SMART 52 coffee meet report

Wet and very windy 52nd meet but didn’t discourage a Great turn out. Among the newbies this time were Nick Bloomfield, Peter and Sue Thomson and Paul Crimin. Nick was talking about his interesting website about the power of music to inspire, provoke and entertain, musicfortheheadandheart.buzz and also his filming and working on his song ‘beyond the lies’. Great to see Peter and Sue and Pete have with him a collection of old gig tickets of Thin Lizzy, Be Bop Deluxe, The Who and The Stranglers. They were also reminiscing with Tony Davis about when Tony did the disco at their wedding. Paul Crimin was chatting about his new cd that is due for release next month and called ‘Unplugged and Unhinged’. Reg Wood had with him a copy of Ginger Baker’s Airforce album from 1970 and I hadn’t noticed before but the image inside the gatefold sleeve has the silver style of Wheels of Fire Cream cover. He was also talking about what’s happening for Hastings Week. Cliff Wootton left some leaflets for his ‘Beggars’ Gate’ gig at All Saints Church Crowborough on 16th November 2019. Pete Prescott was talking about creating a list of albums & singles released by Hastings area musicians. He had with him a bundle of singles, as well as a copy of the Home Studio Recordings magazine with Chris Cozens and Nick Magnus feature. Steve Fitzy was talking about his memories and the groups he has sung with. Roger Carey had a photo from the Peter Kirtley Jubilee Charity event in 1998, to aid the street children in Brazil. The photo features Liam Genockey, Nana Tsiboe, Peter Kirtley, Colin Gibson, Liane Carroll and Kenny Craddock. Phil Little was talking about local bands and singers don’t get their fair share of royalties when played on the radio and the Live Music Forum has written to PRS. Paul Huggett was reminding people about the forthcoming ‘Willfest’ in tribute to drummer Will Powell, which takes place at The Duke St Leonards on Saturday 26th October. Too many other people to mention but this is just a very small bit of what I remember, anyone who wishes to add anything interesting you were talking about, then please feel free to do so.

Lucy Pappas… Hope you all had a fabbie catch up xx

Josie Lawson… Glad it went well

Lance Collins… One day I will get away from work early !!!!

Robert Searle… Glad it went well

Peter Houghton… Sorry Alan I had everything to bring down but fell asleep in the chair.

Mick O’Dowd… Just as interesting as ever Alan. Well done.

Phil Little… Well done Alan.

Paul Crimin… Thank you for letting me sit at the same table as all of these local legends!

Reg Wood… Enjoyed it Alan. Thanks.

Elaine Roberts… Enjoyable afternoon, thank you. PS Nick Bloomfield’s song Behind The Lies is his first foray into music and he’s written, sung, and created it all himself – he usually films other people making their music https://youtu.be/JJwfvo30ERA

Peter Thomson… Great afternoon and so pleased we made it at last!

Colin Gibson… Ginger designed the cover as well as the Wheels on Fire cover

 

 

 

Pink Floyd – Hastings Pier 20th Jan 1968

Supplied by Peter Fairless Bands On Hastings Pier Facebook page.

Terry Huggins…. Syd Barrett’s last ever gig with the band.

Lawrence Ralph… Does, anybody actually remember attending this, i know 50 years ago, and memories being foggy, was it good or bad from vaguest memories?

Dave Weeks… We still don’t know what happened to Beaufords Image! Anyone?

Clive Millard… Yes certainly do, I was a member of the support band, as you mentioned hazy days my thoughts take me be back sitting with the Pink Floyds technicians using an old fashioned projectors with two pieces of glass adding paint colours, then projecting it on to white sheets covering over there amplifiers, bloody magic

Kevin Burchett… Ive got that cutting on my keyring

Raymond Badgery… Yep, was there that day. We, girlfriend and I, Lived in South London at the time and used to go the Witch Doctor club in St Leonards most Saturdays for dancing? Well that Saturday the club was shut, surprise, as did not why? But note on door said, club shut and have gone to the pier to see Pink Floyd! So we thought why not! Was cheap, and a great evening from what I remember. Drove back in the early hours to friends in Surrey.

Lawrence Ralph… Thanks for the recollections, Clive and Raymond, also wondered if this was one of the rare 5 man Floyd gigs with David Gilmour, helping keeping it together for a disintegrating Syd. Sitting with the Floyds technicians doing the paint projections, wow!, would love to have been there.

Tony Court-holmes… too young

 

Gypsy & Dragonmilk – Hastings Pier 11th October 1974

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Clive Richardson… Gypsy were excellent. Really good sound. They had no roadies, no manager at the time and did the sound themselves. Paul Casson was very impressed and was interested in managing them.

Peter Thomson… Sure I was at that one but don’t remember the support act, unfortunately.

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Alan Esdaile… Canyons Of Your Mind by Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and Yin Tong Song by The Goons.

Allyson Breeds… Any thing by The Beatles <running away>

Peter Thomson… The Goodies – Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me (highly inappropriate, insensitive, sexist and just plain wrong; but still funny), Sister Josephine et al – Jake Thackeray and Quantum Jump – The Lone Ranger.

Judy Struys… I quite like Ernie the fastest milkman in the West

Phil Gill… Derek and Clive. And Ernie

Chris Giles… Not politically correct but….Bridget the Midget

Peter Fairless… The Goodies – Black Pudding Bertha

Tim Anderson… Peter Sellers – Balham, Gateway to the South and Aunty Rotter (of the Balls Pond Road).

Steve Cooke… Derek and Clive, always!!!

Julie Morris…  Funky Moped!

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