Pete Treger photo by Dave Trodd

photo © Dave Trodd

Monica Bane… Good to see a picture of Pete!

Oonagh Hague… My late husband did work for him over the years, good guy

Tony Court-holmes… good friend of my mother

Malcolm McDonald… Knew Mr Treger since I was a kid,got to call him Peter later in life..really really nice bloke.Nice memory…

Anyone remember Roy Carpenter who used to sing at talent competitions on Hastings Pier?

photo: Chris Roberts

Dave Trodd… Does anyone remember Roy Carpenter singing at the talent competitions on Hastings Pier, late 50’s early 60’s? He always got the biggest cheer of anyone. It would be great if anyone has any photos?

Robert Searle… A great photo

Lloyd Johnson… I remember bumping into Roy Carpenter outside of The Fiesta Coffee Bar in the early 60s. He was a real character. I never heard him sing but he was trying to convince me and others that Frank Sinatra had given him the hat he was wearing which seemed quiet eccentric at the time.I remember thinking he was a bit weird…. if only The Pier was still intact like this photo!…

Chris Baker… I remember Dave Trodd!

Jacqui Gibson… Chris, Yes me too….

Conan Howard… Chris Baker, do you remember the basement in George Street? Len, Bass guitarist friend of Allen Watts ? 1970s

 

Circuit Four – The Hi-Fi Club Hastings

photos © Dave Trodd

Harry Randall… Named after the “Watkins Circuit Four” guitar I bought my Watkins Rapier 33 from the guy on left who I’ve forgotten his name so names please!

Harry Randall… Available left handed at an extra 10% very few other options in those days hence Hendrix playing right handed Fenders

Barry French… Saw them play at the Yorkshire Grey. A really good covers band. Their lead guitarist used to play a strange shaped Yamaha guitar.

Mick O’Dowd… Vaguely remember the name and I think I saw them. Any names?

Geoff Evans… Tony Hughes Lead Guitar, Mervyn Ashdown Rhythm Guitar, Cliff Booker Bass Guitar, Keith Baron Drums. At least, those were the original members.

Mick O’Dowd… They played at Grove Road YC in 60’s.Went to school with Cliff Booker & Mervyn Ashdown

Roger King… Mick, not the same people we saw in the mid-60s surely? Can you imagine that hair at Hastings Grammar School? The only one who looks at all like anyone from that line up is the guy on the left, who could at a stretch be Tony Hughes with a beard?

Little Richard – Wembley Rock Concert – 5th August 1972

photo © Dave Trodd

Screaming Lord Sutch, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley. All photos © Dave Trodd

Dave Trodd… Also on the bill was Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Screaming Lord Sutch and more. Little Richard had mirrors all over his outfit and stripped down and threw his clothes into the audience. Some good recording of the show, are available on You Tube. Anyone else remember going to this concert?

Colin Norton… Yes, I was there! It was quite amazing!

Alan Wood… Was this the concert Glitter started if so was there !!

Patrick Lewis… Yes was there with my girlfriend and some mates. Chuck Berry was the show closer and was superb. Also on the bill were Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley, Bo Diddley, MC5 and GG.

Mick O’Dowd… Yes I was there! Screaming Lord Such had a bevvy of topless fillies with him. I maybe wrong but I seem to remember Wizzard played there first ever big concert here as well on this gig.

Mick O’Dowd… Managed to pick up a film of the concert recently.

 

 

Bikers – Westfield Lane, Hastings 1970’s. photo by Dave Trodd

photos © Dave Trodd

Graham Finch… Those were the daze

John Paul Veness… Think i may have owened the bike on the left in the 80s ,can’t quite see the full reg but FSD 52 seams to fit

Dave Nattress… Graham Jolly on the Left Gary Morris on the Right. This must be early 70’s.

Heather Carter… Yep that’s def Graham and Gary…..

Heather Sidery… Wow wow wow… Yep!!!!

Yvonne Cleland… That looks like Graham Jolley and Gary Morris! xxx

Pete Houghton… Yvonne, Hi that is Gary, I remember that Bike. I know he is Back in England around this area, as we were good friend’s Do you hear from him, I have tried the Chopper People

Yvonne Cleland… Gary used to like Bexhill.

Sara Day-jolly… Love this photo of my dad and Garry

JS Bythesea… I recognised them straight away. Hells Angels, Bexhill Chapter, I seem to remember. There was also a guy called Tony who had an Easy Rider style chopper. I went for a ride on it and still have a scar on my leg from the exhaust.

Pete Houghton… I used to go to a Youth club in Bexhill and Gary used to take Kids for a ride And we became good friend’s, when he moved to Wrestwood Road where I lived we used to chat. Then he moved to Scotland. When he came to Hastings Bikers meet we would meet up. I believe he is this part of the country and I would like to get back in touch, along with Clive Heddle

Huggy Leaver… Was that his 1000 Enfield?

