Ivy & the Features -Beat Time 1964

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supplied by Colin Fox and Colin Norton

Colin Fox…..Ivy and the Features, played several gigs around Sussex in the 60´s. I remember Ivy was from Kingston near Lewes and they used to practice in Uckfield,

Robert Searle…..Another classic picture Colin

Andre Martin…..Laurie did he not come from Lewes ? I  am sure that Laurie was one time member of the group from Eastbourne called SKANDELLE who did a lot of work for me 1977-79 including Coombe Haven Caravan Park for a Summer season. Touch of the old Eastbourne Beat Scene, with Lawrie on Lead.

Colin Norton……Hi Colin, Thanks for posting this photo. Yes, we used to say that we were from Uckfield because we were based in the Hideaway Coffee Bar in Uckfield although none of the band were actually from there. We played a lot in Eastbourne (Diplocks, Pier Hotel) in 1964 and used to see the Spooks regularly.

Colin Norton….Hi Andre, Lawrie Broadway was from Ringmer, Nr. Lewes but currently lives in Eastbourne. He took up keyboards sometime in the late Sixties but has recently reverted to the guitar. I am not sure if he was in a group called Skandelle but could have been.

Andre Martin…..yes knew him well back in the days before he took up the organ and played in several groups, the in mid 80s decided to branch out and become more Bar/Cabaret entertainer, knew he did do some work for Butlins in this field. he was a member of the group SKANDELLE with Debbie Lee James as the vocalist.

Colin Norton… Above is an old newspaper clipping from June, 1964 – Mid-Sussex Times. It’s funny to think that we were once 17 and 18 years old but it must be true because it says so in the newspaper .

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