photos supplied by Jozef Maxted
Jim Breeds… Brilliant 🙂
Caz Simpson… Oh wow! That brings back so many memories!
Janine Anne Hemsley… OMG
Eric Harmer… I remember going on stage on the down a yard of beer comp
Caz Simpson… Does anyone remember George? The lovely guy who always ate the raw eggs
Kevin Burchett… I remember George I think he came over from Bexhill he was always on the stage
John Wilde… George was never afraid to get out on the floor and be the first to dance.
Mick Knights… He also walked from Bexhill and back every evening!
Andre Martin…. Steve [ with the shades] taken at the Black Umbrella Promotions Day for PYE records at Shepperton Studio – mid 1970s, he is standing next to the handsome hairy one – ME !!
Pete Pursglove… ha ha remember him well ,good show he used to do
supplied by Marianne Hay
Marianne Hay…photo of my late husband who used to be the DJ at the 58 Club when it changed to Pebbles and knew all of the local groups including King Rod well. It would be interesting to hear if anybody remembers him.
Linda Day… I remember going to the 58 club.
Chris Baker… Played there a few times before DJs were invented.
Virginia Davis… I remember going to pebbles
Barry Newton… If its the Henry I remember he had a brother Stuart.
Mick O’Dowd… Yes I remember him. I DJ’d there after him but still remember him. Was his brother Stuart who ran the place for a time? Same gear and the sparkly stage ribbons as when I worked there.
Rob… 58 club, do you remember the bikers from Tenterden ? Always seemed to be fighting with the skinheads – tullett boys ? !!
Harry Randall… 58 club used to be run by our manager Bill Tribe I think his name was 1968 When “The Loyd Milligan Sound ” an 8 piece soul band I was in went pro to Germany!
Gerry Fortsch… What a great picture, I remember Henry very well, had some good times together in the day, always a gentleman. Peace & Love. At a later date than this there was a Scotsman named Colin working at the club, I think he went to Australia, does any one know what happened to him?
David Edwards… I remember doing some building work for the fella who owned it. He was a bailiff/ debt collector absolutely straight as a die and a good egg. Remember rebuilding the stage which was originally ply sheets on beer crates.
Peter Smith… I have just stumbled across this site as I was doing some googling on my Dads old club ‘Pebbles’. He is John Smith the debt collector David Edwards spoke about. What a lovely, accurate description of my Dad, thank you for the kind words, it has made his day!
David Edwards… Glad to make Peter’s dad’s day hope John is keeping well and best wishes to him
Steve Cooke… I knew the venue very well but not Henry. However, he does bear a striking resemblance to Stewart Hay who was the landlord of Pissaro’s in Hastings for years. He was a great supporter of live music and hosted the first ever Beatles Day.
Mick O’Dowd… Yes Steve he was Stuarts brother. Hi Peter was your Dad Peter & His Wife Rispa? If it was I worked for them as DJ and found them both to be extremely nice folks. I’ve still got the cocktail shaker (engraved) that they gave to all their staff when they left. I think he sold it to Henry’s brother Stuart Hay.
Alan Vale… FAL = Futuristic Aids Limited great name for amps and speakers lol
Tony Vourt-holmes… i remember walking back to hastings from there one night was in the summer
Mike Day(Mick O’Dowd) at Pebbles (behind The Ship Pub) at Winchelsea Beach and previous known as the 58 Club. Mick went on to greater success with his promotion company – 558 Entertainments. Any information on records he’s the guy to ask.
Robert Searle….Played there a few times with Haze in the 70s. And seeing King Rod. Good days.
Tony Davies…. had my 10th birthday party at the 58 club back in 1963. My mum and dad owned a small caravan site in Winchelsea beach and we were virtually cut off from civilization due to massive snow falls. My dad, being the local milkman, was the only person who could get about cos he had chains on the milk van and he picked all my friends up in that and took us to the club. Bill and Norah ( the owners of the club) were good friends of my family.First time I got absolutely wrecked was when I was about 16 and Bill had just got some Stingo barley wine in and said that if we, my mate Eric and I, could drink six of these things, we could drink for free for the rest of the night,,,,,don’t think I got past five 🙁
Peter Millington….I played there when it was called the Lintonian Club during 1973-1975 in SPYKE (Peter (Ginger) Millington, Ian Williams, Terry …
Alan Esdaile….Used to go to the 58 club in Paul Wiseman’s bubble car. 3 people in the car or did we squeeze in 4, amps and microphones sticking out the roof. As we went round the corners we all had to pile to one side to stop it rolling over!
Stuart Moir…..Played there many times with the original CP .
