The End Of The Pier Show – BBC1 7th February 2014

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Thanks to Andre Martin for reminding us about this.

Mick Mepham…..Hi folks, in case you don’t know, on Friday evening at 7.30 p.m. on BBC1 is a program thread, Inside Out, which this week features a program called The End Of The Pier Show which is about Hastings Pier, past, present and future. Well worth a watch and I’m on it too, yayyyyyyyyyyy!!! Enjoy!!

Andy Qunta….Excellent!

Alan Esdaile…..Andre Martin & Graham Howe should also be talking on it. So an important one to watch.

Andre Martin….And we are making NO charge to see the show – you lucky people !!

Here’s the link for people who missed it…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03t8vx6/The_End_of_the_Pier_Show/

 

 

Jimi Hendrix – Today in 1968(Jan 21st)Jimi recorded all along the watchtower

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Today in 1968, Jimi Hendrix recorded his version of Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower at Olympic Studios in London. Rolling Stone Brian Jones also played on the session. It was released on the album Electric Ladyland in September ’68 and reached number five in the British singles charts.

John Wilde…..Magic. first live band I ever saw aged 14. He destroyed his equipment. Windsor, Thames Hotel. 1965. I never recovered.

Chris Meachen….As a kid, Jimi was the person I would have most liked to have met.. What a loss to the world of music…

Pete Fisher…..definitely a jukebox favourite back in the day!

Phil Gill.….I only have to hear the first three chords of the intro and I tingle all over

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Andre Palfrey-martin collection

Andy Qunta…..That would have been great to see JHE at the Pier! Unfortunately we hadn’t moved to Hastings by then. Still at boarding school in fact. However, we did con the school into letting us go to see the famous “Jimi Hendrix Jazz Trio” at the Albert Hall, in Feb ’69! What an experience, literally!

Chris Baker.….I was at the front of the crowd. Totally stunned!

Matt Thomas……When my old dad was working for Ellis Son & Vidlers Wine Merchants he delivered to an old country house somewhere in Kent quite a few crates of wine,it was where Hendrix was staying at the time on his British visit,anyway my dad said that as soon as he started driving through the gates he could smell a very sweet smell lol my poor old dad didnt have a clue

Love Bucket

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supplied by Chris Baker

Chris Baker, Pete (Bill) Willshire, Brian (Bear) Williams and Bob Shipway. Hastings Pier.

Mick O’Dowd….Is this the same Pete “Fats” Wilshire who once lived  at “Fat’s Pad”  in Old London Road and formed a band with Me, Twidge Partridge, Tim Purcell etc?

Chris Baker….Yup! That’s him! Batty Bill as we used to call him then, married my sister Di. He was a great bloke

Barry Newton….Worked with Bill at Redifusion and social services for many a year also knew Di

The Confederates – Big Beat Reunion Hastings Pier 1987

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Peter-Pier-1988

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Peter Millington….The Confederates reformed for this event which was brilliant. Suits and Cuban heel boots provided by Lloyd Johnson who co-organised the event with Chris Sayer. Trev Spears, Tony Goodman, Terry Chedzoy, Rod Trowell, Dave Saunders (back-right) Peter Millington. I’m playing my beloved 1967 Fender Bass VI which I found in Denmark St. London for a silly £70.00 in 1971. A lovely machine and in mint condition even now.