Marc Bolan & T Rex photos from Hastings Pier 25th July 1975

marc bolan hastings pier

photos by Joe Bowieaddick

Joe Bowieaddick…  Got to see him two more times after Hastings. ’76 Lyceum and ’77 Rainbow…Great concerts. A kind Bolan fan (Peter Barron) living in Hastings found a concert ticket in a boot sale, or something, and he kindly sent it to me knowing that I had lost mine.Glad to share the great memories.

Mick O’Dowd… First time i’ve seen pics from this gig. Never seen any posters though.

Trevor Walker… Marc Bolan was an incredible rock singer and tremendous showman ! Tremendous band 👍👍

Glenn Piper… I was on spotlight duty for Bolan and roadie duty for Stallion 😀 happy days.

Pete Fairless… As you’ll all know, gig photos from the ballroom are very rare.

Chris Meachen…  I was among those viewing from the side of the stage, though don’t recognise myself amongst those in the picture. Think I might have been behind the pa speakers, as I was assisting the teenyboppers overcome by the crush / excitement into the quiet area at the side of the stage..

John Wilde…  I was SO there.

Phil Gill… I think it might be you in the wings first left, with me looking over your left shoulder. I was definitely at that side for Bolan, either in a huddle with the band on the floor or taking occasional forays side stage to watch people being dragged out of the front row so they didn’t get crushed.

Jan Warren… Oh Yeahhhhhhhhh, Marc Bolan my teenage dream, love him and his music forever!!

Alan Esdaile… The track I love is Cosmic Dancer.

Clifford Rose… Great song – would have been a fitting tribute if they had released the song as a single soon after he died.

Phil Gill… I scaled the photo up – I think it might be you John Wilde in the wings first left, with me looking over your left shoulder. I was definitely at that side for Bolan, either in a huddle with the band on the floor or taking occasional forays side stage to watch people being dragged out of the front row so they didn’t get crushed.

Dot Mountford… I saw Mark Bolan play on the Pier, he was my heart throb at the time…

Yvonne Cleland… I was there too! xx

Nick Webb… I still have my original ticket for this gig

Ian Cramp… I was about 3 rows from the front centre of the stage a 17 year old kid and I loved it

John Warner… Marc used to drink in my pub, the Halfway House in Barnes. He was killed just a few hundred yards away.