Die Laughing ticket Carlisle – 19th August 1977

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Ticket supplied by Andy Knight.      Ad supplied by Sarah Harvey.

Phil Thornton…. Checked this out with Mick but I think this was before he joined the band ! – I have pics of me playing upstairs at the Carlisle and I think we only did that one time so it should be this gig !!

Tony Qunta….I seem to remember that Big Willy Promotions was Kevin Wood

Michael Mepham.…That’s right Phil, I think I followed your good self in November of that year.

John Wilde….I  was at this gig and the guitarist was Mr Thornton. with your Flying V no less.

Phil Thornton….hurray ! it was me. a long forgotten chapter in my musical history !  twas in my beard short hair white boilersuit phase. it was a good thing that you took over Mick !!

Allegro Records – London Road St Leonards 1972

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Anyone remember this shop next to Christ Church? I think it was mainly classical records but might be wrong?

Andy Qunta… Don’t actually remember this place.

Tony May… This is a really interesting find Alan! I certainly don’t ever remember a record shop in that position? Mind you, this is from 1972 so I would only have been 7 at the time. If this shop did exist it is faior to assume that it wasn’t in existence for many years. There was a record shop a bit further down on that side on the corner next to where the co-op is now in the 1980’s though. Can’t recall what it was called at the moment but I bought the ‘Candles’ album by Heatwave in there in 1981/2 shortly before it closed.

Clive Garrard… In about May 1973,on a day trip from Tonbridge,i bought “Sweet” -“Hellraiser” on a single in a record shop in London road,St Leonards.It was on the left hand side going up London road,before the large Church.Does anyone remember this shop?

Alan Esdaile… It was probably the above one, Clive.

Judie Struys.. I certainly do. I bought an album with my first ever pay packet. 1972 I think. It was Deep Purple in Rock. Played it over and over again. I can’t remember the name of the shop though.

 

The Factory – Crowhurst Recreation Ground – 19th August 1972

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admission to dance 37 1/2p !

Geoff Peckham… I’ve just looked this up in Andy’s famous gig diary. Andy describes a it as ‘a load of rubbish’! PA problems in the first set, small crowd and cold weather given as reasons.
The corresponding gig in ’71 was better, however:
“August 14th at Crowhurst for £15.
This was an outdoor affair and we were up on the back of a lorry which made a change. Once we gained control over the erratic electricity supply we played pretty (well) and people enjoyed it. We had complaints about the noise about 4 miles away which can’t be bad. Mark Anderson blew a train for us which was nice.”
Does anyone remember Mark or know what he’s doing now? I met him at Hastings College in ’69 where he played guitar and harp with Min and me.

Phil Gill… “Blew a train”….is that some sort of euphemism?

Geoff Peckham… I see how that could be misconstrued into an extraordinary feat! No, Mark used to do a great Sonny Terry-style train impersonation on the blues harp. (I think you probably knew that, Phil!)