Steve Maxted photos and chat about George

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photos supplied by Jozef Maxted

Jim Breeds… Brilliant 🙂

Caz Simpson… Oh wow! That brings back so many memories!

Janine Anne Hemsley… OMG

Eric Harmer… I remember going on stage on the down a yard of beer comp

Caz Simpson… Does anyone remember George? The lovely guy who always ate the raw eggs

Kevin Burchett… I  remember George I think he came over from Bexhill he was always on the stage

John Wilde… George was never afraid to get out on the floor and be the first to dance.

Mick Knights… He also walked from Bexhill and back every evening!

Andre Martin…. Steve [ with the shades] taken at the Black Umbrella Promotions Day for PYE records at Shepperton Studio – mid 1970s, he is standing next to the handsome hairy one – ME !!

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Pete Pursglove… ha ha remember him well ,good show he used to do

Joe Knight… What happened to him?

Alan Esdaile… He’s still going strong Joe. Lives in Rye/Camber area and hoping to get a few comments from him to post here via his son Jozef.

Steve Maxted… happy to join this excellent group. A couple of months ago, a roadie of mine from the Aquarius, Eugene Hughes, traced George. We found him and took him out, looks the same as those days, still a lovely man. On another day, Eugene brought him to my house where my family meet him. A legend.

Caz Simpson… How absolutely lovely, welcome Steve! I remember him playing ‘Smoking a Long Cigarette’ x

Caz Simpson… That’s the one Alan, Steve played it a lot.

Steve Maxted… So glad Caz you remember that record. I loved it. Well done Alan for finding it. I just listened,  great!

Eugene Hughes… Thursday night working for Steve at the Aquarius. Midnight. Bosh>>>>

Caz Simpson… We always knew when the main man was on, Can’t Explain hailed the arrival.

Eugene Hughes… I used to play the records before Steve came on. I think you’ll find that I was the main man!!!!

Caz Simpson… Haha!

Alan Esdaile… I think I remember the tape of Diana Ross and others welcoming you to the Steve Maxted Show

Eugene Hughes… Blimey Alan. What a memory.

Steve Maxted… the tape that welcomed you to my shows, was Roger Daltrey saying ‘Welcome to the Steve Maxted show, who’s going to start the show off with an old record of ours called ‘I Can’t Explain’. You then hear the opening chords of the song. What nobody knew is That Pete Townsend actually played the chords for my tape! Also, during some shows, I would mess about with a drum stick, that was Keith Moon’s.

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photo supplied by Eugene Hughes

Steve Maxted… that photo just put on by Eugene  shows the famous ‘George’, when we met him in a day care centre just before Christmas. An emotional reunion.

Mick Knights… Must be the best part of fifty years since I last saw him and that was most probably heading back off towards Bexhill!!!!!

Alan Esdaile… Recognise George, he hasn’t changed much, really nice guy.

Kevin Burchett… all legends and fantastic days

Sue James… Good times

John Wilde… George. You are special. I would love to see him.

Jacqueline Hillier… Thank You Kevin Burchett for sending me the Link I am So Enjoying Going through the Posts/Pics and Its bringing back so many Wonderfull Memories…

Dave Nattress… Another brilliant memory suddenly brought back – George – from Bexhill. Always the first on the dance floor. He really looks good.

John Warner… Steve Maxted ,I didn’t know you were still alive. You took over my Saturday Spin Show at the Star Ballroom when I moved to the Witch Doctor at Hasting. Best wishes  John Warner.

Kevin Burchett… really had some good nights at the AQUARIUS on thursday nights with the Steve Maxted show and its great to see hes still going strong i just looked at his profile he has changed a bit but looks super fit still

Nick Prince… Does Steve “Muscles” Maxted steve travel around by Space Hopper? He’s a braver man than me if he does? My space hopper career came to an abrupt end around 1972-3 time.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Eugene saw George not too long ago & I believe he visited him with Steve Maxted too. Thursday night’s were the best! Lots of Motown 😊 I had my first alcoholic drink at the Aquarius – half a cider – made it last all night!!! I was employed as a glass collector a couple of hours a night & worked with Ricky Coombes & Martin Buss – tragically both killed in a car accident during that time, so sad & both very young

Rex… Remember Steve from the Tudor house bearsted, also Dave and Lew,and John De sade

John Warner… Leysdown!

Gerald Jeffery… Anyone Remember Monday Nights at The Tudor House, Bearsted ? Steve Also Appeared For Me At : The Island Hotel – Leysdown. The Queens Head Hotel – Maidstone. Larkfield Village Hall – Larkfield.
I Was The promoter ! Regards : Gerald.

Steve Maxted… I remember Gerald Jeffery very well and Monday night’s at the Tudor House was special to me. Great memories of my appearances at Leysdown and Larkfield village hall.

Johnny Hayward… Is this then same Steve Maxted who was at The Tigers Head on a Friday night at Catford S E 6?

