The Three Degrees White Rock Theatre Hastings 30th June 1985

Mike Waghorne… This must have been not long after the referb because Joseph was on when we were working in the later part of the works

Dave Nattress… A hark back then to the two performances a night days of late 50’s and early 60’s. Still I guess some live bands do two sets. With the exception of Damaris, the later bands I was in sometimes did two sets or half repeated the first anyway! The intermission enabled copious amounts of refreshments to be taken so the second set was a little looser and we all seemed to find 11 on the volume controls on the amps and PA!!

 

Summer Special – Ritz, Smokestack Lightning, DC Disco – Falaise Hall 30th June 1978

supplied by Smokestack Lightning Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/smokestacklightninghastings/

Mike Mitchell… You don’t see an apostrophe at the front of the word phone these days. Oh how standards have slipped

Neil Partrick… Yes and a “disc jockey” too. Great poster.

Eugene Hughes… DC Disco. I was only chatting with Adrian last week.

Ore Group Festival – Ore Centre 25th & 26th June 1976

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Poster supplied by Roger Carey.  Cutting supplied by Sarah Harvey.

Felix playlist supplied by Roger Carey

Jo Turner… I was there both nights.

Sarah Harvey… I organised all of the Ore Festivals in the 1970s. I wonder if they would be as popular today??

Jo Turner… I loved it Sarah. Thank you for the memories you helped create

Nigel Ford… Stephen Turner’s report mentions STRIFE at the Pier which I attended and then bought the album “RUSH” with “Man of the wilderness” and great title track.
Haven’t heard you play them on your HR Show yet Sarah Harvey?….though I’ve yet to catch up with one from this year when we went to the Stables Theatre.

Jimmy James & The Vagabonds – Aquarius 29th June 1974

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Phillip Earle… Seen Jimmy live on several occasions. Absolute master of showmanship. Voice still as good as when I first saw him in the seventies.

Andre Martin… Great showman to work with had some great gigs over the years, first time I recall was at the Shoreline Club in Bognor Regis many years ago !!

Mick O’Dowd… One of the undiscovered greats. Saw him at Butlins a few years back with Edwin Starr. Magic! Never recognised fully for the talent he has. Check out the album Live At The Marquee with him on one side and the other The Alan Bown Set. Another great band.

The Telham Tinkers – Marrowbones 1980

Alan Harmer… Are you looking to buy this album? If so check out   http://www.discogs.com I have just listed a very clean almost mint copy under Slip Disc Records

Jim Breeds… Lovely. I’m not going to buy it, but I wanted to take a look at the listing – I don’t know what the Slip Disc reference is as it seems to have no connection with the listing but I searched for the LP title and here is Alan’s listing http://www.discogs.com/sell/item/189891373

Pete Titchener… I can provide a digital copy if anyone is interested.

P.P. Arnold, Tim Rose – All Niter – Hastings Pier 28th June 1968

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Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection

Andre Martin….This was the night of my 21st Birthday Party, and in the early hours of the Saturday morning, I received a phone call at about 02.30hrs from the Pier, Help John Peel had thrown a fit and stormed off, and could I come down and take over the DJ/Compere role, I was working on the Pier on Saturday Nights at the time for John Schofield -Strand Entertainments – all I would need were some records, so off I went, leaving my party going, returning later to the party at about 06.30hrsto carry on celebrating. What a memory for my 21st.

Andre Martin…..P P Arnold stole the show and was the best on the bill.

Mick O’Dowd…..This was a good line-up and great show. The Skatalites were my fave and they are still touring the world to this day.

Catherine Ireland… I was there. My sister was on the social committee for Hastings College. Lynda Collins .

Dave Arnold… Skip Bifferty featured Colin Gibson:)

Jonathan Martin… Wasn’t around then, but Skip Bifferty… Wow! Great band!! A friend (who some may know? – Colin Gibson) introduced me to them some years ago!! (He played bass with them)

Glynis Phillips… I remember that allnighter went home on bus in morning very rock and roll!!

Jenny Tyler… After the all nighter we went across the road to have a fry-up. X

Alan Esdaile… Was that The Beachcomber then Jenny?

