Nobody remembers their first download but everyone remembers their first album

shared from cover band central

John Coleman… Genisis Live

David Miller… John, that’s a great way to kick things off….especially Hogweed, good and loud!

Roy Short… Dark side of the moon

John Mcewen… School days Alice Cooper.

Stephen Moran… Out of the Shadows

Trevor Jones… Lonnie Donegan ,skiffle album about 1958.

Colin Bell… Del Shannon, God bless him!

Paul Cullen… The Byrds.

Alastair Thompson… Abbey rd the Beatles age 8 in 71. Cool

Jan Deane… Every Picture Tells a Story – Rod

Patricia Burgess… Adam Faith, LP still have it here on Canada

Jason Stainer…Songs From The Jungle Book by The Jungle VIPs – I had a record player before I started school. Bought the album at the cinema. First single I bought was I Taut I Taw a Puddy Tat by Tweetie Pie. I still have them both, and they still play.

Roger Carey… “Well Respected Man” – a compilation of songs by The Kinks on the Marble Arch label. It was a present from my late sister Anne in 1968.

Mike Curtis… Roger, I’ve still got it!

Geoff Peckham… Me too! Favourite track: Don’t You Fret.

Roger Carey… That’s great! “Don’t you fret” – very original song! There was a follow up Marble Arch Kinks compilation called “Sunny Afternoon ” – had another bunch of great songs which I listened to endlessly! Liane and I used to do one from this disc called “I gotta move” and there’s another unusual one called “Sitting on my Sofa”!

Graham Sherrington… YES ALBUM still have a CD in the car

Mike Curtis… I’d rather not count “Sing Along With The Chipmunks”, which was a Christmas present. But I’ll own up to the next one “With The Beatles” which cost me 32/6d. Still got it.

Phil Gill… Please Please Me The Beatles

Judie Struys… Deep Purple in Rock. My first wage packet

Margaret Trowell… Beatles Abbey Road

Mark Randall… Don’t Shoot Me… Elton John

John Coleman… I remember my very first 12”single! NutBush city limits!

Keith Veness… Tommy The Who

Adam Seigel… Thick As A Brick – Jethro Tull

Alan Pepper… Motown Chartbusters Volume 3 in 1969. And the first single was Longshot kick the bucket by the Pioneers. When I was 14 !

Richard Porter… I have never downloaded any music.

Colin Norton…. The Shadows

Mandy Wright… I think it was .. All mod cons by The Jam

Nigel Ford… “Between the Buttons” second hand when in the second year (about 13 yrs old?) for 12/6 from a prefect at Bexhill grammar off the school for sale board, still have it in good condition. I lent it to a third year who bullied me a bit and surprisingly got it back!

TW Vaughan… Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

Gerry Fortsch… I think it’s still downloading?

Derek Clemans… I went to buy Maggie May by Rod Stewart but asked for Maggie and didn’t realise until I got home that I had bought Maggie by Redbone.

Nick Bloomfield…’m feeling really old now because mine was ‘King & Queen’ by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas. The great single ‘Tramp’ was on this one..

Frank River… Who is the person in this meme? My friend thinks its her

John Mcewen… My first long playing phonograph disc! Bought in Woolies.


Status Quo – Hastings Beer & Music Festival – Alexandra Park Hastings 1st July 2006

supplied by Barry French

Who remembers going to this?

Nigel Goodman… Sat at home with windows open listening

Sandra Cunningham… Yes brilliant night xx

Dawn Leaney… Remember it well!

Virginia Davis… Yes. Went to all three nights that year.

Tony Davis…  I went with my wife Claire and think i spent most of the evening bouncing up and down with my hands on her shoulders. Very short set from what I remember but did enjoy it

Graham Belchamber… Yes excellent night

Mick May… Yes good night

Wendy Weaver… Very short set but brilliant. Danced a lot had a really good night.

Keith Veness… We were there Great night

Mike Mitchell….  Seem to recall the crowd were still calling for an encore as their bus, watched their bus leaving…

Steve Thorpe… Was there, they played some tracks from Rockin all over the world I seem to remember

Here’s a short clip from Andrew Clifton

Clifford Rose… Yes – I took my son and he become a Quo fan.

Conan Howard… I could hear them in St Leonards that night , I sat in my back garden and enjoyed it.

Beez Neez – Reception 1st July 1977 & Bonfire Oct 1977

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supplied by Mick O’Dowd

Mick O’Dowd… This is the Reception for Beez Neez in 1977 with one of the first line-ups containing the late Andy Leaney and Barry Upton. Lead singer Geoff Stevens and girls Julie Harris & Mandy Etherington.

Julie Findlay-Jones… hahaha car park 10p