Hollywood Killers, Before The Storm, Negative Earth Band – Falaise Hall 19th May 1978

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19th may 1978 - hollywood killers

poster supplied by Jim Penfold

Martyn Baker… Simon Fuller

Peter Fairless… The start of something big…

Jim Penfold …. Simon Fuller’s first promotion 19th May 1978…the Hollywood Killers…..the man who invented Pop Idol/American Idol..manager of The Spice Girls/David Beckam/Andy Murray/ Annie Lennox etc etc etc…..if you have a magnifying glass his name is bottom right…..his Easybeat Promotions promoted us a couple more times that year……what went wrong!!!!(for him)

Tim Moose Bruce… I remember Before The Storm. They supported Die Laughing a few times and I think changed their name to Billy Whizz im my memory serves me. A memorable gig was at the caves.

Jim Penfold… Happy days! I’ve got the Hastings Observer’s review of that gig and will post it when I can find it! It says promoter Simon Fuller raised £100 for charity for this sold out gig!….it’s a pity Simon didn’t go on to bigger things……

Mike Mitchell… I remember seeing Simon strolling down the road stuffing fiver’s into his pockets… We got paid a fiver for being bottom of the bill. My first professional engagement as a drummer. Happy days indeed.

Sharon Tandy – Falaise Hall Hastings 17th May 1968

Photo from Dutch TV programme Fenklup, 9 February 1968 by A. Vente, A & F. van Geelen

Andy Qunta..She did my favourite version of Stay With Me, Baby. Great voice!

Janet Rennie… She was fab . What happened to her

Alan Parker… I think she originated from S. Africa. and went back home

Mick O’Dowd… How did I not know of this? Loved Sharon Tandy but also believed her to be coloured! Recorded for Atlantic and her most well-known tune was Toe-Hold.

Mike Urry & His Band and Len Goodman & Cherry Kingston – Falaise Hall Hastings 21st April 1973

photo: Len Goodman and Cherry Kingston venue and source unknown

Gerry Fortsch… Is this the guy that had a problem with the band speeding up? Apologies for being a bit of a prat but I couldn’t resist it.

David Edwards… Look at Len!

Nik Turner’s Inner City Unit & The Good Missionaries – Falaise Hall 26th January 1980

all photos supplied by Clive Richardson

Supplied by Clive Richardson

Ernest Ballard… That’s cheap ha ha

Willie Wicking… Was there great gig

Nigel Goodman… Remember going to that gig

Tim Moose Bruce… Saw them on the pier. Support band’s entire set was them covering TV advert songs

Paul Forrest… ICU. Excellent band. Saw them several times in the early 80’s in and around Reading.

Led Eddie… Love me a bit of ICU

Dino Ferari… That’s meeee !!!!

Marc Appleton… I saw them play at Epsom Art College about then.

Cherry Rad… Cool

 

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

supplied by Smokestack Lightning Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/smokestacklightninghastings/

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.