Battle Dance Club – Battle Memorial Hall 1970

january 1970

may-june 1970

nov - dec 1970

supplied by Nigel Ford

Robert Searle… Nice to see Hailsham band Charade on the lists

Martin Samuel… Friday 13th November 1970… Heatwave was not an ‘E.M.I. Recording group’, their single was released on Penny Farthing Records. Crew went by the name The Crew until 1971 and was not a ‘C.B.S. Recording group’. Their 1st ’70 single was on Vergara, a Spanish label, and their 2nd, a Jonathan King production, was on Decca. How do I know? I was the drummer in both bands… but not at the same time!
Heatwave : http://www.heatwave.n.nu
Crew : http://www.crew.n.nu

Ralph Town… Just seen Candy Choir on an old TOTP performance on youtube YouTube lol

 

Battle Dance Club – Epiton Entertainments – Battle Memorial Hall 1971

jan 1971 - battle april 1971 - battle may 1971 - battle

june 1971 - battle sept 71 - battle nov:dec 71 - battle

supplied by Nigel Ford

Phil Gill… See, that’s 30p and 40p admission and I notice there’s no banjos. Just sayin’…..

Jan Warren… This has “stirred” some things in my very blurred memory banks??!! ……. and whether its relevant or not, I remember going to gigs somewhere in a village hall near or around Battle, also I recall a band called “Blue Condition” with Dave Gurr and a girl singer, I think they did a version of “Venus” by “Shocking Blue”?! – anyone else?? – yes, of course I remember “Suspect” and Rock Machine …….. well, I still have this album, I know it has nothing to do with the band advertised but its another old classic compilation album of the time.

Lance Collins… Symphonic Crab brings back memories Gerry Fortsch.

Colin Fox… As I recall, O’Hara’s Playboys were a great band, I saw them at the Sundowners Club in Eastbourne.

Andy Qunta… Great to have reminders of some of those names I had forgotten & others I remember really well!

Phil Wade Eyes Of Blond… The January date fills in a blank in our scrapbook – thanks! The April date was shortly after we broke up (March 24th) so we must have had to cancel it  🙁 Great to have this stuff after all this time – thanks again.

Geoff Peckham… I definitely saw your band there, Phil. It was the January date and it was pretty impressive!

Robert Searle… Some really good groups there

Mick O’Dowd… Didn’t The Bedrocks have a cover version of Ob-la-di at the same time as The Marmalade? O’Haras Playboys were also a good little band.

Alan Esdaile… Yes, well remembered Mick.

Alan Pepper… SUSPECT 4 BARLEY 3