Andy Qunta… I remember this somewhat! I was excited to see Mick Abrahams, first of all, and also I was part of the “backing band” for the event. I don’t think the band had a name at the time, but later we became Jim Jim & The Jims. We had started in weekly jam sessions at Ray Fenwick’s house. Anyway, that’s how I remember it. Good times!
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Sarah Harvey… A choice of music on this day in 1969. The Late on the Pier and Toast at the Cobweb.
Andre Martin… The Road, were a local Band but I have no knowledge or memories of the Go Go Dancers on the Thursday Night. I cannot think why anybody would try and run against such a strong show at that with Steve Maxted at the Cobweb, it does not make any business logic.
Nicola Dobson… These were my years at the Cobweb loved it there! Summer of 69 first summer out of school!
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Peter Horton…. The photos show our original singer Kevin Clark who became manager/ Transport Manager when Tich joined Deep Purple and Mick O’Dowd left as manager. Before we became Deep Purple on Friday 4th August, 1967 we were called ” The Likes Of Us ” . We were all originally school friends from Bexhil and first got together in 1963. We went through many changes of names and members. The photo is taken at The Happening Club, Kings Road, St Leonards.
The Club Happening – 8 Kings Road St Leonards, owed by John Wilde’s parents and opened in 1966 by Tony Blackburn. Here’s the membership card 1967 from Mick O’Dowd
John Alexander Wilde….”Phew thats a holy relic!”
Mick O’Dowd….Thanx Jon. Those were wild times. Hope to see you soon. By the way can I have my 5 bob back now please?
Andre Palfrey-martin collection
Andre Martin… the Equals with Eddie Grant, appeared on the Cathy McGowan Show one Sunday at the Witch Doctor. For some unknown reason, I thought this had been in the afternoon, but the advert tells otherwise. Although the Equals are not billed, they appeared as Guests.
Barry M Dyke…. remember not seeing Eddie Grant and the Equals twice. Apparently Mr. Grant was too idle to travel to Hastings. Pre booked ticket money was, eventually, refunded.
Mick Knights… I danced my socks of at the Cathy McGowan show, but failed to get a ticket for Ready Steady Go. Not bitter or anything!!!!
Yvonne Cleland… I saw Eddy Grant on the pier and it was brilliant!
Mick O’Dowd… Eddie owned a flay in Devonshire Place in the late 70’s as I was introduced to him by a guy who was his plugger/confidente when I worked at Bonitas. Remember the Sunday Club gig.
Alan Esdaile… I saw The Equals on Hastings Pier, I think once was an allnighter and the other time was The Sunday Club and they were excellent.
Lynn Graham… Those were the days. The Witch Doctor was my second home:) not that my mum knew of course! Hehe.
Trevor Spears… The Lonely ones excellent band!
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Mick O’Dowd… Geno! Geno! Geno! Brilliant!
Carol Arnold… saw them on the pier !
Joe Knight… Use to go to the other one at CATFORD LONDON
Pete Millington… Been there too Joe – Think this was Christmas Eve 1965
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Alan Wood… Saw them at pilot field
Alan Esdaile… The Preachers featured a young Peter Frampton.
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