Fokker Triplane – The New Regent, Brighton. 3rd Oct 1982

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supplied by Lol Cooksey

Lol Cooksey, Terry Corder, Gary Broughton, Dick Parkhouse.

Yvonne Cleland… That’s TC!

Phil Gill… I know two of the Fokkers.

Phil Thornton… so do I ….

Tim Moose Bruce… saw them on the pier. they were support act for Budgie 1981 or 1982

Will Cornell… Can’t read the other bass drumhead…if it says “Mutha” I’m afraid he’s either set them up backwards or he got his gear mixed up with that belonging to a hardcore hiphop/rap act……

Tony Court-holmes… lol with hair

Linda Day… I was in same class at school as Terence Corder.

Mick O’Dowd… He became a teacher I believe Linda

Stephen Winterbottom… I was in a couple of bands with Gary back in the day and I’ve been trying to track him down and get in contact… Anyone know if he is still in the Bexhill/Hastings area?
If anyone has contact info for him it would be awesome!!

Alan Esdaile… Happy to pass on any information to Steve.

Ernest Ballard… Ah Gary Broughton. Remember gigging with him n Dave.

Stephen Winterbottom… still trying to track down Gary Broughton… seems to have vanished ….

 

Quadrophenia Film 14th September 1979 – Hastings misses out on court scene.

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John Storer……Around 1978, a film production company rang Hastings Magistrates Court office and asked if they could use the court for a film they were making. Our boss agreed and several production assistants arrived to check the place out. They were dismayed to find a big concrete block of a court and told us it was not suitable. We asked what the subject of the film was and were told that they were making a film of the Who’s “Quadrophenia” and needed an old-fashioned courtroom for a scene after the riots. The boss was sympathetic (he’d actually clerked the special court that dealt with everyone arrested from the fighting) and sent them along to Lewes Magistrates Court. It was that court that was used for the courtroom scenes in the film.

Alan Esdaile… Andre, did I read somewhere that Lloyd was involved in supplying some of the clothes for the film?

Andre Martin… That is correct, amongst others he made the suits for Sting.

Janet Rennie… Love this film

Pete Fisher… love the film, but was disappointed that they didn’t use the original album tracks for the soundtrack – as far as I know all the music was re-recorded for the film, and in my opinion didn’t sound half as good…

Jan Warren… One of my all-time favourite films, love it!! 🙂

Robert Wren… My friend Ray and me were extras in this film….great fun.

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supplied by Robert Wren

Paul Chapman… Brilliant.! I love this film. When it came out. I watched it at the cinema back to back. You could in those days, stay in the cinema and watch it when it came back on.. the film is a classic

Salvation Sunday – mp3’s update from Martyn Baker

Martyn Baker… I’ve had a few enquiries about our 1980’s Bexhill/Brighton band, so here are ALL of the recordings. Feel free to download – or ignore of course! Comments welcome – even if you think we were shit.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vcgcxt28t593357/AACFcYetQPRyQEj8B2CuqEdCa

Redstar Richter… thanks – they were a great band 🙂

Andy C… Thank you, Martyn, and the rest of the band. I loved several live performances in 1987, and knew there must be more recordings than had seen the light of day. Great music, such a shame it didn’t get further. It took years to even find a copy of Cold Grey Eyes, but there’s a whole wealth of treasure here! Thank you so much for sharing! Andy

John Wilde… Yep, fond memories of a great band. Where are you all now?

Julian Wells… Thanks very much for sharing the content. It gives me a warm feeling to hear these songs again minus the crackle & pop of my vinyl copies. I noticed that “Not in Chains” isn’t included which was one of my faves!

Rod Stewart appearance in Sussex in the 1960’s

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Alan Esdaile… Was this in Hastings Maureen and looks like a CND march?

