Shaft Film – Orion Cinema – 22nd October 1972

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Shaft Film – Orion Cinema October 1972. Came out in 1971 so may have been shown at the Gaiety Cinema first. I expect Nick Prince might know? Great Soundtrack.

Matt Thomas… Shaft or Chef???

Nick Prince… Had a week in both Classic 1 and 2 during July 1971 and a week at Curzon, St Leonards in September 1971. If the Orion ran a first run film in Hastings it was made very clear in their advertising in between the date/number of days of run and actors/ film title…

Alan Pepper… Who’s that black private dick who’s a sex machine to all the chicks ? SHAFT !! Can you dig it ? I’ve still got the album on the great Stax Label . Great stuff !

Martin Richter… got the album

Tony Court-holmes… I saw it, soundtrack Issac Hayes and Superfly soundtrack Curtis Mayfield.

Do you remember Penny for The Guy?

Betty Austin… Oh yes good clean honest fun !! X

Dennis Torrance… Remember I was done up as a guy as a kid, sat in Queens Road and went boo to passers by thanks for the memories

Malcolm Sharp… Dennis was that you yer bugar lol

Linda Crane… Good fun

Tony May…  Would LOVE to see kids taking part in that now. These days they are either on their phones or getting up to no good!

Julie Findlay-jones… Does anyone still do this, it was such fun , the anticipation of wondering how the guys going to turn out and how many penny’s your going to get.

Jane Hartley… We were in the Observer with our guy one year!

Pat Fears… Probably not safe these days !!

Janine Anne Scott… Happy days

Jeff Belton… Remember when I was growing up, used to love making a GUY for bonfire night. Great fun !

Alan Esdaile… If you wanted fireworks, you had to go out and earn some money from your guy. Not a cheap football as a head, as people did in later years. Old clothes stuffed with newspapers, our pitch used to the Whitefriars Pub, Priory Road, as did well when people got of the bus.

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Sunstroke – 1970’s rock n roll group

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Alan Esdaile… They were managed by Cy Whitfield Aaran International in Hastings and did loads of gigs. Anyone remember them and can give names?

Mark Hardwick… I remember them playing at The Royal Standard around 1977.(The same day a big Rock N Roll event was on the pier) Not sure of names though.  I also knew Cy Whitfield (sadly passed away now)

Tom Doyle… Hi Sarah I have a few photos of Sunstroke Kinds Regards Tom

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Tom Doyle…  I saw them play in Hastings. The second photo was when they backed Ricky Valance.

Sarah Baggaley… Ah my dad isn’t in these, it’s a different bass player. Nice pics though!

Tom Doyle… The line up changed. Sunstroke broke up around 1978 and the piano player started a new group under the same name and still managed by Cy. The piano player was called Big Lou. The first line up, the lead singer was called Cochran after Eddie Cochran. I’m afraid that’s all I know about them and they broke up again in 1979

Tom Doyle… Hi again Sarah your dad could be on that record Alan displayed on his website (Hot Stuff Records) also Be Bop Bella might be able to help you out with your search for more info (if you could trace her), she did a lot of gigs with Sunstroke the first lot and the second lot your dads band was very good. Lou had a clash with the singer that caused the break up of the first band but remained friends with the drummer and your dad. He live in Milton Keynes, now if you could find a contact for him, he could tell you all about your dad. Be Bop Bella lives in Gloucester somewhere I hope that is helpful to you. Kind Regards Tom Doyle

Mark Hardwick… Be Bop Bella was a DJ as I remember..Also a band Cy managed who worked with Sunstroke regularly was Crepes and Drapes.Hope this helps.

Crepes’ n’ Drapes – Boogie Bop Dame...

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Pete Dee… That first black and white promo photo on this page, I believe that’s my uncle (Danny Wild) in the gold suit! That Gretsch of his is unmistakeable. I’ve still got his copy of the Sunstroke 7″ he handed down to me. He left Sunstroke in ’78, then recorded a solo album and a couple of singles as “Danny Wild and the Wildcats”. I know he was playing guitar for Shakin Stevens for a while in the late 70s, anyone got any photos of that era of the Sunsets? The bassist in the top photo I believe is Geoff (Rawle?)

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The Beat – The Crypt – 18th October 2008.

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Robert Wren….Matt Capital has just said……18th October 2008 -The Royal Stars second ever gig!! And we were supporting The Beat!!

I thought it was an earlier gig and a big later then what we usually post here but a great poster.

Here’s a few seconds of the Royal Stars

 

Hayloft Fairlight Cove Hotel – Orange Blossom Sound 1st Dec 1973 and Dave Holt Swingtet from 18th October 74

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Sarah Harvey…..Does anyone remember The Hayloft folk and Jazz Clubs in Fairlight? Oct 74 and Dec 73.

Gary Kinch… Dave sadly passed away last year. A good bloke, friend and Squash opponent. I first became aware of the Hayloft back in the 70’s because of the Jazz sessions organised by Dave. We thought it a nice place so we decided to have our wedding reception there. Dave also arranged the Jazz evenings upstairs at Mr Cherrys later in the 70’s. Saw Pete Allens Jazz Band there. A memorable gig. Dave also recommended the best place for a holiday on the Med, we have since been back 9 times. A man with extremely discerning tastes.

