Roy Penfold… Seating for 400 in Aquarius? I don’t remember that many chairs 🙂
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?
Mick O’Dowd… Good little band. Saw them several times including this one.
Tony Davis… I was the house DJ at the Aquarius on this gig. I remember that the band went on first without Errol who was standing in the wings talking to me. We both noticed that he had missed his cue but he wasn’t bothered commenting they would get back to it in a minute. Nice guy and a good night.
Barry French… Does anyone else recall seeing Hot Chocolate on the Pier in the 70’s or did I dream it?
Alan Esdaile… Yes Barry, July 1975, great night remember it well as I did the disco.
Mick O’Dowd… Osibisa were one of the most exciting concerts i’ve worked on. They were absolutely electric. Trouble was they couldn’t transfer this exictement to disc. Great band though.
Leigh Wieland-Boys… I was there at Hot Chocolate that night!
Tony Court-holmes… i think i was there
Anyone remember seeing the De-Hems? Interesting another band that was produced by Eddie Grant, so was he involved in booking the bands?
Alan Pepper… Great advert !
I remember Johnny Johnson and the bandwagon clearly with his enormous sunglasses !! Wished I had seen kiki dee though there were some great times in the early 70s up there at the Aquarius . Steve Maxted would rope us up onto the stage to mime to someone FAMOUS Elvis Noddy Holder Gary Glitter to win a bottle of Cheap Plonk !! By the way not sure about De Hems though sorry got carried away there reminiscing ha ha ….
Mick O’Dowd… De Hems were produced by Eddie Grant and I recall they were a raving little soul influenced band.
Del Withers… Hi my mate Dave Hitchens played the electric organ with the De-Hems I remember going to a recording studios in Stamford Hill N16 in the early 70s with him and Eddie Grant was there. I do believe it was his studios and I think he Managed the De-Hems. He was a very pleasant guy.
Stephen Moran… I have very fond memories of the Aquarius. I went there most Thursday’s during the early seventies and looked forward to the Steve Maxted Show. He always opened his set with ‘I Can’t Explain’ by the Who, something I still do now when I DJ!
Steve Maxted… So glad you you enjoyed my shows, and to know that ‘I Can’t Explain’ stayed in your memories so well. Thanks
Martin Zappa… THE Coach House, was Eddy Grants Studio (later Ice Records). Dave Hitchin – Hammond C3, Colin Harrison – Fender Jazz Bass, Steve Jarvis – Vocals, Pedro – Drums, Glenn Garzke – Guitar
posters supplied by Mick Mepham
Tim Elms….I was at the Aquarius for Mungo Jerry. Their set was loud and heavy but the punters were there for the hits
Leigh Wieland-Boys… I was at the Aquarius on the Mungo Jerry night, was it that long ago!!
Karen Sweatman Was Blackman… I always thought Mungo Jerry was a person. Think it was because there was just a photo of the singer next to the name on my Mum’s 1972 K-Tel hits compilation!
Tony Court-holmes… i think i was there
Jim Breeds… I was.
Yvonne Cleland… I remember them on the pier.
Monica Bane… He lived just along the road from me!
Peter Houghton… I remember seeing them on Hastings Pier what a great night