Budgie and support from Sam Tripp – Hastings Pier 30th June 1972

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Andy Qunta… Yeah, Budgie could really squawk! Great stuff!

Nigel Ford… I woz there!

Chris Meachen… This could have been the time they came round mine afterwards for coffee & sarnies.. (They went to Clive’s one time as well..)

Janette Clare Morfey… I was there.

Martin Waghorne… Missed that one, got the album though ‘Squawk’.

Chris Baker… Budgie were great!

Paul Owen… I saw Budgie back in Brum, I think the headline band that night was Osibisa, now that was a band

David Broome… Budgie were my 1st gig saw them in Maidstone. Had some great song titles. I made the rookie mistake of standing too near the speakers. My ears rang for days.

Alan Esdaile… It was worse with Motorhead and Nazareth David.

Neil William Michael McGuigan… got that Sqawk album, brilliant

The Kinks – Hastings Pier 3rd July 1964

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Andre Palfrey-Martin…..taken from the College Rag Mag 1964 – an interview with the Kinks, as they had been booked to play for the Summer Rag Dance in July that year….

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Alan Esdaile… Notice the times 11.00pm til 3.00am, also who remembers the well at the White Rock Baths where you used to throw cash over or roll it down a shute for various charity events.

Zzebra & Highway – Hastings Pier 29th June 1974

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poster supplied by Mick Mepham. Cuttings supplied by Sarah Harvey.

Gary Kinch…..Saw them at Reading in 75 and probably saw them on the pier but like so many of those gigs, I really don’t remember.

Yvonne Cleland….I think I went to see these at the Marquee.

Sarah Harvey… June 29th, 1974. Zzebra with Highway supporting. Following on from my previous Auf Wiedersehen themed post….on July 8th (my birthday 🙂 )the same year, Gary Holton with The Heavy Metal Kids.

Paul Owen… The Heavy Metal Kids were amazing, poor poor Gary Holton, I loved his voice, even as Wayne in Auf Wiedersehen Pet

 

Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames – Hastings Pier 24th June 1966

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Andre Martin….Plus – Support acts Tony & The Defiant from Eastbourne and Earl Richmond from Radio London ” Big L 266 Mts ”

Bob Cockburn….I’m sorry to own up but I used to like Tony Rivers !!

Andre Martin….Bob you have nothing to apologise about – he was and still is a great vocalist, with a track record that puts a lot of the so called “star” to shame. Saw him at the Witch Doctor several times, and with other bands that he created. Did you know that he appeared on Band Aid London show, as one of the backing vocalists. He is highly respected within the industry. Tried to get him as an interview on my Carnival FM show during the Hastings Carnival, but was prevented by technical problems. he was very keen to be interviewed.

Peter Millington…He was asked by Bruce Welch (Shadows) to arrange the vocals for a couple of songs for Cliff Richard in 1975. He became the driving force for Cliff’s backing vocals for 10 years and toured the world with him. All you have to do is listen to “Miss You Nights” to hear the genius of the man. His discography is truly stunning.

Jan Warren… Shouldn’t that be “Unit Four PLUS Two”?

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Eric Harmer… Were the blues flames before the fire? Alway looking for the cause.

Gavin Martin… Worthing Town Hall with The Manfreds in autumn

Andre Martin… OMG This brings back memories from 52 years ago this week.