Mungo Jerry – Aquarius Club Hastings 10th November 1973

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Tim Elms….I was at the Aquarius for Mungo Jerry. Their set was loud and heavy but the punters were there for the hits

Leigh Wieland-Boys… I was at the Aquarius on the Mungo Jerry night, was it that long ago!!

Karen Sweatman Was Blackman… I always thought Mungo Jerry was a person. Think it was because there was just a photo of the singer next to the name on my Mum’s 1972 K-Tel hits compilation!

Tony Court-holmes… i think i was there

Jim Breeds… I was.

Yvonne Cleland… I remember them on the pier.

Monica Bane… He lived just along the road from me!

Aquarius International Club – 60’s & 70s rock White Rock Hotel Hastings Sat 23rd Nov 2019

The launch of a new club night for Hastings… Downstairs at The White Rock Hotel
Guest DJ’s (to be announced) spinning classic / heavy / psychedelic tunes from the 60’s and 70’s
Liquid light show – Dancing all night – Free entry!

Mike Guy… If Budgie are on the menu you’d better pop in some Man too

Jan Warren… Yeah ………. MAN!! 2ozs of plastic with a hole in the middle!

Vedar – Inonatus – Prog Rock Cd’s

David Roberts… Vince Evans and myself (as VEDAR) have produced two CDs of prog rock in the last 4 years. We think there must be people in Hastings and environs who might be interested. I have worked with Phil Thornton in the past and Vince and I used to play in a local band (A21) in the early 80s. You can hear 30 sec clips of some stuff at https://vedar.hearnow.com

 

A21 – 1982

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A21 – 1982 featuring Denise Hellier, David Bell, David Roberts, Vince Evans, Steve Portch.

Peter Fairless… I remember Dee. A21 were pretty good, where are they now?

Kev Towner… I used to know Steve Portch and his missus really well – not seen them in years!!

Phil Thornton… Dave Roberts co wrote a couple of tracks with me on the ‘Buddha Experience’ albums !!

Wellington Pub White Rock Hastings with Ben on the piano 1977

Elaine Roberts… 50p for a double!

Dave Weeks… Who was Ben ?

Coco Pops… The poor Old Wellington wonder who has the sign???

Graham Marriott… I don’t know but it’s not a pub any more you can’t even tell where it was Alan and Dot Chapman were the best landlord and landlady the pub had in the 1980’s used to go in there after ice skating

Coco Pops… Its now a curry house, Sir are you the owner of Marriott’s who had damage from when they were renovating the pub?

Tony Court-holmes… yet another pub that closed

Alan Esdaile… Russell Field mentioned it on my radio show today.

Dawn Leaney… Ben was an older man and used to play regularly in the saloon bar in the London Trader..l believe on the keyboard and sing.

 

 

 

 

The Crypt in Hastings is Back! Reopens on the 15th November 2019

Olli Hopkins…THE CRYPT IS BACK! – Bigger and better than ever… For those who remember The Crypt at its sweaty peak, it’s now back on the Hastings live music scene…After closing in 2011, The Crypt in Hastings is re-opening its original doors on Havelock road on 15th November. There will be thousands of people with long-lasting memories of seeing some of the biggest names in British music pass through this vaulted space over the years on their rise to stardom.

It will all be kicking off with a live performance from the band Jesus Jones. November 15th is the official date that the original doors will re-open.Tickets are available to the grand-opening event online – on

https://www.skiddle.com/…/H…/The-Crypt/Jesus-Jones/13593566/ – or on the door. It will take place on 15th November at 7:30pm, through the original doors on Havelock road.

Jim Peckham… I used to go there back in the 70s

John Wilde… Forgotten how many times we played there.

Phil Thornton… Yes many gigs going back to the the York and Crypt days!

Louis Wiggett… Played my first gig there at 15 years of age!

 

Samisen – College Dance Hall 7th November 1975

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Sarah Harvey……A gig at the college in Archery Road, November 7th 1975. Line-up… Graham Barrett (Vocals) Bernard Jeffery (Drums) Dave Shirley (Lead Guitar) Ralph Lee (Rythm Guitar) Len Howard (Bass Guitar)

Bernard Jeffery….I remember the gig we used some homemade pyrotechnics and filled the place with smoke, you couldn’t see a thing

Perri Ann Haste….I remember this gig – I was sweet 16 at the time & I do recall the smoke Bernard!

Who remembers Lane’s Ice Cream on the beach?

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Kevin Sherwood… I remember a man carrying his cold box along the beach. He would call out “ Their lovely their nice plain or choc”…

Alan Esdaile… Remember it well.

Nigel Sherwood… remember him as well Kevin

Monica Bane… I was always amused that he never seem to run out of ice cream!

Coco Pops… Bloody Hell!!! This is amazing all that Dry Ice he used to carry.

Malcolm Sharp… Was better when the prawn man came along first

Bernard Goffredo… Yep