Leo Sayer and support Ice Cream – Hastings Pier 13th July 1974

poster supplied by Mick Mepham.

photo AVRO’s TopPop (Dutch television show) in 1974.  http://www.beeldengeluidwiki.nl/index.php/Gallery:_Toppop_%281974%29

Alan Esdaile… I worked with Leo Sayer and he was really polite and a genuine nice guy. I sure Chris Meachen will agree .

Chris Meachen… Yep, thoroughly nice guy;- one of the few that insisted on buying the helpers a drink…

Jim Hobbs… Leo Sayer Live – one of the best gigs seen on Hastings Pier

Glenn Piper… I worked on this gig. Leo himself was a really nice guy

Matt Thomas… I’m reading Tom Watkins Autobiography at the moment and he mentions the band he was managing in the 70’s Ice Cream and that they supported Leo Sayer on Hastings Pier. Anyone remember these?

Alan Esdaile… I think they melted away Matt.

Matt Thomas… According to the book they turned into Giggle

Alan Esdaile… They sound like a joke to me.

Carl Ridley… I don’t know if you know but Tom Watkins owns the ship pub in Winchelsea beach just up the road from his house.

Matt Thomas… part owns.

Jenny Tyler… I was there too. X

Keith Veness… I was there too

Blackmore Merv… me too

Martin Curcher… He lives in the Sydney area now and is still quite popular in Australia.

Michael Johansson… In 1976 Leo Sayer made a performance at White Rock . It would be really cool, if you could ask your followers if they’ve got some pics from that evening

Carol Ann Bolton… Saw him on the same bill as Mott the Hoople on Top of the Pops back in ‘73. What a strange experience that was.

Mick O’Dowd… Worked on the Martin-Casson concert a bit later. Really nice guy & he was smaller than me which helps!

Julian Block… Just Googled Leo as I see he’s doing another tour, I was at this show with John French,  a great performance.

Andy Davies… We’d pretty much go see anyone on the pier in those days, and I remember seeing Leo walking down the Pier with Adam Faith who was I think his manger then.

Paul Crimin… I met Leo at a place called Taplow. I was there for a Buddhist convention, and he was there to. Very nice man!

Martin Casson Agency – Hastings Pier Gigs Nov/Dec 1974

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leaflet supplied by Michael Mepham

Kevin Sherwood… Went to all of them.

Phil Meston… Went to the first three!

Yvonne Cleland… Went to all but Leo Sayer.

Tony Court-holmes… only Curved Air for me

Bob Lloyd… Interestingly Steve Maxted ran a Wednesday night disco at Woodville Halls in Gravesend in the early 1970s

Dave Weeks… I think I went to all of them apart from Leo sayer. Happy days.

Julie Morris… I saw Leo Sayer and Sparks – and always there for Steve Maxted!Happy days indeed Dave!