Who Used To Have A CB Radio?

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photo supplied by Josie Lawson

Tim Moose Bruce… Breaker one four. This is Spiny Norman.

Josie Lawson… Hello Spiny Norman.Dont remember name.Do you remember mine from way back?

Tim Moose Bruce… I was on am from 81 to 85. My handle, Spiny Norman went on to be my nickname.

Josie Lawson… Tim Moose Bruce My handle was as I mentioned in the paper article. When I moved back to Hastings where I was born the computer took over. I have always been a communicater but hardly ever face to face except for the occasional times. I suppose that’s why I write. But I do miss my open ‘mic’ poetry readings. Even then I was shy…I tended to look above the heads. Was given this advice from someone else.Did you ever have a shoulder CB..tended to be used for 10.33 times

Tim Moose Bruce…  I wanted a handheld rig but never got around to getting one. Had a Jaws 2 AM rig. Quite compact and a pa socket which got me in trouble with police a couple of times with the pa speaker under the car bonnet!

Josie Lawson…. Tim Moose Bruce I can remember a gigantic aerial on the side of my house. We used to go up on Ditchling Beacon to have meet ups… Here is a picture of me up there one day with the handheld CB on my shoulder

Josie Lawson… Ah! I wasn’t in AM -I was in FM

Chris Meachen… One four for a copy…

Tim Moose Bruce… Copy Golden Arrow..

Mick O’Dowd… That’s a copy Rubber Duck!

Roy Penfold… AM only for me – Garden Gnome…wonder why?

Sarah Harvey… I was (still am) a G4 licenced Radio Amateur FB OM …. 73s and 88s 🙂

Joe Knight… Great portland st and radio at the Ashdown club now gone

Tom Hodkin… Breaker 19 for a copy .. blue devil here . Eyeballing the Smokies…

Chris van Rock… I was gun runner !! Lol

Joe Knight… G8mwf

Sarah Harvey… G4NVQ

Dave Nattress… For a few years from about 1980 living in Bexhill but travelling every mile of every motorway in the UK with my job, week after week, just about everywhere, the CB radio a friend suggested I put in the cars of the time, was great fun.  It might only have had a range of 10 miles or so, but great entertainment, left on the trucker’s channel – 19 was it?  Also, one did get warnings of where accidents and bears were.  Great fun. There were some amazing characters broadcasting, really helped the journeys along.

Peter Houghton… I used to be called voodoo man and a couple of others

The Ramones were booked for Hastings Pier in 1977 but didn’t happen.

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supplied by Sarah Harvey

Alan Esdaile… Not that clear print but you can see that in Stephen Turner’s column, The Ramones were set to play Hastings Pier.

Sarah Harvey… It says they are booked for the Pier on May 28th 1977

Peter Fairless… Yes, Saturday, 28th May 1977. Whatever happened to that one?

Alan Esdaile… Got down for Mr Big playing that day. Ramones ended up playing Slough.

Sarah Harvey…

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Peter Fairless… Which, let’s face it, is a big loss on their part!

Andy Gunton… Damn! That would have been another great gig to add to the existing list. Oh well….

Martyn Baker… Hmm. Saw the Mr Big gig. They were OKish I thought at the time. The Ramones seemed to do OK too!

Jobcentre Rejects NWOBHM compilation featuring Die Laughing you got the power

Side A

1. Baseline – Suspended Animation
2. Predatur – Seen You Here
3. Spider – Children Of The Street
4. Stray – This One’s For You
5. Overdrive – On The Run
6. Frenzy – Thanx For Nothing

Side B
1. Die Laughing – You Got The Power
2. Speed – Down The Road
3. Energy – Don’t Show Your Face
4. The Next Band – Never On A Win
5. Static – Voice On The Line
6. Metal Mirror – (Living On) English Booze

A really thoroughly researched compilation documenting the NWOBHM phenomenon’s rarer out reaches. Twelve tracks licensed from rare and hard to find New Wave Of British Heavy Metal-singles originally released in England 1978-1982.

More details…

https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/various-jobcentre-rejects-ultra-rare-nwobhm-1978-1982

Mick Mepham…The album featuring Die Laughing is apparently selling fairly well globally!! If you haven’t heard of it, it’s called Jobcentre Rejects and features loads of NWOBHM bands including us, yippeeee!!! Also, I have a track being played on Sunday evening during the Tony Davis show, 7 – 9, named Face In The Crowd
Peter Houghton… Got the cd the other day and it’s brilliant

The Jukes – Prom In Aid Queens Hotel 31st May 1986

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photos by Neil Cartwright.

THE JUKES – Andy Knight, Andy B, and Phil Gill.

Here’s Ken Dengate modelling the t shirt….

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Phil Gill… I still have that T shirt in my drawer. The mullet is long gone, thankfully…

Mick Mepham… I still have mine too Phil but it doesn’t fit any more!!! I’m just a victim of inflation

Joe Knight… Wow Andy Knight (top photo)

Mars – featuring Mick Mepham Prom-In-Aid 1986

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photos by Neil Cartwright

Michael Mepham….Wa-heyyyyyy, pix of me that I didn’t have before!!!! Top is Paul Tanner/guitar, Next are, from left, Liane Carroll – keys, Robin Heggie – bass and yours truly – guitar. Next l to r me, Garry Blakely and Steve Cooke – violins and Robin Heggie during the finale, Hands Across The Water. Next – me, Bottom, the late, lamented Michael Bettel – drums and percussion. Lovely chap and a great drummer. Died way too young.

Michael Mepham….Mullets a-gogo! Garry and Steve stepped in to play the string parts as cellist Ian couldn’t make it. Unfortunately, it wasn’t filmed or recorded, as far as I know, as the camera ran out of film before the track. The whole audience sang the chorus and we thought that maybe they’d be able to hear it in Africa. Great gig. Also, as I remember it, the event raised £3000 in the day. Fantastic for Hastings in 1986! Ian Dobson presented most of the bands and Joe Macilvenny not only sang with Better Days but also organized most or all of it. Marvellous memories of that gig.

Liane Carroll….awww….memories!!! x

Alan Esdaile….The photo at the top looks like the mike stand is going through Paul Tanner’s stomach.

Mick Mepham…..A bit like the church lightning rod that falls off the top of the church in the Omen and transfixes the priest ……