This is a promotion photo for Martin Casson Agency, taken at Rock A Nore Road. I think the car belonged to the photographer?
Shaft on the stage at Hastings Pier – Early 70’s photos supplied by Andy Knight
Andre Martin (commenting on the last photo) That is a really excellent shot of the Happy Ballroom – and of Andy when he had plenty of hair -Hah Hah
Andy Knight… Shaft (son of Freeway) on the Pier
Nick Shute… wow!! a sound city pa and the hofner bass….looks like a lot of my old gear up there!!!
Len Smith… Colin Pierce, Jim Beadle, Andy Knight, Bob Shipway, Dave Shaw
Ross Holter… Great band
Mark Gilham… Is that a Marcos?
Ralph Town… Yes Mark.
Robin Hughes… (To Mark Gilham) – that certainly is a Marcos and that presumably means that the photographer in question was John Sweet who was based at the top of London Road in Silverhill
Mark Gilham… Great British car, as was the TVR.
Robert Searle… Dave Shaw on the right
Robin Hughes… A photo very similar to this, taken at same time but different expressions and head positions, appeared in the Hastings and St.Leonards Observer in the Spring of 1972 above an article about the Carnival Queen’s contest. The subject line of the photo said ” Shaft, the up-and-coming pop group who will be at Bonita’s on Monday when the Carnival Queen contest will be decided”.