The Flesheaters Ball – Hastings Pier 16th June 1979

posters and cuttings supplied by Mick O’Dowd, ticket supplied by Mick Mepham

Here’s a link for Brighton Punk Bands. Comprehensive local history of all the Brighton punk bands from 1976-1980. Featuring Attrix Records and Shop, the Vault, the Vaultage Albums 78, 79. 80, punk posters, fashion and style

http://www.punkbrighton.co.uk

Mick O’Dowd… My last promotion on the Pier in conjunction with Martin Prior of Priway Music in 1979. Great gig if not somewhat damp from flob! Piranhas good band, great blocks, enjoyed promoting them. Promoted them 3 times, twice at The Carlisle and then this on the Pier. They then went on to be hitmakers.

Peter Fairless… Always liked The Piranhas. Let’s hear it for Boring Bob, Johnny, Reg, Dick and Phil!

Alan Esdaile…  I can remember making some badges for this gig.

Steve Foster… I saw them at the Carlisle,me and my mates Jon and Pete played pool with them. Also saw them support The Jam at the Brighton Centre

Mick O’Dowd… Though they’re listed on ticket & handbill, The Teenbeats did not appear.

The Saddle Tramps – Ore Social Youth Club 1960/1961

supplied by Hastings Groups from 1958 to the present.
Kenny Comfort, Pete Bailey and Melvin Grant. Picture taken at Ore Social Youth Club about 1960/61

John Wilde… These guys look totaly cool!

Dave Nattress… They sure do John – wonderful pictures.

Harry Randall… HaHa! Pete (Gossimor) Bailey still got his Strat under his bed!

Warren Davis Monday Band – Hastings Pier 15th June 1968

No show for Reparata and The Delrons.

Mick O’Dowd… Probably they ran off with the captain of the ship!

John Warner… When the pier was run by the council we used to spend hours on the phone winding up the manager. When a group were due to appear who had an organist we had him tearing his hair out telling him that he would have to cut a hole in the stage and hire a fork lift truck to raise him up through the stage. Nutty days

Budgie – Hastings Pier 16th June 1973

Flyer supplied by Mick Mepham

Andy Qunta….Yes, Budgie – great band, and great people. Good honest 3-piece rock

Glenn Piper….Another favourite of mine at the time. Always put on a great show and really nice people’s as well 🙂

David Broome… Love Budgie should have been big. This is my favourite just ahead of Parents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scIqFErh3v4