Steve Maxted… Yes Johnny, I was at the Tigers Head, Friday’s along with a lot of South London appearances. Thanks for remembering.

Gerald Jeffery… It sure is the same ” Steve Maxted ” – Would this be 50 years ago ? – Wonderful Times !

James Dunne… Remember Steve from Catford, great show all the best mate

Julie Castle… I remember Steve at the Witchdoctor Rushey Green had to look away with the pins but I did win Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix on 45 of which I still have , for the chest expanders can’t remember who made me get up …good times and great music .

John Burgess… I remember him at the Crystal Rooms Gravesend. I am 66 now and I used to get sneaked in cos I was only 16 or 17.

Chris Warren… I remember Steve Maxted from Larkfield village hall on Friday night’s around 1977! I remember doing the chest expander competition, muscle dance and the pint of raw egg’s LOL, Laurel and Hardy projection, etc. Happy day’s thanks Steve ,I hope you’re keeping well

Peter Vandenred… Remember all of the above, plus The fox under the hill, Shooters Hill…… also climbing the floodlight pylon in Dartford quarry for a late night jaunt after the Savoy at Catford….???

Sue Broadmore… I remember Steve at The Tudor House. One night I remember him swinging on a rope out from the stage over the crowd. Wonderful times, wonderful music and great memories of those years that can never be repeated. Steve, did you ever do other nights at The Tudor, ‘cos I can’t believe that I used to go clubbing on a Monday night. Weren’t there some fantastic clubs in those years. I’m 70 in November and still dance. (Well in my living room) x

Pip Turner… Hells bells, so glad I found this thread. Great memories of the Cobweb (post witch doctor) and can relate to a lot of the comments. Beer drinking in one, chest expanders, balancing toilet seats, drinking raw eggs even strip tease. Happy days and happy memories. Particularly touched that you hooked up with George as he was such a character. Pip

Bob Robson… I remember going to see Steve regularly at the Savoy Rooms in Catford in the late 60’s, early 70’s. Quite often we used to miss our last bus and had to make the long walk back to Battersea. I also used to go to the Cobweb in Hastings now and again. Great days and always enjoyed Steve’s on stage antics. Glad to hear he’s still around.

John Bridger… A bit late but yes Steve is a friend and still going and living in Camber.  A few years ago he visited George at a home in Bexhill, most people will remember George dancing solo in front of the ‘stage’. Great memories of the Witchdoctor.

John Bridger… photo from a couple of years ago, Steve is in red second left. At some point in his career he set a world 24 hour board surfing record around the Isle of Sheppey.. Someone mentioned Maidstone, that was where Steve hung from a sword stuck in the ceiling while DJing. In the Witchdoctor he used to do handstands on a chair on his deck.

Janet Stewart… Ahh nice one Steve x

16 thoughts on “Steve Maxted photos and chat about George”

  1. Another brilliant memory suddenly brought back – George – from Bexhill. Always the first on the dance floor. He really looks good.

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  2. Steve Maxted ,I didn’t know you were still alive.You took over my Saturday Spin Show at the Star Ballroom when I moved to the Witch Doctor at Hastings.
    Best wishes John Warner.

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  3. Steve Also Appeared For Me At : The Island Hotel – Leysdown. The Queens Head Hotel – Maidstone. Larkfield Village Hall – Larkfield.
    I Was The promoter ! Regards : Gerald.

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  4. I remember Steve at the Witchdoctor Rushey Green had to look away with the pins but I did win Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix on 45 of which I still have , for the chest expanders can’t remember who made me get up …good times and great music .

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  5. I remember Steve maxted from Larkfield village hall on Friday night’s around 1977! I remember doing the chest expander competition, muscle dance and the pint of raw egg’s LOL, laurel and Hardy projection, etc Happy day’s thanks Steve ,I hope you’re keeping well

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  6. Remember all of the above, plus The fox under the hill, shooters hill…… also climbing the floodlight pylon in Dartford quarry for a late night jaunt after the savoy at catford….???

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  7. I remember Steve at The Tudor House. One night I remember him swinging on a rope out from the stage over the crowd. Wonderful times, wonderful music and great memories of those years that can never be repeated. Steve, did you ever do other nights at The Tudor, ‘cos I can’t believe that I used to go clubbing on a Monday night. Weren’t there some fantastic clubs in those years. I’m 70 in November and still dance. (Well in my living room) x

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  8. Hells bells, so glad I found this thread. Great memories of the Cobweb (post witch doctor) and can relate to a lot of the comments. Beer drinking in one, chest expanders, balancing toilet seats, drinking raw eggs even strip tease. Happy days and happy memories. Particularly touched that you hooked up with George as he was such a character. Pip

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  9. I remember going to see Steve regularly at the Savoy Rooms in Catford in the late 60’s, early 70’s. Quite often we used to miss our last bus and had to make the long walk back to Battersea.
    I also used to go to the Cobweb in Hastings now and again.
    Great days and always enjoyed Steve’s on stage antics. Glad to hear he’s still around.

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