Anyone remember Wishbone Ash playing Hastings Pier asks Sarah Harvey?

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Sarah Harvey… Does anybody know if Wishbone Ash actually played in Hastings during the 1970s or 1980s because I can’t remember if they did? I saw them at Brighton twice in that era but can’t recall them appearing in Hastings.

Peter Fairless… Nothing in the list of listings Sarah.

Yvonne Cleland…. They played the pier, Sarah. I was there!  Around 1974 ish, as I remember.

Graham How… They played quite a few times. As Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash they played the WRT last year.

Lucy Pappas… I think I was there, too but more likely 1973 x Maybe I saw them at Warwick Uni. I definitely didn’t see them at the White Rock, I was living away by then.

Tony Court-holmes… they played the white rock some years ago

Mick O’Dowd… The only mention I can find is in 2003 with Claire Hammil supporting but haven’t got a date.

Clifford Rose… I did see Wishbone Ash at the White Rock on 20th Jan 1990.

Sarah Harvey… Thank you Clifford….. at last a date that I can research. Its important for the fact of including them in the Hastings Retro-Rock show in May.

Alan Esdaile…  I remember they played Redstack Playhouse in Bexhill a few years back.

Graham How… That was as Andy Powell’s Wishbone Ash. Good gig! They (Wishbone Ash) also played on the Pier as well as at the WRT.

Paul Durrant… Can’t remember seeing them on the pier but a bunch of us went from Hastings to see them perform Argus at the Fairfield Halls Croydon in 1973 I think. Still listen to those tracks regularly. Takes a lot of beating. I seem to remember we went to Croydon because we hadn’t been able to see them locally but can’t be sure.

Barry French… Neil Cartwright & I saw them at the White Rock Theatre in the 1980’s with the original line up.

Phil Gill… I can’t remember half the bands I saw on the pier. Probably because I was off my trolley.

Chris Giles… I thought I saw them on the pier too.. But the same as Phil said ..but yes about 74

Peter Thomson…  don’t recall seeing them in Hastings but that doesn’t mean they didn’t appear, as I was off Phil Gill’s trolley. I did see them at Reading in 1975 and I saw them a couple of times in the last 5 years at Stamford Corn Exchange. Still worth it…

Nigel Hickman… I’m not sure Sarah, but I wish I had seen them to!

Nick Webb… Yep same here guys thought I still had the gig ticket out can’t find it at the mo. xx

Dave Nattress… Argus – now there’s a fabulous album. I’ve got it on CD 3 times over. One, the original tracks as on the vinyl, two a later release with Jail Bait, The Pilgrim and Phoenix off the “Live From Memphis Promotional EP” and then the 2007 “Deluxe Edition” with bonus tracks and a second disc BBC Radio One “In Concert”. Wonderful guitar album. Think I saw them at Reading in 1971 but didn’t know they may have done the pier. So, Graham Parker’s coming off in a minute and Argus is going on!!!!! Oh and having just spotted you Paul Durrant….How the heck are you, very best regards, Dave Nattress.

Gary Kinch… Saw them in Bexhill and on the Pier, all this side of 2000. Don’t remember them on the pier in the 70’s though. I’m sure I wouldn’t have missed that one if it happened. Argus, what an album. ‘The King Will Come’ got the crowd going. They were at Reading in 75 as well although my memory of it is a little fuzzy.

Chris Meachen… I saw them at the White Rock, I think in the late 90’s. Superb band…

Clive Richardson….Saw them in Eastbourne in 1973 and the Reading Festival in 1975.

4 thoughts on “Anyone remember Wishbone Ash playing Hastings Pier asks Sarah Harvey?”

  1. Can’t remember seeing them on the pier but a bunch of us went from Hastings to see them perform Argus at the Fairfield Halls Croydon in 1973 I think. Still listen to those tracks regularly. Takes a lot of beating. I seem to remember we went to Croydon because we hadn’t been able to see them locally but can’t be sure.

  2. Argus – now there’s a fabulous album. I’ve got it on CD 3 times over. One, the original tracks as on the vinyl, two a later release with Jail Bait, The Pilgrim and Phoenix off the “Live From Memphis Promotional EP” and then the 2007 “Deluxe Edition” with bonus tracks and a second disc BBC Radio One “In Concert”. Wonderful guitar album. Think I saw them at Reading in 1971 but didn’t know they may have done the pier. So, Graham Parker’s coming off in a minute and Argus is going on!!!!!

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