We have a lively SMART chat group on Facebook which is growing daily. Why not come and join us by friends request to the facebook Alan Esdaile Johnny Mason link.
Also still looking for more photos and cuttings from the 60’s onwards with a musical connection to Hastings. Especially groups we have not featured so far.
Mick O’Dowd….On doing research for my pictoral history of The Pier through posters/tickets/flyers etc (keep posting any pleeeze!) I came across the group The Orange Seaweed who supported Hendrix in 67 and also The Four Aces who supported The Stones(sounds like a doo-wop group). Anybody got any info on them?
Andre Martin….The Orange Seaweed, were a Hastings psychedelic band formed out of The Freakbacks and Kingpins. The line up Ray Neale Guitar & Vocal, Keith Neil Bass and Les Warren Drums. In 1968 they had 2 releases thro PYE records Stay Awhile and Pictures in the Sky. The Four Aces – only one I have ever come across were a US doo-wop group that started working in the early 1950s- the only common link between the Stones and them would be they both released thro DECCA records.