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Sarah Harvey… This day August 23rd, 1975. The Arrows at Hastings Pier. Also take a look at next week….Joe Loss and his Orchestra….not to mention the wrestling legend Mick McManus.
Mick O’Dowd… Worked on this one. The Arrows were a real nice wholesome bunch of americans & a pleasure to meet.
Mark Randall… I have a feeling that the Randall tribe, led by ol’ Ma Randall were at the wrestling match
Alan Esdaile… Above is the promo photo I still got, when we worked with the band. They also had the original hit with I love rock n roll which went on to be a bigger hit for Joan Jett.
Mark Randall… I recall their 4:25 pm TV show
Peter Fairless… They loved rock’n’roll, you know?
Alan Esdaile… Everyone thinks that Joan Jett’s version was the original Peter but this came out a few years earlier and I’m sure Arrows wrote it.
Peter Fairless… Yes, Alan, it was written by Arrows bandmates, Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker, originally as a ‘B’ side but, as so often in those days, it got flipped. They had two big hits, the other was ‘Touch Too Much’, Although they were on RAK, I always thought they were a serious act.
Jon Martin… I was there then
Liz Turner… So was i
Julie Morris… Me too!
Jo Turner… Yup I was with Liz Turner
Liz Turner… Why on earth did I fancy them!!
Julie Morris… Lead singer was very pretty Liz! Just looked up – the other two are dead!
Andy Qunta… Actually I’m more impressed with the wrestling bill! (No offence to the Arrows of course!)
Alan Esdaile… Perhaps Smokie cancelled as they were not happy with their name being spelt wrong.