Sundowners Discotheque – Eastbourne. Light Fantastic, Centre Page and Marmalade April 1976. Remember seeing lots of bands here, always a great night.
Chris Coleman… spent a lot of my misspent youth in there lol
Jane Hartley… Nipped over there after the pubs chucked out and got in before they closed the doors!
Virginia Davis… Forgot about Sundowners. Used to go a lot
Leigh Wieland-Boys… Saw lots of bands there & also, across the road at Kings Country Club – although that was more ‘cabaret’ style artists & comedians. The Barron Knights, Tony Bennett, Mike Reid, Freddie Starr to name but a few!
Charlie Ball… Sweet sensation !…. Used to love the Sundowners, Good fun
Alan Esdaile… Sad Sweet Dreamer Charlie. I think I saw them. I remember seeing Mud and The Real Thing at The Sundowners.
Leigh Wieland-Boys… Yes! Saw them too Charlie! Did we go together?! Lol ️xx Great times! Oh to be young again, eh, Mr B?! ️xx
Paul Austin… Reflections of my life by Marmalade… One of my favourite songs of all time!
Mark Gilham… I played opposite there at Kings Country Club in a cabaret band when I was a 17 year old student!
Jane Dorsett… saw lots of bands at sundowners, had my 18th birthday at kings country club, at will be 40 years ago tomorrow. were has all the years gone, love to do it all again.
Colin Bell… Did some djing there and first saw The Drifters at Kings C.C. over the road, when Johnny Moore was the lead singer, a really lovely guy with a great voice. Im sure Andre did some djing there too?
Or has my memory gone wonky…!
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Karen Sweatman… This was Christmas Eve. Centre Page appeared on Christmas Eve in the Yelton for a few years on the trot.
Andrew Reid McDuffie… Hold on……Is 1997 a long time ago now???
Karen Sweatman… Still seems like yesterday to me!
Andrew Reid McDuffie… Me too!
Dizz Corinne Ryder… I remember them from Mr Cherry’s in St.Leonards!
Gerry Fortsch… Dave was in hospital with my dad and they stayed friends. I knew him from The Suspect.
Robert Searle… Nice to see another photo of Dave Easton Centre Page
Angela Jordan… My Nan and grandad worked there years ago
Lance Collins… Worked a few times with Centre Page. Good days.
Mick O’Dowd… Loved that place. Good bands/atmosphere and a really great selection of people and assorted weirdos!
Karen Sweatman… I’m delighted to say that I fit the weirdo category!
Lance Collins… We have all grown up to socially acceptable responsible adults
Dave Nattress… Played the Yelton once with The Prisoners. Good gig. Dear old mate, Andy Leaney – (RIP) broke a string and then cut his finger, somehow, blood everywhere but like a trooper kept playing. But then Seasick Steve used to do well with 3 strings!
Gerry Fortsch… Always take new skin to a gig.
supplied by Mick Mepham cutting supplied by Mick O’Dowd
Tim Bruce….I went to the Footloose gig. Loggerhead if I recall were a prog type band playing their own material.
Mick O’Dowd… Here’s on of my gigs from 1979. Footloose were a very good band in the Thin Lizzy mould if I remember rightly. I know the drummer was called Will but I don’t remember any other names. Can anybody help with names/pics? The following night Will actually played drums for Beez Neez because Mark Harris (now a Likely Lad)( He was then as well!) got held up and couldn’t get to the gig. Will did an excellent job. What can you say about the Piranhas/Teenbeats gig. Then there was those stalwarts of the local music scene Centre Page whose line-up over the years reads like a whos-who of local talent!
Peter Millington… There’s a job for you Mick – create a family tree of who’s played in Suspect/Centre Page over the 50+ years they’ve been entertaining the locals and the not so locals. Group family trees are a complicated business – I’ve just finished one for myself which goes from the CONFEDERATES – SPYKE i – SUSPECT – SPYKE II – JINKS I – EVOLUTION – JINKS II with all the members comings and goings. Not very adventurous with names were we? 53 years non-stop so no complaints!
Iain Cobby… Yes, I was the bassist in Footloose. Will on Drums (cant remember his surname) Brian Setchfield on vox, Guitars were Tony (Vic) Bridger RIP and Harry Randall. Good times were had with a mixture of covers and our own stuff. We did record one with two Saxon covers. I think we went on stage to Widors toccata in F. Such pomp!
