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?

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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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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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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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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.

Steppin’ Out – Archery Tavern Christmas Eve 1977

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Paul Dengate…. I’ve checked through my diaries and I reckon this was taken at the Steppin’ Out “party night” at the Archery, Eastbourne, 24th December 1977. Used to do the sound for the band, but this was probably a special party-piece. L-R: Wesley Magoogan, Ray Fenwick, Paul Dengate, Martyn Baker, Roger Hubbard. Drummer is possibly Andy Knight.or Kevin Hoad.

Andy Qunta… Great band!

Nigel Ford… Was Tich Turner in Steppin’ Out at some point,…soon after he left Stallion, I seem to remember?

Alan Esdaile.. Yes your right Nigel. Here’s a press photo from 1977…

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John Wilde… One word. Hair.

Wesley Magoogan… Serious flairs!

Martyn Baker… Yeah, nice pair of lionels Wesley but I think if there was a biscuit around then Paul would have taken it.

Paul Dengate… Yes.

Dave Nattress… Samisen played the Archery Tavern once when I was with them – mid-week I think and If I remember correctly it was one of those gigs where the unappreciative audience had just about made double figures.

Read moreSteppin’ Out – Archery Tavern Christmas Eve 1977

Smokestack Lightning & The Negative Earth Band. Hillcrest School. 8th Dec 1978

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with Brett Taylor, Allen Blackford, Gary Bryant and Adrian Smith.

Martin Richter… name & shame? is that Dave Blackman & Eddie Mays?

Peter Fairless… Oh, now that’s fantastic! I think this was The Teenbeats’ first gig, too!

Mark Syrett… Saw Smokestack at Tackleway youth club at about the same time. Dave looks so young rip.

Mick O’Dowd… Good band.

Mick Mitchell… I remember there gig well. Lots of very exuberant to!punks and skins

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Teenbeats – Broken down van 1979

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Chris Turner driver.

John Storer…..Is that Jake Bugg’s Dad standing on the right? 🙂

Peter Bridger……If they got depressed about it they didn’t have far to go!

Richard Turner…..chris turner with his tarten flat cap

Royal Albert…..Love this

Ken Copsey… Teenage breakdown.