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

The Juveniles – early sixties

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supplied by Colin Fox

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.