The Who plus support Time – Hastings Pier – 20th July 1969

The Who 20.07.69 PETE FISHER

ticket supplied by Pete Fisher

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the who pinball wizard

ad supplied by Sarah Harvey

Typical set list during this tour….
1 “Heaven and Hell” (John Entwistle) 2 “I Can’t Explain” 3 “Fortune Teller” (Naomi Neville) 4 “Tattoo” (not played at every show) 5 “Young Man Blues” (Mose Allison) 6 “It’s a Boy” 7 “1921” 8 “Amazing Journey” 9 “Sparks”
10 “Eyesight to the Blind” (Sonny Boy Williamson II) 11 “Christmas”
12 “The Acid Queen” 13 “Pinball Wizard” 14 “Do You Think It’s Alright?” 15 “Fiddle About” 16 “There’s a Doctor” 17 “Go to the Mirror!” 18 “Smash the Mirror” 19 “I’m Free” 20 “Tommy’s Holiday Camp” (Keith Moon) 21 “We’re Not Gonna Take It”/”See Me, Feel Me” 22 “Substitute” (occasional)  23 “Summertime Blues” (Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart) 24 “Shakin’ All Over” (Johnny Kidd) 25 “My Generation” (sometimes including themes of “Naked Eye”).

Andy Gunton… A bit more about The Who gig http://www.thestinger.org.uk/article/5363c47aca45284d1296d929#.V5ECBmWYfyI

Jenny Tyler… John Entwistle kissed my cheek. I Still love the Who.

Pete Fisher… My first, all-time favourite and most historic Pier gig…

Chris Sambrook…As the moon landings are coming up The Who played the Sunday Club on the very eve. I went as I was 14 at the time, The Who played most of Tommy check out Live At Leeds. There is an cd just been released called Old England New England which could be the same set The Who played in America. I’ve got the cd but haven’t played it yet. After the gig I walked back to St.Leonards in a daze. My dad had the tv on waiting for the moon landing.

Pete Fisher… Hi Chris! Will be commemorating this next week…a real musical milestone for me…my first proper concert (also 14) – vaguely remember staying up to watch the moon landing afterwards, but remember my ears still ringing the next day at school!!

Rockers & Roadies – Kino-Teatr · St Leonards. Friday 25th January 2019 at 7.30pm

Join ex-roadies Phil John and Crystal Taylor along with special guest Mick Bolton (ex-keyboard  player with Mott the Hoople and Dexy’s Midnight Runners) for an evening of tall tales and amusing anecdotes taken from their twenty or more years on the road in the 70s & 80s with numerous different bands including Mott the Hoople, Queen and David Bowie. Using period film clips and photographs they allow you an insiders view of what it was like to be front stage, back stage and behind the wheel at a time that many people consider to be ‘The Golden Age of Rock ’n’ Roll’. Hosted by Andy Gunton.

Tickets and more information… https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/593201

Dakka Dakka Dakka featuring Andy Gunton on drums – Dreamworld single 1986.


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Andy Gunton…Today we bring you the freshly digitised version of ‘Dreamworld’, the A Side of the single released in mid 1986. The B Side ‘Leather Jeans’ will be coming in due course.

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supplied by Andy Gunton… Tonbridge local press cutting from 1985.

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supplied by Andy Gunton… Rehearsal photo from c1982. Taken in the oast house that we used to rehearse in. It was also used at that time by The Anti Nowhere League. Boy, did that place get cold in the winter!

Peter Russell…. Hey. Just stumbled across this. I was looking for some pics of my best friend who was your bassist for a short while and died in a bike crash. Mark Brown. He left a group Tuesday Town to join you.

Andy Gunton… We never has a bass player called Mark Brown. The bass player throughout the history of the band was called Keith Edwards. We did try out several singers before finally getting Phil Alamo. who is in this video & who sadly died a few years ago. I’m sure I remember the name Tuesday Town though 🙂

Peter Russell… Hmmm strange. I saw Mark playing with Dakka at the rock garden I think it was? Maybe dingwalls. Phil went to marks funeral on that old moto guzzi he used to ride. I’ll dig out some pics if you like. I used to do all the promo stuff and handouts for Tuesday town.

