!!

Mick O’Dowd…..I don’t think he did Jane . As you say age blurs!

Mark Edir…..25p including supper hahaha was that how much it cost , for me details like that are all lost in the mists of time 🙂

Jane Hartley…..How do you boys remember so much? I couldn’t remember who dj’d bonitas after colin bell and before mick jim tim and dave

Mick O’Dowd…..It was I who followed on from Colin”Ding Dong” Bell Jane

Jenny Tyler…  I  can’t believe the prices

Peter Millington… SPYKE – Worth every penny LOL

Jon McCallion… we played there after doing the record in London that same day

Mick Knights… Always wound up there after chucking out time on a Saturday night, I was most probably there for the Christmas eve, the lure of a chicken and chip supper would have been too great!!

Caz Simpson… I loved Bonita’s

Pete Millington… We (SPYKE) played there on 22nd December, 5 weeks after my lovely daughter (Becky) came into our world. What a Christmas present!