The Culprits – Royal Standard 19th February 2006

The Culprits playing at the Royal Standard. (Martin Blackman, Kevin Hoad, Chris Barrett, Phil Gill) 19th February 2006

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Photo collage by Peter Millington

Alan Esdaile… Phil Gill with his happy face on! Martin seems to have got the hang of levitation.

Phil Gill….I’m guessing my happy face is because someone had just yelled “Can you do Mustang Sally?!!” in my ear for the fourth time that week

Martin Blackman….Blimey’ forget about this line up, must be time for a reunion! “Mustang Sally Denied”

Robert Searle… Now, come on Phil, you know it’s your favourite number

Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Shaft and Tzar – Hastings Pier 19th Feb 1972

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poster supplied by Andy Knight

Phil Gill… I was there.

Chris Giles… That’s one I went too. I do remember going to see AG&D

Nick Webb… Was i there ? let me know

Mick O’Dowd… Good band!. Remember seeing them on a young Channel 4 show called “Gas Tank” that was hosted by Rick Wakeman and was a live show rather than mimed but was very short lived. Does anyone else remember it?

Martin Round… They were class! I reckon in the 70s Andy Killick and I were at every gig and a few others we knew came along periodically.

Alan Esdaile… Don’t remember who Tzar were?

Chris Giles… I don’t either but usual frequented the bar before the top act

Andy Knight… Tony Barraclough? Not sure?

Sarah Fox… Resurrection Shuffle, One of my all time favourite tracks. 🎶 great to see them playing.

Eugene Hughes… What a great song. Another around at that time was Family In My Own Time.

Alan King… Tony Ashton was a good friend of mine, that man could drink for England (Scotland, Wales & Ireland all put together,,and more) it was he who gave the name to Derek & The Dominoes, he used to always refer to Clapton as Derek

Ray Bates… Tzar- Tony and Dave Barraclough, Brendan Bourne, Dick Wild and Trevor Cheney. Hastings Grammar School’s finest.

St Claire – Record & Show Shop of St Leonards 1964

Anyone remember this shop?

Pete Fisher… I don’t remember the shop, as I lived the other side of town, and went to the Disc Jockey, but I remember the prices, and how the 11d trick was used to make it look cheaper…

David Edwards… If you lived in Hastings you always shopped at Big Al’s the Disc Jockey.

Magma, Esperanto with Keith Christmas – Hastings Pier 8th March 1974

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poster supplied by Mick Mepham. photo source http://magmamusic.org

Signed poster supplied by Peter Houghton

Geoff Peckham….I was there that night. I was knocked out by Magma. They’d thrown away the rule book. The singer (Christian Vander?) even sang in his own made-up language. The perfect antidote to Eurotrash!

Terry Pack….I was at that one, too. Magma were amazing. I got to meet Keith Christmas during the 1980s. He lived in Kingston near Nick Magnus, with whom I used to write songs around that time.

John Wilde…. I was there also, Greatly impressed by Magma and the singing in tongues.

Mick Mepham….. They’re my favouritest band in the whole world! Saw them in ’73 supporting someone I can’t remember, then this one and loads subsequently. They’re still going and are utterly awesome (I don’t use that word lightly). The language Vander wrote is called Kobaiian and it suits the music well. The best drummer I’ve ever seen (apologies to all others) and some of the most intriguing music ever. They wipe me out whenever I see them, though I don’t think they play here anymore so I haven’t witnessed a gig for several years now. Have a look at their show at the Trianon in Paris on their 30th anniversary. Excellent! etc etc sorry …..babbling now. Esperanto were also a really good band and Keith Christmas too. Ahhhhh those were the days hahahahahahahha …..

John Wilde… Excellent gig. Wish I had this poster Mick.

Terry Huggins… Magma are still around aren’t they? Their last album, Félicité Thösz, was only released a couple of years ago.

Peter Fairless… Still putting out CDs, Terry

Mick Mepham… Magma were and still are my favourite band. Awe-inspiring live and good recorded. They’re still pretty big in Europe. Too “out-there” to be commercial but a great band. Hurrah!!John, I’ll send you a copy…..

Phil Thornton… another gig I was at ! – both bands were great !! – not that I understood it all, but I still knew it was great !

Tony Court-holmes… that is a very worrying photo.

Peter Houghton… That was a great night both bands played great set’s and I was introduced to the amazing Keith Christmas and i went out and brought his Brighter Day Album

Alan Esdaile… I remember seeing him live and the track Robin Head.

David Alan Roberts… Sadly, I declined to go to a Magma gig when at university: financial constraints forced me into selecting the gigs I could attend! Of course, friends of mine who attended the gig wouldn’t shut up about how good, goofy and original they were…to my chagrin. Circa 1974, this was. However, a few years earlier, I remember being totally spellbound by Keith Christmas’ acoustic guitar technique at the (fairly) well-known Les Cousins club in Soho. He was a solo performer at that time.

 

Who had one of this record racks for vinyl 7″ singles?

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Julie Findlay-jones… Me.

Christian Burton… I had one, I loved the ring it made when you run your finger along it

Dennis Torrance… I remember the record racks also seeing this has reminded me of the old jukebox’s the centre removed out of singles

Pete Prescott… Had one for albums as well !

Peter Bridger… Still have!

Tony Court-holmes… ask Andre

Jim Breeds… The worst thing ever invented for looking after your vinyl.

Peter Fairless… Not quite as bad as the Ronko Scratch-matic Cleaner, Jim.

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Kevin White… SCRATCH being the operative word!

Jim Breeds… The way he holds records with his fingers on the groove!!! 😱 Capital punishment isn’t a thing anymore is it? 🙁 And why throw popcorn at your LP? String him up!

Virginia Davis… The reason most of my vinyl covers are tatty !!

Peter Brazier… Yes! (Not the best of storage ideas lol

Peter Houghton… They were useless to use and often ruined the record sleeve

Derek Doyle…I maybe need one lol

Ricky Adelaide… Made one at school

Pat Burgess… Still have mine

Jeff Belton… I had 10 of them, because I had so many 7 inch singles.