supplied by Sarah Harvey
photos from John Wilde Facebook page
Mary Lipscombe… We went in a minibus from the Nelson to see them at a university gig in Portsmouth!
Pete Prescott… I lost a money on this band. I bet someone that they would be big. They should have been. A truly wonderful band. My favourite gig I saw was the beach gig. I think it was 93/94
Anne Wells… is that Kevin Butcher at the back? Yes, great times, great band x
John Wilde… Yes thats Kevin. We were a fun outfit. I was only with them for a year. We crashed Glastonbury with a van full of equipment and played several times on different stages. They went on to do hundreds of gigs. Most excellent times!
Tony Court-holmes… they look like Gong, who remembers them.
Roy Penfold… Was it really that long ago that the Dharmas were climbing the heights….time flies.
supplied by Peter Shaw – source Jeanne Wilson & Vic Usher
Pete Shaw… Ok, that’s me in the centre top shot, Vic Usher on the right with Colin Masters on the left….Jan was the singer…what was her second name? My first live band! We gigged up to three times per week! I earnt enough to buy a Vespa Scooter much later….RDY 630…what larks!! The photo….Another shot of Jan with her Chaperones…prior to me getting the gig! The guitarist on the right was moved on at the same time…Jan was a hairdresser at the time…any names?
Peter Gladwish… What year was this, Pete?
Andre Martin… Names from the past for sure – excellent.
Robert Searle… Love seeing these old photos
Will Cornell…Many a parent of hot teenage girls must’ve sent them out to see this band…with a name like that, it’s almost as good as a bar band called “Free Beer”.
Pete Shaw… I think about 1963 into 1964…I came to Hastings in 1961…I was 12 then and joined Hastings Grammar School…we lived in St George’s Road (mum had a shop and off licence…)!! At school I was in a class with Stuart Tanner, Anthony Nice, Colin Sturdey etc. and played with The Suspects at a Grammar school dance in 1964-5 supported by local lads in Unit 4 (Cliff Brooker, the late Tony Hughes, Mervyn Ashdown
Andy Knight… Brilliant
John Cheves… That’s a great poster.
Colin Fox… I did the same Pete, but I got a Lambretta
Pete Shaw… Gigging was like a town spun University education…I sat behind Jan and wondered why the guys kept smiling at her…then I realised…I wondered why guys were drinking in the bar…I was given a light and bitter…then I realised…I wondered what £11 per week was really worth in 1963…until I paid cash for my Vespa! Then I realised….! Been like that ever since! Hey, still got your acoustic fender?
Peter Millington… Whatever happened to Jan Vic and Colin?
Colin Fox… Yes Pete, it’s the only piece of equipment I have left.
Pete Shaw… I posted this poster for that reason Pete, as the only one I have up to date knowledge of is Vic Usher (of Stace& Co.!!)
Janine Anne Hemsley… Fabulous
supplied by Paul Dove
Tony Ford, Nigel Dance and Paul Dove.
Charlie Ball… Paul Dove playing there is my cousin.I used to go to The Regent, Spyke played a lot there.
Jan Warren… I used to go there in the early 70s, my husband was the regular Saturday night
Andy Qunta… Before Factory was formed, my brother, Tony, & I played in a band called Static Emotion, with Chris Sambrook & Dave Austin. We played downstairs at the Regent every Saturday, between March-May 1970, approx. Good times! Small audiences, as I recall, but a gig’s a gig!
Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy Awards, including—for the first time ever—the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year (for the single Sailing), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (also for Sailing), and Best New Artist. More information and tickets… https://www.dlwp.com/event/christopher-cross/
More information… https://www.hastingsfattuesday.co.uk
The Umbrella Parade – Sunday 3rd March 2019…
*Meet at The Stade for the Umbrella Parade*
An explosion of colour, music and fun for all the family, The Umbrella Parade is a firm Hastings Fat Tuesday favourite, and all you need to take part is a decorated umbrella. The parade route is from The Stade to St Mary in the Castle and features a host of second line brass bands adding a New Orleans flavour, including the Brass Funkeys, Mariachi Las Adelitas, Sambalanca, Dende along with the irrepressible Dr Savage.With dancers and musicians galore, join in the fun! To take part in the parade meet at the Stade at 11.30am Check our Events page for details of two FREE Umbrella decorating workshops from Radiator Arts.
The culmination of the Umbrella Parade brings festival-goers together at St Mary in the Castle to enjoy food and drink and great music, as the rivalry of the four second line brass bands comes to a head in a dramatic play-off. Featuring the Brass Funkeys with their New Orleans jazzy vibe and of course the irrepressible Dr Savage and the 2nd Line Band, Sambalanco, Dende and the Mariachi Las Adelitas. This is a family friendly event.
photo © Mark Richards
The Talismen on Hastings Old Town Beach in 1964. From left to right is Keith (Budge) Harrison-Burgess, Chris Sayer, Henry Harvey, Pete Jones. Photo from Peter Millington.
Mick Knights…..The winch huts don’t seem to have aged that much!
Pat Harrison Burgess… Do you have any more pictures of The Talismen? Would love his daughters to see more pictures.
Alan Esdaile… Hi Pat, I expect you have seen the other ones on the site but will check with Pete Millington to see if he has any others. Anyone else, got any photos?
Eugene Hughes… Wow. My first job in 1972 was with Henry (Henners) on the GPO.
Roger Saunders… Great to see the photo. I was the original drummer with the group for a couple of years. Happy Days. Good gigs at the Market Hall in George Street, and always great laughs with Henry.
Andre Martin… Life was always a laugh with ‘enry.
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