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Barry French, Andy Sproxton, Paul Huggett
Alan Wood… Cor, look at that poser in my old pub
Rick Baldwin… Mean and moody!!
Chris Jolly… And that’s just Paul!
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Barry French, Fay Wright, Den Wootton (hidden) and Neil Cartwright.
Neil Cartwright… https://audioboom.com/boos/4278687-carry-go-bring-come
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Who remembers the boxer Freddie Mills?
Joe Knight… Do you remember the boxing gloves and the Freddie Mills punch bag . The ones that when you hit it would bounce back up. It was about 4ft a blow up figure and in the bottom of the Base was sand so when you hit the figure, it would always upright it self He was found out side a night club in London in a car, shot.
Keith Blizard… Think I had a Freddie Mills boxing annual!
Lyn Humphrey… I had a Freddie Mills punch-ball. It was sprung, and fixed to a sort of plank that you stood on to keep the punch-ball rooted. Brown boxing gloves. The whole set lasted for years.
Mick Carlisle Savage… A true legend
Mike Wright… He was on 6-5 Special and if I recall ok, died in his car behind his night club,very dodgy.My Dad who did a bit of pro boxing loved him,thought he always did his best a real slugger, old skool.
Wendy Weaver… He died in a Citroen DS21. I was going to buy one and was offered his in a garage in Acton. It had all been fitted out inside but I didn’t fancy it. Bought another one instead
No Home Jerome… I knew you had a dark side Ms Weaver!
Wendy Weaver… Very dark
business card supplied by Barry French
Who used to go to the Silverhill Tavern?
Martin Richter… my dad used to sing and play the trumpet there – my sister and I would be baby-sat in a back room
Leigh Wieland-Boys… Went there a lot in the 70s
Nick Webb… yes ! many a Saturday afternoon after work and the Xmas factories break up
Roy Penfold… An old friend lived next door, so it would have been rude not to!
Judy Atkinson… The light never worked in the ladies and most of the locks were broken on the cubicles
Wendy Weaver… Played pool on there a few times.
Sue James… Used to go there when I was 16
Barry Upton… Loved it
Peter Bridger… Mid 70’s onwards, on the way back from St Matthews youth club, so age 16ish. Still think of certain songs of that era as “Tavern Songs” whenever I hear them!
Samuel Freeman… Went in there mid 70s it was my local only lived across the road
Roger Simmonds… I used to drink in there sometimes, happy days!
Barry French… In the early 1970’s my first band (1st Emotion) played our first pub gigs at the Silverhill Tavern. In order to get the gig we had to take all our gear to the Tavern & do a Saturday morning audition. Well we passed the audition & for a while we played their most weekends. Due to a big rivalry between the Yorkshire Grey Pub (which was in London Road) & the Tavern, part of the deal in securing the gigs was not to play at the Grey while we were gigging at the Tavern. What I remember most was the Tavern was nearly always packed with people. ( Happy Days)
Dave Nattress… We used to go over from Bexhill on Friday and Saturday nights early for “talent-spotting” and then try and meet up with the talent later in one of the clubs!
Paul Huggett, Barry French, Jenny Kebel, Bruce Cameron
Paul Huggett… We did one heck of a lot of gigs in the clubs and a few pubs with that band. For pretty much the same figures pay wise as some bands get now.
Barry French… Remember that photo shoot well. What I wouldn’t give for that head of hair !!!!!
Alan Hopkins… Barry French’s hair is AMAZING! I’m jealous
Neil Cartwright… Ahhh. ‘Hammer Fist’ !!!!
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Barry French, Judith Clarke, Neil Cartwright, Den Wootton and Andy.
Anyone remember the surname of the keyboard player?
cutting supplied by Barry French, photo supplied by Roger Carey
Tim Moose Bruce… Footloose were great. Loved their versions of Foreigner and Boston songs.
Iain Cobby… nice bass Rog, but I can’t remember the gig? Thank you TMB we had a great time as Footloose. God bless Tony Bridger. Harry Randall (I was on 2 bands after you on Beatles Day for Mania’s last gig) and my old friend Brian Setchfield who I haven’t seen for over 20 years.
Dave Nattress… Hi Iain, Brian is alive and well and we often bump into each other and talk about old times – and music of course, whilst walking our dogs along Cooden sea-front.