Dave Easton R.I.P. 2015

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Dave Easton R.I.P. Very sorry to report that Dave has passed away. My thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.

Susie Prescott… So sad. What a decent bloke he was. RIP Dave xxx

Graham Burfield… RIP Dave a true gent will always remember you,condolences to Pearl and family.

Kevin Burchett… R.I.P Dave my memories go right back to when i was 17 you playing at the Battle hop.

Richard Moore… Wonderful character of the local music scene. May he be at peace and in a special place now.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Sad news, my thoughts are with his family & friends.

Virginia Davis… R.I.P. Condolences to his family.

John Wilde… Sincere condolences to Daves family. He was a truly wonderful Man.
His passing will send ripples of sadness. Soar high good Soul, journey on.
Thank you for your Voice and personality. You will be remembered fondly.

Phil Gill… Very sad news Alan, Dave was a top bloke. My condolences to Pearl and the family.

Pete Prescott… Very sad. I have great memories of singing with dave at the hop gigs.we had to dance as well. We had a lot of fun. Nice guy. Very good singer.a real character. A loss. There will be a lot of stories. A legend.

Chris Cozens… Dave meant so much to so many of us locals. It was a rite of passage to work with Dave for so many of us. It was a pleasure and a privilege to know and work with you Dave. X

Karen Sweatman… Very sad news. Condolences to his family and friends.

David Miller… I never met Dave but he sounds like a great character and a fine man, especially according to everyone on this conversation. Any friend of all these people is a friend of mine. Bless you, Dave, on your journey and to your family and other partners.in the dance.

Terry Pack… Sad to read this. I have fond memories of Dave and all those gigs at The Continental during the 1980s.

Pete Shaw… So pleased that I managed to see and talk to David last Friday evening.The sensitive phone call I had from Tony Bird that Friday afternoon indicated how serious it was for David. So sad and sorry that David’s life has passed, but I am so grateful to him, as many others will be, that his musical direction and professionalism enabled me to expand my own young drumming skills. My sincere condolences to Pearl Easton and their family. You’ll never be forgotten Dave and many, many thanks. My now 93 year old mum used to make bread pudding for The Suspects practice nights..sorrow from her too over Dave. Rock on!!

Phil Thornton… sad news, RIP Dave.

Christine Bondin… Sad news lovely guy .

Andy Knight… Dave, you were one of my earliest memories of local music, a big man in many ways, in my prayers. RIP.

Andre Martin… A very sad day for many, my memories of Dave go beyong the Music Scene to his time with the GPO/Telecom – RIP you old rocker.

Mick Mepham… It speaks volumes that so many people held David in high regard, only sorry that I didn’t get to know him. R.I.P.

Ralph Town… He used to work with my Father in Law.He’ll be sad to hear of his passing.

Mick O’Dowd… Today we have lost not only a smashing bloke and great performer. we have also lost a friend. He helped me alot of times at gigs when I did backing discos for Centre Page and he was one of the best R.I.P. Dave.

Colin Bell… R.I.P. All condolences to family and friends.

Pete Prescott… He (and the guys) were the big deal in Hastings in their time. Record deal. Gigs abroad. At Beatles day they were a band that had BEEN there and got the t shirt ! Other bands used to comment on their version of “it won’t be long” they all sang. They were a bloody good band. And with Dave they had a great front man, he used to follow women into the toilet while he was singing! The screams would come over the p.a. There will be some good stories coming out I’m sure. Still very sad but he will be be remembered as a good singer/frontman/and great bloke which is pretty rare.

Stuart Moir… For all Daves friends, his funeral has been arranged for the 6th October at 1.15pm at the Hastings Crematorium. I am going to see Pearl tomorrow morning to put a eulogy together as she would like all his musical contacts over the years to be involved in some way and I could do with as much help as I can muster.

Dave Nattress… Yeah, many memories of Dave and the bands he was in going back a long, long time, and if I remember correctly the little old Olive Green GPO telephone van he drove – then I think the GPO modernized them and they turned them Yellow – Morris Minor vans I think. I used to work in Endwell Road, Bexhill and remember many times seeing Dave coming out of the Post Office yard in the van off to do another job and masses of gigs in and around Bexhill.

Marianne Hay… R.I.P lovely guy, remembering happy times at 58/Pebbles club also at Hastings telephone exchange when we worked for GPO. Condolences to all of your family, keep singing wherever you are.

Pete Prescott…  Some photos of Dave from the Bexhill hop gigs 1982/3. With Pete Shaw, Terry Pack, Andy Caine and Ray Fenwick.

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Leigh Wieland-Boys… Seeing these old photos has really taken me back and althought I didn’t know Dave personally, he was always “there” – either entertaining us or driving around in his GPO van – brings back great memories of my life in Hastings. He will be missed by many.

Bill Palmer… In Sheffield……..Sad news, lived next door but one to Dave Easton for many years. Also remember him in Suspects in the 60s. Thoughts go to Pearl & family. R.I.P. (Rock In Peace).

Sue Goodsell… RIP Dave x My heart goes out to Pearl and family xx

Peter Millington…  A very fond farewell was made to Dave Easton yesterday. His funeral was attended by many musicians and close friends who celebrated his life and commitment to music. Dave was the best front man for many miles around and led two of the most infleuential groups, SUSPECT and CENTRE PAGE. I had the pleasure of playing with SUSPECT in 1972/73 and depping with CENTRE PAGE in recent years. A great friend and fun to be around. Dave I’m sure you’ve already started forming another 1st rate harmony group with our friends Paul Burton and Chris Sayer amongst others. RIP mate.

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Louise Griffin… Hi my name is Louise and I am David Eastons granddaughter very sad at this time.

Ross Griffin… Hi my name is Ross and David was a very great grandad / grumpy, love you grandad

6 thoughts on “Dave Easton R.I.P. 2015”

  1. Today we have lost not only a smashing bloke and great performer. we have also lost a friend. He helped me alot of times at gigs when I did backing discos for Centre Page and he was one of the best R.I.P. Dave.

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  2. Yeah, many memories of Dave and the bands he was in going back a long, long time, and if I remember correctly the little old Olive Green GPO telephone van he drove – then I think the GPO modernized them and they turned them Yellow – Morris Minor vans I think. I used to work in Endwell Road, Bexhill and remember many times seeing Dave coming out of the Post Office yard in the van off to do another job and masses of gigs in and around Bexhill.

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  3. R.I.P lovely guy, remembering happy times at 58/Pebbles club also at Hastings telephone exchange when we worked for GPO. Condolences to all of your family, keep singing wherever you are.

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  4. in Sheffield……..Sad news, lived next door but one to Dave Easton for many years. Also remember him in Suspects in the 60s
    Thoughts go to Pearl & family. R.I.P. (Rock In Piece. )

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