Factory – Hope & Anchor 1974


supplied by Roger Carey

Yvonne Cleland….I remember Tony’s tasselled waistcoat, but don’t remember him wearing nothing else

Steve Kinch….Friggin’ eck…! Gonna have to check these guys out

Pete Prescott….when i was on the london pub scene in the 70’p we used to hear about this amazing band that played jig a jig ! never saw them.wish i had.and to end up playing with them years later !

Michael Mepham……. Jig a Jig?

Andy Qunta….Wow! I’d love to play in a band like that!

Martyn Baker….This was inspiring stuff to the teenage me.

Phil Thornton….lamp post lil ?

Geoff Peckham….Hi Philip. I believe we went to the same sunday school! Yeah, Lampost Lil. I think Andy and Tone will remember that when we recorded it at Daltrey’s place, it set off a debate about our musical direction. The guys in the control room (Paul Waldron, our then manager, John Jansen and others) were shocked at the way Lil started gently and then went off ‘at a tangent’. They said we should be playing more ‘laid back’ music a la West Coast bands like Little Feat and the Eagles. We didn’t agree. That band in the picture doesn’t look as though they’re playing Tequilla Sunrise. I also remember, when recording Lil, getting on my knees to play the Hammond bass pedals. I’d love to hear it again if anyone has a copy.

Phil Thornton….Hi Geoff – ha ! sunday school ! – I havent heard lampost Lil since the Greyhound/King and Queen days !! – watching Factory was such a big inspiration !

Hastings Town Magazine – UK Christmas Hits 1952 to 1984 by Tony May

Tony May….Just to let everyone know that there is a great article on the history of U.K. Christmas hits 1952-1984 in this months ‘Hastings Town’ magazine December 2013. PLEASE buy a copy of the mag and help keep a valuable local source of LOCAL news going. I am bound to have missed a few vital songs etc, etc so if you spot any errors let me know!

The Likes Of Us & Morning Dew

Mick O’Dowd… Looking for info/pics on the groups “The Likes of Us” and “Morning Dew”. Both at one time included Pete Horton (Deep Purple) in their line-up.

We have one photo on the website of ‘Morning Dew’ but anyone got any others?

Geoff Peckham…. used to have Blues jams with some guys older than myself around ’67,’68 in Bexhill. There were two excellent guitarists – one was Patrick Gaffney and I’m sure the other was Pete Horton. There was also an impressive singer/harpist called Robin Musket (?). They, and a guy called Teddy Barnes spoke fondly of a band they were involved with called “The Likes of Us”. I always thought it was a great name! That’s all I recall except I think it was short-lived and they played at the Sailing Club around ’63,’64. Does that jog any memories?

Mick O’Dowd….RE: Likes of Us. Now have lineup: Bob Laurie(Lead guitar), Pete Horton(Rhythm),Chris Burt (Bass), Ian “Mac” McGilvary (Drums) and
Ted Barnes (Vocals). The manager was Ian Rolls. Update on Morning Dew. They morphed from The Springbeats and if you look at the pics of both groups on web  you can see likeness.

Ricochet – country & western band. Info wanted.

Anyone help with this?
This is on the letter page in today’s Hastings Observer.

CAN anyone help me with my 26-year search?
I used to live in Marina, St Leonards, and I sang with a country band called Ricochet. Hugh was the Scottish drummer and boss, Pete and Mick were on guitars and James Fender was the singer and harmonica player. We were a great band and I’d dearly love to get back in contact. I was then called Jody Lee. We played from 1997 to 1999. I think they were in their late 40s then.
Please get in touch.

LYNN VAN DE MORTEL Newton Le Willows Merseyside
themixchick@hotmail.com 07531 889330

Free Spirit – 60’s night Hyatt Regency, La Manga, Spain 2000


supplied by Roger Carey

Val Kelly lead singer, Guilio Risi keyboards, Carley Broom lead & backing vocals, Tony Qunta guitar & vocals, Roger Carey bass & vocals, Dominic Pizzinat drums.

Joe Knight….NICE PHOTO

Yvonne Cleland…. I remember Rog and Tony telling me about when they worked in Spain. So this is it! Cool!