Maureen Fuller… Lloyd sent me the photo sorry not sure one of the banners looks like it might be Brighton

Pete Fisher… This must be one of the Ban The Bomb marches from Aldermaston to London…(’63-’65?)…apparently Rod got arrested three times during such demos. He did however have ulterior motives – to get near the cameras and be seen, and to chat up the ladies…details here…https://books.google.de/books?id=cmaVCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT58…

Lloyd Johnson… I think this is Brighton…but!…this is what Rod Stewart was wearing when Les Martin chucked him out of The Pamdor because he couldn’t afford to buy a coffee.

Gig Buddies wanted in Hastings. Can you help?

 Gig Buddies : a local project for the musically minded.

Do you love going to gigs? Do you love going to gigs for FREE? Do you love sharing music with other people?

If you answered yes to any of the above then read on because Gig Buddies is the project for you! Gig Buddies is a project which links adults who have a learning disability to a volunteer who has similar interests in music, or other events, to go out together. You can expect to go out once a month with your gig buddy for a few hours.
The project was set up as a response to seeing people with learning disabilities being denied the sort of social opportunities that many of us take for granted. For example, seeing your favourite band, hanging out with your mates and going to festivals. Can you imagine never having been to see live music? For many people who have learning disabilities this is a reality as a result of inflexible support hours and rotas. Through matching people with and without learning disabilities together the project creates important community links that may otherwise not exist.

The project was been established 4 years ago and since then has spread across the UK and even to Sydney, Australia. There is growing movement of people who understand that social opportunities shouldn’t be a privilege but a right for everyone, irrespective of ability.

Since the project has started over 90 gig buddy pairs have been created, 50 gig buddies have been supported to attend festivals – including 21 people to Glastonbury Festival and thousands of volunteering hours have been given.

However, the project still has over 120 people to match to a volunteer across Sussex and so the project co-ordinators are looking for new musically minded volunteers to join the project, especially in Hastings. Gig Buddies provides you with a days training to ensure you are fully prepared to go out and have fun with your gig buddy. They also carry out police checks, reimburse your expenses and provide support and supervisions throughout your time with them.

If you think you would like to go out and see more music or attend social events with people from your community then please apply online at www.gigbuddies.org.uk or contact Harri Oliver on harri@stayuplate.org

Matt Thomas… Fantastic idea – no one should be denied their chance of discovering live music

Colin Norton… I agree with Matt! This is a great idea!

Lyn Humphrey… People with learning disabilities can really benefit from the Gig Buddies type of thing. And it needn’t be just to do with music; volunteers can take a person out so they can maybe follow an obscure interest that they’d otherwise never have the opportunity to experience.

Beatles – Hard Days Night – Gaiety Cinema, early playlist & Brighton gig.

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supplied by Nick Prince Collection & photo from Vinyl Tempest

Nick Prince… As you’re sharing Beatles stuff. Here they are in the above photo, 1963, I believe.

Will Cornell… Later versions of this over here airbrushed the cigarette out of Paul’s hand. Remember they figured out the cancer connection just a few months earlier, right after JFK was killed. First publicity shot I ever saw of them, in a record store window…it was a display Capitol gave the store, and the heads wagged back and forth on battery power. Alas, when I succumbed and went in to check out the stock, they were sold out. Feb ’64

Andy Qunta… Excellent! (Hard Day’s Night was ’64 though I believe.)

Mick O’Dowd… Help! was better with better songs I thought.

John Storer… Got to disagree with Mick O’Dowd on this. I was 8 when my Mum took me to the Gaiety to see this film and have lost count of how many times I have seen it since. The album of the same name is, for me, one of the three greatest pop albums ever made (The Monkees debut and Motown Chartbusters Volume 3 being the other two) – damn near perfect! Help is fantastic, but the film was a tad self-consciously hip and the album had a couple of fillers

Mick O’Dowd… That’s good John. Get’s a debate going. My fave album off all-time was What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye.

Nick Prince… Monkees self titled debut album knocked the Sound of Music off the top of the album chart, which 7 weeks later returned to number one, only to be knocked off again by More of the Monkees. Only four number one albums in 1967 and the prefab four had two of them. 🙂 xx

Roger Hewett… Agree with your comments John. I started work as a trainee projectionist in 1964 and A Hard Days Night was the first film that was showing at the cinema. I had two weeks listening and watching [some] of the film. To this days both the film and LP are my all time favourites. Both were like a soundtrack to my teen years.

