supplied by Leigh Kennedy
Angela Frances Gardner… It was a great place to go after the pubs shut and eating the wonderful Jamaican food at Chico’s on street level before going to the Hifi club. I remember that Lou Reeds song Goodnight Ladies was always played at closing time
Jackie Hersee… I went there
Simon Fraser… I went there. If you breathed you were stone
Ian Watling… It was a great place to hang out, can’t recall many nights but that’s probably because I was having such a great time
John Busbridge… Downstairs from what I remember, I used to go there must have been late sixties or early seventies?
Diane Knight… John, got to be 70’s …I was definitely there !!!
Andy Qunta… Went there many times. I think it was there that I saw Paul Kossoff from Free and John Martyn one night!
Andrew Bantock… I’ve only been here for 32 years so I don’t know why there is a hole where the HiFi used to be.
Jon McCallion… Because they can’t replace it
Colin Bell… It burnt down in ‘mysterious circumstances’…
Jo Turner… Yup
Peter Fairless… Only went there a couple of times at most, very vague memories!
Judy Atkinson… My brother used to go there a lot, Roger Fullbrook, known as Jack, anyone remember him?
Lucy Pappas… I went a few times but it was my sister Dina’s favourite place.
Colin Bell… Many times, me & Caz could tell a few stories….
Nick Webb… Many a night spent there, and if you got to go upstairs you where well in .
Alan Esdaile… Great music, great times. We used to sit in the alcove seat at the bottom of the stairs smoking Disque Bleu and drinking what we could afford. Probably only 14 when I first went there!
Steve Burt… Yep went there wild place.
Lloyd Johnson… i went there in the 60s and helped paint the front of ‘Talkies’ cafe almost next door….Sid ran the cafe!…
Simon Fraser… Never remembered how I got home from there. 1970is
Sue Colebrook-Gentry… I worked there behind the bar from 1967 — 1972 and lived upstairs. Many happy memories. Me and the DJ Jack and a couple of regulars behind the reception upstairs.
Willie Wicking… Went there a few times with older friends but was there the night it burnt down can remember it well was in Wellington Sqaure & after the 5th fire engine went past went to have a look that was a real fire fire brigade had a difficult job must have been around 77 79 can also remember all the hoses across road into boating lake
Diane Knight… Loved the Hi fi …I used to go there with the Alderson crew ( all relocated in oz) ..such great times
Chris Meachen… Had some great nights in there, fabulous place.. Pretty sure it burned down on September 27th in whatever year…
Bernard Goffredo… that was a regular haunt
Lloyd Johnson… I remember Guy and his mate on a silver Vespa GS very early on when they first came down to Hastings during The ‘Mod days’…his mate had an accident and lost a leg, does anyone else remember his friend. He went out with Lis Parrish for a while..I remember Guy talking to Les Martin , who helped run The Pamdor about buying the Hi- Fi from Alain the Frenchman that owned it….that must have been very early on…
Colin Doherty… DJ’d there and lived upstairs for a few very enjoyable years!