Barry Newton…..The 58 club, great times. I worked and played, not instruments, there for a few years when Bill Tribe had it and King, Rod were regulars. Met lots of great people, walked home to Rye on a few occasions, after closing on a few nights shot on mates bike to Battersea to go to anti-war rallies on the Sundays. Great days with great memories.
Haze photo supplied by Robert Searle
Ticket supplied by Diane Leigh, autograph is on the back of the ticket
Robert Searle… Back left is Robert Searle on bass, Les Harding guitar,Colin Rotheroe guitar. Front is Les Pennock vocals Bernie Marchant vocals and Dave Funnel drums. Bob, Les Harding and Colin Rotheroe backing vocals. Got my trusted Fender bass in my right hand. Hated those steps at the back of Aquarius where we bought the gear up but had a great night. We also did the Cobweb before the Aquarius opened. John booked us.
Robert Searle… Saw the Sweet at the Aquarius.Ive heard bad reports of the Sweet but that night , they were brilliant.Their playing was just as good as say Deep Purple ,their vocal harmonies were fantastic. That night at the Aquarius proved how good they were.A great rocking group with great vocals.
Alan Esdaile… I was at that Sweet gig and we were packed in like sardines. They were very good.
Leigh Wieland-Boys… I was there too, remember it like it was yesterday!
Robert Searle… A real great thumping backing ,great musicians.Vocals were fantastic with Andy Scotts high vocals were unbelievable, real professionals.
Chris Giles… I saw Sweet at the Aquarius …my friends dragged me along…. I wasn’t keen to see them… I was shocked they were brilliant one of the best acts I’ve seen.
Barry French… I was knocked out by Sweet at the Aquarius, I was expecting a pop band, & if my memory serves me correct I think they opened up with a WHO medley.
Matt Thomas… Too young but got sweets autographs
Ian McGilvray… Great Band. My favourite
Ronald Burgoyne… That must be when we saw them Mac
Ian McGilvray.. I think it was Ron. Great band with excellent harmonies.
Merv Kennard… that was a good night, so was the dlwp gig last December.
supplied by Colin Bell
Alan Esdaile… Just noticed that’s the back of my head in the first photo. Colin’s setting his hands on fire with lighter fluid and giving me bad ideas. When I did it, I left my hands alight too long, blisters with yellow puss come to mind!
Mick Mepham… A yellow cat Alan?
Andy Qunta… Never forget how much fun it was lugging gear down to the Caves! The sound down there was interesting too! Echo….echo…..echo…. & “natural” reverb!
Mick O’Dowd…. A real rock venue! I agree Andy Qunta it was a long trek especially in inclement weather, but a great venue I promoted & played at several times. It’s rumoured that the Stones played a private gig here in early 60’s. The walk was as nearly as bad as the trek up the Pier to The Happy Ballroom!
Yvonne Cleland… <groan>
Jim Breeds… So *That’s* why there are no hamsters in the caves!
Alan Esdaile… Did a number of gigs in the Caves. Always had lots of helpers to lug the gear in but they all disappeared when it was time to pack up! A bit of a walk and worse then the pier as no trolley. All the leads and cables ended up covered in sand stone. Saw lots of great gigs here, remember seeing The Jazz Caverners a few times and The Breathers did an excellent gig.
Peter Gladwish… I will never forget playing at the caves several times during the early 70’s with ‘King-Rod’. Fabulous place to play but it’s not the gigs I remember…….it was getting the gear in and out!!!
Mick Turner… He was the Last of the Comedians. He was Brilliant!
Jan Warren… Oh, Freddie Starr, Loved him
Andre Palfrey-martin collection
Andre Martin… As its Halloween at the moment, if we think back – this is about the college, here is something that I know will be of interest to many, On Friday evening 30th October 1964, in the old Gymnasium at the College in Archery Road, we held our Halloween Dance – Top of the Bill, A Band of Angels, featuring Mike d’Abo and the supporting band whose name slips my memory for the moment, bass guitar one Noel d’Abo [ student and well known member of the college]. We do not have any press adverts for this, but I have found the following press cutting from the local Observer, about a visit made by the group to AJs show in Queens Road. I am sorry the photo is very dark, but Mike can just be seen in the back row.
Pete Fairless… Looks like the vertical hold has gone on that sign!
Chris Boorman… I’d love to see some photos of Noggin’s Deluxe Disco in Tackleway Hall!
Pete Houghton… What great photo of you and your decks. How young you looked and you had some hair.
Cindy Adams… Ann Parnell and Donna moon !! I think that is me in the photo too !!
Diane Leigh…Think I see Jane
Adlehied Hoohaa Welsh… Brilliant.
Carole Strawson… I was thinking the same for me in photo 2 at the back blond hair