Summer Special – Ritz, Smokestack Lightning, DC Disco – Falaise Hall 30th June 1978

supplied by Smokestack Lightning Facebook page

Mike Mitchell… You don’t see an apostrophe at the front of the word phone these days. Oh how standards have slipped

Neil Partrick… Yes and a “disc jockey” too. Great poster.

Eugene Hughes… DC Disco. I was only chatting with Adrian last week.

Smokestack Lightning – Priory Road School Dance Hastings Caves – 12th May 1978


all photos supplied by Teenbeats Facebook Page


supplied by John Gale

and with The Adults on the 13th May supplied by John Gale

John Gale… A little report I found today from the Priory Rd News school paper, this would have been 12th May 1978. Smoke Stack Lightning playing their now infamous gig down St Clements Caves, what a sweaty night that was, happy days

Steve Fox… Nice find!

Glenn Piper… Must be more than 40 years as the school ceased in about 1974 when it became a comprehensive

Pete Fairless…  It didn’t become a comp. until about ’79 or ’80

Graham Marriott… Wonderful acoustics for mobile disco in them caves 1980’s

Jim Breeds… They didn’t do things like this in my days at HSSB.

Chris Boorman… All those years ago. And Smokestack still have the same lineup as those 2 gigs. Mainly because they can’t find another drummer who will put up with the others in the band

Steve Sampson… Noggins Deluxe Disco … those were the days