Tony and The Defiants photo session 65/66

all photos supplied by Eric Upton

Dave Gibb, Peter Head, Tony Kenward, Paul Burton, Eric Upton.

Eric Upton… We were booked to play with The Four Pennies at Hove Town Hall but they didn’t show and people wanted their money back. Then the replacement group turned up and it was an early gig for The Kinks.

 

Tony and the Defiants – 1967/68

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supplied by Hastings Groups from 1958 to the present

L-R Tony Kenward, Dave King, Dave Gibb, Peter Head, Noel d’Abo

Mike Waghorne… Was Noel d’Abo Mike d”Abo’s brother ? who’s parents live at The Grange Sea road Bexhill old town !

Alan Esdaile… Yes Mike.

Clare Torry… I remember him fondly, bless him. A good guy. Mike ( if you remember me ! ) my love to you and the family.

Martin Richter… fantastic clothes

Peggy Sue & The Night Riders – early 60’s

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supplied by Colin Fox – Eastbourne Bands from 1960 on

Colin Fox… An earlier photo of Peggy Sue & The Night Riders: L to R Chris Hermon (rhythm Guitar) ,Pam Gardiner(Vocals), Peter Head (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Jim (Bass) and Mike Sullivan (Drummer) at the back.

The Talismen – 1987 Hastings Pier big beat reunion.

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supplied by Hastings Groups from 1958 to the present

The TALISMEN (Chris Sayer, Henry Harvey, Peter Head and Peter (Jonah) Jones playing at the 1987 Pier Big Beat Reunion.

Jenny Tyler… I was there.

Colin Fox… Does anyone know if Peter Head is still about? He must have retired from Hastings police some years ago.

Peter Millington… Hi Colin, Pete is still about but has now retired from “Sleight of Hand” and I believe he’s doing some gigs with his Sister. He did a “cracking” musical tribute to Paul Burton along with several other groups, acts at his “wake” on 3rd February last, at the East Hastings Angling Club. He’s certainly not wearing Blue any more!

Colin Fox… Hi Peter. Glad to hear he is still playing.

Peggy Sue and the Night Riders – 1963

1963 - Peggy Sue and the Night Riders

supplied by Peter Millington

Peter Millington…  Peggy Sue and the Night Riders were an Eastbourne group who played in Hastings quite a lot in the early 1960’s. back row LR Laurie Brookman, Mike Sullivan, Chris Herman, front Row Peggy Sue (Pam Gardiner) and Peter Head.

Robert Searle… Love these photos

Colin Fox… I used to watch Chris and Pete practice in one of the parks along The Avenue, Eastbourne. I learnt a lot watching Pete who went on to be a policeman in Hastings.

Andre Martin… I thought that Pete’s face looked familiar – now you mention his profession it all falls into place.