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


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… Two local lads were extras in Quadrophenia, Ray Bowles and myself. I’m on the scooter with the L plate and Ray is on the white one next to me. Great fun and good money. Blink and you will miss us


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

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

img712 img713

img715 img716


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 ….


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.


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

supplied by Maureen Fuller

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.

10377249_657574967674964_405194405798664524_n 1932237_348447342000043_5727281167137301843_n

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.

11010580_10153604516000299_5989943295937755371_n 11002494_10153604520150299_2757693648087675227_n

supplied by Caz Simpson 

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


Tangerine Dream – The Dome Brighton 1974


TD009 TD004TD007TD006

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


Andre Palfrey-martin collection

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 .