supplied by Hugh Beeching
Martin Richter…. saturdays
Clare Bennett… I remember dancing a lot in Scalliwags
Jules Stretton… Hastings seafront my parents used to party there ! X
John Storer… Definitely Saturdays …. we had our joint Stag & Hen night there in August 79
Yvonne Cleland… Reminds me of Bonitas or Aquarius…
Margaret Fletcher… Not Saturday
Rilka Brignall… Looks like saturdays to me
Peter Millington… Could that be Chris Glazier spinning plastic – Scalliwags perhaps?
Kevin Burchett… its definitly not scalliwags its saturdays
Alan Esdaile… Thinking now this could be Aquarius which was what Saturday’s was called previously in the 70’s.
Kevin Burchett… Its Saturdays because of the lights no one had lights like that in Hastings then or now
Phil Gill… Could be the one at the back of Wellington Square that’s now a curry house. It was always too loud for meaningful conversation, so I just used to listen to the music. If you listen carefully, you can spot the little disco funk references Steve and I worked into some of the Stallion songs. It’s very subtle, but it’s there. We were very cheeky. Well, two that spring to mind…listen to the bass and drums on Arsony in the UK, which is basically sped up disco funk followed by a 50s doo wop chorus. And on the live version of Cobra, we referenced Oops Upside Your Head.
Alan Esdaile… Was the club in Wellington Square called Courtneys?
Supplied by…. Leigh Wieland-Boys via Kevin Burchett
Kevin Burchett… heres another pic from the opposition Saturdays lol.its a promo pic from the 1975 opening. with the lovely Leigh Wieland-Boys
Peter Millington… I recognise the waitress – anyone know her name?
Leigh Wieland-Boys….It’s me Peter! Lx
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.
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.
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
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
Tickets available from The Golden Egg!
Robert Searle… Played in both groups.
Peter Millington… I had just joined Suspect when we did this gig. My first bass note whilst tuning up shut down the power to the stage. Not loud but the early days of decibel control just didn’t work. Great venue at the time later converted to Saturdays Disco – progress?
Harry Randall… I remember it as Suspect 4? Named after the Watkins Suspect 4 guitar.
John Bridger… I was there. Roadie for KR.0
Tony Court-holmes… happy days i wish i had a pound for every beer i had in there
Olivier Chateau… Great nights
Robert Searle… Played with Suspect 70/71 for about three months,there was Dave Easton,Stuart Moir,Trevor Spears,and Graham Putland,later with Les Harding.
Also did one gig with King Rod when Rod couldn’t do it,at the Carioca? at Worthing.
Mike Guy… Did they ever play any jam nights? I bet they are well-preserved!
Pete Fisher… spreading rumours??
Jim Breeds… Did they ever cover Toast?
Mike Guy… Let’s keep the posts Seville!
Tony Davis… Perhaps they should orrange a reunion
Dave Nattress… Very good chaps!! No I mean it. Remember them from Top of the Pops, great band. I have a greatest hits CD.