Medicine Head – Hastings Pier 12th March 1977

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Sarah Harvey… This day in 1977. The Pier Ballroom opens its doors for the first time after extensive re-decorations with Medicine Head.

Jim Breeds… March 26th – Stranglers! I was at that one.

Peter Fairless… Getting ahead of ourselves… get a grip, Jim!

Andre Martin… Yes calm down, just because the sun is out – Were English don’t do things like this !!

Jim Breeds… I’m just Hanging Around …

Alan Esdaile… What is bizarre is Medicine Head played the pier on the 12th March 1976 and again on the 12th March 1977.

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supplied by Mick Mepham

Andy Qunta… Definitely ’76, Factory wasn’t going in ’77. Going again now though!

Alan Esdaile… The Stranglers also performed on the 29th Oct 1977.

STRANGLERS

 

 

Tony Rivers and The Castaways – The Dolphin Ballroom 6th January 1968

 

John Warner… Tony Rivers, met him in later life when his wife Tina came to work for me. That really is a blast from the past.

Tony Rivers… Yeah I was wondering just where I was that day!

Mick Knights… I still remember them playing Good Vibrations at The Witch Doctor, they were one of my favourite giging bands at the time, saw them on a quite a few occasions, one of them was most probably at the Dolphin Ballroom which was used while the Witch Doctor morphed into The Cobweb. My favourite live band at time, most probably there as it was the only place to go in the limbo between the Witch Doctor closing and the Cobweb opening.