Name a cover version that is better than the original one.

Peter Fairless… Melanie Ruby Tuesday

Alan Esdaile… Johnny Cash Hurt, Vanilla Fudge You Keep Me Hanging On.

Caroline Jones… Absolutely love the Johnny Cash song x

Eric Peckham… Far Corporation – Stairway to Heaven

Peter Bridger… Joe Cocker – with a little help from my friends

Julian Dunkley… Jellyfish – Jet

Gerry Forsch… Thin Lizzy-Rosalie

Graham Burfield… Blinded by the light….manfred manns Earth band

Paul Crimin… A Little Help From My Friends’-Joe Cocker.

Terry Huggins… Led Zeppelin Baby I’m Gonna Leave You. And yes, this is a cover song. It was written in the 1950s by Anne Johannsen and had previously been recorded by several others, including Joan Baez. Also Nightwish Walking In The Air and Children Of Bodom Oops I did It Again!

Nick Shute… the lovin’ spoonful’s “summer in the city” by the gutter brothers…opening sountrack to only fools and horses film “Miami twice”…check it out it rawks!!

Ralph Town… Not Fade Away by Steve Hillage



Music & Fashion – The Wardrobe, Fab Boutique, Chelsea Girl & Others in Hastings.


supplied by Nick Prince

Anyone remember The Wardrobe boutique?  This had an entrance in York Gardens and was part of Wards. Also have fond memories of Huckels, The Fab Boutique and Cyril Savages. Any others?

Nigel Ford… Underground, and I think I got my Parka from Millets in 1969…I too remember all the others Nick.

Dave Nattress… What about the Trading Post for the ex.Army gear!! But for the early 70′s smooth phase, yeah, used to come over from Bexhill to Fab Boutique and Huckells for sure. But then broadening it right out, Kensington Market for the Afghan Coats, scoop neck T shirts and Loon Pants.

Matt Thomas… Scorpio

Caz Simpson… Was the Fab Boutique owned by on of the Fisher brothers? Brian? If so the ladies part do it was called She in Queens Road.  She was quite high up Queens Road, I think it was upstairs to Fab. Very small but lovely clothes.

Jim Breeds… Yes, bought loads of clothes in there. And Fab. Great days for huge butterfly shirt collars.

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What Song or Songs Do You Really Hate?

Terry Corder… I’ll name 2 if I may. House of the rising sun and a whiter shade of pale. Oh, and peggy sue. Oops, that makes 3.

Phil Gill… Brown Eyed Girl.

Eric Peckham… Anything and everything by the Carpenters. So middle of the road, it should be run over.

Terry Corder… Brown eyed girl. I hate that one as well and Freebird.

Michael Wilson… Anything they play over and over again on Heart Radio. Especially ‘Galway Girl’ by Ed Sheeran.

Alan Esdaile… Loads but Mr Blobby comes to mind.

Eric Peckham… I just want to stick a bullet in my head every time I hear that one.

Terry Huggins… Anything reggae or ska, most punk rock and anything that’s played too often.

Eddie Caffrey… Apart from the obvious ones -long haired lover etc O Lori by Alessi …sooo annoying!!!

Peter Thomson… Y Viva Espana or Una Paloma Blanca. Got me thinking what my problem is with Spain now…

Rick Pentecost… Sweet home bloody Alabama and Freebird

Simon Page… Boo Boo Boo! Rock Me Amadeus by Falco. Life Is Life by Opus.

Peter Antony… I don’t know… I mean there are the obvious ones. But to tell you the truth, I’m probably not that happy with the current top 5, whatever they are this week.

Richard Wood… “Bohemian Ratshit” – pompous, pretentious glam-rock at its worst.

Mandy Wright… The birdy song!!

Eddie Caffrey… Right on Mandy as it falls into the silly category Long haired lover….combine harvester….mr blobby….tellytubbies….bob the builder….

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Who remembers school puddings?

Eugene Hughes… Chocolate crunch and custard was sooooo good.

Mick O’Dowd… That was my fave! My Mum tried everywhere and everyone to get hold of a recipe for it! She did but it wasn’t quite the same. Custard was also a fave with many seconds. I call it institutional custard.

Allyson Breeds… “Tea leaves and Dripping” I don’t think I would like it now though, much too sweet

Julie Findlay-jones… Chocolate sponge chocolate sauce

Roger Simmonds… How about frog spawn i quite liked it😁

Jan Warren… Yuck!!

Trisha Ann…  I still like it now

Liz Dees Dianto… Chocolate crunch and pink custard yum

Jan Warren… I actually got the chocolate crunch recipe from one of the school dinner ladies so my mum could make it for us!!

Mick Turner… “Lovely Grub!”

Jan Warren… Loved school puddings!!

Mark Randall… (This always prompts a list of ‘no, it was brilliant ‘ ) ,but …
At junior school such was my loathing of Gypsy Tart, my Mum wrote a note excusing me from eating this sludge ( though the accompanying apple was allowed )

Anita Brett-everest… I make that for Bryan

Peter Webb… Loved them although fifty years ago I remember their sago, semolina, tapioca and rice pudding with brown skin

Wendy Weaver… Didn’t have school dinners after I was about 7 or so when the school secretary (who was my cousin) had a large snail in her cabbage so i missed the puddings

Alan Pepper… Now you’re talking ! What about Jam Sponge with Coconut topping and Custard ? That was my favorite at Junior School .

Lyn Humphrey… There was always more custard than was required…… Mind you, chocolate tart & ‘cream’ was a good one. Never had it frequently enough, though.

Jan Deane… Yes loved the jug of different flavoured custards to go with the sponge puddings – chocolate , strawberry, mint – and also the pink rice pudding. All delicious!

Will Cornell… Is this what they served in your school cafeterias? Then it’s official. The Brits definitely have more class than we do. Our school cafeteria kitchen would have a baseball bust a window and fall into a pot of chili and the cook would just keep stirring….and smoking her cigarette with an ash about 3 in. long.


Slik plus Screemer – Hastings Pier 22nd Jan 1977




slik record

cuttings supplied by Sarah Harvey

Peter Thomson… I avoided Slik, but Mrs T and I had our first proper date at a gig headlined by Ultravox.

Pete Fairless… Slik, costumes by Lloyd Johnson, if I’m not mistaken…

Lloyd Johnson… Yes! They did buy the baseball stuff from us in Kensington Market…

Daryl Perkins… I remember this gig… Forever and Ever!!

Music First Festival – The Oval Hastings 26th 27th May 2018


Matt Thomas… Booked my V.I.P ticket already lol