Dave Nattress… I still see Brian Setchfield quite often along Cooden Sea-front. He walking his dog, me walking mine, and we often walk along chatting about all those old times, bands and characters. Brian was in Boulder a parallel universe to Damaris and they morphed into Footloose. Mick Kemp and Tony Barraclough played in both bands. Boulder actually earned money doing weekend gigs. Really glad you’ve “signed up” Iain – catch you soon. Loggerhead’s bassist was Steve Watson who later joined up with Mick Bridgeland, Andy Leaney, (RIP), and me in The Charts. Mick, Andy and I had been in The Prisoners for a year or two with Robin Heggie. Robin joined the Hollywood Killers and I think it was then actually Steve Watson joined us.
Mike Mitchell… I remember that gig: The Piranhas and The Teenbeats…a great night. And I found a silver Parker biro on the benches too.
Colin Fox… I like THE GENTLEMEN OF POP under Centre Page.
Mick O’Dowd… Will from Footloose took over the drumkit from Mark at this one. It’s ok Mark Harris, he was still sitting at the back!
Mark Harris… I think you might be right Mick about Will deputising.
Chris Pook… Think that was the only gig you missed Mark. Agree Mick, Footloose were a great band – Dave Neal included!!
Ernest Ballard… Piranhas Great Band
cuttings supplied by: Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection
Chris Coleman… I was there, was you ?
Tont Court-holmes… i remember falling down the stairs or was i thrown out for being drunk its all a haze now
Will Hadfield… Best time ever!!!
Alan Pepper… Yes Will got to be the best year for Music Fashion Weather Nightlife etc !!
Jacquie Hinves… What a night with Tony Bird and“Centre Page”! Goodness what nights we had!
photos supplied by Stuart Moir.
this is one of the early line up pics from Left to right from the back Dave (beano) Easton, Stuart Moir, bottom left to right Les Harding, Rev Stockdale, and Chris Howard .
Stuart Moir on the drums
Stuart Moir…… from left to right, Les Harding guitar/vocals, Dave beano Easton lead vocals/harmonica, Rev Stockdale keyboards/guitar/vocals, Chris Howard bass guitar/vocals, Stuart Moir drums/vocals.
Robert Searle….Dont forget the first lineupp Stuart was me Bob Searle guitar Mick Ingrams bass guitar Rev Stockdale keyboards Dave Easton the legend on vocals and you Stuart on drums although it didnt last long was still a good band.
Dave Easton…..I can certainly remember you in the band Bob and you certainly did a brilliant job as usual.
Andy Qunta….Great band! Most entertaining & enjoyable!
Conan Howard… you still around Les and your wife Cathy, remember me Len? a friend of Allen and Phyllis Watts
Cris Kennard… Kath and Les now living in Spain.
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supplied by Bobby Posner
Bobby Posner… Can you name all my old friends and groups?
Redstar Richter…. Min?
Myra King… Nigel Davies, Clive Davies
Andy Qunta… Looks like dear old Dermot Murphy, front row right! Dave Easton front & centre! Now I need to start looking more carefully!
Barry Newton… I can see King, Rod , Kirk and Greg
Terry Pack… Terry, Ginger, Trevor…
Mark Harris… Was that at the Tudor Rose?
Peter Millington….Yep Mark it was – the gig went from 12:00 midday to 12:00 midnight – live music and laughs all the way. I have to say we kinda faded after 9:00pm though LOL. This was a private party (same as previous picture of Grundy) upstairs in the Tudor Rose, where the entertainment came from musician friends and free – bless ’em all. GRUNDY (Clive Davies, Bob Posner, Kirk Ronchetti, Nigel Davies RIP) JINKS (Rod Trowell, Trev Spears, Terry Chedzoy, Kevin Hoad, Peter Millington) Plus members of THE WEATHERMEN. CENTRE PAGE, HILLSTREET (Chris Sayer RIP, Paul Burton, Kingsley Trowell, RIP, Tony Bird, Stuart Grimes, Stuart Moir, Rev Stockdale RIP, Dermot Murphy, Pete Gladwish, Dave Easton, Greg Pearce, Pete Shaw, Dudley Trowell. The best “Jam Session” ever – a great afternoon enjoyed by all. Every musician, bar a couple perhaps, were playing in the ’60s and have played on the Pier many times between 1961 and 1990. Most are still playing in various groups in and around Hastings, unless of course they’ve moved on to a higher calling RIP.
Robert Searle… Great picture of some smashing blokes
Peter Millington… Second Photo. L-R Back Row = Paul Burton, Stuary Moir, Pete ?, Kirk Ronchetti, Terry Chedzoy, Peter Millington, Kevin Hoad, Chris the Banjo? ? Trev Spears, Clive Davies, Bobby Posner, Nigel Davies, Rod Trowell, Stuart Grimes. L-R Front Row = Kingsley Trowell, Greg Pierce, Chris Sayer, Dave Easton, Rev Stockdale, Dermot Murphy. Great afternoon of busking and drinking upstairs at the Tudor Rose, St Leonards May 1997.