The Stinger Issue No 8 – with Paul Simon in Bexhill 1965.



supplied by Stuart Huggett

Stuart Huggett… The Stinger Issue 8 now available – with a feature on Paul Simon’s time in England (including the 1965 De La Warr Pavilion folk festival)

David F Betts… I was on the bill at the de la war gig, probably backing up Bob Edwards. I also co ran the New Inn Sidley and the Black Horse Telham with Colin Potter and  I’m pretty sure Paul Simon didn’t appear at either.I think a guy called Dave Hatch organised the De la Warr concert.

Will Cornell…. Where was Garfunkel? This looks like a great bill.

Alan Esdaile… He was probably at The Scarborough Fair Will.

Stuart Huggett… I’ll say again for those who didn’t know: Ralph May here is better known as Ralph McTell.

Robert Searle… I thought and I know Paul Simon came from New York area

Bullet For My Valentine – De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill. Sat 17th October 2015.


Tickets on general sale on Friday 22 May from 9am online and 10am from the box office by calling 01424 229111 or in person.

Bullet for My Valentine’s debut album, The Poison, was released on 3 October 2005 in the United Kingdom and on 14 February 2006 in the United States to coincide with Valentine’s Day, in a nod to the band’s name. The album entered the US Billboard 200 at number 128. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The band made appearances at the Download Festival and Kerrang! XXV, and undertook a US tour with Rob Zombie. Bullet for My Valentine’s second studio album, Scream Aim Fire, was released on 29 January 2008 and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. The band’s third album, Fever, was released on 26 April 2010 and debuted at number three on the Billboard200. On February 8, 2013, the band released their fourth studio album, Temper Temper, which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200. The band has sold over one million albums in the United States and over 5,000,000 albums worldwide and are the most-successful act in the Kerrang! Awards category of “Best British Band” with three wins.

Their fifth album Venon is due to be released on 14 August 2015

Tony Qunta… Very good band from Wales

Did Paul Simon play The Black Horse at Telham? asks Barry Taylor

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Barry Taylor… did Paul Simon play the Black Horse At Telham does anyone know?

Stuart Huggett… He may well have, he certainly appeared to have played The New Inn in Sidley during his mid 60s troubadour days. Also the De La Warr folk festival date August 30th 1965 with: Shirley Collins, Ian Russell, Rob Edwards and Ralph Hay”.

Andy Gunton… That’s got to be worth a piece in The Stinger hasn’t it Stu? 😉

Stuart Huggett… Only the 50th anniversary this year, eh?

Alan Esdaile… Maybe a bit early Andy but might be worth going through the Bexhill phone book to see if you can find a Mrs Robinson!

Stuart Huggett… Sidley Ways To Leave Your Lover.

Andy Gunton… You Can Call Me Al(an).  If anyone has any memories of Paul Simon’s gigs at the De La Warr, or New Inn please let me or Stu know. We’re going to put together something for a future issue of The Stinger about his visit to our area. Any links etc gratefully received

Alan Esdaile… I remember Art Garfunkel being in Hastings in the 70’s. He came in Stylus Records and I sold him an album which I think was Its A Beautiful Day. He was down here to work in the studio with John Martyn.

Andy Gunton… That would make a nice little postscript Alan & I remember you telling me about that before

Alan Pepper…. Loves me like a (white) rock !

Alan Esdaile… you guys are still crazy after all these years.

Jim Breeds… Do you know if any collaboration between Martyn & Garfunkel saw the light of day?

Bob Bailey… Not that I can remember

Alan Esdaile… can’t confirm what they were working on or if any records were released together. However, often due to being on different labels and contract restrictions, some people were not credited.

Jim Breeds… Good point Alan, or credited to a fictional name like Hari Georgeson 🙂