Stuart Henry Disc Jockey – Aquarius 11th May 1974

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stuary henry

Joe Knight… Use to go on stage with Steve Maxted, back in 68 at Catford London crazy but a great bloke.

Alan Esdaile… Just notice Titanic are a forthcoming attraction. A long forgotten track that I remember playing to death in Bonitas was the hit ‘Sultana’.

Tony Davis… I was listening to the Titanic track the other day and remember that I gave that a bit of a thrashing too at both the Astral and the Crypt.

More Colin Bell photos. Hastings Caves setting fire to his hands 1970/71 and working with Freddie Starr

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supplied by Colin Bell

Alan Esdaile… Just noticed that’s the back of my head in the first photo. Colin’s setting his hands on fire with lighter fluid and giving me bad ideas. When I did it, I left my hands alight too long, blisters with yellow puss come to mind!

Mick Mepham… A yellow cat Alan?

Andy Qunta… Never forget how much fun it was lugging gear down to the Caves! The sound down there was interesting too! Echo….echo…..echo…. & “natural” reverb!

Mick O’Dowd…. A real rock venue! I agree Andy Qunta it was a long trek especially in inclement weather, but a great venue I promoted & played at several times. It’s rumoured that the Stones played a private gig here in early 60’s. The walk was as nearly as bad as the trek up the Pier to The Happy Ballroom!

Yvonne Cleland… <groan>

Jim Breeds… So *That’s* why there are no hamsters in the caves!

Alan Esdaile… Did a number of gigs in the Caves. Always had lots of helpers to lug the gear in but they all disappeared when it was time to pack up! A bit of a walk and worse then the pier as no trolley. All the leads and cables ended up covered in sand stone. Saw lots of great gigs here, remember seeing The Jazz Caverners a few times and The Breathers did an excellent gig.

Peter Gladwish… I will never forget playing at the caves several times during the early 70’s with ‘King-Rod’. Fabulous place to play but it’s not the gigs I remember…….it was getting the gear in and out!!!

The RC Band (Roger Carey and Friends) review 1984

Faye Wright, Roger Carey, Phil Thornton and Den Wootton

supplied by Roger Carey

Band formed in 1983 and finished early 1985

Conan Howard… wow ,Roger Carey , I cant believe how long you have been going at it , you must be amazing now, Len from Samisen 1970s

AC/DC Highway to Hell 1979 and Van Halen In Concert 1980 tour programmes

supplied by Nigel Ford

Nigel Ford… AC/DC supported by Def Leppard at Hammersmith Odeon Saturday Nov 3rd. We were delighted to find the 15 – 17 year olds supporting as we’d heard them a few months earlier on the Andy Peebles Radio 1 weekday evening shows as a featured band while doing up our bungalow just before getting wed in July.The programme has pics & feature on the Lepps too and I also have concert review cuttings from Melody Maker the following week . First time we’d seen radio controlled (lead-less) guitar with this huge, brick-like box literally gaffer-taped around Angus’ waist. His roadie carried him on his shoulders out into the foyer and up & down to the front of the balcony during “Rocker” as he solo’d throughout the journey & back.We were 5 rows from the front and got spray from Angus’ sweaty mop ( no safety barriers then preventiong people getting too close) and ears still ringing the following Tuesday… not seen AC/DC since… Bon ruled!

Van Halen at the RAINBOW theatre North London in July, unfortunately Roth was a bit intoxicated but the rest of the band spot on…. 4 years before “JUMP”. I was into them from ’78 when I saw their eponomous album in a music shop in Ipswich while waiting for some plough legs to be straightened up the road at Ransomes factory and was blown away when asked to listen to it.
I took there 2nd album to our wedding reception the previous year for the dejay to play “Dance the night away” from it. Again press reports from their performance in the somewhat crumpled programm – SO Big to look after during the show!