from West Marina to Hastings Pier Facebook Page – Shared by Alan Jenner
Local group the Springbeats pictured at the Scout Hut – Oxford Road Rehearsal night 1965
Anyone confirm the names of the band?
Phil Gill….I think it’s Clive Drew-Clifton on the left
Andy Knight.…Tim Duke on Bass I think. Looked again, def Tim on Bass, in my year at school
Mick O’Dowd… The Springbeats played at Grove Road Youth Club Ore on my first outing as a DJ. It was the first Rave that the Club put on with a live band. I worked with Tony Bridger at G. Brookers in Norman Road making fireplaces when I worked there as my first job in the real world! About 1966.
Alan Mitchell… Clive Drew-Clifton, Tony Bridger, Barry Jenkins on drums and John Woolven singer. I don’t think that is the scout hut in Oxford Road. We used to go to the group practices and most were in the Hollington Parish Hall in Wishingtree Road.
John Wilde… This is a great photo. Love those guitars.
Lynn Graham…. The drummer Barry ‘s dad was manager and who remembers little Vic Bridger, Tony’s cousin, former owner of Hairtek.
Alan Esdaile… Here’s The Springbeats Nicola and I think its Barry Jenkins on drums?
Nicola Dobson… Thank you Alan…Im really not sure..he used to work for the laundry late 60’s and was in the Cult band he said as I did have a tape from him?
Lynn Graham… Barry Jenkins was indeed the drummer. I used to run around with them and was very good friends with Johns sister Jackie.