Mac & Katie Kissoon, Rubber Band and Nicky Thomas – Hastings Pier 25th August 1973

Alan Esdaile… Did Dandy Livingstone appear instead of Nicky Thomas?

Sheila Maile… Remember their song. Your my pigeon your my dove.

Jan Warren… Waaheyyyy, Rubber Band!!

Nigel Sherwood… Nicky Thomas appeared

Sylvia Sinden… Did Katie sometimes sing as a backing singer for Eric Clapton?

Alan Esdaile… Yes she did Sylvia and some great clips on You Tube.

Mick O’Dowd… Mac & Katie were a great brother /sister act. Very talented and great voices. Unfortunately they were saddled with cheesy pop songs to record which never let them express their true talents. Katie became a backing singer for alot of acts in the same mould as another wasted talent Madeline Bell. I remember seeing Nicky Thomas on The Pier Alan but i’m sure he was headlining.

Martin Richter… darn – missed it

Peter Fairless… Their hit from 1973 (in the Netherlands!) was Song For Everybody.

Hastings Pride 25th August 2019 – Sigue Sigue Sputnik Headlining. The Oval Hastings

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Sarah Harvey… Expandis at 15:40 in Arts Tent – Maureens Main Stage at 15:50 and Maureens at 17:00 in Arts Tent.

Matt Thomas… See you there.

Parade route on Sunday

 

Citrus and Daisy – Hastings Pier 24th August, 1974

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Daisy photos supplied by Yvonne Cleland

Tony Barraclough, Terry Corder, Will Thomson, Kevin Hoad.

Alan Esdaile… Anyone remember Citrus?

Andy Qunta….Excellent!

Yvonne Cleland…..Yep! All young and pretty! 🙂

Kevin Hoad…..Hahah.Those were the Days my Friend,We thought they’d never end.I feel a song coming on.

Janine Anne Hemsley…..Great pic xxxx

Liz Beeching… Anyone remember the seventies?……………J.B.

Hastings Stadium – Festival Of Music The Kinks, Dave Dee, Geno Washington, Arthur Brown, 28th August 1967

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Alan Esdaile….Another great find, Andre. Did you go to this gig? I’m sure I remember lots of people complaining in the following weeks Observer about fans walking over their plants and pissing in their gardens?

Andre Martin….Yes you are right – I think that Pilot Road Residents petitioned the council to try and get this stopped, or something to prevent any further similar activities, I not sure if I have that copy, but will try and find. I don’t think I was at this because I have no memories, stories to tell.

Mick Knights….Was also there, felt sorry for the people who came from london and had to find out the hard way how far it was from the station to the Pilot Field, only then to find out there was no bar and of course no idea where the nearest pub was, seem to remember the Beaconsfield had on of their best bank holidays!!! Arthur Brown really did steal the show, it was the first time I heard the story of the kind woman and the snake

John Wilde…. I was there, with flowers in my hair! it was a great day for us locals. I was one of those that added “a mystic flavour” to the event.

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The Phoenix City Setback – Hastings Pier 24th August 1968.

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Sarah Harvey… The Phoenix City Setback – August 24th, 1968. I know nothing about this group. Anyone remember them?

Mick O’Dowd… Not even a vague memory.

Andre Martin… There was a band of similar name from Manchester who were a hard working soul band in and around the NW, This could well have been an opportunity to play for a London Promoter – John Schofield. I have check my diary and that is who was booked in but I have to say that I don’t have any memories of the night.

Alan Esdaile… Not a clue. I thought Marshall Scott would have remembered buy no joy.

Arrows – Hastings Pier 23rd August 1975

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Sarah Harvey… This day August 23rd, 1975. The Arrows at Hastings Pier. Also take a look at next week….Joe Loss and his Orchestra….not to mention the wrestling legend Mick McManus.

Mick O’Dowd… Worked on this one. The Arrows were a real nice wholesome bunch of americans & a pleasure to meet.

Mark Randall… I have a feeling that the Randall tribe, led by ol’ Ma Randall were at the wrestling match

Alan Esdaile… Above is the promo photo I still got, when we worked with the band. They also had the original hit with I love rock n roll which went on to be a bigger hit for Joan Jett.

Mark Randall… I recall their 4:25 pm TV show

Peter Fairless… They loved rock’n’roll, you know?

Alan Esdaile… Everyone thinks that Joan Jett’s version was the original Peter but this came out a few years earlier and I’m sure Arrows wrote it.

Peter Fairless… Yes, Alan, it was written by Arrows bandmates, Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker, originally as a ‘B’ side but, as so often in those days, it got flipped. They had two big hits, the other was ‘Touch Too Much’, Although they were on RAK, I always thought they were a serious act.

Jon Martin… I was there then

Liz Turner… So was i

Julie Morris… Me too!

Jo Turner… Yup I was with Liz Turner

Liz Turner… Why on earth did I fancy them!!

Julie Morris… Lead singer was very pretty Liz! Just looked up – the other two are dead!

Andy Qunta… Actually I’m more impressed with the wrestling bill! (No offence to the Arrows of course!)

Alan Esdaile… Perhaps Smokie cancelled as they were not happy with their name being spelt wrong.