supplied by Sarah Harvey
Cutting supplied by Sarah Harvey, photo supplied by Robert Searle
With Sunshine, Robert Searle, Pete O’Driscoll and John Hales.
Geoff Peckham... An evocative picture! I was young at the time but this band made a strong impression on me. Sunshine had that incisive Led Paul sound and Pete a strong stage presence. The pic encapsulates how I remember them.
Sarah Harvey… This Day August 10th, 1968. Another appearance locally, this time on the pier.
I think it was Tich that introduced me to Trevor Bolton and his partner Barry. They had offices in Hastings at Silverhill and Claremont. I worked on a few projects with them. Anyone know if Trevor is still around? The magazines were sold in The Disc Jockey. However a number of times the lyrics were wrong. They paid for the rights to reproduce them but had to work out the lyrics themselves by stopping and starting the records to work out the words. I remember when Soft Cell hit big, WH Smith wanted them to produce a special magazine, however the photos that came through from Soft Cell’s management were too obscene for Smith’s to accept it. They also went on and produced a Top Of The Pops magazine.
Jane Dorsett… I still have mine.
Julie Morris… I’ve still got some copies! Loved it!
Leigh Wieland-Boys… My favourite magazine of the time! Wish I’d kept mine
Wendy Belton… I still have a collection of these and sometimes look at them now. I love anything like that. Won’t ever get rid of them.
Ralph Town… I remember reading the lyrics to Virginia Plain and Crocodile Rock,both of which were wrong but I did enjoy that little paper, great fun.
Dave Nattress… Jane, I remember them well and all the posters on the walls of your bedroom. David Cassidy, Slade, Sweet, Rod Stewart, Donny (probably).
Julie Morris… I had 62 photos on my bedroom wall of David Cassidy – can’t bear to look at him now 😂😩
Alan Esdaile… It couldn’t have been forever, then Julie.
Julie Morris… Breaking up is hard to do Alan!
Paul Morfey… I had forgotten, I payed £1.25 to see them. We had some great nights on the pier!!
Jill Lawrence… I was there, love Procol Harum !!!!!
Pete Houghton… Yes it was a great night watching Procol Harum
Kevin White… I was there, it was a great night
John Busbridge… Whiter Shade of Pale the Summer of Love 1967
Merv Kennard… was there for that one great night
supplied by Roger Carey
Pete Fairless… Hand coloured?
Conan Howard… I bet that was done by Bernard Jeffries the drummer?
Sarah Harvey… Roger normally did the hand-crafted posters for the bands. They were always neat and he always put a lot of time into them as you can imagine.
Dave Nattress… Sarah, I have some old Samisen artwork, some you did I think – posters for gigs, with “Samisen” in Japanese style lettering and a rising sun logo, and some I did which we put in our car windows – must meet up some time or I’ll bring them to a SMART gig. Temporarily mislaid but I do have them for sure.
Sarah Harvey… I remember those Dave. My first job was a design draftsperson and I created all the Ore Festival posters on a drawing board with set squares and other drawing instruments.
Dave Nattress… Sarah, when I find them I’ll post them on the SMART website.
Conan Howard… I think that was done by Bernard Jeffries,Samisens second drummer .. who is now is KING BATHMAT