National Hero, Minotaur – 6th and 7th April 1979 The Carlisle

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photo from Jenny Hervey-Moon via Terry Pack – National Hero Paul Kendrick & Terry Pack

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supplied by Mick O’Dowd

Terry Pack…  Paul Kendrick & Terry Pack. It was a pop harmony band: a guitar, bass, keys and drums quartet with three voices, doing 50s, 60s and 70s material. I enjoyed it. The drummer you can just make out was Paul ‘Bunny’ Freeman.  Out of shot is Tony Bird.

Mick O’Dowd… Am thinking maybe National Hero or Easy Street?

Terry Pack… That’s right. National Hero. We played night clubs, holiday camps, British Legions and Working Men’s’ Clubs, in the days when there were lots of those gigs, and well paid.

Mick O’Dowd… Thought it might be them as I promoted them at The Carlisle around this time Terry.

Phil Thornton… I have no memory of playing at the Carlisle with Minotaur !!! – did this happen ? was anybody there ?

Mick O’Dowd… Yes it did happen as I put it on. Not full but I made a modest profit on the night Phil.

David Miller… I was there, your Mum and Kaye were there, John Wilde even showed up…. David McKnight, Marc Reynolds and Glen too. Upstairs, wunnit…! I remember that night (April 7th) as a member of Minotaur, I lost my voice but met John Wilde for the first time. One scene was coming to an end and a new one was bubbling up and getting ready to manifest.

Tim Moose Bruce… I remember seeing Loggerhead upstairs at the Carlisle. Prog stuff if I recall. Labrath Roadshow. Great rock music disco

Mick O’Dowd… Any idea where Steve & His Brother are now Tim?

Tim Moose Bruce… I never knew them . I just saw the band that night upstairs in the carlisle. Think the main band that night was Footlose or Slack Alice as they were latterly known when they changed the band name. Harry Randall may remember that night.

Mick O’Dowd… I used Labrath regularly as Steve was very reliable. I would love to know what became of him.

Steve Fox… I’ve just found out what happens when you google your history! Great days, good memories of running the Labrath disco, van loads of gear and tons of records, I’m still in the business repairing and servicing sound gear.

Nobody remembers their first download but everyone remembers their first album

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John Coleman… Genisis Live

David Miller… John, that’s a great way to kick things off….especially Hogweed, good and loud!

Roy Short… Dark side of the moon

John Mcewen… School days Alice Cooper.

Stephen Moran… Out of the Shadows

Trevor Jones… Lonnie Donegan ,skiffle album about 1958.

Colin Bell… Del Shannon, God bless him!

Paul Cullen… The Byrds.

Alastair Thompson… Abbey rd the Beatles age 8 in 71. Cool

Jan Deane… Every Picture Tells a Story – Rod

Patricia Burgess… Adam Faith, LP still have it here on Canada

Jason Stainer…Songs From The Jungle Book by The Jungle VIPs – I had a record player before I started school. Bought the album at the cinema. First single I bought was I Taut I Taw a Puddy Tat by Tweetie Pie. I still have them both, and they still play.

Roger Carey… “Well Respected Man” – a compilation of songs by The Kinks on the Marble Arch label. It was a present from my late sister Anne in 1968.

Mike Curtis… Roger, I’ve still got it!

Geoff Peckham… Me too! Favourite track: Don’t You Fret.

Roger Carey… That’s great! “Don’t you fret” – very original song! There was a follow up Marble Arch Kinks compilation called “Sunny Afternoon ” – had another bunch of great songs which I listened to endlessly! Liane and I used to do one from this disc called “I gotta move” and there’s another unusual one called “Sitting on my Sofa”!

Graham Sherrington… YES ALBUM still have a CD in the car

Mike Curtis… I’d rather not count “Sing Along With The Chipmunks”, which was a Christmas present. But I’ll own up to the next one “With The Beatles” which cost me 32/6d. Still got it.

Phil Gill… Please Please Me The Beatles

Judie Struys… Deep Purple in Rock. My first wage packet

Margaret Trowell… Beatles Abbey Road

Mark Randall… Don’t Shoot Me… Elton John

John Coleman… I remember my very first 12”single! NutBush city limits!

Keith Veness… Tommy The Who

Adam Seigel… Thick As A Brick – Jethro Tull

Alan Pepper… Motown Chartbusters Volume 3 in 1969. And the first single was Longshot kick the bucket by the Pioneers. When I was 14 !

Richard Porter… I have never downloaded any music.

Colin Norton…. The Shadows

Mandy Wright… I think it was .. All mod cons by The Jam

Nigel Ford… “Between the Buttons” second hand when in the second year (about 13 yrs old?) for 12/6 from a prefect at Bexhill grammar off the school for sale board, still have it in good condition. I lent it to a third year who bullied me a bit and surprisingly got it back!

TW Vaughan… Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

Gerry Fortsch… I think it’s still downloading?

Derek Clemans… I went to buy Maggie May by Rod Stewart but asked for Maggie and didn’t realise until I got home that I had bought Maggie by Redbone.

Nick Bloomfield…’m feeling really old now because mine was ‘King & Queen’ by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas. The great single ‘Tramp’ was on this one..

 

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Sandy Max… I’d love those ticket prices these days! They.get a half empty theatre because many locals are priced out. Why don’t they consider cheap standby tickets as the London theatres do to sell the empty seats? A.full theatre makes for a much better atmosphere

Dennis Torrance… I missed button moon and the moon monster lol

Daryl Perkins… Took my Button Moon obsessed 4 year old to this!!

Carol Ann Bolton… I’ve been to Button Moon, followed Mr Spoon to Button Moon…etc

Mick O’Dowd… Went to see The Commodores. Good band but Lionel had already left. They didn’t miss him though.

