photo credit unknown. Source: facebook West Marina to Hastings Pier
WMTHP… Were you a Hastings Trad Jazz fan in the 50s/60s? You may recognise some of these people on their way to play on the Pier. They were from the Hastings Traditional Jazz Club I believe? Hastings 1959
Mike Waghorne… Bit early for Min
Monica Bane… The Dolphin jazz band
Tony Court-holmes… my mum god rest her followed the jazz bands round Hastings
Caroline Moor… what a fantastic photograph……
Mike Vawdrey… With four clarinets and three trumpets/cornets visible plus the headgear I would guess this to a New Orleans style marching band perhaps made up from members of several different aggregations. Just a theory..
Carl Spencer… Pretty certain that’s Pete Treger with the beard on trumpet. Should also have had Chris Watford on clarinet, but none look like him. Neither does it look like Brian Hills, who dropped in to play from time to time.
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Joe Knight….what happened to steve maxted ? use to go to catford DESMOND DEKOR!!! lots of great bands
Andre Martin….Joe – Steve Maxted still going strong well into the late 1970s. – Above is an advert from 1974. I have some later images waiting to be uploaded and indexed.
John Storer… Apropos of not much, my late Mum absolutely loved Edgar Broughton’s “Apache Dropout”. Remember seeing Barclay James Harvest and thought Hudson/Ford were actually much better than I was expecting
Mick Mepham….Hurrrraahhhhh! I hadn’t got this flier – have now yippeeeee!
Jim Breeds….Lindisfarne, BJH, Hudson/Ford. Wow, I missed some stuff I should have seen
Jenny Tyler… I loved Steve Maxted.
Phil Gill… I was there for the New Year gig. The bouncers stopped the Stallion set at 11:45 and threw everyone out. They were really shitty about it too. Presumably they wanted to go drinking…
Mick Mepham… I remember introducing Hudson/Ford and making a total twat of myself doing so ….. blusho ……
Yvonne Cleland…. You were nowt but a lad, MM 🙂
Mick Knights… Edgar Broughton.. The question has always been, should he have allowed the demons in in the first place!!
Alan Esdaile… Not much hope for the Apaches as well, Mick. Steve Broughton now a Hastings resident.
Glenn Piper… Oh the memories
Tony Court-holmes… god i remember edgar broughton gig out demons out
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Phil Gill… Well I must’ve played that gig, but I’m blowed if I remember it. And “Disco”…crap name for the support band. Who were they?
Roger Carey… Was about to say I played this gig but now recall doing similar show at Pier 31 December 1974….
Phil Gill… I was at that one too. The bouncers threw everyone out early, presumably they wanted to go off to their own parties…
Chris Sambrook… Could have been some young carpet fitters from the Isle of Wight doing extra gigs to earn some money. They were named after a Douglas Adams creation what is the the meaning of life….42. Not really. Be nice to think Mark King was that disco/funk bass player. Who mentioned Bass Players. Get on up, get down. Just taking the p p p sss lads.
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Sarah Harvey… (first) November 15th, 1969….. would this be one Rock Museum’s final gigs before splitting up? As for 14 Days…..enlighten me! I was just too young to see this gig.
Sarah Harvey… (second) Well if Rock Museum split at the end of 1969, New Years Eve 1969 surely must have been their final gig supporting Shady Haze? No idea……however, there they are again….14 Days (Fourteen Days). Amalgamation seem to have lasted the course to more recently with the founder member being the only remaining of the original line-up…..Frank (surname unknown). Apparently heralded from West Sussex.
Sarah Harvey… (third) The lead-up to Christmas 1969 on the Pier ….. the Amalgamation gig advertised for later on in the month and Rock Museum supporting The Earthquake just before Christmas …..and there they are again on Christmas Eve….Fourteen Days supporting St.Johns Wood.
Robert Searle… Rock Museum Laurie Cooksey first group?
Alan Esdaile… Yes Robert, Laurie was in Rock Museum. Left to right: Tony Carr(lead vocals), Terry Corder(bass guitar/vocals), Dave Gurr(lead guitar/vocals), Laurie Cooksey(drums/vocals).
Geoff Peckham… Not Laurie’s first group though. There were at least two before Rock Museum: Prohibition and Rael.
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Mike Mitchell… Wasn’t that a Simon Fuller promotion? Mr Fuller’s first step into the big time I believe.
Pete Fairless… Well, not his first but an early one…
Mick O’Dowd….This is the gig that I helped out Simon Fuller with. He asked me to go 50/50 on promoting this but when he told me who the band was I said no. Ok, says he, it’s ok my Dad has paid for the band can you just help on the advertising/promotion etc. I said OK. The concert drew just 250 punters. Lucky escape that time but it didn’t stop young Simon though! He lost money. Probably the only time he did after that.
Alan Esdaile… He now manages The Beckhams, Andy Murray, Elvis Presley Estate and probably many more.
Mick Mepham… Handy little roster! Always said he knew his onions after the first time I met him. We can’t forget that he also managed the Teenbeats too.
Mark Randall…In love with the majorette that used to lead the band!
Mike Mitchell… I think I still have one of those Tonight badges in a drawer upstairs
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Sarah Harvey… The Onyx – Mainly based around Cornwall – This is the 4th line up that appeared at The Pier on December 14th, 1968. There are loads of photos and a history of the band here http://the-onyx.co.uk/index.html
Alan Esdaile… Seeing the name of the support band makes me think of comedian Mike Reid!