supplied by Paul Huggett
Barry French, Andy Sproxton, Paul Huggett
Alan Wood… Cor, look at that poser in my old pub
Rick Baldwin… Mean and moody!!
Chris Jolly… And that’s just Paul!
Andre Martin….The Continental College, was in the old Pitmans College buildings and they ran a Sunday Night Youth Club, a way of getting their resident students to mix with locals, this was first a Jazz Club, but by 1962/3 The Confederates we almost the resident group – Pete Millington for info
The Witch Doctor
The famous Witch Doctor Club floor
All info & cuttings Andre Palfrey-martin collection
Peter Millington…..I played as a member of The Confederates in both. The Nest Club was at the very end of Trinity St. and is still a coffee house although the music in the Nest Club days was downstairs. The Contenental College had live music for the students (to keep them in rather than mix with the dodgy locals I think) every Sunday afternoon/evening. That would have been in 1962/3- great fun for us starting out with our ambitions to become a big group ha ha
Caz Simpson… Witchdoctor, I’ll never tire is seeing this.
Mick O’Dowd… Remember it Well.
Jane Hartley… was too young, did go to a Christmas party with my mum, Cobweb I think!
Colin Norton… Amazing place! Great atmosphere and crowd!
Alan Esdaile… Still this one for me..
Peter Fairless… The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping, Gabriella Cilmi – Warm This Winter, Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run, Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday and Cristina Monet – Things fall apart xmas christmas music.
Jim Breeds… River – Joni Mitchell.
Paul Morfey… We saw Cara Dillion do this at St Mary in the Castle on Saturday, brought tears to my eyes!!
Colin Fox… I Hate Christmas – Weekend Rockstars
Mark Gilham… Neighbourhood Tom Waits. Not an actual seasonal release but definitely my favourite Christmas record
Wendy Weaver… I wanna a Mistress for Christmas AC/DC
Joe Knight… Any by ‘SLADE and silver bells (Bing ).
Colin Norton… Jackson Browne – The Rebel Jesus
Paul Morfey…. How about Sparks on the “Kimono my house” album “Thank God its not Christmas”
Will Cornell… I’ll go one better Alan, the whole album of A Christmas Gift For You by Phil Spector.
Robert Searle… Greg Lake for me
Tony Davis… I always like The Pogues – Fairytale of New York and Greg Lake – I Believe in Father Christmas
Paul Morfey… O.k. its got to be ‘Another Christmas song’ Jethro Tull, not to be confused with’ Christmas song’ Jethro Tull. ( thats good too)
Barry Newton… Its Over by Roy Orbison, LOL
Liane Carroll… 6 ferrerro roche in one minute. Just before Queenie’s speech!!!!!!!
Roy Trunchion… Hells bells.
Clifford Rose… Christmas Day by Squeeze (1979)
Eric Harmer… One of his best songs. Sitting in the park 👍👍
Wendy Wells… Love that song.
Mick O’Dowd… The original by Billy Stewart is also great. Check it out Eric.
Mick Knights… Pretty sure he played the Witch Doctor around 1965
Alan Esdaile… I got it down that he played The Witch Doctor on 18th Oct 1964 Mick.
Janie Lowe… I was there Georgie was amazing i also was impressed by Zoot Money
Chris Jolly… Back in the 70s I pulled over to assist in North London as a friend of mine’s van I thought I recognised had broken down. It was indeed a fellow roadie and Ian Leake said he was fine but could I just run his passenger home which I duly did. It was in fact Georgie Fame…
Alan Esdaile… Get Away, Chris!
The Hastings Girls Choir – Hastings Pier. photo source: Bernard Glazier.
The closing number At The End Of The Day always ended Radio Luxembourg’s transmissions
Nick Prince… Steve Conway died of a heart defect st the incredibly young age of 31 in 1952. has a FB page in his memory which is run by his grand children.
photos by Marie Richardson.