Singing wrong lyrics!

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Kim Thompsett… Ooh ooh me ears are alight.

Mike Waghorne… Sitting next to your tranny listening to the lyrics, then writting them down leaving spaces for the words you missed until the next air play

Wendy Weaver… You could buy the sheet music if you were well off. Anyway it was fun getting the words wrong and sometimes the wrong words made more sense

Stuart Moir… A lot of the sheet music was wrong as well not only the words but the chords as well

Wendy Weaver… I remember Terry Wogan going through things people thought they had heard on his morning radio programme. It wasn’t just me who thought ‘Tragedy ‘ was ‘ Pack it In ‘

Fred Marsh… sue lawley sue lawley feel sue lawley

Els Wilcox… I shattered someone’s dreams the other day, they thought the words were, ‘what we have will never end’ I informed them it was’ we’re off to never never land. Lol.

Tony Ham… Wonder what lyrics people came up with for Cocteau Twins

Mike Guy… ‘Scuse me while I kiss Mike Guy. Mike Guy’s mad at me. Nothing in the world . . . Mike Guy.

Mick Knights… My personal favourite was the line in ‘When a man loves a woman’ You’ve got to hold on to your hot cross bun.

Nigel Sherwood… 10 years old and living in a town near to Hastings convinced the Beatles were singing, ticket to Rye

Paul Huggett… Makes you wonder how disappointed people in the Isle of Wight were when they didn’t come

Ricky Adelaide… Hay I still make up the lines, I forget cant be doing with these ipads and phones, not good

Martin Stoggell.. I still sing shit every day.

Paul Crimin…Queen….Has the devil got a sideboard

Robert Carey… Paul Young. Everytime you go away you take a piece of meat with you or Ralph McTell singing about his private parts- My Jenny Taylor.

David Kent… This from Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds: The girl with colitis goes by……

Mike Guy… also Hotel California . . . sweet smell of colitis.

Mike Curtis… Desmond Dekker, “My ears are alight”

Sharon Kirby… This!!! I thought that were the words too

Paul Huggett…Stevie Winwood’s touching plea… Bring Me Your Iron Lung

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Disco 45 helped

Rosemary Battles Hughes… from queen.. sharing his wife and his pork sausages

Nick Prince… I never once sung the wrong words to a song, it was always the person singing on the radio that got it wrong

Janice Irving… Creedence Clearwater Revival – there’s a bathroom on the right!

Gerry Woodland… Like the song with the line, killing me softly with insults, I use to say ( killing me softly with insoles), and another song with the line, the Israelites, ( the little red eyes )

Martin Richter… that’s why we bought *disco 45* ?

Judie Struys… I once rang Radio 1 to find out what the chorus line was to REM’s The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite.

Judy Atkinson… Gary Puckett & the Union Gap – “when Jessame goes up part of me nose”

Ian Ellis… Mister Brown Goes off to town On the A21…

Faith Brooker… BeeGees; When she comes to me in a submarine…

Mick O’Dowd… Always thought Steely Dan’s Reelin’ in The years was Living in the East!

round little scar… who remembers the bcg jab?

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Martin Richter… BCG?

Arthur Sutherland… No, Smallpox.

Mike Guy… Correct.

Allyson Breeds… Yep BCG.

Judith Monk… I have 4 of them, well travelled army brat…

Steve Reents… Yep

Barry Newton… Its the only tattoo I have

Leigh Wieland Boys… Mum had ours done on our thighs….these days it isn’t little!!!!

Marcus J Lamb-Bentley… Yes

Ricky Adelaide… Yep

Mick Burt… Yes

Glenn Piper… Oh yes

Paul Crimin… Yup

Peter Houghton… Yes

Elaine Stock… No, unfortunately, I paid the price and picked up the disease!

Stuart Moir… No

Oliver Leonard… Yes

Mick O’Dowd… I didn’t have to have one because my test was positive(?) so me and our family had to spend time visiting the then Eversfield Chest Hospital in St. Leonards as apparently I had been in contact with an infected person. There was no test & trace apps in those days.

Beki Milton… I remember but never had a scar

Renzi Lowend… Nope, I was immune…then was tested again when I joined the Ambulance Service (coz they didn’t believe me) same result, immune… Wonder why

Mike Guy… Probably because like me you’d been exposed to a mild form of TB, or got antibodies from Mum? I had same result & had to have a chest X-ray to check for lung scarring, I was lucky – no visible damage. People that show anger over this probably don’t know much about TB & the damage it used to cause here.

Andy Warren… Same. Tested positive. X ray. Think I may have had it as a baby?

Renzi Lowend… I never had Xrays

Terry Corder… Well so did I. Every 6 months ‘til I was 16 if I remember correctly.

Stuart Moir… I was immune never had it

Paul Huggett… Yes indeed. And, please note anti vaccination people. I never got sick, had my mind controlled or caught any of the deadly diseases it helped prevent…..

Robert Searle… No,didn’t have one, born with TB like thousands of other people at the time I was born.

Mike Waghorne… I had one but I can’t see it any more !

Nicola Dobson… I ran away at school so didnt have it..later in life I went to have it and was told I didnt need it