Johnny Mars Blues Band – Hastings Pier 14th March 1998

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photos by: John Kenward. Johnny Mars and Ray Fenwick. R Cajun and The Zydeco Brothers featuring Jan Hall on washboard.

 supplied by Phil Little Hastings Music Files. www.littledrum.co.uk

poster supplied by John Winch

Johnny Mars… Thank you!!!!

Will Cornell… Washboards rule!

Geoff Peckham… and Chris Hall on accordion. R Cajun were a good band – great fun.

The Palace Bars Hastings – April 1985 The Zodiacs, Loose Change, Joe B King and Kevin Brown

Peter Fairless… Used to see The Zodiacs at The Cricketers, the Oval

Geoff Peckham… f this is the only time The Zodiacs played at the Palace Bars, then I was at this gig on a rare trip to Hastings in the 80s. I remember it being a brilliant night.

Colin Gibson… The Zodiacs were regulars at the Pig in Paradise Thursdays, always great nights.

The Riot Squad – Witch Doctor 16th September 1967

Alan Essex… One of Joe Meek’s bands.

Lawrence Ralph… Is this the same Riot Squad, that David Bowie recorded 4 – 1967 demos with, released on a 2013 Acid Jazz label E.P ?.

Alan Essex… Yes a young David Bowie joined in 1967, after the death of Joe Meek. Some info and a picture here:

http://www.musiclikedirt.com/…/david-bowie-and-the…/

 

Min – Hastings Beach Concert with John Martyn 1991

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photos © Eddie Hazell Estate . .

Andy Qunta….Worth repeating myself I think – a unique character & great musician. Great photo!

Mick Knights….I remember one hot summer’s day, when he walked into the back bar of the Nellie wearing only a very small pair of swimming trunks and that tatty shoulder bag, the fishermen soon removed said trunks and thru them into the middle of the Bourne, where the shoulder bag proved useful in retrieving them!!!!

John Wilde…. was in a sauna with Min, he stunk of garlic and sweat and cider, he brought a potato with him to cook on the furnace, naturaly he upset a few patrons. Bless him.

Mick O’Dowd….Wot a great character he was!

Pete Fairless….Very nice guy, always had time to chat with (what must have been) a bunch of annoying teenagers. He made such beautiful sounds come out of that convoluted piece of tubing, too!

Alan Esdaile….I can remember a time on Hastings Pier, when someone came running up and said Min’s cut himself and bleeding badly. Myself and Paul Casson went searching for him by following the trail of blood! Eventually found him in a deck chair outside the ballroom laughing and oblivious to all the fuss. We got an ambulance down and he was taken into casualty. I saw him a few days later and he couldn’t remember anything about it.

Mick Knights….Another thing was the number of badges he wore around the late seventies, I remember one particulary small one which you had to get really close to to read said, you are cordially invited to go screw yourself, which gave him a lot of pleasure when ever he caught some one with it.

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