Another very good and interesting afternoon. Thanks to everyone who came. Chat was about Alan Jensen and The Disc Jockey, The Witchdoctor, Cobweb, Expandis at The Carlisle, Beatles Day, John Peel, Pam Dor, Kings Country Club, Jazz FM, Roberts dab radio, Liane Carroll at St Marys in The Castle , The Crypt to reopen under the name West Exit , Girlschool, Die Laughing etc etc and didnt you used to have hair!, Barry had some interesting talk on when Steamhammer supported Led Zeppelin. Also showed us a rare Rolling Stones book. Mark came up trumps again and had a large collection of laminated classic pier posters on show. I took along a collage events group prices for June 1975 and you could book Judas Priest then for £350, Shakin Stevens for £250 & Thin Lizzy for £450. Also talk about the next get together being on a Sunday afternoon. Anyone up for that let me know
15th February 2013
Thanks to everyone for turning up to the first coffee get together of SMART(Seventies Music And Retro Talk) and making it a great afternoon. Some excellent very rare pictures and cuttings were shown by Mark Rymell and hopefully the book about bands who have played the pier, is not too far from completion. Some interesting chat about the Great John Martyn , missing out seeing Skunk Anansie, Pretty Things to play the Carlisle? and lots more. I will post details when a date is arrange for the next one.
We have recently set up a coffee chat group called SMART(Seventies Music And Retro Talk).As long as you are music mad, all are welcome. We do not just talk about the 70’s but cover all era’s. Like minded people, chatting about music. groups, pier talk, records, Hastings bands etc and bringing along photos, cuttings, memorabilia to talk about. After two successful meet ups we all looking for more people to join us.
photo by Chris Meachen
Thanks to Chris Meachen for sending this to me. I think this was when I supported ‘Principle Edwards Magic Theatre’. This is a very early Johnny Mason picture which I was a bit shocked to see. Also its me in the poster on the console. Now anyone got the photos of me wearing my stage gear of blonde wig, glam make up and black cloak?
I was manager of Delroy Williams at Mecca Agency and organised ‘The Soul Fever 78 tour’ with Mr Superbad ‘Freddie Mack’ and ‘The Satin Bells’. Delroy’s still going strong and performs more reggae nowadays, as well as various movie and tv work . Including a spot in the ‘Batman’ film. Really nice guy.