It’s official – Hastings & Rother are now a Music City.

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photo source: Hastings Borough Council Facebook page.

It’s official – Hastings & Rother are now a Music City.
The announcement was made by Andy Gunton at the formal launch on Monday (27 February) at The Palace, Hastings as part of the UnConvention; a one day music conference featuring panellist conversations with BBC Introducing the South and workshops about the future of the music industry.

More info from festival flyer …

 https://www.festivalflyer.com/feature/announcing-the-uks-newest-music-city-hastings-rother/

Alan Esdaile… Well done to Andy Gunton who’s been working on this for ages. He’s had many meetings and hours of work. Great result.

Dakka Dakka Dakka – featuring Andy Gunton.

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supplied by Andy Gunton

Here’s Andy Gunton when he played drums and lived in Tonbridge.

John Alexander Wilde….Nice one Andy.

Terry Pack….The strange world of the band photo. Right lads, I’ve found a great location round the back of Sainsbury’s/In a disused warehouse/halfway up a cliff, etc. So, wear something that you feel represents the ‘spirit’ of the group, now a bit more hair gel/leather/denim/make up/ attitude, etc. Perfect! Oh, no. Could you insert a guitar/synth/cymbal, please? Now; smile! OK, then, glower. Alright, stare blankly, then. What do you mean, you’re getting cold?

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supplied by Andy Gunton Dakka Dakka Dakka Facebook site

Andy Gunton… A press photo from the days when Dakka Dakka Dakka were still a trio. April 1983 (?)

Paul Couldridge… that takes me back.

Andy Gunton… It takes me back too.

Glynn Williams… Takes me back too… and then some: I played with Andy, John, Keith and Dave in their previous incarnation, “Mandrake Root” (well, more like puffed furiously into a tenor sax whilst wiggling my fingers about). What an absolute blast to find Andy’s video clips online; I guess I ought to go look for these guys and say hello.

Chris Baker… Isn’t that a very young Del Boy top-right? 😉

Sarah Harvey… Andy looks quite good looking there…. what happened Andy? 😉

Andy Gunton… Oi! 😉

Mark Randall… Andy – still cool, John – a nodded ‘I think I know you, but not sure why’ back in 2002, Keef – gawd knows but hope he still wears fluorescent socks

R.I.P. KC (Keith Challis) the landlord of The Jenny Lind.

personal tribute from Andy Gunton…

Eddy Odel… That’s a big shock for me. what happened please. i’m sure it was only a short time ago i was talking to him.

Andre Martin… This is a tragic piece of news – KC take it easy on your Motor Bike in the sky RIP

Funeral details… The family of KC and the staff at the Jenny Lind would like to thank everyone for posting such kind words about KC. KC’s funeral will be held on Thursday 10th November at St Clements church from around 1.30pm. Those wishing to pay their last respects please wear something pink. We’re still finalizing arrangements, so the start time may vary slightly. The wake/party will be at the Jenny Lind afterwards and will feature live music as KC would have appreciated this. A book of condolences is currently available in the Jenny Lind should you wish to share your memories of KC with his friends and family.

Carnival Fm Radio 87.9fm – 30th July to 7th August 2016

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Andre Martin… Chris Gentry Show, quite a mixed selection this year – Sunday early evening The Wine Show, Monday 8.00pm TimeMachine has a wizz round the musical world. Friday 8.00pm SMART, 9.00pm-12.00 The Weekend Starts Hear, and last Sunday 5.00pm – 2hours of anything goes !!

Tony Davis comments… Carnival FM is back on air for Hastings Old Town Carnival week. We start transmitting on 30 July 2016 until 7 August 2016. Tune in to listen to some great sounds with shows from Andy Knight, Dawn Wildman, Richard Stack, Andy Gunton, Sarah Harvey and myself, Tony Davis along with a host of others. I’ll be on air on Monday 1 August at 1pm until 4 pm and then every weekday afternoon at that time. Then on Carnival Day 6 August, Sarah Harvey and I will be presenting a retro show featuring music from bands and singers that have played in Hastings over the years. Same format as our Hastings Rock show except this time we’ll be featuring more mainstream music. Please listen in on 87.9 or stream the broadcasts via the internet. Look forward to hearing from some of you whilst I’m on air.

