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Karen Sweatman… I believe one of them became a member of Top Loader.
Martin Richter… proof that Ibanez guitars aren’t always great ?
Alan Oliver… I used to own that place! 1989 ish. I called it The New Clive Vale with Dave Gurney as manager.
Nick Prince… Im sure that it had the name Oliver’s above it and around 1989 time. It had an entrance at first floor level in Alfred Road. I never went.
Alan Oliver… Yes the upstairs ‘Function Room’ was called Olivers. The pub was called ‘The New Clive Vale’ Ray agreed to rent the whole place from me.
John Austin… That brings back memories !
Jim Breeds… Many family “do’s” upstairs there. “Cathy on the organ”! Now you tell me!
Andy Qunta… And the governor with his back teeth submerged!
Virginia Davis… Would prefer it to still be there rather than the monstrosity that’s replaced it
Peter Thomson… Was this a spoof? Made me laugh – looks so much like a ‘Viz’ ad. And who was Clive Vale anyway?
Mark Gilham… Clive Vale’s the bloke illustrated on the ad with the tankard
Roxine Lucas… I remember going there with my late father had some good nights there
Nick Prince… I remember going there when Electric Ray had it. What a character. Lol
Lucy Pappas… We used to go there after youth club. Underage drinking wasn’t such a big deal at that time!
Chris Meachen… Spent many an evening there in the 70’s.. Dedicated much of my time to ensuring the pub’s mynah bird was the sweariest & most foul-mouthed in the town…
Ernest Ballard… Trust you Chris ha ha
Mary Lipscombe… Known as monkey island!
I love folk and have attended numerous folk festivals and countless gigs, taken part in seminars on the history of English folk song and enjoy writing about it, both on here and in other publications. However, unlike rock which I loved from my early teens, my appreciation of folk came later in life. But after getting into heavy metal as teenager in the early 80s, I started exploring back – to 70s glam rock and 60s beat groups.
Alan Esdaile… still love Eight Miles High
Darren Johnson… Yes that late period of the band had some good moments. The Untitled album especially
Will Cornell… That McGuinn was able to still have a band around him when everyone was coming and going is one of rock n roll’s greatest historic achievements. From “Notorious” to “Sweetheart Of the Rodeo” and beyond to “Untitled” is pretty remarkable…and look what bands came about in their wake. Gram Parsons alone casts a huge shadow.
Darren Johnson… Plus other Byrds spin-offs like the magnificent Gene Clark solo albums
The Palace, Seafront, Hastings – Wednesday 15th March 2017 8.00pm
Hosted by Archie Lauchlan (Re: A Pier director/University of Brighton lecturer) NTWICAMD is a season of the best music docs [ever!] screening free at The Palace in Hastings every Wednesday evening.
First up, NEW YORK DOLL: the Dolls’ bassist Arthur ‘Killer’ Kane went from the depraved madness of a band who, more than any other, inspired Punk Rock in the 70s, to become a door-to-door Mormon bible salesman. Excellent and very moving film.
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Tony Qunta… Updated pedalboard – now I just need to work out what to do with it!!
Mike Mitchell… Just don’t try getting on a US bound plane with that in your hand luggage…
Peter Fairless… It’s just a clock, Mike!
Mike Curtis… Plug It In.
Ernest Ballard… Does it make the drummers tea ? If not I’m not interested ha ha
Eric Harmer… Wow. I glad I just play acoustic
Andy Qunta… Fabulous! I don’t think you need to do anything with it. Just let people see it sitting there, & they will already think you sound good!
Pete Fisher… I used a pedalboard when I was on tour, to have the sounds the artist required at the ready, but sometimes when we flew (e.g. California) I couldn’t take it with me, and to be honest just guitar, lead and amp sounded much better!
repeated on BBC1 Tuesday 7th July 2015 – 10.40pm. Worth watching.
Chris Giles… I’ll be recording that to watch later
Robert Searle… I thought he lived in Kent now
Colin Fox… I watched it last night. Speaks his mind doesn’t he?
Steve Kinch… Have vague memories of playing cricket with him in the early 80s… or maybe I dreamt it!
Martin Richter… just catching up on the I-player 🙂
Jane Hartley… Just watched it in i player. He’s very opinionated, but it was his life, felt Jay could have done his research a bit better.
Richard J Porter… He used to commute most, if not every day, from this area, he travelled with a mutual friend and two more opposites you couldn’t find. However, they still have great affection for each other. We saw him in Rye a couple of years ago. Maybe he was playing to the camera?
Alex Chapman… I thought that it was excellent and well worth watching! Honest and accurate
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Geoff Peckham… had the Beatles song book too but the price on it was something like 19/6. Strawberry Fields wasn’t my first sheet music piece, but significant today as I’m going to play it at last tonight with Factrio!
supplied by Geoff Peckham
David Miller… I used to have a lot of those “Learn to play Beatle songs on guitar” books from back in the 60’s when I was doing just that. Although they’ve gone the way of all things I do have, just for you Fab Fans to scream over, a 1963 fan club souvenir book/magazine filled with pics and intereviews with the lads – it is so of that time, early 60’s – it’s such a blast. On a related note, in the 90’s I went to a BeatleFest in Chicago where Astrid Kirchherr (Klaus Voorman and the Stuart Sutcliffe’s girlfriend and excellent photographer who hung out with took all those great Hamburg photo’s of the pre-fab Fabs) was talking and promoting her new photo collection book. I went to the ‘meet and signing’ event later and brought her this book to sign. The promoters didn’t want to let me bring it to her for that but I wasn’t having any of that and did anyway. She took time out for a while and went through it looking at all the pictures in detail and just revisited that time, saying how young and (relatively) innocent they all were back then. It was a lovely little visit, she did sign this book and – I got hang with someone who loved a Beatle, was loved by The Beatles, such a big part of their history and, whats more, is a very fine artist in her own right. For someone as steeped in Beatle history as what I am, this was very poignant and special indeed. I’m going to go scream now…..
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