Marc Bolan & T Rex and support Stallion – Hastings Pier 25th July 1975



Ticket supplied by Nick Webb, Photo of Marc Bolan (T Rex) from a 1973 ABC Television In Concert performance.

Chris Meachen…..Ah, T.Rex… The only time I ever saw the bouncers scared, as a tide of pubescent girls flooded through the gates, sweeping them aside in the crush to get to the front of the stage. One of them even got his arm pushed through the glass of the main doors, & any attempt to check tickets was futile

Glenn Caroline Piper….I first saw T-Rex in 1971 at Brighton Dome. Mickey Finn was there and Bolan did some acoustic numbers from Tyrannosaurus Rex days. My first live gig

Pete Zinc-alloy… by the time marc played hastings mickey finn and bill legend had left the mates in the support group played a set equal to marc’s band

Phil Thornton… I remember this well, John Wilde (our frontman) was interviewed for ‘Sounds’ by Julie Birchell who thought he was Marc !!! – we got to meet him and Gloria backstage, lovely people. rip Marc.

Alan Esdaile… Still looking for a poster for this gig and photos, anyone?

Karen Sweatman… I  love T Rex, but was only five years old

John Wilde… This was a great gig for us (Stallion) and a good evening for everyone.  I was deeply offended when Marc told me to “fuck off out of my dressing room”.

Terry Pack…. I was at this one. Stallion were excellent. T Rex were disappointing: the drummer in particular was very loud and seemed to have no technique at all. Marc Bolan looked unwell, I thought.

Phil Thornton…  didn’t remember that part of the evening John Alexander Wilde all things considered I think you came out on top !!

Kevin Burchett… I was there but don’t remember a thing probaly very drunk lol

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Andy Qunta…..Love it! I remember Mum bought it for me to cheer me up as I had flu at the time. (My 2nd choice was Please Please Me).

Barry Newton…..This looks like Wembley, if it is I was there as I went to the NME shows for a few years running and saw just about everybody who was about at the time

Jim Breeds…..Gosh, it’s been a few years since I’ve heard this. Very nice.

Colin Bell… Loved ‘Diamonds’ and follow up ‘Scarlett O’Hara’. The rhythm guitarist (making his first session appearances) was one er…Jimmy Page wonder what happened to him! Jet’s girlfriend at the time was Billie Davis who did the wonderful ‘ I Want You To Be My Baby’ God I’m turning into an anorak…lol..!

Helena Kingshott… Oh I so remember that night xx

Andre Martin… Court Players were good as well !

Pete Millington… Saw them and the Big Three the week after – wow!

Steve Rolls… Bet my late brother Phil Rolls was there