supplied by Marianne Hay
Marianne Hay…photo of my late husband who used to be the DJ at the 58 Club when it changed to Pebbles and knew all of the local groups including King Rod well. It would be interesting to hear if anybody remembers him.
Linda Day… I remember going to the 58 club.
Chris Baker… Played there a few times before DJs were invented.
Virginia Davis… I remember going to pebbles
Barry Newton… If its the Henry I remember he had a brother Stuart.
Mick O’Dowd… Yes I remember him. I DJ’d there after him but still remember him. Was his brother Stuart who ran the place for a time? Same gear and the sparkly stage ribbons as when I worked there.
Rob… 58 club, do you remember the bikers from Tenterden ? Always seemed to be fighting with the skinheads – tullett boys ? !!
Mike Day(Mick O’Dowd) at Pebbles (behind The Ship Pub) at Winchelsea Beach and previous known as the 58 Club. Mick went on to greater success with his promotion company – 558 Entertainments. Any information on records he’s the guy to ask.
Robert Searle….Played there a few times with Haze in the 70s. And seeing King Rod. Good days.
Tony Davies…. had my 10th birthday party at the 58 club back in 1963. My mum and dad owned a small caravan site in Winchelsea beach and we were virtually cut off from civilization due to massive snow falls. My dad, being the local milkman, was the only person who could get about cos he had chains on the milk van and he picked all my friends up in that and took us to the club. Bill and Norah ( the owners of the club) were good friends of my family.First time I got absolutely wrecked was when I was about 16 and Bill had just got some Stingo barley wine in and said that if we, my mate Eric and I, could drink six of these things, we could drink for free for the rest of the night,,,,,don’t think I got past five 🙁
Peter Millington….I played there when it was called the Lintonian Club during 1973-1975 in SPYKE (Peter (Ginger) Millington, Ian Williams, Terry …
Alan Esdaile….Used to go to the 58 club in Paul Wiseman’s bubble car. 3 people in the car or did we squeeze in 4, amps and microphones sticking out the roof. As we went round the corners we all had to pile to one side to stop it rolling over!
Stuart Moir…..Played there many times with the original CP .
Barry Newton…..The 58 club, great times. I worked and played, not instruments, there for a few years when Bill Tribe had it and King, Rod were regulars. Met lots of great people, walked home to Rye on a few occasions, after closing on a few nights shot on mates bike to Battersea to go to anti-war rallies on the Sundays. Great days with great memories.
Hastings Local Band photos…..Played there too back in the 80’s with The Dekorators!
Julie Findlay-Jones……Omg yes dancing to Green onions with your sister, and wondering how were going to get home. lol x
Phil Thornton…..I loved playing with the abysmal sisters btw ! the ‘meh’ was for the venue which I dident bond with !
Alan Esdaile… Trying to work out the names of the groups on the poster on the wall and looks like Genie, Chose, Alpha and Glides?
Tony May… Ah yes, the old days when a DJ was meant to be an MC and an entertainer as well as being good at keeping the party going. Now its all changed and DJ’s don’t even have a microphone at all – if there is a fire in the club you burn!! HA HA HA
Joe Knight… where I first met CENTER PAGE!!! 1981 RIP DAVE!!!
Mick O’Dowd… Yeah Antony we liked to call ourselves ” personality jocks” and your right we kept the party going on many occasion when bands didn’t give the public what they wanted but these were few & far between.
photo: John Powys Collection. Supplied by: Robin Butler http://www.jazzpilgrims.co.uk
Chris Watford… The Dolphin Jazzband’s front line of Brian Towers(tmb);Pete Treger(tpt) and Chris Watford(clt) at one of their summer sessions in St.Clement’s Caves, Hastings.(1961). Each summer, we played three times a week in the St.Clements Caves to hundreds of mainly foreign students, plus a Saturday residency in our own Club.
Brian Newbery…. Had a great following; later recorded on the VJM label. Appeared on TV, with the show that featured Big Bill Broonzy.
Sandy Max… So…Man Friday were playing on my 18th birthday!
Martin Richter… Trunk ! fanrastic
Mick O’Dowd… I was a one of 2 resident DJ’s in the 80’s. The other being Mike Nite. This was when I morphed into Mike Day. The hosts were John & Rispa a lovely couple. Then we had Stuart Hay and then Bob ? who runs Plumbline now. Had some good times here and worked with some good bands. Centre Page, Jinx, Grundy, plus The Nashville Teens & The Showstoppers. It was a well known fact that if you were leaving before closing and spotted a police car sitting up the road you would ring the club and they in turn would ring the police and say there was trouble in Camber and this being the only car in the area speeds off allowing us drunkards to drive home safely!
