Another great afternoon. Among the newbies this time were Kevin Burchett, Tony Davis, Dan Large, Natasha Kasschevsky and Iain Cobby. Iain brought along two rare Melody Maker newspapers from 1976. One featuring Stallion on the front cover and the other special edition 50 years of music. Pete Prescott had some more great photo albums featuring many local musicians. Paul Sleet had a very rare ticket from the Rolling Stones Earls Court gig in 1976 as well as some great photos of Paul and friends with guitars in the early 70’s. Colin Bell had a copy of his On The Record column when he reviewed the Canterbury sound cd’s and reminded me of when I went to Blueys club which was a popular haunt for Caravan. Wendy Weaver had some great photos of lots of dj’s that have appeared on Hastings Rock. Its back on air on the 2nd May and Sarah Harvey is organising a music fest on 31st May. Lots of talk on the announcement of the pier opening next year and who we would like to see perform. Also chat about the excellent Beatles Day, Scalliwags reunion, Factory, Carnival FM, record store day, late night cafe’s when on the road, Percy Sledge, vinyl sales rising, the recent hub talks, The Damned coming to St Mary in the Castle, Hastings Folk Fest, Pam Dor coffee bar, sheet music, Chris Farlowe coming to the White Rock, P.P. Arnold in Eastbourne, the beach concert, Genesis, The Dekorators plus lots more. This is a very small part of what went on and can remember! Anyone else, please feel free to post what they were talking about.
Kevin Burchett… had a great afternoon at the SMART group meet at the white rock hotel discussing the scalliwags reunion and catching up with people i hadnt seen for a long time.
Sarah Harvey… Another lovely afternoon with wonderful people!
Mick O’Dowd… Well done again Alan. All that running around at the Meet sure works wonders. How do you keep coming up trumps with this? Another good one although did not have time to speak to all I wanted to.
Jon McCallion… Great photo of Jed Nigel and Paul, seeing Jed soon I hope
Tony Davis… Really enjoyed my first afternoon with everybody. Nice to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. Work permitting I hope to make this a regular event.