Ten Years After – Hastings Pier Sat 22nd September 1973



poster supplied by Mick Mepham, ad supplied by Sarah Harvey



photos by Roger Carey

Glenn Piper…. I remember this gig; one of the early ones that I worked on .

Jim Hobbs….Yep, me too!

Here they are playing the great Slow Blues In C – venue unknown


Roger Carey… 1000 plus people at the Pier concert which discouraged me from going to the front!

Sarah Harvey… Just talking to Roger last week about this gig….. he always remembers me telling him that Alvin Lee just walked past me and he was so small (height wise). I had his poster in my room for many a year and always imagined a guy towering over everyone…….but he was Ronnie Corbett height. Must have worn big platformed shoes. He looked a massive bloke on Woodstock and all the posters.

Jim Breeds… I was at this gig! I had long blond hair – it couldn’t be could it!? Probably not.

Yvonne Cleland… This was a good gig. Remember it well, and Alvin Lee came out afterwards and spoke to us.

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The Jaybirds with Alvin Lee early 60’s, help needed

photo source – Alvin Lee Website http://alvinlee.com/interviews.htm

Pete Houghton…  I used to know a guy called Neil Janssens-Lakin and he used to talk about the group The Jaybirds and that he played in the band alongside Alvin Lee and Lee Lyons. I think he said he played keyboards with them. He said that they played in Germany quite a lot, so I have been trying to find out if this is true or not. Can anyone help?