Honor Blackman R.I.P.

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more information… https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52189803

Robert Searle… Sad news,she was lovely RIP

Bernard Goffredo… Met her about ten years ago such a lovely person

Nick Shute… One of the original Avengers!

Eric Harmer… Sad

Julie Findlay-jones… Oh that’s aweful beautiful lady sleep well.x

Jane Hartley… Good age, bless her.

Wendy Weaver… That is sad. R.I.P. Honor.

Nigel Goodman… My names pussy pussy galore

Roger Simmonds… Bless her lovely lady!

Margaret Trowell… My husband sat between Honor and Hannah Gordon at a dinner and all three discussed their grandchildren. Such a beautiful lady, will be sadly missed

Peter O’Donnell… Class Act

Colin Bell… Sad to hear this, we were neighbours a few doors apart in the 70’s and would chat most mornings, she was a lovely lady apart from being a great actress of course. R.I.P x

Phyllis Mendenhall… A great loss, R.I.P.

Dennis Torrance… Rest in peace Honor Blackman how I enjoyed The Vvengers with you and Steed, then in my opinion Goldfinger the best bond picture and other films also condolences to family and friends God bless

Rachael Brophy… A great loss R.I.P. I loved her in The Upper Hand as a kid.x

Jan Deane… Classy lady. RIP.

Robert Searle… Eastender, RIP Honor

Nicola Barfield… That’s sad.

Ian Davey… A beautiful lady inside and out, she had class, beauty, and brains, a wonderful actress and a friend for many years, I will miss you Honor RIP you lovely lady. Ian xx

Supercharge and Damaris – Hastings Pier 10th April 1976

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pages from Wishbone Ash programme supplied by Eric Cawthraw

Virginia Davis… I  remember a time when Eddie and the Hot Rods were a no show and an unknown band called The Jam stepped in. Not sure if it was that date though.

Alan Esdaile… I think that was 23rd April 1977 and The Jam replaced Johnny Thunders as was ill.

Virginia Davis… Oh right. Well it was a long time ago. At least I remembered who actually performed. Should of realised later date as it was just before In The City was released.

Eric Cawthraw… Supercharge – what a great outfit they were. I didn’t get to see them in Hastings, but caught them supporting Wishbone Ash in Brighton. They always looked like they were having a fun time. Above pages from the Wishbone Ash – New England tour booklet showing the Supercharge entries.

Mick O’Dowd… Supercharge were one of those great bands that never quite made it. Superb album Local Lads Make Good.

Dave Nattress… I do recall the gig very well and the newspaper cutting. Damaris played exclusively self-penned progressive material with lots of long instrumental passages that I used to get lost in listening to sometimes and I’d just drift away. I wrote the lyrics and we all helped arrange the tracks. Tony Barraclough played a Gibson SG through a Vox AC30/50, Iain Cobby was on Fender Precision later a Rickenbacker Stereo with the obligatory Marshall Stack, Paul Durrant had a range of keyboards including an Elka Rhapsody and several other keyboards, and Mick Kemp played a Pearl Full-Dimension kit with about 13 drums. Back then my 3 chords weren’t up to playing on stage and as my life has gone by, it’s still no more than 3 chords. Damaris nicked a passage from The Planet suite by Gustav Holst for one track called “Alien Tomorrows” – Mars maybe Jupiter, can’t remember right now, and then we had another long ranging piece called “Star-Tiger” which was written about an aircraft that disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle – which had the call-sign “Star Tiger”. Maybe you get the drift of what we were aiming for in our music!!! Supercharge were extremely good. From the moment they sound-checked we could see how polished they were.

Graham Belchamber… Supercharge ! I lived in Liverpool between 1985 and 95 and Supercharge were still doing the rounds up there. Some marvellous albeit hazy memories of them.

Iain Cobby… It was Jupiter, Dave.

Electric Light Orchestra – Hastings Pier 27th April 1973

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Alan Esdaile…..I did the disco for this. They had so much gear that I ended up doing the disco from the balcony and before anyone says it my stage gear at that time was make up, blonde wig and black cloak!

Andre Martin….Memories of that night, must have been another that Paul and I spent in the Balcony with the best views. Have a vague recollection that Shirley on form as well that night !!

Mick O’Dowd….Nice one Sarah! Great band!

Chris Sambrook….Sarah or Alan you might be able to correct me but I have a feeling that Darryl Way’s Wolf supported. The drummer at the time Ian Mosely, much later joined Marillion.

John Austin… Did Electric Light Orchestra ever play at the White Rock Theatre ?

Alan Esdaile…  I think a ELO2 played the White Rock in recent years (anyone confirm?) and ELO tribute bands but not Jeff Lynne.

Chris Giles… Only remember them playing on the pier. Good concert.

Mick O’Dowd…Yes  ELO II did play the White Rock. I was there and I think i’ve still got the programme.

Jeff Chuzz Balcombe… yeah I remember them on the pier.

Jon McCallion… Got Out Of The Blue vinyl, full volume.

Dennis Torrance… God I missed it was 19 can’t think why I missed it kicking a football a lot then.

Clive Garrard…  I remember buying the single Showdown

Peter Thomson… Fabulous night. Apart from the concert, I still have it in my head that this was the night that the Albert Memorial was alleged to have “burnt down”. Yet I and others were in the town centre after this gig and witnessed no inkling of a fire or anything unusual, only to read of the event afterwards. Like others my age, I can’t remember why I went into the kitchen these days but this stays with me. Can anyone corroborate?

Andy Maby… One of my first live bands, but in 1978 and at Wembley! Loved ’em!! They rose up out of a ‘hamburger’ (spaceship), with green lazers flashing up to the ceiling and back walls! First time I’d seen lazers too! An amazing sight!!

Martin Richter… oh yes – out of the blue tour ? the Empire Pool ? I seem to remember 2 spaceships on wires came down at the end ? mr blue sky was in the charts at the time

Gerry Fortsch… My wife at the time fell asleep and missed the guitar cock up at the beginning of roll over Beethoven, I think he may off improved since then.

Roy Penfold… The Albert Memorial suffered the first arson attack the night after on the 28th of April, then a subsequent one on the 18th of June

Tony Court-holmes… missed it