Centre Page with Rev at The Yelton Hotel – early 2000

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supplied by Josie Lawson

Another great photo from Josie Lawson.  Josie’s cousin Rev was the keyboard player. I would think this is Centre Page with the much missed Dave Easton anyone confirm.

Colin Fox… Dermot playing Bass.

Peter Gladwish… Yep! ‘Centre Page’ with the incomparible Dave Easton on vocals. I was the drummer when Rev was in the band, before my time with ‘Looking Back’. Two great bands!

Josie Lawson… This photo was taken when The Entertainer mag was around as I wrote about this with my cousin and they published it. I called the poem I think “My long lost cousin”. I don’t know if copies of the mag were ever kept but unfortunately a lot of my research etc were thrown as I explained to you due to ill health.

Colin Fox… The last time I saw Rev he was having a drink at Cooden Beach Hotel. He had really long grey hair and beard.

Josie Lawson…I think that may have been before he passed which was 23rd December 2004 sad days. Last time I saw Rev my cousin he said even though I have all my disabilities to follow my heart and dreams as I could make it.He said he followed my creativity within the Mags.It was so good meeting him again after all those years.Just by chance I heard his name when the band took a break.I heard his name and knew and he realised too and so a hug was had.Would be great to have the poem again.I have many floppy discs with many of my poems but that is where they Are at the moment until I can gain access.

Anyone help Josie with copies of The Entertainer magazine?

Colin Fox… That’s correct Josie. Everyone loved him even though he some problems.

Paul Burton R.I.P.

Very sorry to hear of the death of popular local musician Paul Burton. I did not know him personally but saw him play many times. Much loved and will be missed by many people here.


photos supplied by Peter Gladwish


photo supplied by Joe Knight

Andy Qunta… I  also saw Paul play with Centre Page, but unfortunately didn’t know him personally. RIP.

Mark Harris… I’ve known Paul for years, very sad news

Karenann Clarke… R,I,P

Stuart Moir… R.I.P my musician friend we will all miss you ..

Terry Pack… I’m sad to read this. A very nice bloke. RIP, Paul.

Susie Prescott… RIP xxx

Neil Cartwright… Only knew him as an Estate Agent – but a very nice guy.

John Wilde… Thanks Paul. Journey on.

Mike Raxworthy… That’s a shock! Will miss seeing him about, always greeting me with a smile and never too busy for a bit of a chat. Very sad news. R.I.P Paul x

Mick O’Dowd… Again I knew of him but not know him although I have worked a lot of times when he played with Centre Page etc. and only saw him a few weeks back at The East Hastings Angling Club. He was a great musician and this is a sad loss to our musical heritage.

Andre Martin… RIP Paul one of the Old Brigade.

Barry French… So sorry to hear this sad news. A true gentleman & lovely guitarist. Barry & Ness French.

Rick Sellens… Saw Paul play in the sixties. Met him last year after doing some guitar repairs for him . Nice bloke.

Peter Millington… Nothing can prepare one for losing a close friend and now there’s a big void that can never be filled. I had the pleasure of playing with Paul in several groups over the years, The Confederates, then Spyke and more recently The Scratchers. He was a singer, guitarist, comic, and one of my best friends since our meeting in 1962. He’s now at peace, free from pain and contributing to the heavenly Rock and Roll orchestra I’m sure. His funeral will be at 2:00pm on 3rd February 2015 at Hastings Crematorium.


supplied by Peter Millington

Stuart Moir… What a wonderful send off for Paul, I am sure he was looking down with a big smile on his face, and what a brilliant response from all his friends in music everybody played and sang their hearts out, love you all !!


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Joe Knight…  a great send oFF well done all!! WELL DONE GINGER DONE PAUL!!! “PROUD”

Mick O’Dowd… Extremely good send off. It was an amazing non-religious service but said everything. We had tears. We had laughter and also dancing! It was the most moving funeral I have ever been to. Well done to everybody involved in the planning and execution of this event. You did him proud.

Stuart Moir… Well said Mick, I think Ginger needs a big round of applause for everything he did to make the event go smoothly, also a mention to Simon Shaw for the PA and his contribution as a musician.

Peter Millington… Paul Burton, as usual, raised the height of the bar yet again. He now has the credit of organising his own funeral service and “wake” which was the best that I’ve ever attended. Acting as his organisational agant for the event I must congratulate and thank every musician that took part. One of those events that everyone wished wouldn’t end. As always Paul, you’re a difficult act to follow. RIP my very good friend – Ginger