From The Jam – Setting Sons 40th Anniversary tour – 11th April 2020

From the Jam will tour the UK celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Jam’s fourth studio album Setting Sons. From The Jam features Bruce Foxton, original Jam member along with Russell Hastings who will be performing all the Jam’s greatest hits. Support from The Vapors.

More information and ticketshttps://whiterocktheatre.org.uk/Online/tickets-from-the-jam-2020

Baker Gurvitz Army & Tea – Hastings Pier Sat 1st Nov 1975

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Flyer supplied by Mick Mepham , cuttings supplied by Sarah Harvey

Michael Mepham….One of the best Typos ever, Pea! They were actually a Swiss band called Tea and were excellent, great sense of timing. Got a feeling they may have supported Golden Earring but I can’t be sure of that. I have the album they had out at the time – really good.

Mick O’Dowd….Great band. I worked on the Pier with them. I stood sidestage about 6ft from Ginger. Wot a drummer! Made it look so easy. There were only three of them but the support band had to set up on The Ballroom floor half way up the side.

Glen Piper….Yeah, worked both gigs with these guys on the Pier

Tony Court-holmes….yes i was one of the in house roadies with glen piper

Sarah Harvey…..Baker Gurvitz Army. The article actually appeared in Stephen Turner’s Group Scene article on February 8th, 1975 just after the release of their first album, and they appeared on the pier some 9 months later

Gary Kinch…..Remember that one. Well, when I say “remember” 😉

Nick Webb….I was there again.

Henry Mann…..So was I

Peter Gladwish… Thanks for posting this Sarah Harvey. I went to this performance but whenever I mention the B.G.Army to anyone, I get a blank response. I’ve often wondered if I’d imagined the whole thing! (Maybe I did!!!)

Sarah Harvey… Well if you imagined it Peter Gladwish, then so did I 🙂

Peter Fairless… My ears still hurt just thinking about it

Jim Breeds… I’m more interested in the folk article alongside it. I’m sure I saw Hemlock at the Black Horse, I was there or at the Hayloft regularly at about this time. And the late great Peter Bellamy gets a mention too. 🙂

Eric Cawthraw…  Yep, a great gig and only 40 years ago. I liked the Gun – who morphed into Three Man Army, who morphed into BGH. Tea were spot on too. Here’s a sobering thought – if I’d written this in 1975 about a band seen 40 years ago, it meant I was going back to 1935! ….I’m off to play my Al Bowley wax cylinders.

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Who had a John Bull printing outfit?

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Barry Hilton… I think that was Christmas 1976 I got one of those!

Mike Guy… Now updated by the John B.S. printing outfit?

Robert Searle… I had one when i was a young boy,i loved it.

Mike Waghorne… I had one as did my kids in the 80’s

Steve Thorpe… Had one of those!

John Warner… All the kids had one!

Fiona Evans… Me too !

David Edwards… Yep!

Mike Cope… Super, Smashing, Great….!

Julie Findlay-jones… I had one,loved it, made my own headed notepaper

Andy Qunta…Christmas present!

Colin Gibson… Make a poster in under two years!

Josie Lawson…. My brother had one of these

Pete Brazier… I had Two, then got the big set with the rotating drum to print on A5 paper! 🤔 it might still be in the loft!

Ralph Town… Had one