Jimi Hendrix Experience autographs & poster – Hastings Pier 22nd October 1967

Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell & Noel Redding autographs – Hastings Pier 1967 and also ‘Graham Nash’ from the Hollies! Was he backstage that night? Supplied by Mick O’Dowd.

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pier poster source… Mick Bean Hastings Old Town Appreciation Group

Brandon Knights…..Hi, does anyone know where I might be able to purchase a copy of this poster? General Manager: R.E.Knights, was my Grandfather and I am a huge Hendrix fan. I was also born in 1967, – so it would mean a lot to me to get a copy framed and hang it on the wall, in the office of my Sound company!  I have also seen other posters & Flyers ( Stones, The Who etc) with Gramp’s name featured, but have been unable to track anything down for sale. – can anybody help?
My first memories of gigs on the Pier were Sham 69 & Siouxsie & The Banshees, who gave me a guitar strap! – I must have been 11 or 12 yrs old: – Very exiting & fond memories.
Such wonderful news that the Pier is being re built!

John Wilde….I’ll buy one.

Chris Farley… Well done with tracking down detailed event of Hastings Pier & Jimmy Hendrix on Oct 1967. – I was there as a teenager still at Bexhill Grammer School – never heard of the Experince or MR J Hendrix at age 17y …

Andre Martin… here is one of the HP advertisements picked at random that clearly shows Robert E Knights as General Manager.

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Andre Palfrey-martin collection

Jan Warren… Jimi – Always and Forever!!  Jimi, the greatest EVER!! – s’cuse me while I kiss the sky!!

Andy Qunta… Would love to have seen Jimi Hendrix on the pier.

Jenny Tyler… I was there, right at the front. X

Sheila Chamberlain… O’h my goodness I was there standing on a chair!!!!

Ian Mantel… I didn’t move down until 1972 (and would have been too young to go anyway) but does anyone remember this gig?

Mick O’Dowd… I got the autographs, all 12 copies and I’ve even kept one! Doh!

Eric Harmer… Mitch Mitchell lived in Hastings later. I went to his house

John Warner… Met Noel Redding many times at the Star Ballroom Maidstone. He played for a couple of groups based in Kent, The Loving Kind and the Lonely Ones.

Chris Meachen… I remember how the philistines painted over those autographs when the dressing rooms were redecorated.

Catherine Ireland… Graham Nash at Del la War Pavilion July 24th I believe

Alan King… I can get copies of Hendrix / Floyd / Who / Stones & Beatles posters from the Pier gigs – askAlan Esdaile to put you in touch with me if you need / want any of them – can bring them to the next SMART coffee meeting – in the meantime will find out how much they will set you back – don’t think they are too expensive

Peter Fairless… Which Beatles gig was that, then?

Mick O’Dowd…  Probably the phantom one when we got Billy J Kramer instead Pete.

Pete Fairless… Anyone still got an Ian Dury & The Blockheads ticket, I wonder Mick.

Alan Esdaile… I’m still searching for paper cuttings about this. When Ian Drury was advertised on posters for a gig on the pier and tickets being sold but was all a con. As soon as the posters went up, I contacted Stiff Records for some display material for the shop and they knew nothing about the gig and didn’t believe me. I got them to contact Bob Knights and tickets were withdrawn and the police were contacted. Stiff Records did send me some free albums for my help.

 

2 thoughts on “Jimi Hendrix Experience autographs & poster – Hastings Pier 22nd October 1967”

  1. Hi, does anyone know where I might be able to purchase a copy of this poster?
    Genreral Manager: R.E.Knights, was my Grandfather and I am a huge Hendrix fan. I was also born in 1967, – so it would mean a lot to me to get a copy framed and hang it on the wall, in the office of my Sound company!
    I have also seen other posters & Flyers ( Stones, The Who etc) with Gramp’s name featured, but have been unable to track anything down for sale. – can anybody help?
    My first memories of gigs on the Pier were Sham 69 & Siouxsie & The Banshees, who gave me a guitar strap! – I must have been 11 or 12 yrs old: – Very exiting & fond memories.
    Such wonderful news that the Pier is being re built!
    Many Thanks
    Brandon.E.Knights.

  2. I can get copies of Hendrix / Floyd / Who / Stones & Beatles posters from the Pier gigs – askAlan Esdaile to put you in touch with me if you need / want any of them – can bring them to the next SMART coffee meeting – in the meantime will find out how much they will set you back – don’t think they are too expensive

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