Pam Dor Coffee Bar – Early 60’s Hastings

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Peter Millington….Eric behind the counter at the Pam Dor Early 1960’s.

Mick Knights….That’s the ever popular Eric, the owner, serving. I, along with just about every teenage lad, was banned by him at one time or another!! The Pam Dor had the first Discotec in Hastings, which was on the second floor, a place I never entered, nor did very many, as it soon closed. its second incarnation was the Astral club, which morfed into Toff’s.

Peter Pursglove….i did the door up there for a few years until it closed Alan ,Mollly Russell ran it ,busy little club

Tom Boyer….Great times, we loved it, a fabulous place to meet. Tom & Lin Boyer (nee White)

Sue Bartholomew (Nee Finch)… I remember the Pam Dor, it was the best place to go, we paid a shilling entrance and that also got you a coffee or a frothy hot chocolate, and sit in there for as long as you wanted, it was always busy and behind in Middle Street was a long line of Lambrettas or Vespas belonging to some young lad who was in the Pam Dor.

Colin Bell… Love this photo Pete, met my first ‘proper’ girlfriend there…happy days…

Mick Mepham… Who were your ‘improper’ ones Colin and are you still in touch with them?

Nicola Dobson… Spent a lot of time in there…I remember that seating area..they should have coffee bars again Im sure they would be popular!

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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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Tarbox shoe shop St Georges Road, Hastings 1977

Anyone remember getting shoes here?

Sid Saunders… Yes, we used to get the children’s shoes there with a provident check

Pauline Richards… Yes my great uncle had grocery shop opposite. Mannings

Dawn Leaney… Yep! Loved going there as a kid.

Keith Blizard… Yep, lovely family as were their predecessors

Paul Bryant… I loved that shoe shop.

Lesley Bowles… Yes, as a child all my shoes came from there – It had a special smell in there

Matt Thomas… Feet measured and thinking the contraption was going to clamp my foot lol

Phil Gill… Never bought any shoes there, But I did have a big crush on Ann Tarbox when I was 12.

Nigel Sherwood… think I had a similar crush at around 14

Alan Esdaile… Used to be taken here and Halls Robertson Street, to get my shoes.

Richard J Porter… My wife used to live in the flat over Halls

Linda Day… Omg we lived next door other side of barbers

Trevor Unwin… Yes

Carol Paffett… Yes we went there

Neal Hunter… I worked in Priors butchers opposite

Jon McCallion… Yes Julie remembers the shop next door to Mannings greengrocers and Wally the hairdresser the other side. She also remembers Ann Tarbox their daughter. Also remember walking down from school at lunchtime to have the crackling of the fish at Whitefriars fish shop and then walk around the corner to buy some cigarettes maybe number six then on to the Westhill to enjoy the lunchtime, never thinking they could smell this on our clothes when we got back to school

Steve Mann… Yep

Adam Earley…. Yes monkey boots

Mick O’Dowd… I always went to Halls in Robertson Street and measure my feet in the x-ray machine. They also had the overhead money transfer cables & pods as well.

Tony Davis… Yes many pairs as a kid

Pam Dor coffee bar Hastings – early sixties photos from Lloyd Johnson collection

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supplied by Lloyd Johnson ‘Original Modernists 1959-1966’.

photo 1: photo of Lloyd, taken by Les Martin, in The Pam Dor Club on his new camera  in 65

photo 2: 1963 or 1964 Les Martin in the grey suit in the Pam-Dor Hastings, This was taken in the first Pam Dor above 8 York Buildings.

photo 3: Lloyd’s friends outside The Pam Dor in Hastings 1964ish…you can see the Hepworth’s window display..the Coffee Bar was on the 1st floor above Hepworths..

Anyone else got any photos from any of the coffee bars in Hastings from the 60’s/70’s?

Gerry Fortsch… That brings back some memories.

Patricia Landamore… Wow, we were there & never stop talking about our wonderful teenage life👏👍The Pam Dor, our meeting place,I worked behind the counter making coffee’s & beef burgers on my Monday off from Sainsbury. From there we walked to the Witch Doctor most evenings & Sunday afternoons, unless we had to stop at the Pier to see the Rolling Stones or other BIG names💋💋. The coach trip to Brighton to see the Beatles was off my teenage scale😁. So glad I was then, amazing👍

Lloyd Johnson… That is Les Martin holding the table in the top right hand photo, I think this is when they were moving from the old premises to the new premises in Queen’s rd. above Hepworth’s….the premises in the photo became The Black Cat if my memory serves me well. Patricia I went on the coach trip to Brighton to see The Beatles at The Hippodrome on The Roy Orbison Tour and on the night we saw the show Patrica, Roy Orbison conceded top of the bill to The Beatles.We all ran around the back of the Hippodrome to see The Beatles off in their coach just in time to see them pulling funny faces at us and waving. Les Martin organised that coach trip to see The Beatles. I was sat between Helena Evans and Lesley Thewenetti, they both went mental screaming their heads off I couldn’t hear a thing but it was great fun. I also saw The Stones twice on The Pier and they played St.Clements Caves for a girlfriend of Noel D’Abo’s birthday. Noel went I think but I wasn’t invited…it would have been great to have seen them in the Caves.

Alan Esdaile… It’s been talked about a number of times of The Rolling Stones playing The Caves. Can you confirmed it happened Lloyd? I will repost the original chat about it.

Lloyd Johnson… Noel D’Ado told me it was a girlfriend of his birthday party….I can ask Noel for more info if you like…..it was 1964….they played Hastings twice on The Pier and once in St.Clements Caves that year…I saw the two Pier gigs….

Pauline Richards… I remember that, think your brother was ‘front of house’ Chris Colbran

Lloyd Johnson… Very sad news! Les Martin passed away during the week…