The Vogue – The New Broom advert 1st Nov 1975



photo supplied by Peter Gladwish

Mike Mitchell… I don’t remember The Vogue but I do recall rehearsing on Saturday mornings in the basement of the New Broom.

Peter Gladwish… Vogue was my band, started in 1975 after King-Rod split up. Greg Pearce (Lead Guitar), Dave Gladwish (Bass Guitar) & Peter Gladwish (12 string Rhythm Guitar and Drums). Eric Burgess later replaced my brother, Dave, on bass guitar, when I also changed the name to Trinity. The band split in 1979 when I moved away from the area. Greg went on to play in Centre Page and when I moved back South in the early 90’s, I also joined Centre Page on drums full-time.

Alan Esdaile… Love the satin shirts (or maybe silk?) and the flairs.

Peter Gladwish… They were satin. We bought all our stage gear from ‘Underground’, at the end of the Arcade in Hastings.

Barry French… I saw you guys play (I think it was the Archery Tavern Eastbourne). Realy good band with nice harmony vocals.

The Silhouettes – The Ambassador Hastings 1960’s


supplied by Stephen Kolimbarides

Early picture of The Silhouettes found at The Ambassador Restaurant where they used to rehearse.

Alan Esdaile…I think this is what became the Two Eyes Coffee Bar?

Barry Newton…..Centre and right hand remind me of Kingsley and Rod, but it might be my eyesight and memory getting blurred

Robert Searle….It definitely looks like them

Stephen Kolimbarides…..It’s Kingsley, Rod and Kirk hidden behind them. Not sure who the fourth member is. I really should have asked Rod when I saw him lunch time today. The photo is still at the ambassador on the wall in the same alcove as the pic was taken.

Phil Gill…..Is it Pete Gladwish on the left?

Stephen Kolimbarides…..I have pasted the reply from Rod. Now we know who the fourth member was. The other guitarist in the pic is Robin Pegler.He didn’t play for very long,perhaps 4 or 5 years,he found love and packed the band in,although he stayed in contact with King through their shared interest in Radio controlled aircraft. Cheers, Rod.

Colin Bell… Remember seeing them at The Fountain mid 60’s, they reminded me of The Searchers or perhaps they were playing one of their songs when I heard them, all those years ago.

Peter Millington… Saw them in the Market Hall in George Street around 1963. I believe they had a girl singer at the time and Kirk Ronchetti was the drummer. I seem to remember he had a peculiar drum kit with different size skins, (Trixon or Gretsch). WOW Rod’s Rosetti Bass – I had one at that time too, cost me 28 Guineas from a catalogue, no shops in Hastings to buy anyhing. Rod was ahead of the game with a superb Ampeg bass amp, much drewling. Just look at the style – matching shirts, trousers, shoes, ties and – yes tie pins. Those were the days!

Alan Esdaile… Have not found any photos of the Two Eyes coffee bar in West Street?

The Temperance Seven performing on Hastings Pier on 14th April 1962


Photo by Anthony Morland. Supplied by Pete Millington.

Colin Fox… Saw them in a club in Sunderland when we were touring the north east in early 1970’s. Unfortunately not many people in the club, but they were brilliant and very funny.

Iain Cobby… Does that mean that the great Peter Grant who was their road manager later to be Led Zeppelin’s guru walked the boards of the Pier?

Mike O’Dowd… Skiddy-iddy-iddy……… For the uninformed who think i’ve finally lost it. the lyrics from the b-side of Pasadena single entitled Sugar.

Pauline Richards… Temperance 7 that’s a blast from the past!!