The Searchers, The Talisman, The Confederates – Hastings Pier 87

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Pete Prescott….it was (i think) 87.i went to it.great night.so full.people couldn’t get a drink.they did it again some months later.got loads of bar staff in.a lot of people were drunk.not such a good night.not blaming drink it was how it was.Pete shaw and terry played with ray backing cliff Bennet.great singer.not sure if this is the poster for the 2nd one.

Peter Millington….Pete is right, this ticket is from the 1987 Big Beat Reunion party on the pier, the first of 3 similar events. This was the best and the other two that followed were good but the first is always the best. The other two were held October 22nd 1988 and May 6th 1989. The Talismen and the Confederates played at both, probably because we were cheap i.e. free! Wouldn’t have missed the evenings for the world and their success was due to the hard work of Lloyd Johnson and Chris Sayer. Let’s hope something similar can be organised for the re-opening of the Pier in ???? if someone’s up to the organisational challenge and of course if there’s a covered weather proof theatre in the new design????

from 1964 – When you walk in the room

Tony Qunta….Beautiful song!

 

Jinks – The story of the group from The Confederates to Spyke in 51 years

JINKS – The story of the group from the Confederates to Spyke to Jinks over 51 years! This website has been very well put together and thanks to Peter Millington for letting me use his photos.

https://pet842.wixsite.com/confeds-to-jinks

Robert Searle….Absolutely fabulous feature. No doubt Peter Millington had a lot to do with this. Great stuff Peter.

Memories 1970’s & 1980’s

Memories of being brought up in the 1970’s and 80’s.
Even if you are from the 90s you will love it!
Thanks Mr Andrew Barker for the music and Billy Joel for the original.
“…..Michal Fish You Lying Tw*t!” – Love IT!

Matt Thomas….”brilliant – feeling even more nostalgic now lol”

Andre Palfrey-martin….Oh Yes, memories of a past decade some good some ugh.

Cassette Store Day 7th Sept 2013, so from 1983 Phil Thornton Flying

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Phil Thornton’s first solo album ! recorded in 1983. He was asked to produce an album with the same title for Prism Entertainments in the USA in 1987. so this re release is now branded as ‘Expandis’ to avoid confusion. ( It is also similar in sound to the early Expandis material, but with more of a bias towards instrumentals) this album also features the only songs so far released with Phil on vocals !!

The music here was produced using vintage analog synthesisers and effects – Moog Source, Korg MS20, MS50, SQ10, Simmons Handclap and SDS4, Elka Rhapsody, Electric mistress and Roland space echo.

Video performance was created using ‘Arkaos’

Forcefield – more pictures recording studio 1988

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Pete Prescott….pete prescott ray fenwick chris cozens neil murray and cozy powell was at the studio near slough (now closed down) i was ill.pretty bad.couldn’t sing.i was replaced by tony martin of black sabbath in the end (good singer). . . i was rattling.i had quincy.my throat was covered in white spots !

Bon Giovi & support Highway – Hastings Seafood & Wine Festival Friday 13th Sept 2013

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Promoter Mike Raxworthy.…Some of you might know that I book and put on the music for Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival. This year its on Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th of September. As I always get my entertainment marquee, stage and bar in place by the Thursday I asked the council to consider having a launch party in it on the friday (13th sept!!!). They gave me permission but added that the funding (due to cut backs) had to be down to me….my risk. I’ve decided to go for it and have booked Bon Giovi to headline. ‘A tribute!’ I hear you say, but this band is one hell of a tribute! Their lead vocalist Andreas is a brilliant vocalist in his own right and highly acclaimed by guys like Robert Plant and Mick Box. Even Jon himself reckons the guy’s a must-see! The support band is Pete Presscot’s Highway. Tickets are only £7.50 in advance from Hastings Information Centre…the new one in Aquilla House. If I get 320 people I’m covered, so without this sounding like a begging letter, please come along and support it. If it’s a success I’m sure the council will let me do something bigger next year.