Supplied by John Busbridge
John Busbridge… A very early haunt of mine, Barry Herbert used to be behind the bar, up two flights of stairs. I nearly got barred for flicking a stack of 6 pyrex type plates like beermats and missing them on one occasion!
Dizz Corinne Ryder… My parents used to take us there for food. A lovely family business! Too young for the club!
Nick Webb… What year was this , used to live down stairs in the coffee bar as a teenager with Sue ? behind the counter .
Alan Esdaile… it was 1969. The club was a door at the side of the building and then lots of stairs to the top
Dizz Corinne Ryder… I don’t remember but I think the family were Spanish, the elder daughter was called Cynthia, her mama used to take the orders.
Mike Mitchell… She was always “Mrs Fiesta” to us
Andy Qunta… Spent many happy hours sitting in that coffee shop when I was a student at Hastings College – often while I was supposed be attending a lecture or class. Great jukebox! Good times!
Richard Brimm… I used to go their withJohnny Upton before I had a car and near the end of the Witch Doctor it was quite small
Rachel Rayburn… I spent many hours in the Fiesta – upstairs more than down. Hey Jude always reminds me of those times. Barry has a sister called Irene who I knew well.
John Busbridge… I knew both Barry and Irene well they used to live just round the corner to me in Charles Road West
Pat Weston… Loved that coffee place, up the back stairs could always find someone you knew hanging out. Barry Herbert used to serve coffee
Alan Esdaile… I was talking to Terry Corder on the radio today and we both think, that the upstairs club also had another name? Anyone remember? I can recall they have pinball tables and the windows were multi coloured .
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Who remembers the boxer Freddie Mills?
Joe Knight… Do you remember the boxing gloves and the Freddie Mills punch bag . The ones that when you hit it would bounce back up. It was about 4ft a blow up figure and in the bottom of the Base was sand so when you hit the figure, it would always upright it self He was found out side a night club in London in a car, shot.
Keith Blizard… Think I had a Freddie Mills boxing annual!
Lyn Humphrey… I had a Freddie Mills punch-ball. It was sprung, and fixed to a sort of plank that you stood on to keep the punch-ball rooted. Brown boxing gloves. The whole set lasted for years.
Mick Carlisle Savage… A true legend
Mike Wright… He was on 6-5 Special and if I recall ok, died in his car behind his night club,very dodgy.My Dad who did a bit of pro boxing loved him,thought he always did his best a real slugger, old skool.
Wendy Weaver… He died in a Citroen DS21. I was going to buy one and was offered his in a garage in Acton. It had all been fitted out inside but I didn’t fancy it. Bought another one instead
No Home Jerome… I knew you had a dark side Ms Weaver!
Colin Bell… I was looking for something in my archives (I must organise them one day!) and came across this. I was struck by the artwork and how creative it was then. Samantha’s was in a basement off Regent Street and I was introduced to it on a night out with Clem (from the Foundations) and Jimmy James, from memory it was around late 1969 early 1970. A great place with soul bands appearing and the D.J. ‘booth’ was the body of an E Type Jag (very swinging sixties). Drinks 2/6d! You could get well pissed for a coupla quid! I was lucky enough at that time to have the use of a mate’s flat in Berwick Street Soho, ideally placed to go to all the great clubs. Many hours spent at the Marquee, Whisky-a-go-go, the Flamingo, Middle Earth and Hatchetts in Piccadilly, a great club over 3 floors with a chill out bar level, a restaurant with a glass wall overlooking the ‘disco’ floor. I’d be interested to hear any memories of this period from other Smart members? Great times and great memories…………..
Alan Esdaile… Happy days in Wardour Street at The Marquee. Also the Speakeasy. Also remember auditioning bands at Tiffanys nightclub in Shaftesbury Avenue and a club in Piccadilly with the disco on the top floor, mirrored lift and the club had records stuck to the wall. 100 club, Roxy, Ronnie Scotts etc.
Peter Fairless… Went to some dodgy, some good clubs in London. Some were very dodgy but very good! Can’t remember all the names but most of those listed above.
Steve Gage… My mate Ray was a bouncer at Samanthas where are you now mate??? 🙂
Mick O’Dowd… Went to The Q Club in Paddington after seeing James Brown at The Rainbow in the 70’s I think. JB turned up after we got there and jammed with the band. Awesome!
Josie Lawson… I remember the address now too. It was my first transistor radio I bought there. I used to listen to radio Luxembourg on it at night, and I believe the pirate stations, I think I was 16 years then so was in the 60s. Thanks Alan for finding it…
Barry French… My mum played Piano & would pop in there for sheet music , & I’m sure I bought guitar strings from there. (These were made by Cathedral & were always breaking)
Fiona Evans… I do & clarinet reeds !
Mark Hardwick… Black Cat Pub and Grill.