Simon Fuller being interviewed Radio 2 – 1st January 2014

Simon Fuller is  being interviewed on Radio 2, 1st January 2014 19.00 and two further programmes coming up talking about his career. It will be interesting to hear if he says much about Hastings.

Martyn Baker…..Blimey. Yeah. I’ll be listening Alan, seeing as how he managed one of the bands I was in (Missing Persons), helped get me a record deal (Salvation Sunday), and I worked at Radio 2 for 6 or so years too! Who will be doing the interview?

Alan Esdaile….It looks like its Nicki Chapman who’s interviewing him but don’t expect her to delve too deep as she used to work for him. I think he’s doing 3 interviews and the first ones looks like its going to be his favourite records.

Pete Fairless…..Yes, that will be very interesting.

Mick O’Dowd….Hope he sends me the money due for my participation in his ill-fated gig on the Pier when he promoted glam-rock band Tonight.


Joe’s Blooze Band – Neil Cartwright & Steve Demetri 1998



Eddie Hazell Estate

Neil Cartwright….Drums was Steve Demetri, guitar Joe Rytlewski, and keyboards, Jez Gillett. It was ‘Joe’s Blooze Band’, probably Beach Concert 1998.

commenting on Steve Demetri….

John Wilde….. -a privilige to know and be creatively connected to..he lives on in our hearts. Thanks for all the fish.. x

Tony Court-holmes….a well missed man

Band Photos & Info Wanted on….

Band photos and info wanted.

Mick O’Dowd & Pete Horton have come up with this list of bands from the 60’s. It may jog a few memories and maybe get some further info on a few. A few odd bits we have posted before but looking for more from….

Earl Dee Group, Prohibition, Mouse Movement, Town Council, Group Therapy(morphed into Talismen?), King Rod & Co( became The Silhouettes?),Unabridged Telephone Directory (The Victors), Suspects, Orange Seaweed, King Bees, G.T. Strokers, Shrew People, Kult (Lurking Gromwells?), Springbeats, Vampires, Willow Pattern (Earl Dee?), Magnetic Fruit Juice (Shrew People), Shades of Clive (Springbeats).

Any photos or info appreciated.

Pete  Shaw….Fag paper nose and chin band..Jan and the Chaperones…I was in the latter band!

Alan Esdaile…..Other band photos looking for are Bracken, Johnny Panic, Sam Tripp, Hippo Band, Grundy, Easy Street, Damaris, Bouncing Dentists, St Johns Wood

Kev Towner…..Bouncing Dentists – remember them well!!

John Wilde…..Yay for the Bouncing Dentists!

Andre Martin…..Somebody mentioned a groups called – Fag Paper, Nose & Chin Band – found this in Hastings Observer – June 1966 –


Pete Shaw…..Just shows that they did exist! The name came from a statement made by now, the late guitarist Chris Sayers commenting on a female at his gig where “you couldn’t slide a fag paper between her nose and chin”…..some local witch huh!! They had a repertoire just like the legendary Liverpool group, The Big Three……!”

Joe Rytlewski Entertainments & Hollywood Killers – business cards

joe rytlewski card


supplied by Roger Carey

Andre Martin….Must have been part of the Magic Circle – no address or telephone number – what would it have been lets all join hands and hum !!

Alan Esdaile….I thought someone might mention that! I think its best to leave peoples names and addresses out. At least we can now spell Joe’s surname correct.

Terry Huggins…I always called him Joe Right-left-ski.

Yvonne Cleland….So did everyone else!

Terry Pack….But then, it was Phil Thornton who told me his name when I was a teenager, and Phil thought that my name was Pact until about 10 years ago! Roger Carey used to call me Paco JazzTerryus.

Phil Thornton….yes thats right, sorry about that !Steve D insisted on calling Terry ‘Pacorious’ and Joe was of course ‘leftrightski’ !

Terry Pack…’with regard to the Hollywood Killers‘  I have one of those somewhere. Though why Jim gave me a card when I was in the band and had his number already remains a mystery to me.