Aquarius – Hastings Top Disco Scene January 1975

Judy Atkinson… Used to go Thursday nights when Steve Maxted was on. Was doing O levels (1974) so my dad would pick us up at 11! I remember when it had the red plastic seating & a huge wooden dance floor. The boys would all do the “angel” to Status Quo & the whole floor would bounce

Nick Prince… Didn’t it close early?

Tony Court-holmes… I fell down the stairs

Haze 13th Jan and Sweet 20th Jan – Aquarius 1973

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Haze photo supplied by Robert Searle                                                                         

Ticket supplied by Diane Leigh, autograph is on the back of the ticket

Robert Searle… Back left is Robert Searle on bass, Les Harding guitar,Colin Rotheroe guitar. Front is Les Pennock vocals Bernie Marchant vocals and Dave Funnel drums. Bob, Les Harding and Colin Rotheroe backing vocals. Got my trusted Fender bass in my right hand. Hated those steps at the back of Aquarius where we bought the gear up but had a great night. We also did the Cobweb before the Aquarius opened. John booked us.

Robert Searle… Saw the Sweet at the Aquarius.Ive heard bad reports of the Sweet but that night , they were brilliant.Their playing was just as good as say Deep Purple ,their vocal harmonies were fantastic. That night at the Aquarius proved how good they were.A great rocking group with great vocals.

Alan Esdaile… I was at that Sweet gig and we were packed in like sardines. They were very good.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… I was there too, remember it like it was yesterday!

Robert Searle… A real great thumping backing ,great musicians.Vocals were fantastic with Andy Scotts high vocals were unbelievable, real professionals.

Chris Giles… I saw Sweet at the Aquarius …my friends dragged me along…. I wasn’t keen to see them… I was shocked they were brilliant one of the best acts I’ve seen.

Barry French… I was knocked out by Sweet at the Aquarius, I was expecting a pop band, & if my memory serves me correct I think they opened up with a WHO medley.

Matt Thomas… Too young but got sweets autographs

Ian McGilvray… Great Band. My favourite

Ronald Burgoyne… That must be when we saw them Mac

Ian McGilvray.. I think it was Ron. Great band with excellent harmonies.

Merv Kennard… that was a good night, so was the dlwp gig last December.

Bay City Rollers – Aquarius 6th November 1971

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cuttings supplied by Sarah Harvey

Sarah Harvey…..I know we were all fans

Tim Phillips… Eric Faulkner lived a few doors down from me in Cooden Drive in the early 90s.

Mark Gilham… We used to go (sea) fishing together. Great bloke.:)

Peter Millington… SPYKE – Chris Sayer, Peter Millington, Ian Williams and Terry Chedzoy – still trying to be under 21 except Chris RIP

Alan Esdaile… Bay City Rollers with Les McKeown are at The White Rock Theatre on the 3rd Dec 2015 and The Rubettes are booked for 6th Oct 2016.

Phil Thornton… not the real thing without Eric ……

Tony Court-holmes… thank god i missed that

Peter Fairless… Was it a S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night?

Robert Searle… The original lineup

 

Paper Dolls 5th Oct and Paper Lace 28th Sept – Aquarius 1973

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supplied by Nick Prince

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Paper Dolls Photo – Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANeFo), 1945-1989,   Paper Lace  Photo –  Beeld En Geluid Wiki – Gallerie: Toppop 1974

Tony Qunta…Used to love the Paper Dolls!

Andy Qunta… Me too! Have that song on my iPod!

Tony Davis… I was the DJ for Paper Lace with the International Strip Show. I was allowed to keep my socks on though!

Robert Searle…I saw Paper Lace at the Aquarius, I spoke to the drummer/lead singer. He said they were only being paid a wage, you could tell, he was smoking No6 ciggies

Marmalade – Aquarius 19th May 1973

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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.

Phil Gill… Ray Fenwick introduced me to drummer Alan Whitehead in 1981. He was very well preserved.

Mark Randall… Let’s go back to Lanzarote 1983, I got chatting ( ie he started talking at me) with a Scottish chap named Tam. It’s always interesting that when meeting strangers on hols or whatever, people say they used to be in a band, it was always as the drummer or bassist. Pre Internet it was hard to verify their story. Anyhoo, this drunken Scot insisted he was the drummer in Marmalade .

 

Pickettywitch – Aquarius 29th April 1972.

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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.

Holy Mackerel & Genghis Khan – Aquarius 30th March 1974

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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.