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.

After The Fire – Falaise Hall 3rd March 1979

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Sarah Harvey…..After The Fire – March 3rd 1979 – I loved this band and bought the album ‘Laser Love’ after hearing ‘One Rule For You’ .

Tony May……I actually joined their fan club! Loved the first album and 80F but they started to decline a bit after that. Did you know that I A J Twiddle also released an album? Don’t know what it was like but I remember seeing it once. I’m a bit of a ‘Wild West Hero’ now myself!

Dave Nattress…..”One Rule For You”, truly fabulous. I bought the albums 80F and Laser Love – 1979/1980 and also a 3 CD set, “The CBS Recordings”. “One Rule” is definitely a wonderful track, much of the rest a bit dissappointing.

 

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.

CND Benefit gig – Falaise Hall around 1981

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supplied by Neil O’Warne via Dave Arnold.

Featuring: Stark, Widows, Quality Fish, Dicemen, Blue Fish Poetry Collective.

Neil O’Warne says… Gig flyer for a CND “benifit” at Falaise Hall in Hastings – probably from 1981. On the back there’s a 25p discount as well!

 Dave Arnold… Remember this -singing with Stark…