Jenny Tyler… Yes it was. The breakfast as good too. X

Chris Wilson… I was also on the social committee at Hastings College and remember this all nighter.  It was a fantastic event – we used to love the Skatalites and had previosly booked them for a pre-christmas event at the college (the first time I got very drunk in my life and had to be resuscitated in the college sick bay by Vikki Stevens!).  We also organised some great dances in the club that used to be in the big block of flats on St Leonards sea front just down from the college.  I seem to remember Spooky Tooth playing a couple of times there.

Andre Martin… I think that Spooky Tooth were brought to the Pier Ballroom by John Schofield – Strand Entertainments, that rings a bell – over to you Colin, do you recall ??

Colin Gibson… I was on that gig! Matching shirt and tie-sartorial or what?

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Colin Bell… Yes Andre you’re quite right John booked Spooky Tooth for the following weekend. As you said P.P. stole the show, spoke to her just this week she’s written her autobiography, maybe we’ll get a mention!…

Kay Leigh… We were talking about this the other day, but I couldn’t remember who else was on the bill. Remember walking home at 5am singing ‘Just call me Angel of the Morning’. My one and only allnighter on the pier. I had forgotten it was organised by Hastings College. I seem to remember John Bennett organising other social events. Am I right?

Catherine Ireland… As above I was there. My sister Lynda Collins helped on the committee Hastings college. And I think John Bennett took her to see the Stax Road Show? I am still so envious, but I was too young.

Gavin Martin… Do you know where the gigs where on St Leonards seafront? I was told the flat I live in , just by bus stop/ letter box, was once a night club, in them by gone days.

Catherine Ireland… Witch Doctor then Cobweb??

Andre Martin… Then suffered the Hastings problem – venue burnt down ! say no more !

Ant Hill… Don’t remember Tim Rose being stoned but do remember that his drummer was John Bonham who had just heard that he was joining Led Zeppelin.

Simon Morrison… The Skatalites had split up a couple of years earlier. I don’t suppose anyone remembers them playing?

 

Richard Strange and The Good Missionaries – St Clements Caves 28th June 1980

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Ticket supplied by Mike Mitchell. Cutting supplied by Keith Rodway.

Keith Rodway… I’d completely forgotten about the gig with Richard Strange in the Caves. Proud to have been in the most awful band in the Universe, and our LP, Pylons, finally gets released on vinyl this autumn, 37 years after we recorded it.

Mike Mitchell… The ticket is documentary evidence…I’ve got an old envelope full of old gig tickets and this is just over of many. Sadly I don’t really remember the gig…

Keith Rodway… No, I don’t – though reading the clipping brings back fragments of memories. I do recall seeing Richard doing his thing with the backing tapes, which in those days was unthinkable and I think largely baffled older members of the audience, but I don’t recall the actual music at all. Apparently the Doctors of Madness are reforming for the heritage circuit etc

Alan Esdaile… Always like the track ‘I Won’t Run Away’

David Francis… I’ve got a copy of Deranged In Hastings.

Tony Ham… Same here, bought from Mason’s Music

Keith Rodway… Apparently they’re worth about 20 quid. I had loads of them at one time, I think I’ve got 2 left. Thanks for the missionary zeal cutting Alan. Yes, I remember the Nolans reference! I find it easier to accept worst band in the world personally! Can you let me know if you find anything else? I’m cobbling stuff together for liner notes for the LP.

Tony Ham… The Nolans quote, not written by a fan, I’m guessing!

Mr and Mrs Wilde 1971 Glastonbury

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John Gale… Back when it all started. No glampers, no stupid flags, no rich kids leaving all their expensive camping gear behind, just folk having a great festival enjoying the music. Even over the last 15 years ,that festival has just slipped a million miles from its origins. Great photo though

Mike Waghorne… That would be my immpresion of John and his wife ” can’t remember her name” when we were friends back in the 70’s fond memories !

Gin Genie… Brilliant photo. I worked there from 1997 -2001 doing post festival welfare. I get what you are saying but it is still a special festival in here

Glenn Piper… So John, even you were young once

Tracy Birrell… Nice to see.

Pauline Hillier… Love this John.  Anne told me she watched you yesterday !! Handsome beast !! 😉xxx

Kate Hillier Jones… the girl makes me laugh

Andy Qunta… Love it!

Phil Gill… Fabulous.

John Gale… Watched that the other night. Very good, a few clips that I’ve never seen before.

Mike Waghorne… The faces I remember of john & his wife all those years ago !

Jeanette Wilde… where did all the time go. We’re not really old are we

Alan Esdaile… well maybe a bit older!