Caz Simpson… I went to see the Beatles in Brighton when I was 15, many years on I contacted the Argus to see if they still had the photos of me in a mess. They did, my father never spoke to me for ages because I made the news… Ho hum. Very fuzzy as copied from micro file. I made the same page as the Beatles! Oh and that’s silly me on the left. I didn’t stop for breath! I so wanted to marry Paul.

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Patricia Landamore… Oh dear Caz 🙂 I did see them in Brighton, xx

 

Tangerine Dream – The Dome Brighton 1974

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all images supplied by Eric Cawthraw

Eric Cawthraw….  Since the demise of Edgar, I thought I’d look through my T.Dream albums and I have found my ticket and programme to the gig in Brighton. The tour guide was printed at the Hastings Print Company, Drury Lane, Hastings. I knew this at the time, but had long forgotten it!

Jon McCallion… So pleased that you remember HPC

The Knights – 1964

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Andre Martin… Here is a flashback 50 years to the Autumn of 1964 and a local band win the Boys Club competition in Brighton. How many of you have any memories of this band ???

Mick O’Dowd… Don’t recall The Knights but the Goodall Bros are still performing .

 

Wishbone Ash plus Supercharge chat – New England Tour Programme & Brighton ticket 1976

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Eric Cawthraw… Supercharge were a very good support band – great sax playing and damn amusing too. They looked like they were having fun and didn’t seem to take themselves too seriously!

Mick O’Dowd… That’s the Supercharge LP (Local Lads etc) i’ve been trying to locate for years after losing it at some point. Contains legendary, and totally different track from all the rest, “She Moved The Dishes First” Anybody supply a copy.

Yvonne Cleland…. I went to this gig

Dave Nattress… Damaris once supported Supercharge on the Pier. They certainly knew what they were at and they had a seriously impressive stage set-up. The sax player was Albie Donelly. I think they’re still playing -did look them up quite recently.

Sarah Harvey… I  actually went to that gig at The Dome and seem to remember enjoying Supercharge…I also remember Wishbone Ash being punishingly loud!

Phil Gill… Here you go Alan. We saw them play this at Reading in 1976 and never forgot the line about the Weetabix bowl…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_Kz0e3Tq30&feature=youtu.be

Alan Esdaile… I remember it now Phil, very funny. Pretty sure we booked Supercharge into Eastbourne Collage at one stage?

David Miller… Digging Supercharge here for the first time – good and funny stuff. Bands that come to mind are Alberto y los trios paranoias, Dread Zeppelin. Zappa and Derek & Clive.

Sarah Harvey… Supercharge were really comical on the stage….had no idea what to expect when they were billed as the support act but they did some really funny take-offs of other bands of the era.

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Eric Cawthraw…Yes, Wishbone Ash were very loud that evening. They have of course played Hastings several times since then. The gig on our Pier was a bit different – as there were tables and chairs in the ball-room. The age group was by then quite a bit older –so they must have thought we needed to sit down to sup our sherry and Sanatogen. Probably just as well they were loud – so we could hear them through our deaf aids. Going back to Supercharge, what I do remember that evening was one particular number that was a slow blues and it just got slower and slower until the entire band [except the drummer] were playing their respective instruments completely horizontal on the stage floor. The song only finished when the drummer fell off his kit! I should image they pulled that stunt at many a venue – and very amusing it was too. Sorry guys – I haven’t got the album though, but you think it might be found on the net somewhere – happy hunting!

Mick O’Dowd… They were , as you say, unusual but very talented and led by Albie Donnelly. I think they only did the one album and all the tracks had a blue-eyed soul feel except “Dishes!!” They did play this on Radio Caroline and this is where I picked up on them.

Sarah Harvey… That is really strange because that is the number that really sticks out in my mind….the slow blues became asleep blues….absolutely hilarious. They just had a way of making rock very comical and I haven’t seen anyone anywhere near as good since.:-)