Kings Country Club Posters – Eastbourne 1970’s

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supplied by  Andre Palfrey-martin collection

Janine Anne Hemsley…Yayyyyyyyyyy I was in Meridian lol. I was 15 .

Redstar Richter… Charles case?

Robert Searle… I remember The Clarke Elsom Collection supporting many stars there, with Graham Clarke on bass guitar.

Gary Kinch…. I  only went there once, enjoyed it at the time. Does anyone remember who the owner was?

Andre Martin… Ray King owned the club, but the real Boss was Mrs King, a lady that you did not cross, only if it were your last moments on this earth, don’t get me wrong, she was a very nice person, but was in control. Ray was a great person to work for, spent 5 yrs on the Entertainments team. Here is ” The Guv ” taken at a Municipal Event in Eastbourne in mid 70s.- I enjoyed working for him.

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Andre Palfrey-martin collection

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Andre Palfrey-martin collection – around 1979

Jane Hartley… I worked in one of the Hastings pier shops early 80’s, lots of performers at Whiterock used to wander around the pier before their show. Met many, including the Dooleys!

Gary Cripps… Bring back the club it was brilliant

Andre Martin… YES but we sadly do not have the quality of acts that were about at the time to make all these clubs such great entertainments centres. Time changes demands. All we can do is remember just how lucky we were to be part of that great generation – the Boom years.

Rick Bonner… I was virtually raised in Kings Country Club. During the 1970’s my dad was a resident performer called ‘The Peter Bonner Duo’. Later, dad’s drummer Barry Gocher formed a resident band called ‘Meridian’ which I was luck enough to join as a vocal/instrumentalist. Kings back then was a unique, amazing venue than became more like a second family to the regular members. I will never forget ‘Nan’ on the door smoking her cigarettes or the lovely Reg in the car-park directing the cars. Very special times for sure! Look on the Facebook site under ‘Kings Country Club’ for one the great reunion show that happen during the year.

 

Die Laughing Savage Hearts & Flat Battery – 6th August 1983

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supplied by Mick Mepham

Andy Qunta… Die Laughing – great band!

Michael Mepham… Andy, I love you and I want your children …..

Tim Moose Bruce… Theres your childminding sorted Andy…

Dave Nattress… You know what chaps, one of the very nicest things about this website is that in remembering all the local bands, gigs, musicians, DJ’s, all of us trying our best, everyone is kind, supportive, says nice things and speaks so well of everyone else. This post of Die Laughing is a great example!! Rock on!!

Wendy Weaver… One of the band worked in the Tax Office, cant remember his name. I think they were waiting to go to university. They seemed to practice an awful lot They got a gig playing on the pier I think to replace someone who had cancelled. it would have been about 1980 or so.