Doris Day dies

Gerry Fortsch… I always loved her version of that song what will be will be. Que Sera Sera and I think I had a crush on her when I was about 11 years old. Peace & Love.

Janet Rennie… Loved Doris , what a voice

Gaynor Lewry… Deeply saddened

Robert Searle… Move over darling…i always wanted her to sing that to me

Andy Qunta… me too!

Alan Esdaile… so did I!

Tony T Bone Bell… RIP Doris Day. I loved her when I was a kid. She had the voice of an angel and all her movies were magical !!

Nicola Dobson… I love that song too

Andy Qunta… First song I remember liking from hearing it on the radio was Que Sera Sera.

Julie Findlay-jones… Loved her , her music ,films and charity work, sleep well lovely lady x

Alan Esdaile… Looks, Voice and Talent. A Real Star.

Wendy Weaver… R.I.P. A great lady.

Jack Irving… A calamity!

Chris Meachen… Damned shame, but at least she reached a fine old age..

Pete Houghton… So sad she was a star a star in every sense will be missed not many of stars from her era are left now

Graham Marriott… They were real Star’s back then and not the prefabricated trash on the so called talent shows of today

Freddie Starr dies

1976 Lawson Speedway

Dennis Torrance… Sweet dreams Freddie rip a legend

Barry Upton… Shame he got so much shit before he died

Roger Simmonds… Such a funny guy!

Alan Esdaile… Always think back to The Audience with shows. He had a very good singing voice.

Peter Houghton… He was brilliant as Elvis and when he played with Elvis’s backing band it was great to see it.

Karl Holden… Another genius who at times came close to madness.

Mick O’Dowd… He could never get away with some of his stuff these days. Especially his Hitler in wellies. Snowflakes and the pc police wouldn’t allow it. Comedians, were so much funnier in those days think Les Dawson etc. I’ve been in tears watching him sometimes and he was great live. You never sat in the first few rows!!!! He was also a good singer and performed as Freddie Starr & The Midnighters and I believe appeared on The Pier in the 60’s. They were one of the early Liverpool beat groups. Sad loss all round.

Pete Fairless… No record of them playing the pier, they were a Joe Meek act.

Jan Warren… Yeahhhhh, our brilliant comedians of the 60s and 70s …… Freddie Starr, Les Dawson, Tommy Cooper, Bob Monkhouse ………. and many more, we just don’t get that humour these days, its all too PC??!! – but my all-time favourite will always be Billy Connolly!!!

Pete Fairless… “All too PC”, have you seen Jimmy Carr?

Dirty Love featuring Dan Large early 90’s – Rother Valley Pub Northiam.


supplied by Dan Large

Dan Large… This is me drumming at the back, their drummer kindly let me have a go and I played a couple of songs with them, The photo was taken around early 1990 at The Rother Valley pub in Northiam.  The band was called ‘Dirty Love’ does anyone recognize any of the band members?

Richard Turner… is that Steve ?

Karen Sweatman… Darren on guitar and Steve on vocals – no idea of surnames. Used to love going to see them. Think the guitarist to the right was Justin Bishop.

Ian Ellis… Karen , “Mitchell”

Terry Pack…  I remember Darren. He lived in Bexhill, and used to row. He was a good player, too, and a very nice bloke. I last saw him at The Bell in Bexhill about 10 years ago.

Alan Esdaile… Hi Karen, I think you previously mentioned his full name is Steve Honeysett? Anyone confirm?

Ian Ellis… It’s a 4 string plank, I think it might be Steve Hunnisett too…,

Karen Sweatman… Yes, Steve played bass

Patrick Briggs… Definitely Steve and Darren Mitchell

Pete Houghton… This is the bexhill band I was on about Darren and Steve Mitchell they lived in Wrestwood two doors down from where I lived and  often see Darren around by Springfield road area