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Andre Martin… The Team is waiting for the start of this years Carnival FM Broadcast – Starts Saturday July 30th 2016

Sarah Harvey… On Carnival Night…. share your memories. Do you remember when the carnival started from the Bathing Pool and ended up at Alexandra Park? Tony Davis might but I couldn’t possibly comment 🙂

Alan Esdaile… Looking forward to it Sarah. Early memories of the carnival were, remember seeing and waiting for the old woman on a real horse. How about playing America Horse With No Name. Now that’s messed up the playlist!

Iain Cobby… Good luck you guys! Sorry but I’m down here in Cornwall so won’t be able to be there or hear you, but thanks for the publicity for my bands song “Autumn Song” which is now included on this months free CD in PROG magazine. Without you Tony and Sarah ………… well. Album now being finalized, title “Hark, a Vagrant” watch this space.

Heidi Franklin… Gary Glitter in the park!

Sarah Harvey… Tina and her Boyfrends in the Park…… who remembers them?

Alan Esdaile… Don’t forget to tune in on Friday 5th August 2016 for The Chris Gentry Show. 8.00pm – 9.00pm chat about SMART and 9.00 -12.00 The Weekend Starts Hear.

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Here’s what Chris was up to in 1975.

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Un-Covention Hastings Music meet Up Group by Andy Gunton

Andy Gunton says….What’s this all about? Well, here’s something I’ve written for The Stinger magazine to, hopefully, explain:

“I wrote within the pages of The Stinger a couple of issues ago about the idea of setting up regular meet ups for those involved with the local music scene in the Hastings area. Well that idea is now coming to fruition, and we plan to start monthly meet ups from November.

This is something I’ve wanted to do for some time now, but our friends at Un-Convention have taken the idea several steps further, so we’ve decided to start the meet ups under their banner, as part of a wider scheme.

Here’s what Jeff Thompson from Un-Convention told us, “Un-Convention is a series of events, projects, and initiatives with the goal of developing grassroots and independent music scenes locally, nationally, and around the world.
Founded in Manchester in 2008, to date there have been 78 Un-Convention events, in places ranging from Belfast and Swansea to Brisbane and Sao Paulo. Our work has included conferences, showcases, collaborations, artist exchanges, education programmes, alternative touring networks (Off Axis), recording projects and the development of music co-operatives.

Throughout this time we have worked under the banner of ‘Do It Together’, and the understanding that incredible things are possible when people work together on something they are passionate about.

With this in mind we are now launching our latest initiative, a network of Meet Up Groups aimed at developing local music scenes, stimulating ideas and innovation and building a connected, vibrant community for those working in the independent and grass roots music sector.

The concept is to develop a network of monthly Meet Up Groups across the UK, and further afield, that act as a focal point for discussion, debate, problem solving and networking for independent and grassroots music communities.

Meet Up Groups will be set up locally, based on a very simple structure, with a view to bringing together those active in their local music scene on a regular basis. They will discuss common themes, and work toward creating a stronger, more vibrant scene both locally and nationally.”

The first ‘Un-Convention Hastings Music Meet Up Group’ will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 11th November 2015, in the Function Room upstairs at the Jenny Lind in Hastings.

Other Un-Convention Meet Up Groups are planned for such places as Cornwall, Hull, Edinburgh, Wrexham, Stoke, Blackburn, Holland, Ireland, Australia and Guatemala! And this is just the start. These groups should also have their inaugural meet up in November.

We hope the Un-Convention Hastings Music Meet Up Group sounds of interest to you? If so, please get involved, tell your friends and invite like minded people to join this group.
We look forward to seeing you on 11th November.”

For further info contact Andy Gunton  andygunton@hotmail.com

http://unconventionhub.org

Concert for St Michael’s – White Rock Theatre 6th Sept 2015

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designed by Cliff Brooker

After the shocking fire at the hospice, Pete Prescott, Mike Raxworthy and Andy Gunton are putting together a special fund raising event on the 6th September, 2015.

