Trying to get in contact with Stephen Turner

Stephen Moran… Hi everyone, as some of you may know I’m currently doing research into the popular music histories of Hastings and I was wondering if anyone is in contact with Stephen Turner? Steve was in my class at Hastings Grammar school in the sixties and early seventies and he was a journalist at the Hastings Observer during the mid-seventies where he wrote a regular column called ‘Group Scene’. I would really like to make contact with Steve if possible and I would be grateful if anyone can help me get in touch. Many thanks

Peter Thomson… Good luck with that Stephen. Just to confuse things, the Steve you are looking for was one of at least three Steve Turners that were in roughly the same age group and around Hastings at that time. One, then an active musician, is my brother in law but I’m afraid was never a journalist.

Mick O’Dowd… I remember him when I was promoting. Used to go and see him and he would print pics of groups I was putting on and give them write-ups. Nice bloke.

Stephen Moran… thanks Mick I have equally good memories of him from school and he really championed Hastings bands and knew a lot about them. I’m still hopeful that I’ll track him down.

Alan Esdaile… Likewise, what Mick says. Nice guy and always went out of his way to promote what was going on.

 

Daisy – The Yorkshire Grey 1970/71

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all photos supplied by Yvonne Cleland

Terry Corder, Will Thomson, Tony Barraclough and Kevin Hoad on drums.

Yvonne Cleland…..Awwwwww what a great band they were! Yes, Will has his hand on Tony’s knee, and Tony is a bit nervous. 🙂 I do believe these were taken at the Yorkshire Grey. This was before Wesley Magoogan joined the band which later metamorphosed, lost Moff, Tony and Terry, added Den Wootton and Mike Tanner and became Felix.

Andy Qunta…..Excellent!

John Wilde…..Really good to see these photos. Great days for all.

Pete Fisher…..remember being present at a rehearsal in a church hall in Hastings, where Terry was the tall guy on bass and vocals,, with an amazing vocal range, and it was Loud!!

Terry Corder… Wow! That’s going back a bit. Probably 1972/3.

 

Cracked Mirror at Maidstone Girls Tech School 14th February 1980

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all photos © Colin Winn. supplied by Tim White http://www.whitehouse2002.co.uk

John Wilde… Is that John Stiles on bass? Joe should be a Rock God.

Gary Kinch… It’s Chris on drums. Great shot.

Nigel Ford… Did I see their album is worth a bit?

Chris Sambrook… The singer is Colin Winn, Steve Smile was bassist, both from Maidstone, Joe Rytlewski from Battle on guitar and me Chris Sambrook from Hastings on drums.

Tim Moose Bruce… Loved seeing Cracked mirror. Got the album still. Great record.

Harry Randall… Allo me Chris Sambrook owes it anging?

Ernest Ballard… Joe, So young

The Beatles – Our World global event – All You Need Is Love – 25th June 1967

http://www.thebeatles.com/feature/our-world-global-satellite-broadcast

do you remember watching this?

Alan Esdaile… Remember watching this with my sister and our parents being critical and saying how can you call this a song when they are only singing the same words over again and again. I think we were singing it for the rest of the week to wind them up!

Jim Breeds…. Yes, I watched it and my Dad ranted at it. You know the type of thing, I’m sure. Generation Gap. 🙂

Andy Qunta… Yes I remember watching! Loved it! Thought it was amazing to have the whole world linked up, which was a new concept! Beatles were great! Loved the arrangement!

Dave Nattress… I do remember seeing this having got my parents to understand it was a big deal. I also remember seeing Magical Mystery Tour and expecting a lot but somehow feeling it wasn’t so good after all. As for the repeated words I certainly never bothered letting the old chap listen to the long fade-out of Hey Jude!!!

Mick O’Dowd…. Yes remember this. In good old technicolour black & white!

Andre Martin… I remember playing this record back in June 1967, was booked to do a show at a Youth Centre somewhere in London, very near Wandsworth Town Hall, managed to get a copy from Alan Jensen at the Disc Jockey.

David Edwards… At the time I thought it wishy washy crap, never changed my opinion.

Di Veness… agreed