Chilli Willi and The Red Hot Peppers – Hastings Pier 21st December 1974.

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CHILLI WILLI

Mick O’Dowd… Chilli Willi were a great underated band. Their only problem was which pigeon-hole to sit in musically. Their album Bongos Over Balham is a classic.

Geoff Peckham… Factory opened for Chilli Willi at Marlborough College’s end of year bash in their very impressive auditorium. When we’d set up, the Head the Music Dept. told the bands they could go to the pub in the village and get drinks on the teachers’ bar tab – big mistake! It was the Chilli’s bass player’s birthday and by the time we left them in the pub to go and play our set they were well gone! I don’t think the set they played after they’d staggered back was up to their usual standard!

10cc – Hastings Pier 22nd December 1973

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cuttings supplied by Sarah Harvey            

photo source: Beeld En Geluid Wiki – Gallerie: Toppop 1974. Licentie afbeeldingen Beeld en Geluidwiki

Wall Street Shuffle from a BBC recording in 1974…

Jim Breeds… Rubber Bullets and Rubber Band. See what they did there? 🙂

Alan Esdaile… Its art for arts sake Jim.

Richard Brimm… Kevin Godley of 10CC lives in Tenterden I’ve seen him several times in the summer at Beany,s farm shop buying cherries

Jan Warren… … and Rubber Band!! 🙂

Kenny 22nd Dec, Factory 24th Dec, Stallion 27th Dec 1975

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supplied by Sarah Harvey

Phil Gill… Apparently I played a Stallion gig on the Saturday. Buggered if I can remember that one….

Mark Randall… Ooooh they call you Fancy Pants!

Julie Morris… Saw that Kenny concert!

Andy Qunta.. The guy in the far right of the Kenny photo is their lead singer & guitarist, Rick Driscoll. He’s been a friend of mine since we were both playing with Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel in 1981! Lovely bloke, btw!