More Tea Vicar – Marina Pavilion – 27th July 1992

photos & cuttings Jonathan Middleton

 

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poster supplied by Karen Sweatman 

Ian Ellis……Oh god! Just had to check thru calendars with mon 27 July on them. Nineteen Ninety Two!!

Karen Sweatman….We were young!

Jonathan Middleton… We were rock God’s (well, for one night maybe) that rocked the Marina Pavilion. With all the years that have gone by, I still can’t play the guitar!

The Humperdinks – 1966 and reunion 2012

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supplied by  Hastings Groups from 1958 to the present.

Baz Cooper, Ray Brown,Mike Bradley, Colin Tapp and John Kingdon.

Colin Tapp… Thanks Alan I like this photo must be about 50 years ago , great memories.

Andy Knight….Played with John in Freeway in 1970, great singer but he had put the gun away by then. ps were the clothes from FAB boutique?

Andre Martin…..Could well have been provided by Brian Fisher !!

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supplied by Colin Tapp                                          supplied by John Kingdon 

The Humperdinks reunion gig at The Hazlitt Theatre 2012 — with Baz Cooper, Colin Tapp, John Kingdon, Mick Bradley , Mike Nixon & Colin Norton.

Andre Martin….Well known in Hastings and around during the early 1960s – credit please that we did produce some good bands in those days.

Leigh Wieland-Boys….Amazing! Johnny Kingdom’s band played at my brother’s wedding in 1974! I remember him well! Hello John!

Baz Cooper… We got those clothes from a boutique in Hastings, but I don’t remember the name of it.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Johnny Kingdon & his band played at my brother’s wedding in 1974!

Nick Bloomfield… I had a pair of ‘Hipsters’ (I think they were called) and spent a long time trying to persuade myself that I looked cool. Never quite succeeded…

 

Pete Plastic & the Chuck-ups!/Captain Dogmeat and his Pedigree Chums

Steve Kinch supplied by Steve Kinch

Tony Court-holmes… does anybody remember Andy Strictland at art school in the 70s. I seem to remember a band called paul chain and the toilit rolls, again it could have been the beer

Phil Gill… I remember Andy Strickland – I was at Hastings College with him 72-75. The only bands I remember Andy in were “Pete Plastic And the Chuck-Ups” and “Doctor Dogsmeat and his Pedigree Chums”. Andy was on bass,  Graham How on drums and Steve Kinch on guitar – until Steve left and I took over the guitar slot. Can’t remember if I was a Chuck-Up, a Chum or both, it was a while ago. But it was a seminal punk/garage band ahead of its time. Here’s one song we could actually play..

Steve Kinch… Ha ha! Pete Plastic & the Chuck-ups! We were certainly ahead of our time, by at least… ooh, 5 minutes 😉Actually, they were great days and a lot of fun. I only remember doing 3 gigs, but things were very hazy back then, so could’ve been more.

Graham How… And didn’t we then we change our name to Captain Dogmeat and his Pedigree Chums… just for protection!?

Steve Kinch… I believe that this was either our first or second gig, at Hastings College. Spot the lovely Karen, the future Mrs How

Graham How… I recall having loads of trouble with the amps?

Steve Kinch… I recall having loads of trouble with my make-up

Robert Searle…Played the Battle Abbey pub, upstairs, used to be packed out. Wouldn’t pass the safety regulations today.

Simon Lokes… Is that the Andy Strickland the former music writer?

Glenn Piper… I remember Andy very well

Tony Court-holmes… good mate of mine

Angela Frances Gardner… I remember him as well , he was very tall with black curly hair.

Yvonne Cleland… I remember Andy very well.

Elizabeth Turner… Yes I do

 

Down By The Jetty (Mk1 version) around 1995

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Kingsley Trowell, Paul Huggett and Barry Jenkins

Paul Huggett… Found this one with King Trowell and our drummer Barry as Down By The Jetty (Mk 1 version). I used the name again a few years on as a full on blues / R&B band with Mark Wright and Tony Hughes, and on occasion Pete Webber on sax.

Lynn Graham… Hi Barry, long time no see.

