Die Laughing photos The Carlisle, Falaise Hall & The Pier around 1978/79




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all photos supplied by Mick Mepham

John Wilde… Rock Gods!

Mick O’Dowd… Looks like Mick is wearing a leather mini skirt. Nice!

Andy Qunta… Great pics!

Mick Mepham… Unfortunately I’ve no idea who took them.

Wendy Weaver… All that hair! and those legs! Must have been the platform era

Sarah Harvey… All that sleeve! 🙂


Stallion – record deal & line up change cuttings 1975




all cuttings supplied by Sarah Harvey

Sarah Harvey….Stallion find new member is definitely December 6th 1975 issue, which would probably date the earlier cutting about the change of line up to about Sept / Oct. 75

Phil Gill….The Jenni Inness cutting re John Wilde was April/May 1975. I think Tich left in April, and John was certainly gigging with us in June. I definitely remember playing Nottingham University’s May Ball and thinking “Why is it a May Ball if it’s in June?”. We played that one with a band called Slack Alice and all got horrendously drunk on the two crates of Newcastle Brown thoughtfully supplied to us by the Students Union. It was also memorable for John running after the van as we drove off campus after the gig, and falling flat on his face because he was trying to pull his trousers up as he ran. No idea why we drove off whilst he was outside the van or why his trousers were down – maybe he was changing – but that was just one of the times he made me scream with laughter. I remember a couple of the other times, but he wouldn’t thank me if I mentioned either of them here…

John Wilde….Hehehe they were the days my friend!

Alan Esdaile….I remember seeing Stallion at the Speakeasy Club in London. Morgan Fisher from Mott the Hoople was in the audience.

Chris Meachen…..Ah, the speakeasy gig;- I remember that one.. Spent much of the evening chatting with Overend Watts about customisable basses… Also present were Brian May & Roger Taylor, before they were famous.. (I’d know the hair anywhere, though…)

Andy Qunta….Speakeasy was always an interesting place! One time Factory played there, Keith Moon was there. We told him our drummer was a big fan, so he came backstage and talked to Lol. Lotsa fun!

Geoff Peckham….Andy. I stood next to Keith Moon at the urinal in the Speakeasy loo and told him our drummer was a big fan, could he come and say ‘hello’? He said something like ‘certainly, dear boy’ and I led the way. When we got to the dance floor in front of stage he handed me his bottle of brandy and did a 30 second ‘idiot dance’ which entertained all around. He then stopped, straightened his clothes, retrieved his bottle and came to meet Lol backstage

Ghoulz… Is it possible this band played The Kinema Ballroom Dunfermline in Fife once in 1971?

Phil Gill… Probably not. Steve D was still at the Muller and Effigy stage of his career then – and Phil T and I were only 15.


Steve Strange R.I.P.




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Martin Richter… sad news

Karen Sweatman… Blimey. That’s a bit of a shocker. RIP

Nastassja Kaschevsky… Very sad.

Jim Breeds… Shocked. 7 years younger than me.

Peter Fairless… David Bowie Ashes To Ashes video

Martin Richter… fairlight 🙂 I worked with the girl who`s dad drove the bulldozer!

Nicola Dobson… RIP

Andy Qunta… RIP

Sam Rosewell… Very shocked

Lucy Pappas… Another one gone too soon…

John Wilde… Journey on Mr Strange, thanks for all the weirdness.



Storm allnighter – Hastings Pier 1990/1991


(1) 1991 Supplied by Bands we’ve seen on Hastings Pier Facebook Page. (2) 1990 supplied by Alex Chapman.

Pete Fairless… It was?

Mick O’Dowd… Isn’t this the one that featured The Prodigy?

Scott… It sure was it was the first time I saw 10ft robots dancing what a good night !!!

Phil Thornton… jolly good !

Peter Gladwish… Was this a band, or a weather warning???

Pete Fairless… More an ‘event’, I think, Peter!