The Happy Ballroom talk – 26th June 2014

 

IF INTERESTED CONTACT BELOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AS VERY LIMITED TICKETS LEFT.

The Happy Ballroom – Illustrated talk – Thursday 26 June 2014

Local Historian, André Palfrey-Martin, who used to DJ and promote on Hastings Pier and who is an volunteer archivist at Hastings Museum, will be giving an illustrated talk on the “Happy Ballroom in the 50s and 60s” looking at various bands and groups that appeared on Hastings Pier during those decades – Appearing on ‘The End of the Pier Show’ shown on BBC One, Andre has spent many years researching the music and entertainments on offer in Hastings.

The Talk is being held at the newly opened HUB [the old entrance building to the White Rock Baths] situated on the Promenade between Robertson Street and The Pier Project.

Doors Open 7.00pm – Talk is due to start 7.30pm. Tea and coffee provided.

The first presentation was sold out and we have a waiting list for the above date, please contact the Pier Charity on01424 435 587 or email learning@hpcharity.co.uk and reserve your place NOW.

The Happy Ballroom – illustrated talk Thursday 22nd May 2014

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The Happy Ballroom – Illustrated talk  by Andre Palfrey-Martin – Thursday 22 May 2014
Local Historian and volunteer archivist at Hastings Museum, Andre Palfrey-Martin, who used to DJ and promote on Hastings Pier, will be giving an illustrated talk on the ‘Happy Ballroom in the 50s and 60s’
Appearing on ‘The End of the Pier Show’ shown on BBC One recently, Andre has spent many years researching the music and entertainment on offer in Hastings. He will look at various bands and groups that appeared on the Pier during those decades.
The talk is being held at the newly opened HUB situated on the Promenade between Robertson Street and The Pier Project. Doors Open 7.00pm – Talk starts at 7.30pm.Tea and coffee provided. Please book at least 24 hours in advance by emailing learning@hpcharity.co.uk or calling 01424 435 587.

 

PA wanted for Hastings in May 2014

Andre Martin…..Ok all you people in SMART land – can you help me, I need a disco/PA for a 60s event that I am involved with in May, needed for about 3 hours, but don’t have much cash – donated for the time would be nice, can arrange collection, etc – have stacks of music – if mp3 tracks can be used so much the better – If you can help please contact me. Thanks.

 

The Deep Purple – 1968

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

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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.

Bells Records Disc Jockey Party – Playboy Club 1974

from Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection

Andre says….One of the perks if you were on the right Record Company mailing lists – invites to sessions such as this –

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Alan Esdaile Johnny Mason….I was at this one, I remember sticking stickers on the bunny girls tails! I think The Pearls and Barry Blue played live.

Andre Palfrey-martin….I remember the day – and the bunny girls and the booze that flowed, and flowed, and flowed……………….. somehow ended up with Charlie Gillett and a few others in some dive in London and just caught the last train home. Those were the days of good promotional nights & days.

Alan Esdaile Johnny Mason…..Yes the bunny girls where under instructions to keep topping up your glasses and everyone had too much to drink. The girls were not happy with some of the antics of the dj’s and the place looked like a bomb had hit it after we left and this was mid day.

Carnival Fm Radio – 87.9 – 2nd to 11th August 2013

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Live from the Jenny Lind on 87.9FM for Hastings Old Town Carnival Week 2013!

A terrific line up of broadcast professionals, including well known voices from the BBC and commercial radio such as Andy Knight, Mike Buxton, Scott Saunders, Terry James and Andy Gunton.

All of the presenters, voice artists and technical staff are passionate about promoting the Hastings area, supporting St Michael’s Hospice and will be giving their time for free

SMART recommends to listen out for ‘The Chris Gentry Show’ for some great Soul, Stax & Motown

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Chris Gentry gets arrested! I didn’t think the records he played were that bad.

Story line -Police have been called to the home of Chris Gentry, because somebody has removed his Time Machine and he needs this for his show on Carnival FM on Monday Evening – Here we see the police taking details

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