Anyone remember the Hastings group The Devils?

supplied by Bob Shipway

Bob Shipway… I’ve a number of business cards from bands I was in from my time in Hastings. Some of them I have good recollections of who was in them with me and the brilliant times we had but some are less well defined in my memory… The Devils is one I have little recollection of. Does anyone recall the band, who was in it, when and if it gigged and when it was active? I can remember being in a number embryonic groups before I joined Town Council and think that The Devils must be one of them. I also remember practicing in a hall (church hall or youth club?) and seeing one of Tich Turner’s bands laying there on a gig night. Any recollections out there?

Alan Esdaile… Don’t remember “The Devils’ but remember Love Bucket.

 

The Alexanders – 1964/65

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L-R Eddie Sergent, Dickie Durrant, Mick King, Geoff Matthews (drums) Laurie Brookman

Steve Hull… I have been looking for Eddie Sergent and Laurie Brookman for about 55 years. Laurie,Eddie and the Tarrant boys ,were mates and I have lost touch with them. I would love to catch up with them and see how there lives panned out. My name is Sid Hull, been known as Steve for many years. If you could get in touch it would mean a lot to me. My old address was Coxwold Crescent.

A number of messages have now been exchanged but happy to pass on anymore.

Eddie Sargent… Good old days

Keith Flanigan… In reply to Steve Hull. Hello Steve, Larie Brookman was a good friend, along with Chris Hermon and many others. I think I went to school with the Tarrant brothers at St Marys boys school in Green street Eastbourne Old Town. So many bands started up in Old Town, Too many to mention. Please get in touch with me. We can chat further.

Steve Hull… Hi Keith , are you the Keith Flanigan that worked for Lessons butcher’s? If you are I worked with you for a while ,and then you joined the Air Force. I also went to St Mary’s, Eddie ,Larie
And the Tarrant boys formed a group called the Juveniles which was a skiffel group. Tea chest base, washboard 3 guitars ,I was one of the guitars. It would be good to talk to you ,if you send me a telephone number to contact you on I would be pleased to ring you back

Keith Flanigan… Hi Steve, Great to hear from you. Yes That’s me. Ramon and Melville Leeson were my cousins. I joined the RAF in 1966 when I was eighteen and live in Holland now. I think Eddie Sargent still lives in Eastbourne, somewhere in Victoria Drive. Please mail me, as international calls can be costly.        Details have now been forwarded to Steve.

Johnny Smith and The Chevs

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supplied by Gordon Humphries via Hastings Groups from 1958 to The Present

Johnny Smith and the DJ4 later to become Johnny Smith and the Chevs, L-R = Dave Johnson (Drums) Gordon Humphries (Rhythm Guitar) Dermot Murphy (Bass Guitar) Johnny Smith must be behind the camera. No picture of him available – YET! Played in the George Street Market Hall (Hastings) the Pier and many other local venues between 1961 and 1963

Spyke – Pete, Chris & Paul 1968 and 1969

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supplied by Jinks the Group website.

Peter Millington, Chris Sayer & Paul Burton.

Yvonne Cleland…..Lovely one of Chris

Chris Baker….Excellent band! Remember them well.

Peter Shaw…..Looks like Val Doonican at the front helping out in the Blue Peter studio! Chris was a talented player and with musicians Ginger and Paul should’ve appeared on TV!!

Peter Millington….You are spot on Peter Shaw. Our gear was held together with “sticky back tape” when we first started as SPYKE, so I can relate to the Blue Peter link. I’d sold all my gear when The Confederates ended after Johnny Conroy emigrated to Canada. Within weeks of it all going out the door at a knock down price and me spending the proceeds on my first car, Paul and Chris asked me to start again – hence the DIY gear lol

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supplied by Jinks the Group website

An early picture of Spyke playing at the White Rock Pavillion (Hastings) supporting Bob Miller and the Miller Men in 1969 — with Paul Burton, Peter Millington. and Chris Sayer

Andre Martin…..Great looking stage set as usual thanks to the stage crew of the day, now I wonder who was working with them !!

Janine Anne Hemsley…..Omg. I was with Bob Miller but on the early 80s. Don Lang was also playing with Bob. Great times.