Record & Popswop Mirror disco top 20 – 7th December 1974

Chris Gentry helped to compile this. Very odd number one?

Peter Checksfield… How Long – disco?

Mick O’Dowd… It got them on the floor

Andre Martin… I will have to go and find the 74 diary and see where I was gigging, that would have been the run up to Christmas Time ??

Mick O’Dowd… Very interesting no.1! Some great memories otherwise from the disco floor.

Peter Green R.I.P.

photo: Nick Contador

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Mike Curtis… RIP Peter Green.

Jan Warren… Oh nooooo, very sad news R.I.P. Peter Green xx

Patrick Lewis… That’s so sad. A tortured soul but a brilliant musician. RIP

Dennis Torrance… Sad news indeed RIP Peter

Colin Norton… Great guitarist! RIP Peter.

Kevin White… Sad news. What a shame RIP Pete

Alan Esdaile… Very sad. Wonderful musician, such emotion in his playing.

Dave Nattress… Just saw this.  Yet another great gone.  So many wonderful tracks in the original Fleetwood Mac.  Man of the World – one that is just beautiful!  Not to say the newer FM did badly but back in the day when I was 14 ish The old Fleetwood Mac was fantastic.  Albatross – seems like it was on TOTP’s for weeks.  Well it was for a few.  Oh Well,  The Green Manalishi.  Great tracks.  It’ll be old FM Tonite as a tribute. RIP

Jim Peckham… That’s sad. I have most of his early blues albums. I feel when he left and Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie joined they just became another pop group. Still better than a lot but lost the best one.

Colin Norton… Absolutely agree with you Jim!

Gary Urwin… Very sad news

Alan King… Deep feeling

Peter Houghton… So sorry to hear this Another great Musician has left us RIP Peter Green

Yvonne Ellis… R.I.P

Darren Holmes… Fantastic guitar player, love that early Fleetwood Mac stuff with him in the band. British Blues Legend

Chris Meachen… One of my earliest musical influences, who sparked my interest in playing the guitar. I was fortunate enough to enjoy a conversation with him after he played at the White Rock during his revived career. Not only a great talent, but also a nice person..(& a great angler to boot..)

Eric Harmer… Sad news.

Keith Veness… RIP Peter

Tony Court-holmes… sad

Stuart Moir… RIP Peter, your band is one of the best I’ve ever heard

Mick O’Dowd… It was the same when Denny Laine left the Moodies, another different band appeared and that is what happened when Peter Green left the Mac

Colin Norton… You are right Mick! I never thought about it that way. Still prefer both bands in their original formations

Curzon Cinema St Leonards closes in January 1977

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Derek Clemans… I went to see Slade in flame there.

Dizz Corinne Ryder… me too!

Peter Houghton… Didn’t they used to call it the flea pit?

Alan Esdaile… That was The Orion, Pete.

Nick Prince… no the Curzon was the best in the borough at the time of closing

Janine Anne Scott… My Grandma was an usherette there in the 60s.

Dennis Torrance… Sad when it went Remember wet winter Sunday afternoons in there with old girlfriend they used to bring tea trolley around great service and some great films

Alan Esdaile… remember the tea trolley. Used to get the old film posters from the manager.

Christina Prentice… My auntie Winnie took me there to see escape from witch mountain!!!!

Mike Mitchell… Ah that wonderful tea trolley pushed along by a lady in a checked nylon house coat. Tea always came in cup *and* saucer no less!
And the manager was always standing outside in dinner jacket and bow tie to greet you. Happy days!

Nick Prince… The Curzon closed seven days after the Penguin did. A week later, the White Rock Pavilion showed its last film. It wasn’t uncommon to get several films a year there

Kevin White… My dad was a projectionist there in the 50’s or 60’s.I used to get in free as a kid as he knew the manager at the time. Mum used to send me down there with some sandwiches during the summer holidays when I was getting on her nerves,bless her cotton socks.So quite often

Ralph Town… I saw a re run of “Man who fell to Earth” in 77 too.I got press book,poster,photos THE LOT!

Patrick Turner… I worked as a projectionist there in the 60s great times. Patrick Turner also Brian Warne

Colin Bell… My local cinema, only lived a few hundred yards away. That Manager was a lovely gentleman, and tea & biccies in the intermission, I hate Multiplex’s in comparison!

Ian Quinnell… I used to go to school (PR) in the 60’s with a guy whose father was manager of the Curzon and I think the Classic in Queens Rd. Think his surname was Searcy or similar

Colin Bell… Yup, thats the guy in the closure article Ian.

Patrick Turner… I also went out with 1 of the usherets in my youth

Kevin White… Patrick Turner, did you know my dad Ivor White,it may have been the 50’s when he worked there though,I’m not sure. He was also a projectionist at the Ritz where Ocean House is now, where he met Richard Attenborough. He also worked at the Roxy at Silverhill where the Carpet shop is and at Battle cinema. This is Ivor showing a young Sir Richard Attenborough, the projectors at the Ritz cinema in 1948. This is taken from our family website. http://whitehouse2002.co.uk

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Patrick Turner… Sorry Kevin l do not remember your dad. He might have been just before l was. l am pretty sure it was 1962 when l was first there. I think her name was Sandra, can’t remember her surname.