Pete Prescott… I would like to thank Mick Burt and his band VEXED who just gave me £100. They received it for playing at the funeral of Colin Murphy.  It’s going towards the concert I’m organising with Mike Raxworthy and Andy Gunton. Its at the White Rock Theatre on Sept 6th 3.00.till 10.00.(the theatre have given us the day free of charge and the staff have volunteered their services on the day ) some of the top local bands will play (Rockitmen, Soul Express, Kid Kapichi, Liane Carroll and Roger Carey, Marie White and band, The Do They’s,  The Tabs,  Rich Lown , The Pete Prescott Band, Dr Savage and the Fat Tuesday 2nd line, Soundwaves ) All proceeds will go to the hospice.

Yvonne Cleland… Sounds like a cracking gig for a great cause ))) xxx

Bob Shoesmith… Some very familiar faces Yvonne

Lucy Pappas… Brilliant! Wonderful music for a great cause xx

Vicky Rosling… How can you purchase tickets?

Alan Esdaile… This gig is not official announced until next week and I expect tickets will be available from The White Rock Theatre. Hope to have confirmation of this in the next few days.

Pete Prescott… Yes that’s correct. Pay on the door.

Andre Martin… As Carnival FM is supporting St Michaels – lets have some more details and we can get a few mentions going during the week of transmission I am sure.

Andy Gunton… Concert for St Michael’s is a benefit gig to raise much needed funds for St Michael’s Hospice in St Leonards On Sea. Admission is £10 for adults and £5 for under 16’s, payable at the door. Tickets are not available in advance. Wristbands will be issued to enable you to come and go during the event. Concert for St Michael’s runs from 3-10pm, doors open at 2.30pm. All musicians are giving their services for free.  Acts and running times are subject to change and alteration. There will be a raffle on the day, with some great prizes already donated. The organisers would like to thank everyone who has helped get this event off the ground at such short notice, we appreciate it. More details coming soon, but in the meantime put the date in your diary.

Paul Merison… Also The Do They’s have been added to the bill.

Andy Gunton… Confirmed running order. It’s a little different to the poster and, as with all events like this, it is subject to change and alteration.
3pm – Soundwaves Choir
3.25 – Rich Lown
4.00 – Pete Prescott Band
4.35 – Marie White Band
5.10 – Dr Savage
5.45 – Rufus Stone Band 6.20 – Kid Kapichi
6.55 – The DoTheys
7.30 – The Tabs
8.05 – Liane Carroll & Roger Carey
8.45 – Soul Express
9.25 – 1066 Rockitmen

Philip John… Had to whip back early from the Concert for St Michael’s but was lucky enough to catch Pete Prescott’s set. Pete was on sparkling form and the band was tight as spandex trousers ! The addition of the sax player worked really well with some of the more jazzy numbers especially the BS&T Spinning Wheel some good blues too, especially liked their version of ‘Born under a bad sign’. Worth the ten quid just to see that band, then along comes ‘Kid Kapichi’. Recommended to me by Andy Gunton I was not disappointed. Saw them at a beach concert and thought they were OK but tonight they were scorching!  Great to see a guitarist with an AC 30 amp real clean sound. Good image, especially liked the bass player, a sort of prowling Wilko Johnson with one serious hair cut . Don’t know most of their numbers but really enjoyed ‘Murder on George Street’ and the following three numbers. Surely it’s only a matter of time before they move on up. The last band I caught before heading home to finish off pressing computer work was ‘The Do Theys’ .Excellent covers band, the lead singer is a real showman and had I stayed for one more number I’d have had to get up and shake it all about with all the wild women down the front. Still haven’t been able to shake ‘Blame it on Sunshine’ from my head. Have to say it was good to see a bunch of young guys up and dancing along side the ladies.

Alan Esdaile… Agree on the Pete Prescott Band, Philip. Blood Sweat & Tears Spinning Wheel was excellent. Great to catch up with a few people today. Some amazing talent on stage and Liane Carroll and Roger Carey were sensational.

Andy Gunton… I know I’m biased, but would have to agree about Kid Kapichi. They’ve certainly come on in the past year. I was saying to them afterwards, in the dressing room, how they now come across as a real ‘band’. The music, image, on stage interaction etc has all clicked into place.
Glad you mentioned ‘Murder on George St’, as I think that’s a cracker, as is ‘Ice Cream’ another new song.