Easy Rider – Film 1969

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supplied by Sarah Harvey

Sarah Harvey….Two of many music-featured films I saw during the 1970s. Actually went to see both of these at The Curzon in St.Leonards. December 1973.

Alan Esdaile….Great Film and Great Soundtrack.

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John Storer…..Now that’s a coincidence … have been listening to the Easy Rider soundtrack this afternoon!I saw both of these at that salubrious cinema, The Orion, along with a number of other films with great soundtracks … Zabriskie Point, Vanishing Point, and Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii to name a few. Then, of course, there was that other great double bill “Don’t Get Your Knickers In A Twist” / “Most Girls Will” … oh wait … that was a different Saturday afternoon LOL

Sarah Harvey…..Aha John…..I may have gone to see Easy Rider with you and Kevin Potter….you both seem to be the most likely candidates since I didn’t go to see them on my own.

Mick Knights…..The Curzon, now there was a cinema, if you went in the afternoon there was tea and biscuits served between the films!

Alan Esdaile….. I remember the teas and biscuits in the afternoon, very sedate. Mind you I think we were still smoking in the cinemas then? Used to always ask if they had any spare posters and occasionally got some good ones for the bedroom wall. Otherwise would buy them from the second hand shop at the top of Western Road.

Sarah Harvey….I remember the smoking….I have never smoked but I seem to remember the projector capturing the rays from everyone who was puffing on a No6 or No.10! I used to come out smelling like an ashtray!

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Supplied by Sarah Harvey  – The Curzon Cinema, Norman Road, St Leonards-on-Sea

John Mcewen…..Remember it so well, No. 6 fer me cos i woz posh in them days!

John Storer……Now you come to mention it, Sarah … have a recollection of us at the flicks watching a film about the Montreux Jazz Festival. It had Zeppelin performing “Dazed and Confused” and also featured the Modern Jazz Quartet, who failed to impress any of us. And I’d like it noted for the record that I never smoked No 6, let alone No.10 … It would have been Peter Stuyvesant for me (or possibly Consulate during my “menthol” stage) There was another cinema in Hastings town centre … memory is vague but it was on the road just round the corner from the old Post Office (looking at Google Earth now, Hastings looks unrecognisable to me) on Havelock Road. I remember it because …. it had a bar! The barmaid was lovely. Jill Haylock, if memory serves.

Nick Prince… The Penguin Cinema had a bar for patrons, the ABC had a cafe. Smoking wasnt banned in cinemas until the national ban came in about 7 years ago but by then only a handful of cinemas, mainly independents still allowed it and most of these were in the West Country. I think the Dome Cinema in Worthing was the nearest to still allow it as to did the London Coronet chain.Cannon banned smoking in auditoriums of less than 200 seats in 1985 and in every screen in 1987. The Odeon chain in 1991, Curzon, Bexhill in 1992 (and admissions collapsed) and the Curzon Eastbourne in the very late 90s.

Jan Warren… 2 great films from the late 60s/early 70s!! – “Easy Rider” is on tv tonight, Sony Movies Classic, Freeview 50 at 11.10pm and again on Monday (20th January) same channel at 11.25pm

 

All Good Clean Fun – United Artists sampler 1971

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Thanks to Pete Prescott for suggesting this.

John Storer…..Of all the samplers that were issued around that time, “All Good Clean Fun” was definitely my favourite. There isn’t one duff track on it and it still holds up today

Side 1
“Spill the Wine” – Eric Burdon & War
“Street Songs” – Help Yourself
“Chicken Reel” – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
“Take Me Away” – Colin Scot
“Here Comes Mr Time” – If
“Daughter of the Fireplace” – Man

Side 2
“Home Again” – Cochise
“Dirt Roads” – Morning
“Let Me Take You Home” – Gypsy
“Song for Kathy” – Allan Taylor
“Don’t Want Me Round You” – Ernie Graham
“Boogie Chillen No.2” (Excerpt) – Canned Heat &John Lee Hooker

Side 3
“Cherry Red” – The Groundhogs
“Hot Water” – Sugarloaf
“Be Yourself” (Excerpt) – Hawkwind
“Race from Here to Your Ears” – Amon Düül II
“Roll Em Down” – Morning

Side 4
“That’s All Right Mama” – Canned Heat
“Funk Angel” – Brinsley Schwarz
“Gone Away” – Reg King
“Yukon Railroad” – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
“Joy” (excerpt) – Sweet Pain
“The Seed” – B .B. Blunder

Neil Steadman… I have this double album….. Groundhogs etc.

Pete Prescott… It’s one of the famous 19 albums my brother Chris gave me for Christmas 1970. There is track called Here Comes Mr Time by “If”. In 1975 I was asked to join a band being formed by a guitar player with If (Terry Brown). Idiot me turned them down. They were going to tour the states with zebra. I remember tracks by cochineal and colin scott. I’ll bring it to the meeting.

Kevin Sherwood… Still got my very battered copy.

Andy Davies… I had this, someone nicked it!

 

De-Hems – Aquarius Hastings 19th January 1974

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Anyone remember seeing the De-Hems? Interesting another band that was produced by Eddie Grant, so was he involved in booking the bands?

Alan Pepper… Great advert !
I remember Johnny Johnson and the bandwagon clearly with his enormous sunglasses !! Wished I had seen kiki dee though there were some great times in the early 70s up there at the Aquarius . Steve Maxted would rope us up onto the stage to mime to someone FAMOUS Elvis Noddy Holder Gary Glitter to win a bottle of Cheap Plonk !! By the way not sure about De Hems though sorry got carried away there reminiscing ha ha ….

Mick O’Dowd… De Hems were produced by Eddie Grant and I recall they were a raving little soul influenced band.

Del Withers… Hi my mate Dave Hitchens played the electric organ with the De-Hems I remember going to a recording studios in Stamford Hill N16 in the early 70s with him and Eddie Grant was there. I do believe it was his studios and I think he Managed the De-Hems. He was a very pleasant guy.

Stephen Moran… I have very fond memories of the Aquarius. I went there most Thursday’s during the early seventies and looked forward to the Steve Maxted Show. He always opened his set with ‘I Can’t Explain’ by the Who, something I still do now when I DJ!

Steve Maxted… So glad you you enjoyed my shows, and to know that ‘I Can’t Explain’ stayed in your memories so well. Thanks

Martin Zappa… THE Coach House, was Eddy Grants Studio (later Ice Records). Dave Hitchin – Hammond C3, Colin Harrison – Fender Jazz Bass, Steve Jarvis – Vocals, Pedro – Drums, Glenn Garzke – Guitar