supplied by Nick Prince
Sandie Carlyon… Saw Sweet and Screaming Lord Sutch at the Aquarius. Went there often. Happy days.
Mark Randall… Is this the lady that was ‘allergic’ to the 20th century? If so, she should be feeling a bit better now
Alan Esdaile… Yes that’s the one, Polly Brown, Mark. She was also in Sweet Dreams and had a hit with Honey Honey.
Jan Warren… OMG, not my kinda music, I always went to Aquarius to see Fusion Orchestra!! 🙂 <3
Julie Corrigan… It was Sheila Rossall not Polly Brown. Sheila was in New Pickettywitch.
posters supplied by Mick Mepham
Mark Randall… I had this album! And I know Roger’s son Marty Siggery now has it! I was always told by my brother who knew Terry and Roger, that the HM track ‘we got it nailed down’ was about contracting a ‘social disease’. Was this true?
Jenny Tyler… Steve Maxted (who was on on Thursday) was the best. Happy days (sigh). I was only 25 then.
Aquarius flyer supplied by Roger Carey, pier flyer supplied by Iain Cobby.
poster supplied by Mick Mepham
Aquarius or Hastings Pier 1973? One handbill and one poster, same date, two different venues, now confirmed as Hastings Pier.
Andy Qunta…. did see Wild Turkey at the Pier, but I don’t remember the date. Another great band! (Seemed to be so many then, not so much now!)
Pete Prescott….i saw them in sittingbourne around 73/74 with leo sayer and judas priest ! great band ! gary pickford hopkins was the singer, he was wonderful. He sadly died last year.he sang with ashly holt from warhorse in the rick wakeman band (i just got a warhorse cd signed by ashly for my birthday).i remember bernie marsden was in wild turkey in 73/74.glen cornick wore some pretty strange clothes.i also saw them supporting black sabbath at the albert hall in (i think ) 71.
Clive Richardson…. Wild Turkey did play the Pier and not Aquarius. Also on the August date ‘Leo Sayer band’ did not turn up.
This the other gig they did in 1973 with Leo Sayer Band & Daisy
poster supplied by Mick Mepham and cuttings supplied by Sarah Harvey
Tony Davis… Saw them at The Dome in Brighton on tour with Black Sabbath – think it was the Master of Reality Tour. They were a great band – that’s Turkey and Sabbath
Phil Thornton… Great gig !!!
Andrew Freeman… I love seeing these posters from both the nostalgia point of view and because they remind me of my son who lives in Brighton and plays with a band called Rough Hands, playing gigs all over and in Europe. I like to think one day, maybe one day they will play Hastings Pier, who knows
Glenn Piper… It was a good gig
Pete Prescott… Good times! Great band. I saw them at Sittingbourne town hall and at Chatham central hall in 73/74. I first saw them at the Albert Hall supporting Black Sabbath in 71.
handbill supplied by Iain Cobby
cuttings supplied by Sarah Harvey
Andy Qunta… Wow! What a gem! Thanks for finding, Iain, & thanks for posting, Alan! I also like the ads for the Disc Jockey, Aquarius, and especially Ace Promotions! If my memory serves, that was Graham How’s company around the time he was designing the “Factory man” logo! Good times! I was wondering what I was doing that day! Budgie were always great, and lovely guys!
Graham How… And Ace Promotion’s philosophy and belief in Hastings peoples’ love of good live music came true. Big time! Was proud to be part of Ace Promotions and I still have my business cards!
Glenn Piper… Ace Promotions gave me my start as a Pier roadie – thanks Graham. I was there, I remember it well (which is surprising in itself 😀) After the gig had a good time with Budgie.
Tony Court-holmes… same as Glenn where did our youth go
Nigel Ford… I was there, (if this was the only time they were at the Aquarius, I believe ?) as I came back from Plumpton Ag College bringing Pete Kingshott with me in my first car, a red/white Herald 12/50 from our residence there. Then back there later that eve as on early morning duties the following day. It was definitely that winter as I was only there the one year.
Clive Richardson… After one of the Budgie gigs on the pier, they came back to my parents house and Burke Shelley washed his hair in the kitchen sink.
promo photo trade ad for – I got the music in me
Jenny Tyler… Kiki Dee was so good. Brilliant singer.
Mick O’Dowd… Highly underated talent. She was once signed to Motown and released an album on that label. One of the few “white” artists on their actual Tamla Motown label as most were found on Mowest etc.
Clifford Rose… I saw her at Hyde Park in 1976 and she was excellent, even though she used a cardboard cutout of Elton John when she performed ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’.
supplied by Maureen Fuller Hastings Old Town Traders Facebook page.
Jill Lawrence… I remember it as Aquarius !
Jim Breeds… I remember it as both
Eugene Hughes… Me too. I can remember carrying Steve Maxted’s speakers up those stairs. Would need a conveyer belt today.
Martin Richter… I was assistant manager there in the 80’s – among other places !
Martin Richter… Paul, name and shame
Sandra Bryant… I was there when it was the Aquarius
Alan Esdaile… Remember it well. Does anyone know what it is going to be now?
Maureen Fuller… spoke to builders today they are only repairing front of building as dangerous cliff is pushing front of building out not doing anything inside
Alan Esdaile… Thanks Maureen, its been empty now for ages and surprised no one has done anything with it.
Carol Arnold… saw Hot chocolate up there !
Leigh Wieland-Boys… me too! Worked up Aquarius as glass collector & Saturdays as cocktail waitress! Happy days
Tony Court-holmes… reopen? I was thrown down the stairs by a bouncer
John Beeching… I don’t remember it at all, but then there is lot about the seventies I don’t remember
Jacqueline Marsh… Is that the old roller skating rink I remember going there as a ten year old and learning to roller skate and dance on skates, my big achievement was skating backwards. Not sure if this was the same place? anyone remember the skating rink upstairs?
Maureen Fuller… Yes it was I used to go every Sat morning
John Busbridge… I remember it quite well, went there on my stag night in the snow! Half of my mates didn’t make it due to the snow! That would have been in February 1983.