The Sounds Summer Rock Show with Wally – Hastings Pier 28th August 1976.


supplied by Mick Mepham

Andre Martin….Saturday 28th August 1976 – It was the Bank Holiday Weekend !

Clifford Rose… I remember the films but not Wally. My first pier gig was T.Rex so the concert was after July 75.

Mick Mepham…. Excellent band Clifford. If memory serves me right, they were touted as the next big thing by someone like Bob Harris…

Martyn Baker… Bob produced the eponymous first album. They were pretty good if you happened to like Eagles-ey country Rock – English-stylee.

Ralph Town… 1976….I was there.Rolling Stones “video” was “Only Rock and Roll”.99% sure.The alcohol means there is a 1% error possibility.

Alan Esdaile…. Great gig Wally were excellent , love them.

Pete Fairless… I’ve got a couple of dates listed for Wally but not this one!

Mick O’Dowd… 1976 was a Saturday(and Mungo Jerry listed) 1975 was a thursday which is much more likely for a gig of this sort but Wally were listed as playing on the 5th September a week later. The plot thickens! Can now confirm it was 1976.

Martin Richter… did a double-take – thought it said *billy graham* !

Pete Fairless… We’ve all seen a few wallies on the pier…

Dave Weeks… I remember Wally. Rick wakeman prodigies and they played at the OGWT road show on the pier

Dave Nattress… Wally a great band, featured and commented on this site before. Definitely saw them at the pier but don’t remember this gig as such, maybe they played twice, I have the first album on vinyl. They came second I believe to Druid in the MM rock contest. Bob Harris produced/managed them. Second album is “Valley Gardens”. Managed to get both on CD a while back, then a mint unused unplaced vinyl of Valley Gardens from the second hand record shop in Sackville Road, Bexhill. Druid also played the pier and I have their two albums on vinyl and CD.

Dave Weeks… Yes I saw them on the pier and bought their 2 albums. I loved Druid too but neither band stood the test of time unfortunately. The old grey whistle test road show on the pier is where I saw Wally (I think) happy days.