Mysterons – Hastings 1968

supplied by Bernard Goffredo

Bernard Goffredo… Thanks to Tony Killick for the photo, probably the first proper gig. I think it was the church hall at the top of Clifton Road. Stephen Moran singing and he also played piano, me (Bernard Jeffrey) on drums and Tony Killick on guitar on the right. The other guitarist is I think called Paul Snook but I might have got that wrong

Supplied by Stephen Moran

Stephen Moran… This is one of Bernard Jeffrey and I playing one of our church hall gigs I’m fairly sure this was about 1968. Tony moved to Manchester and the short-lived Mysterons were no more! We did have a couple of auditions for TV shows! Bernie and I played together as a duo just for fun really. We played a few times at the RAF club in Wellington Square or anywhere that had a piano! It was clear then that Bernie was a very talented drummer.

Robert Calvert – The Marquee London

all photos by Clive Richardson

Dave Nattress… Haven’t looked this up yet to be sure, but wasn’t he in Hawkwind early on and a bit later known as the space cadet or something like?

Clive Richardson… Photos are about 1979/1980. Bob Calvert much acclaimed album Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters included Arthur Brown on guest vocals and some members of Hawkwind. BobCalvert/Nik Turner are accredited with introducing Stacia to Hawkwind. She danced with Nik Turner’s band in 2018, first time for 43 years. Bob Calvert is buried at Minister in Kent.

Xifer… indeed – resident Poet in the early days with readings on the Space Ritual and writing Silver Machine, later lead vocalist during the late seventies Hawklords phase before going Over The Top and splitting with the band in Paris on Tour where I believe they escaped bob chasing their car.  They could not longer trust the onstage sword fighting amongst other things. Many later solo records feature hw members personally I love his Freq album covering social issues the miners strike, work and machines.  Please discover this unsung visionary.

Jazz Caverners at The Regent Hotel

supplied by Brian Hills

Brian Hills… Here is pic of four of the Jazz Caverners taken at the Regent Club, Hastings showing l to r – Pete Kitcher, Trevor Richards, Brian Towers, and Ian Scriven. No date unfortunately.

John Gale… Fantastic photo. The Regent Hotel was another venue that my dad enjoyed playing drums in with his bands.

Alan Esdaile… I remember the wallpaper!

Paul Coleman… Never saw the Caverners but remember “The Unabridged Telephone Directory” with Roy Sanderson on bass. Saw them many times. Always packed & very loud. Great!

Trevor Spears… I thought our volume was tastefully balanced and gentle on the ears!

Nick Prince… I’m sure that is the wall paper the Orion Cinema had going up it staircase to the foyer!

Mike Waghorne… Were’s Min ?

The ‘Expedient Brass Band’ and the ‘Indiana Jazz Orchestra’ supplied by Brian Hills

Brian Hills… here are some pics from early days in/around Hastings. The ‘Expedient Brass Band’ and the ‘Indiana Jazz Orchestra’ with Jane Griffiths doing the vocals. Trevor Richards leads his own New Orleans Trio for some time now. And that is me on saxophone.

Geoff Peckham… Fantastic! Any idea what year(s) these may have been?

Alan Esdaile… In the street photo, looks like the shop is called SMART!

Geoff Peckham… Yay! That should be your new front page, Alan!

Brian Hills… Here is an audio file MP3 of Indiana Orch. playing Tuxedo Rag – 1965’ish

Dave Easton R.I.P. 2015

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Dave Easton R.I.P. Very sorry to report that Dave has passed away. My thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.

Susie Prescott… So sad. What a decent bloke he was. RIP Dave xxx

Graham Burfield… RIP Dave a true gent will always remember you,condolences to Pearl and family.

Kevin Burchett… R.I.P Dave my memories go right back to when i was 17 you playing at the Battle hop.

Richard Moore… Wonderful character of the local music scene. May he be at peace and in a special place now.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Sad news, my thoughts are with his family & friends.

Virginia Davis… R.I.P. Condolences to his family.

John Wilde… Sincere condolences to Daves family. He was a truly wonderful Man.
His passing will send ripples of sadness. Soar high good Soul, journey on.
Thank you for your Voice and personality. You will be remembered fondly.

Phil Gill… Very sad news Alan, Dave was a top bloke. My condolences to Pearl and the family.

Pete Prescott… Very sad. I have great memories of singing with dave at the hop gigs.we had to dance as well. We had a lot of fun. Nice guy. Very good singer.a real character. A loss. There will be a lot of stories. A legend.

Chris Cozens… Dave meant so much to so many of us locals. It was a rite of passage to work with Dave for so many of us. It was a pleasure and a privilege to know and work with you Dave. X

Karen Sweatman… Very sad news. Condolences to his family and friends.

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