Freddie Starr White Rock Pavilion Hastings 1st May 1983

Barry Newton… I seem to remember going to this, great laugh

Dawn Leaney… I went to this , l was only 22 and had front row tickets. I spent the whole show hoping that he wouldnt pick me out for ridicule

Colin Bell… One of the funniest guys i ever worked with, it was impossible, he made me crack up multiple times every time i went to speak!

Jacquie Hinves… What a super nice man Freddie was. X

Peter Thomson… Saw him just a year or so earlier at Kings. One of the funniest shows ever.

Nick Tutt… I was at this one. Amazing bloke. Kept my head down when he looked my way. Current gf wore a bright pink leopard spot dress… he seemed to miss it thankfully lol

Matt Thomas… I remember working the bar at his performance at White Rock 89/90? He did two shows in one evening (both sell outs), both bars open and even the rarely opened spot bar that was situated inside the auditorium. A big performer who knew how to entertain.

More Colin Bell photos. Hastings Caves setting fire to his hands 1970/71 and working with Freddie Starr

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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