Gypsy and Alias – Hastings Pier 21st July 1973.


supplied by Sarah Harvey

Flyer supplied by Roger Carey

Sarah Harvey… This day July 21st, 1973 on Hastings Pier. American progressive band Gypsy. I have a lot of their music in my library and it is really worth a listen.

Alan Esdaile…  Alias were signed to Martin Casson Agency and sure Andre has memories of them.

Pete Fisher… ust by the way here, seeing Status Quo billed for July 28th, my diary tells me I was at their pier gig on 2nd March that year, one of those gigs where I really did think those wooden floorboards were going to give way under the bopping masses any minute! Date confirmed on this page, which gives you an idea of the gruelling touring schedule bands had back in the day…

Pete Fairless… Shows what a major venue the ballroom was! 1973 was the year Quo really took off, you can see from the link, they put the work in!

Louis Comfort-Wiggett.. Isn’t this the band Gypsy (from Leicestershire I believe) rather than the US lot?

Clive Richardson… Gypsy were excellent. Really good sound. They had no roadies, no manager at the time and did the sound themselves. Paul Casson was very impressed and was interested in managing them.

Pete Houghton… I saw Gypsy on pier and it was a good concert and my fav track is per me take you home and is one of my fav track’s

Hastings Pier Reopening – Help with more archive images.


Roy Brigden.….Hi, I’m part of the volunteer archive team working for Hastings Pier Charity which is building a digital collection of material about the Pier and its history. This will be used in the public programmes and interpretation when the Pier reopens in summer 2015. One of the themes will obviously cover all forms of music presented on the Pier. Contributors to this site have some marvellous images and stories so I wondered whether we could put out a call for help? We would love to have digital copies of reasonably high resolution of posters, adverts, tickets, photos etc relating to gigs on the Pier. These can be emailed to me or they could be brought in to the Hub (the old swimming baths by the Pier) where the archive team meets every Wednesday morning 10am-1pm. We can scan material on the spot there. We would also like to talk to anyone with memories and connections to music on the Pier. We are in touch with Andre but obviously there are others. We would much appreciate your assistance, Regards, Roy Brigden