Kiki Dee – Aquarius 2nd February 1974

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Jenny Tyler… Kiki Dee was so good. Brilliant singer.

Mick O’Dowd… Highly underated talent. She was once signed to Motown and released an album on that label. One of the few “white” artists on their actual Tamla Motown label as most were found on Mowest etc.

Clifford Rose… I saw her at Hyde Park in 1976 and she was excellent, even though she used a cardboard cutout of Elton John when she performed ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’.

Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers – Witch Doctor 7th September 1965

 

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Peter Millington…He did another stint in 1987 at the second Big Beat Reunion – did you miss that too? He was a master of live performance and such a genuine bloke, proud to have played on the same bill with him and chatted.

Caz Simpson… Sadly I did miss it, he’s a top notch bloke and very underrated

Mick O’Dowd… Always one of my faves.

Andre Martin… Remember a gig with these boys in Summer 67 at The Surf City Club, Tunbridge Wells. They were booked in for a special night, it was usually disco remember working the venue for several months in 1967 9.00pm – 2.00am all that I can recall was it was small and over some shops in Monsoon Road I think access not the best, but in those days all I needed were records, equipment was all built in and provided by Management.

Pickettywitch – Aquarius 29th April 1972.

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Mark Randall… Is this the lady that was ‘allergic’ to the 20th century? If so, she should be feeling a bit better now

Alan Esdaile… Yes that’s the one, Polly Brown, Mark. She was also in Sweet Dreams and had a hit with Honey Honey.

Jan Warren… OMG, not my kinda music, I always went to Aquarius to see Fusion Orchestra!! 🙂 <3

Scalliwags Night Club – Hastings carnival float – 1975/1976

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supplied by Kevin Burchett Hastings and Area, Past and Present

Kevin Burchett…this photo is of the scalliwags night club float in the old town carnival either in 1975/76 the theme was the 20s some of the people in it are Madeline Joyce Morton Les Martin Mick Betts Caroline shoe smith Shirley-marie Drury micky and myself Kevin Burchett im 2nd from left with the beard lol

Alan Esdaile… Can you remember what music was playing or was it The Charleston?

Madeline Joyce Morton… Im in the middle at the front

Kevin Burchett…They did play the Charleston at some stage

Alan Esdaile… I’ve just noticed Kevin that you and the guy next to you are both floating in the air?

Kevin Burchett… Yes I was always floating lol but was hanging the next day, I remember getting very drunk lol

Madeline Joyce Morton… so drunk and so many bruises on my hips bumping into bar every time it stopped. Lol

Aquarius – Christmas 1973

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Don’t know a lot about Tony Morgan’s Muscle Power but they also recorded a version of  The Equals hit Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boy and Racial Segregation written by Eddy Grant.

Claire Davis… Johnny Baker (John Baker) if that is the same one, still comes to Hastings and meets Tony Davis , they both DJd together at the Aquarius.