Rockpile featuring Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe – Hastings Pier 11th June 1979.

Phil Gill… How did I miss this gig? I’m a huge fan. In a related story, Steve Demetri, Andy Caine and I arranged to meet up with Ray Fenwick in the Old Town one carnival night, 1980, maybe 1981…Ray turned up with his friend Billy, who turned out to be Billy Bremner from Rockpile, dressed in exactly the same clothes as he wore on the cover of the “Seconds of Pleasure” album, same red jacket, same shirt , everything . He was good company, but it was weirdly like my album sleeve had come to life and was wandering round the Stade.

Peter Fairless… Likewise, gutted to have missed it. Guess it was because it was a Monday night. ‘So It Goes’ is one of my all time Top 10. Well found, Alan. Obviously a warm up for that US tour

Chris Giles… Thanks AlanI knew I had seen Dave Edmunds …was doubting myself it was the pier though… Thank you for searching ….yay. It was loud … I stood LH stage where I always did, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t very crowded.

Jim Breeds… Wow! I’d just started working in London by then, so that’s why I didn’t go.

Dave Boutwood… It was very poorly attended, so I watched right by the stage, couldn’t hear properly for a week.

Graham Wilks… The great Terry Williams on drums.

Ken Copsey… Supported by Lew Lewis. I seem to remember it wasn’t that busy.

Lew Lewis Reformer, The Teenbeats plus more – Rye Festival 1st September 1979

supplied by Teenbeats Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Teenbeats-193261605554/

Peter Fairless… That was great, if a little odd… The Photos were good!

poster supplied by Ken Copsey

Ken Copsey… Aggro with the skinhead contingent which wasn’t very Greenpeace. Looking at the list of promoters at the top of the poster I wonder if that is the Andy McConnell the glass specialist who lives in Rye now?

Tony Ham… The name I remember is Blast Furnace and the Heatwaves, think they only had two as the ice cream van got tipped over by skinheads.

Ken Copsey… Blast Furnace was Charles Shar Murray’s band. Lee Lewis was always great. We played with him again in Swansea.