Justin Hayward – De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill 18th September 2019

The legendary singer-songwriter Justin Hayward will be undertaking the intimate ‘All The Way’ tour of the UK and is coming to DLWP this September.

More details… https://www.dlwp.com/event/justin-hayward-all-the-way/

Joe Knight… Saw him at Brighton 20+ years ago (Fantastic!!! And Moody Blues)

Peter Fairless… It would look better with a blue guitar…

Jan Deane… Love him and the Moodys

Leo Sayer and support Ice Cream – Hastings Pier 13th July 1974

poster supplied by Mick Mepham.

photo AVRO’s TopPop (Dutch television show) in 1974.  http://www.beeldengeluidwiki.nl/index.php/Gallery:_Toppop_%281974%29

Alan Esdaile… I worked with Leo Sayer and he was really polite and a genuine nice guy. I sure Chris Meachen will agree .

Chris Meachen… Yep, thoroughly nice guy;- one of the few that insisted on buying the helpers a drink…

Jim Hobbs… Leo Sayer Live – one of the best gigs seen on Hastings Pier

Glenn Piper… I worked on this gig. Leo himself was a really nice guy

Matt Thomas… I’m reading Tom Watkins Autobiography at the moment and he mentions the band he was managing in the 70’s Ice Cream and that they supported Leo Sayer on Hastings Pier. Anyone remember these?

Alan Esdaile… I think they melted away Matt.

Matt Thomas… According to the book they turned into Giggle

Alan Esdaile… They sound like a joke to me.

Carl Ridley… I don’t know if you know but Tom Watkins owns the ship pub in Winchelsea beach just up the road from his house.

Matt Thomas… part owns.

Jenny Tyler… I was there too. X

Keith Veness… I was there too

Blackmore Merv… me too

Martin Curcher… He lives in the Sydney area now and is still quite popular in Australia.

Michael Johansson… In 1976 Leo Sayer made a performance at White Rock . It would be really cool, if you could ask your followers if they’ve got some pics from that evening

Carol Ann Bolton… Saw him on the same bill as Mott the Hoople on Top of the Pops back in ‘73. What a strange experience that was.

Mick O’Dowd… Worked on the Martin-Casson concert a bit later. Really nice guy & he was smaller than me which helps!

Jim Jim & The Jims – The Chatsworth Hotel Hastings 5th Feb 1980

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A Tuesday Night in Hastings in February 1980 and always a packed house for Jim Jim & The Jims.

Pete Prescott… Amazing band.Only played for a year. Ray Fenwick Pete Shaw Dermot Murphy Andy Caine Andy Qunta and me. Then later we were joined by Terry Pack and when they were around Wes Magoogan Steve Kinch Tony Qunta and Tich Turner.one or two gig had ALL of the above. Someone said it sounded like a fire in a pet shop! I did get a bit bored by the very long solos (at the beginning the songs were shorter And snappier).one blues jam lasted 27 mins! but such a great band. Amazing players. A lot of fun !

Andy Qunta… Fire in a pet shop, Pete? Ha ha! Great!

Ernest Ballard… Remember all the Jims well.

Andy Qunta… Funnily enough I was just listening to a recording of the Jims that someone (Pete Shaw I think!) kindly sent me. What a great band, and so much fun! When’s the reunion gig, fellow Jims?

Martyn Baker… They were a great band to see and hear live, but I still curl up with laughter, remembering various members of The Teenbeats worshipping Ray’s guitar solos! Loved it all.

Mark Gilham… Comedy Gold. Wish I’d have been there.

Phil Gill… Mark, it was comedy gold. Ray called them babies. They did the “We’re not worthy!” routine 20 years before Wayne’s World.

Pete Prescott… The teenbeats were bit unhappy with Ray one night and the piss taking got out of hand. Ray was playing the intro to Smoke On The Water ha ha ! The local paper mentioned it. I have the clipping somewhere. Ray played some amazing guitar in that band. In the studio he could be a nightmare but he was responsible for some great music and recordings at that time. I would love to sing with him again.

Martyn Baker… As a disinterested member of the audience that night in the Chatsworth – I found it hilarious Pete! The music was fab though!

Pete Prescott… I have the same tape Pete gave to Andy. Good memories. Smoke from a distant fire by the Sandford Townshend band. What a song !

Andy Qunta… Yes, that was a really fun song!

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