Patricia Sheridan… The good old days

Mike Waghorne… The 2 bikers at the front look like Graham Jolly & Garry Morris people I new from the early 70’s

John Wilde… Graham and Gary. Very cool photo

Dave Nattress… Yes defo Graham and Gary. Gary lived down the road from me in Bexhill when we were youngsters. The Hells Angels chapter was “Branded”. A guy called Tony Miller? possibly Miller, who was a quiet guy always looked really smart and cool in full leathers he was from Hastings I think had the fantastic chopper like Peter Fonda’s in Easy Rider. There was also another Tony Miller in Bexhill who I think was connected to the chapter but didn’t have the colours. Had several other mates in “Branded”. Yvonne would have known them. Hezz, was Fred in Branded and Les Hughes! Great old mates!!

John Wilde… Dave, they were a great bunch of guys.

Willie Wicking… Looks like Gary Morris

Colin Norton… Great photo!

Willie Wicking… The 80s Gary hasn’t changed much met him & the later Swanny Carlton Swan in Belgium on route to a National chopper club meet in Holland

Sarah Day-jolly… Garry still looks the same. Great photo

Dave Nattress… Sure thing John! Great characters and great friends. Did you by any chance hang out with a bunch of characters in Bexhill, Vic Pinney, Dave Wise, Andy Towner and a few others – would be 1970 – 71. I remember Gary Morris built a chopper used trike one time.

John Wilde… yes Dave I knew them all. Great bunch of characters. Great days.

Graham Jolly… Gary and myself are still building and riding bikes and trikes and are active members of the Chopper Club.  Anyone remember the name of the girl, Sue?

Graham Jolly… Still doing it

Keith Veness… A young Graham and Gary

Teenbeats ELO photos by Dave Trodd

all photos © Dave Trodd

Dave Blackman, Ken Copsey, Paul Thomas, Huggy Leaver, Eddie Mays

what was the story behind the ELO gear?

Ken Copsey… Huggy had auditioned to join them. The rest of the band were hoping to be employed as road crew.! Must have been gear hanging around at Park Gates. I bought my lovely white shoes in Canada so this would have been around August 1980 when we returned and just before our last gig on Hastings Pier

John Gale… Great photos. Not seen these before .

Elizabeth Turner… So young

Paul Mac Macnamara… John, great to see. Haven’t seen this before for sure.

Fred Marsh… Just had there single cover enlarged and framed, looks great

Dave Nattress… Great photo’s and the guys all looking so young and fresh-faced and portraying the new-Mod image.

 

 

Missing Persons – Zodiac Centre 1979 photos by Dave Trodd

all photos © Dave Trodd

Stephen Ritchfield (vocals and writer), Martin Luckhurst (guitar), Robin Heggie (Bass) and Andy Knight (drums) 

Andy Knight… Looked in my diary, the date was Saturday the 18th August 1979 and the PA blew on the first number but obviously was fixed. It looks like one of the first Missing Persons gigs, in fact the first week, we played Six Bells Chiddingly on the Thursday, the Carlisle on Friday supporting Die Laughing and the Ore Centre on the Saturday.

Tim Moose Bruce… Great band. I remember them supporting Die Laughing.

Romaine Fulton-hart… Memories

David Blundell… Uppers On The South Downs!

Dave Nattress…Great band, saw a couple of times and was amazed to see Steve Richfield on vocals. Knocked around with his two sisters – Susan and Clare I think, in a bunch of friends in Bexhill where they all lived – all good clean innocent times and I remember a little blonde haired lad – a few years later he’d grown up and was leading Missing Persons. A long, long time ago. Later doing it myself about the same time we had Robin in The Prisoners and we used to rehearse at Andy’s studio in Fairlight Road. He was local rock royalty even back then.

 

Teenbeats pose – photos by Dave Trodd

photos © Dave Trodd

Kevin Ling… Happy memories of great times – being young and thinking you’ll never grow old

John Gale… Great photos…must be 1979. They look so young

Huggy Leaver… Thanks for these, sadly some of us didn’t get old x

Perri Haste… The late great Dave Blackman – great pics

John Willis… Lovely bloke Dave.

Stuart Moir… That’s when bands had to work hard for the recognition, not like these manufactured bands out of TV programs, these were guys that grew up together through school and youth clubs etc .

Stewart Rockett… Tommy. Cool then, cool now.

Paul Mac Macnamara… The Fab 5. Smashing fellas. Still miss Dear Dave

Ian Rosario… Very swish

Ralph Town… I wish we all looked that good today lol.

Willie Wicking… Sold Huggy his 1st motorbike