The Club Happening – 8 Kings Road St Leonards, owed by John Wilde’s parents and opened in 1966 by Tony Blackburn. Here’s the membership card 1967 from Mick O’Dowd
John Alexander Wilde….”Phew thats a holy relic!”
Mick O’Dowd….Thanx Jon. Those were wild times. Hope to see you soon. By the way can I have my 5 bob back now please?
Supplied by Phil Gill. Promo photo 1976
Phil Gill, Steve Demetri, John Wilde, Phil Thornton & John Petri
supplied by Phil Gill
The Marquee Club – London , Phil Thornton, Julian Carter, John Wilde, Steve Demetri & Phil Gill
Phill Gill … Stallion at the Marquee Club February 1977, taken seconds before John Alexander Wilde knocked me flat on my back whilst attempting to strangle me, during a particularly spirited performance of “Fresh Out of Borstal’. Prog Rock wasn’t just about capes and King Arthur on Ice you know…it was a dangerous sport sometimes. — with Philip George Thornton, Julian Jules Carter, Stephen Demetri and John Alexander Wilde.
Summer 1975 with Tony Bridger in the line up, photographed at the fountain roundabout Pelham Crescent.
Another 1975 picture supplied by Stallion Facebook page
Yvonne Cleland…..Was it cold, lads?
Phil Gill…..It was raining and cold – and it wasn’t my duffel coat, it was my girlfriend’s.
Tony Davis… Just a quick question Mr Gill – were you wearing anything else of your girlfriends cos it looks as though somethings gripping you tightly!
Phil Gill… the answer for Mr Davis is no. I was commando.
Yvonne Cleland… Everyone looks cold apart from PGT!
Phil Thornton… my tracksuit top / goatie phase was very short lived
photo by Liz & John Beeching via Yvonne Cleland
John Wilde & Joe Rytlewski
John Wilde… Did the Zoobies happen? Or did I imagine it all?
Phil Thornton… it did happen. I liked the Zoobies ….. heavy on the angst !
John Wilde…Listen…all i know is i fort ov the name. then i passed out for a yeer
Jon Stiles… Eddie and the Hot Rods…who nicked our mics….??
photo, poster and play list all supplied by Roger Carey
More Expandis rarities. supplied by Roger Carey who played bass for the band in 1983.
Photo from Vines Cross Festival near Heathfield (Top of the bill was The Enid) L-R David Miller guitar/vocals, Roger Carey bass, John Wilde vocals percussion, Phil Thornton keyboards/vocals. Poster – Rumours Club Hastings 22nd July 1983 & Alexandra Park 23rd July 1983. Set lists. Probably from a gig in London and a gig in Bath. Notice the van hire charges totally £40.00.
John Wilde… Wahooo. Nice save Roger!
David Miller… Great pic of a great day and other fine stuff – nice one, Roger….
Yvonne Cleland… What a picture, what a photograph! Good find, Rog! x
supplied by Expandis Facebook page.
John Wilde , Philip Thornton and Andy Maby.
Don’t forget Expandis are playing The Big Green Cardigan Festival on Friday 4th September 2015. Also playing on Friday are Titus, Mick Bolton and lots more. Saturday 5th September The Fabulous Red Diesel, Joe Rytlewski Band, Eddie & The Hotrods and more. Sunday 6th September Terry Pack Trio, Cajun Dawgs, Blockx and more.
Alamo Leal… This is great ! Good to see those guys back at it.