poster supplied by Mick Mepham, handbill supplied by Iain Cobby
Kev Towner… I remember seeing Chicory Tip in more recent years in The Standard – they were awful!!
Yvonne Cleland… My memories of them were that they were awful all the time in everything they ever did anywhere, as it goes, Kev!
Kev Towner… Oh no, I loved songs like Son Of My Father, Good Grief Christina and What’s Your Name. When I saw them they didn’t even have a synthesizer!!
Wendy Weaver… We saw them at a private do about 3 years ago playing mainly covers plus their hits. I think they are still going
Mick O’Dowd… Horslips were the better band and they are still going.
Chris Giles… Horslips we’re the they a Canterbury based band ?
Alan Esdaile… They were based in Ireland as far as I know Chris.
Mick O’Dowd…. Yeah your right Alan.
Gary Kinch… I’m sure I’ve seen Horslips but I definitely wouldn’t have gone to see Chicory Tip. Did they appear more than once on the Pier?
ads supplied by Sarah Harvey, Ronnie Lane photo 1975 (venue unknown) Rik Walton https://www.flickr.com/photos/rikwalton/5069642148/in/photostream/ Mike Storey photo supplied by Clive Richardson from the gig at Hastings Pier
Peter Fairless… …how come?
Mick O’Dowd… Nice one Sarah. Keep em’ coming!
Peter Fairless… Love it!
Steve Cooke… He has to be one of our most underrated songwriters! Went way too soon.
Dennis Torrance… Was there fantastic night
Pete Fisher… Would love to have been there, but saw him with The Faces at Reading in ’72…great documentary here…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6mpuMwLnak
cutting supplied by Sarah Harvey. photo supplied by Peter Gladwish
Peter Gladwish… Above is a piccy of me playing with King Rod on Hastings Pier around the time of this poster!
Andre Martin…..King Rod were a group that played many venues in and around Hastings during the 60s onwards. They were very much part of the Musical/group scene at the time.
Alan Esdaile…..Both King Rod & The Alamo were popular but not sure about sexy smith? Mind you the lead singer of Alamo was Bob Smith so that might have had something to do with him?
Peter Millington….Well here goes for all you “group watchers” – King (Kingsley Trowell – RIP) and Rod (Rodney Trowell) were brothers and went out as King Rod and Co. The Co were Paul Freeman on drums and Greg Pierce on Rhythm guitar. A really good harmony group. Rod joined JINKS in 1974 with Ian Williams, Vocals and Lead guitar, Terry Chedzoy, Vocals and Drums, Peter Millington, Vocals and Rhythm guitar. In 1976 Ian left and Trevor Spears joined. This partnership born out of The Confederates in the ’60s, lasted until January 2002, 26 years! when each took a break for 12 months. JINKS reformed in January 2003 (Ian Williams, Terry Chedzoy and Peter Millington) and continue to play. Trevor Spears and Rodney Trowell now play in LOOSE CHANGE with Stuart Moir on drums (formerly of Suspect and Centre Page and Clive Drew-Clifton on Bass and formerly of the ’60s group The Springbeats.
The ALAMO had quite a few personnel changes but at their height the membership included Bob Smith – Lead Vocals, Kirk Ronchetti Drums, Nigel Davies Lead Guitar, Dave Levett Bass Guitar. This version of the Alamo was converted into GRUNDY (Nigel, Dave and Kirk) with the addition of Nigel’s brother Clive Davies. GRUNDY continue to play although Nigel passed away in 2005. A very sad loss.
Mick O’Dowd….King Rod always seemed to be around somewhere right from the 60’s onwards. One of the most enduring bands maybe?
Maggie Shearin… I so need to put my glasses on…i thought that said kings road…then i thought well friday is not the 22nd lol
Paul Dengate… I was playing with the Alamo at the time of this gig. Don’t remember it, but it’s in the diary. Played a lot on the pier.
Leigh Wieland-Boys… Used one of those in the shoe department in Plummer Roddis in 1971!
Alan Esdaile… Remember Hall’s shoe shop in Robertson Street,(where my mum worked), used to always measure your feet as a kid.
Pete Prescott… Yes I remember these. Clarks used them.
Paul Morfey… Yes I remember Halls as a kid, and being measured with one of those, and they had a machine to Xray your feet!
Dave Nattress… Yes definitely recall Halls and Clarks measuring feet for shoes, something my mum never used to skimp on was good quality shoes. Used to come over from Bexhill. But, this reminds me of a large clothing shop called Dengates on the corner of Cambridge Gardens and Bohemia Road where a lot of my clobber came from until early teens all the kit including school clothes and casual and shoes and I recall they supplied Carhartts “Huskies” Blue jeans sort of like Levi 501’s but a poorer man’s version! Fine as they were bought for me and then I discovered “Dickies” and then 501’s from Peter Jackson in Bexhill with my own paper-round money. £3.2/6 and desert boots and some brown boots called fell boots. My first Black winkle-pickers came from Dengates and then the style was chisel toes was it? Looked up Carhartts “Huskies” recently they still appear to be available in the USA and the UK even! Dengates seemed like a huge store back then, 2/3 levels.
Pete Fairless… In The Summer Time… Now, what was that lyric? “If her Daddy’s rich buy her a pier…”
Mike Guy… I’m still performing The Man Behind The Piano, Mighty Man, and Baby Jump! How many songs do you know where a bloke gets drunk, touches a woman, gets a thump from her husband, & gets peed on by a dog?
Joe Knight… See him early 80s Kings Country Club
Gerry Fortsch… Is this the gig that we the Hippo Band played support at? Mungo Jerry were a great bunch of guys.
Alan Esdaile… Not sure Gerry who the support band was. Anyone confirm?
Linda Day… We saw Mungo Jerry in a field somewhere can’t remember where