Kevin White… Patrick, I think dad was there a few years before you were there.I also realized that some of my info was wrong about the cinema in London Road,where Ocean House is now,it wasn’t the Ritz,because of course that was in the town centre where ESK is now,it was the Regal Cinema.I remember sneaking in there as a kid when it had been standing derelict for a while. I could have only been about 7 or 8 at the time,there were three or four of us and we climbed in through a broken window into some sort of storeroom, and as we opened the door to go exploring, there was a loud shout from inside the building,we turned and ran like hell. We legged it down into Kings Road and went and hid in Woolworths. What idiots we were.

Alan Esdaile… Woolworth in Kings Road, another memory.

Kevin White… Used to love going and getting a bag of pick n’ mix sweets for a shilling or something like that.

Jane Hartley… Saw Towering Inferno on TV the other day. Took a younger friend who was too young to see it without an adult, to the Curzon to see it.

 

Playground and Jo Jo Gunne – The Cobweb 1969

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Harmony Group from the late 60s. July 26th, 1969

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Sarah Harvey… Jo Jo Gunne (wrongly spelt on the advertisement) at the Cobweb in August 1969. However, this does not appear to be the better known Jo Jo Gunne that was formed in California and hit the charts with “Run, Run, Run” ….. this was a British based group from Feltham in Middlesex formed in 1965 whom started out at as an R&B outfit and several iterations of the band later moved towards a soul-based music genre. This is probably consistent with a group playing at The Cobweb. The band finally split up at the end of 1969 after the flop of what appears to be their final Single “Every Story Has An End. The California “Jo Jo Gunne” was formed in 1970 and “Run, Run, Run” was released in 1972….both of course after the Cobweb date.

Dave Nattress… Well described Sarah! Was puzzled, as ok I knew there was the successful single by an American band but 1969 and a local gig didn’t seem to work with the memory. Oh! My Editor has just asked me “What memory” – Can’t recall right now!

The Juveniles – early sixties

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Popular group in the sixties in the Eastbourne area, with three guitars, a tea chest bass and washboard. Playing local pubs, old peoples homes etc and featuring Eddie Sargent and Laurie Brookman. Steve Hull asks, has anyone got any photos of The Juveniles when he was playing in the band?

Rob Sargent… I remember the practice sessions before they played out, our job was to try to make the laugh by distracting them as they played (it always worked) Bruce Tarrant on washboard – I think it was Colin Tarrant on guitar and Neil Tarrant on tea-chest bass. The Sargents still get together at New Year and special times and sing a lot of the real old songs from the days of skiffle. The last time I played with Laurie on bass was 9 years ago when I invited him (as a honoury Sargent) to play with the rest of the Sargent family at my 60th birthday bash at the Queens Hotel in Easbourne

Neil Tarrant… I am Neil Tarrant and am on tea chest bass with my brother Bruce on wash board we practiced in our house 4 Royal Sussex Cres. every Tuesday. Tony Price is the other guitarist with Laurie Brookman and Eddie. I now live near Windsor but Bruce is still in Eastbourne. Happy days. Best wishes to all and love to hear from anyone.

Eddie Sargent… Me in the middle

Lynda Whatley… No mistaking that smile Eddie!

Tony Prince… Hi I am Tony Price to the left of Eddie, what fantastic fun we had. So many gigs the continental,winter garden Eastboune, Hastings and Brighton piers, and most of the clubs in Eastbourne, also Tv talent shows carol Levi’s and home grown, I still live in Eastbourne and still get together with Eddie to play all the old tunes. Glad I found this site.

Keith Flanigan… Hi Neil, I’ve recently been searching for bands that were up and running in the Eastbourne area, during the mid sixties. My name is Keith Flanigan, I lived roughly four hundred yards away from you and your brother Bruce, at 19 Central Avenue and played drums with the PR Combo when I was around fifteen or sixteen years old. Tony Ball played the bass guitar, Pete Richards lead, and his brother on rythm guitar. A little later, Laurie Brookman and Chris Herman became very good mates of mine. They played together, in Peggy Sue and the Night Riders. Chris lived just a couple of minutes away from you and me, at Milton Road. Did you or your brother know Laurie or Chris? Finally, did you or your brother, attend St Mary’s boys school in Green Street? If you have any info to share, that would be great. Best regards to all.

Neil Tarrant… All the 4 Tarrant boys attended St. Mary’s boy school. Laurie Brookman was my best friend growing up together and living 3 houses apart. Drifted away after I left the XJ5 as The Juveniles were renamed. Laurie and Eddy Sargent were the musical heart of the group and never stopped playing. I moved into food production management via Birds Eye and was moved to Gloucester in 1985 and didn’t stop being moved by companies until I retired to a village near Windsor, been based here for 29 years. Best wishes to all my old friends, band members and work colleagues, Neil Tarrant.