Desmond Dekker – The Sundowners Eastbourne 24th July 1975

Sue Verrall… I would have gone if I had realised. No Facebook in those days alas.

Joe Knight… Met him at Catford; I use to be a good friend of Steve Maxted in the late 60ts 😂 great fun with Steve

Mike Curtis… Best song “Me ears are alight”

Tony Court-holmes… used to go Sundowners a lot

Hastings College All-Niter with Desmond Dekker, Grapefruit and more – Hastings Pier 27th June 1969

Mick O’Dowd… Wasn’t it John L Watson & The Hummelflugs before this?

Kev Potts… I can remember a mate of mine getting a ticket and he said are you going I said no like my bed to much I was 16 at the time

Desmond Dekker personal appearance at Stylus Records Hastings June 1975

Mick O’Dowd… Saw him at Witchdoctor or was it The Cobweb and just before he died at Butlins Bognor Regis. Great artist!

Lyn Humphrey… We saw DD at Caister that year. The main event didn’t show,and (I think) he happened to be in the bar. Anyway, he came on and was absolutely brilliant. In the break he just wandered amongst the audience, pint in hand, barely able to stand up .

David Edwards… The Israelites song became a standard played at The Cobweb.