Felicity Bell … Firstly, I hope my email finds you safe and well. It’s Felicity here from Evergreen Violin. The reason I am reaching out to you is because we have a brand new article on History of Music that I hope you will feel provides a good read and valuable information. What I’m hoping for is that you would consider linking my article, on your website. I’d love to hear any thoughts you have or any feedback. You can read our article here…
Alan Pepper…..I’ll have one from the top and five from anywhere else please Bill !!
Will Cornell…..Marley “Legend” up top…video…or did ya’ll have CD Longboxes over there? The first few years of CDs had those for security purposes (hard to stuff into your pocket). Yes, ’84 or later. Curious: what’s “staff only”? The pile of stuff employees promised to buy when the next paycheck came in? My own store’s “wish bin” looked similarly loaded.
Matt Thomas……that is actually the sign above the door to the back room – well camouflaged lo. Smiths ‘How Soon Is Now’ in the charts, 1985 – just had a closer look and King ‘Love & Pride’ is in the chart and Stephen TinTin Duffy ‘Kiss Me’
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Redstar Richter….rytlewski on the right? luckily i didn`t meet him until 2 years later and that awful nasal affliction had been cured by then
Phil Gill….Yep. Must’ve been Movember.
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Sarah Harvey… Some familiar names from March 2nd, 1980. Pete Prescott , Kevin Hoad, Ray Fenwick, Terry Pack Tony Bird .
Andy Qunta… Excellent!
Terry Pack… I remember those Sunday gigs. I enjoyed that band.
Pete Prescott… We didn’t gig that much. I remember doing Stevie Wonder ‘ s loves in need of love today. A few Chatsworth gigs and it was done.
Peter Millington… I was there, great band and venue
Terry Pack… Sunday lunchtimes. Kevin used to joke that nobody would come to the gigs because people would think it was all lies.
Tim Anderson… And the support act….Post Truth.
Phil Gill… They later changed their name to Alternative Facts.
Sarah Harvey… Peter Prescott !!! How posh ☺
Mick O’Dowd… That’s alot of Lies!
Robert Searle… A. Great lineup, I would have love to have seen this.
Stuart Moir… I was there admiring Ray Fenwicks guitar prowess brilliant evening
Robert Searle…I did recording session with him years ago. The last time I saw him play was at the Hailsham Club with Tony Kenward group, he can play any style.
Pete Prescott…He is a fantastic player. As you say any style. Very classy. One of the very few that listens and likes singers and the overall sound of a track. I would love to work with him again. Offstage he’s also very funny. He had so many hilarious stories. I’ve told him he should write a book.
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Sarah Harvey…..In those days I seem to remember that there was a sort of rivalry created by the fans of Barclay James Harvest and Moody Blues. They were classed as similar sounding bands and there were always arguments about who was the better. I always thought that their music was very different albeit both bands were of a similar mellow genre of rock music.
Alan Esdaile…..Great band but was a bit touch or go if they were going to appear, as they were not happy with the piano as it was not tuned to concert pitch. It was tuned first thing in the morning and then retuned again. They were still not happy but the show went on.
Terry Pack…..I was at that gig, and I loved them. A year later, I joined The Enid, whose leader, Robert John Godfrey, had written the arrangements for the music on their first album. Small world.
Chris Meachen…..Great gig, excellent band….
Mick O’Dowd……This was the gig and band that cured my tunnel vision that only good music was by soul artists. Since then I have given everything a listen and now have a diverse musical taste. Thanx to The Mockingbird!
Stuart Moir… Saw them
Martin Waghorne… I was there that night
Glenn Piper… Roadied for this one
Robert Searle… See them on the pier twice,the first time I thought they were ok,the second time was no better,just had better gear.
Iain Cobby… I was there with my first wife, what a fantastic drummer , the late Mel Pritchard was and that Mellotron of Mr Wolstenholms. Just listen to Crazy City and Summer Soldier.Prog doesn’t get much better. They went big in Germany just as the Berlin wall came down and then fell out, splitting into two versions of the band. fond memory’s.
Tony Davis… Going back to Sarah’s comments about the rivalry between BJH and the Moodies I think that BJH actually recorded a track called Poor Mans Moody Blues.
Patrick Lewis… I was there that night with my future wife and friends. We had a few drinks in French’s before going on the pier. I always remember the opening song, Medicine Man, absolutely knock out. And yes they did record a song called Poor Man’s Moody Blues. The whole performance was truly amazing – Crazy City, Mockingbird and The Great 1974 Mining Disaster to name a few.
Eugene Hughes… I have never heard anything about Paul Casson on this page. I know he has long left us. Some people must have something nice to say about him, surely!
Chris Meachen… Absolutely excellent band, my favourite being ‘Galadriel’. Nice blokes too..
Patrick Lewis… I was there with my friends and future wife. It was a marvellous performance by the band. Probably the most underrated band of the 70’s.
Tony Court-holmes… I was there
Pete Dearling… I was their and fav songs are mocking bird, after the day , and child of the universe and got my album signed
Dave Nattress… The Bexhill prog fans always came to see BJH – great band. Think they played the pier more than once?