Min – Hastings Beach Concert with John Martyn 1991


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Andy Qunta….Worth repeating myself I think – a unique character & great musician. Great photo!

Mick Knights….I remember one hot summer’s day, when he walked into the back bar of the Nellie wearing only a very small pair of swimming trunks and that tatty shoulder bag, the fishermen soon removed said trunks and thru them into the middle of the Bourne, where the shoulder bag proved useful in retrieving them!!!!

John Wilde…. was in a sauna with Min, he stunk of garlic and sweat and cider, he brought a potato with him to cook on the furnace, naturaly he upset a few patrons. Bless him.

Mick O’Dowd….Wot a great character he was!

Pete Fairless….Very nice guy, always had time to chat with (what must have been) a bunch of annoying teenagers. He made such beautiful sounds come out of that convoluted piece of tubing, too!

Alan Esdaile….I can remember a time on Hastings Pier, when someone came running up and said Min’s cut himself and bleeding badly. Myself and Paul Casson went searching for him by following the trail of blood! Eventually found him in a deck chair outside the ballroom laughing and oblivious to all the fuss. We got an ambulance down and he was taken into casualty. I saw him a few days later and he couldn’t remember anything about it.

Mick Knights….Another thing was the number of badges he wore around the late seventies, I remember one particulary small one which you had to get really close to to read said, you are cordially invited to go screw yourself, which gave him a lot of pleasure when ever he caught some one with it.

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Cushty – Beach Concert – around 2000

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Martin Richter….Gina?

Chris Baker…..And playing her guitar Hendrix style? Left handed guitar upside down as a right hander? (well that’s the opposite way round really, but a bit odd though

Mick Mepham…..Not only that Chris but Gina won’t give me that guitar!! I had one years ago and I should never have got rid of it but needs must. Gina uses it really well dammit!

Martin Richter… they were a good band – Gina`s great 🙂

Iain Cobby… Nice one Mr G.

Paul Smith… I was there but cant rember what year but I think its about 2000.

Colin Gibson… One of my favourite guitarists.

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Yvonne Cleland….That looks a bit like Monkey.

Chris Baker commenting on John Martyn…..Was never a big fan. He lived just up the road from me in Cobourg Place. However, Bev Martin was an angel. An amazing voice that never got the limelight it deserved. I played with her a couple of times and she was one of the sexiest jazz / blues singers I’ve ever known. I always swore he copied my Watkins Copycat techniques!.

John Wilde…..John was a brilliant guitarist with a unique technique. In life he was a violent angry man capable of a heartfelt sensitivity when he performed. I worked for him for two years touring europe. Rock on John. Beverley is super talented and still playing. She is a beautiful woman whose career was cut short by pregnancy and Johns refusal to allow her to work. She lives in Hove. She has a website which you can subscribe to. A wise lady.

Alan Esdaile….Always got on well with John Martyn but your right about Beverley being talented, should have been a lot bigger in her own right.

Here’s another brilliant performance from John in 1981

Jim Breeds…..Fabulous. Words fail me when I listen to his stuff.

John Wilde…..John at his best.

Hastings Beach Concert

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(photo 3 vocals) Joe Knight…..JOHNNY PANIC

Phil Gill…..”Thank you. music lovers”

Kev Towner….I wonder if Delilah’s still kicking around somewhere?

Mick O’Dowd….What a character. Saw him at Crown House doing his Delilah routine.

(photo 5 drums) Joe Knight…..SACHA

Yvonne Cleland…..Sacha, what are you like?! I’ve never known a drummer before that needed a blow up doll on stage…

Mick Mepham…..He does a very convincing impression of a first-class drummer/percussionist/vocalist. (£5 in a plain envelope please Sacha….). I think he was actually being attacked by this one …..

Yvonne Cleland….He doesn’t seem to mind..

(photo 6 guitar) Joe Knight….KEVIN FRANCIS

(photo 7 guitar) Joe Knight…..SIMON SHAW