Catherine Ireland… Loved Steve Maxted at the Cobweb
Judy Atkinson… Used to go to see Steve a lot at the Aquarius – I think it was free for girls before 10pm. It was a school night so dad picked us up at 11 (we were 16)
photo: Hastings Groups from 1958 to the present
Pete Millington… King Rod and Co playing at The Aquarius in early 1970s (Rod Trowell on Bass and Greg Pierce on Rhythm and Paul Freeman on Drums. Kingsley Trowell on Lead Guitar (out of shot)
Andy Qunta… Great band! Saw them quite a few times, and Factory probably shared the bill with them too!
Harry Randall… How is Greg not seen. Him for a while?
Andy Knight… Paul Freeman on drums?
John Mcewen… Kingsley worked with my dad at W M Stills. He was our door to door insurance agent as well. Busy man!
Dave Weeks… John, my ex brother in law.
Stuart Moir… Greg’s a recluse ha ha not really he doesn’t like fb so if you’ve got his number give him a call.
Barry French… Saw King Rod play many times, great musicians who always put on a really good show. At one Aquarius gig (I think it may have been for the W.M. Stills annual party) King came out for the second set wearing the most outrageous skin hugging tights I’ve ever seen. Talking of Stills I worked there with both King & Greg, I would sometimes pester them with “How do you do this & how can I do that questions about guitars, amplifiers & bands, Both were happy to pass on any advice & never once told me to **** off. Also worked with John McEwan Senior at Stills. A real “Diamond geezer” After doing a gig for the Stills social club we loaded up the Ford Thames van & to our dismay (But to no surprise) it wouldn’t start. John ferried a large chunk of the gear back & forth in his car. Top Man.
all cuttings Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection
Mick O’Dowd….Yeah I saw them there as well. Good live band in their time. Also saw Ben E King, The Elgins, Percy Sledge (complete with padded trousers!) and Gene Chandler. Oh wot joyload!
Alan Oliver… I think I saw them at the White Rock about 1988
Ronald Burgoyne… They were the first group I saw they opened first night at the Witchdoctor
Mick Knight… Me to!
Mike Wright… Saw them back Carl Perkins and Chuck Berry at Hammersmith Odeon in about 1964….what a show
Paul Huggett… Portsmouth Guildhall, about 1965 with my late mate Pete Thurlow who lived down there.
Phillip Earle… Seen Jimmy live on several occasions. Absolute master of showmanship. Voice still as good as when I first saw him in the seventies.
Andre Martin… Great showman to work with had some great gigs over the years, first time I recall was at the Shoreline Club in Bognor Regis many years ago !!
Mick O’Dowd… One of the undiscovered greats. Saw him at Butlins a few years back with Edwin Starr. Magic! Never recognised fully for the talent he has. Check out the album Live At The Marquee with him on one side and the other The Alan Bown Set. Another great band.
Nigel Ford… RARE BIRD did a track called Hammerhead – I wonder if there were band members in this band? Krishna Kudu (from Maidstone)used to cover the track in their set at Battle dances.
Alan Esdaile… Can’t find out much about them Nigel. Their was a rock band called Hammerhead but looks like that was the later part of the seventies so probably not the same band. As its listed as Radio 1 group, I would have thought they would have had a record release but so far draw a blank. Anyone?