Pink Floyd – Hastings Pier 20th Jan 1968

Supplied by Peter Fairless Bands On Hastings Pier Facebook page.

Terry Huggins…. Syd Barrett’s last ever gig with the band.

Lawrence Ralph… Does, anybody actually remember attending this, i know 50 years ago, and memories being foggy, was it good or bad from vaguest memories?

Dave Weeks… We still don’t know what happened to Beaufords Image! Anyone?

Clive Millard… Yes certainly do, I was a member of the support band, as you mentioned hazy days my thoughts take me be back sitting with the Pink Floyds technicians using an old fashioned projectors with two pieces of glass adding paint colours, then projecting it on to white sheets covering over there amplifiers, bloody magic

Kevin Burchett… Ive got that cutting on my keyring

Raymond Badgery… Yep, was there that day. We, girlfriend and I, Lived in South London at the time and used to go the Witch Doctor club in St Leonards most Saturdays for dancing? Well that Saturday the club was shut, surprise, as did not why? But note on door said, club shut and have gone to the pier to see Pink Floyd! So we thought why not! Was cheap, and a great evening from what I remember. Drove back in the early hours to friends in Surrey.

Lawrence Ralph… Thanks for the recollections, Clive and Raymond, also wondered if this was one of the rare 5 man Floyd gigs with David Gilmour, helping keeping it together for a disintegrating Syd. Sitting with the Floyds technicians doing the paint projections, wow!, would love to have been there.

Colin Bell… Hi Lawrence, i was there working backstage each week. Yes David Gilmour did play that night & Syd was certainly disintegrating. My lasting memory was of me and Rick Wright the keyboard player standing outside on the Pier deck about an hour before they went on restraining a clearly ‘high’ Syd from jumping off the railings who thought he could fly with the seagulls! It was an interesting night!

Tony Court-holmes… too young

Pat Dargan… I was there too. Last Syd Barrett performance. Tony Court Holmes remember Fortes.

Phil Downer… I was rhythm guitarist and vocalist with support band. Remember having fish and chips in cafe over the road from the pier. Sat up top with the projector guys while Floyd were on. Bit of an education for us lads from Dover! Can only say Pink Floyd improved an awful lot from then on. We carried on for a couple of years and then split into other directions. Happy days.

Paul Cullen… Poor Syd, his last performance before complete breakdown and the only time Floyd had 5 members. Dave Gilmore having Syd’s back. It wasn’t an amazing gig but it was good

Marko… As a huge early Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett fan born in 1999, I just can’t believe there are multiple people here casually reminiscing about being at this show which was the last performance of Syd with Pink Floyd ever. Could anyone share any more details about it? What was it like? What was Syd like? Was David Gilmore there too? I would love to listen to anybody’s stories about what it was like in as much detail as you would be able to share

 

Marshall Scott and Whisky Mac first gig – September 1968

supplied by Andre Martin

Ian McGilvray… One of My first Bands

Geoff Peckham… Yes, I remember seeing you with them. Quite awestruck as a young lad, I was!

Dave Nattress… Geoff, I recall seeing Whisky Mac round and about Bexhill a few times probably the first few live gigs I ever attended. I remember Mac (Ian) from school – he would have been 2/3 years older than you and I? Probably back then Ian and you would have been just about the only rock musicians in the school? As you would recall though, there was a thriving school orchestra for a good while presided over by a somewhat formidable Miss Celia Elsworth. I’m pretty sure there was a dedicated music room that carried over from the girls school when the boys and girls were amalgamated in our 4th year.

Ruperts People with Santos Morados – Hastings Pier 14th April 1968

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ruperts autographs

poster Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection.  autographs supplied by Colin Bell

Mick O’Dowd….Best known for “Whiter Shade of Pale”-like tune Reflections of Charles Brown. Have their CD which is pretty good to.

Wendy Wells… I remember this gig as an almost 16 year old. Had a crush on Steve from Santos Morados. If I remember rightly we exchanged addresses and wrote a couple of times, but never saw each other again. I’m sure I have the bands autographs somewhere and those of Rupert’s People. Happy Days.

Alan Esdaile… Can’t find much about Santos Morados but they did have a single on Island Records.

Andre Martin… well I never that takes me back many years

 

The Deep Purple – 1968

From 68 – Tich Turner, Tony Bird , Len Benton, Peter Horton and Ian McGilvray.

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Deep Purple Text Darker.

supplied by Pete Hornton

Group Card                                                                     from Peter Hornton

 

  11:18am May 24

Paul Sleet – saw them at a gig at a girls school in Hastings. Think it was woodlands in tower road if memory serves. I was a mere schoolboy at the time.

  11:16pm May 23
Phil Gill – Brilliant – Tich, Tony Bird and Len Benton!
  7:30pm May 23
John Alexander Wilde – Fab! Great find Andre.
  6:57pm May 23
Graham Burfield – tich turner on the right I think & tony bird
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Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection

Ian McGilvray….The Deep Purple, What a fantastic Band, Shame We had to change Our name.