Supplied by Colin Fox
Colin Norton… I’ll bet that Premier drums were not too happy about the extra ‘E
Alan Esdaile… Was this the same group….
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.
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.
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
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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.