Hastings Pier flyer August 1967


Pink Floyd… This flyer shows just how good Sunday evenings were on Hastings Pier – a rather unexpected place to have such quality entertainment. Unfortunately, this was one of the August 1967 gigs that Pink Floyd cancelled due to Syd Barrett’s health at the time.

Mick O’Dowd… Hastings Pier really rocked on a Sunday! Had to be a Sunday Club to get around licensing laws to do with music/dancing on a Sunday!

Gerry Fortsch… Top venue with top bands

Karl Tubby… I must be getting old as I immediately new who D, B, M & T were!

Colin Minchin… Whatever happened to the Orange Seaweed!

Paul Binns… Colin, Formed in 1968 in Hastings, East Sussex, United Kingdom were a British Psychedelic Rock band. Previously known as The Kingpins (5) Ray Neale (guitar, vocals), Keith Neale (bass), Les Warren (drums, 1968), Andy Rosner (drums, 1968-?)


Pink Floyd – Hastings Pier 20th Jan 1968

Supplied by Peter Fairless Bands On Hastings Pier Facebook page.

Terry Huggins…. Syd Barrett’s last ever gig with the band.

Lawrence Ralph… Does, anybody actually remember attending this, i know 50 years ago, and memories being foggy, was it good or bad from vaguest memories?

Dave Weeks… We still don’t know what happened to Beaufords Image! Anyone?

Clive Millard… Yes certainly do, I was a member of the support band, as you mentioned hazy days my thoughts take me be back sitting with the Pink Floyds technicians using an old fashioned projectors with two pieces of glass adding paint colours, then projecting it on to white sheets covering over there amplifiers, bloody magic

Kevin Burchett… Ive got that cutting on my keyring

Raymond Badgery… Yep, was there that day. We, girlfriend and I, Lived in South London at the time and used to go the Witch Doctor club in St Leonards most Saturdays for dancing? Well that Saturday the club was shut, surprise, as did not why? But note on door said, club shut and have gone to the pier to see Pink Floyd! So we thought why not! Was cheap, and a great evening from what I remember. Drove back in the early hours to friends in Surrey.

Lawrence Ralph… Thanks for the recollections, Clive and Raymond, also wondered if this was one of the rare 5 man Floyd gigs with David Gilmour, helping keeping it together for a disintegrating Syd. Sitting with the Floyds technicians doing the paint projections, wow!, would love to have been there.

Colin Bell… Hi Lawrence, i was there working backstage each week. Yes David Gilmour did play that night & Syd was certainly disintegrating. My lasting memory was of me and Rick Wright the keyboard player standing outside on the Pier deck about an hour before they went on restraining a clearly ‘high’ Syd from jumping off the railings who thought he could fly with the seagulls! It was an interesting night!

Tony Court-holmes… too young

Pat Dargan… I was there too. Last Syd Barrett performance. Tony Court Holmes remember Fortes.

Phil Downer… I was rhythm guitarist and vocalist with support band. Remember having fish and chips in cafe over the road from the pier. Sat up top with the projector guys while Floyd were on. Bit of an education for us lads from Dover! Can only say Pink Floyd improved an awful lot from then on. We carried on for a couple of years and then split into other directions. Happy days.

Paul Cullen… Poor Syd, his last performance before complete breakdown and the only time Floyd had 5 members. Dave Gilmore having Syd’s back. It wasn’t an amazing gig but it was good

Marko… As a huge early Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett fan born in 1999, I just can’t believe there are multiple people here casually reminiscing about being at this show which was the last performance of Syd with Pink Floyd ever. Could anyone share any more details about it? What was it like? What was Syd like? Was David Gilmore there too? I would love to listen to anybody’s stories about what it was like in as much detail as you would be able to share


Unit 4 Plus 2 – Hastings Pier 20th August 1967 – Pink Floyd cancelled.

Alan Esdaile… Did you find out anymore about this Pete Fairless? Here’s the 1967 tour list with Hastings cancelled.


Pete Fairless… Pink Floyd didn’t play, they were having a ‘holiday’. The date was rearranged for the following January, Syd’s last gig, famously

Zabriskie Point Film – December 1970 ABC Cinema

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Interesting soundtrack of Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead etc. Anyone remember seeing this film?

Martin Richter… she was a lovely girl – but left crumbs in the bed 🙁

Lucy Pappas… I watched most of it but missed the end cos the last bus to Fairlight left at 10.30 and films usually finished at 10.40….

Eric Cawthraw… Yep, went with a bunch of mates to see this. I’ve never seen it again, so my memory of it has faded, but I have a visual recollection of seeing a kitchen blown up with all the food and utensils floating around in slow motion. It was definitely Pink Floyd playing in this sequence. I think it was either Astronomy Domine or Careful With that Axe Eugene.  Who’s this bloke Crumbs by the way?

Roger Waters The Wall Film 2015


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ROGER WATERS THE WALL – OFFICIAL POSTER  the official poster for ROGER WATERS THE WALL, the groundbreaking new film written and directed by Roger himself and Sean Evans. See it in cinemas on Tuesday September 29 along with THE SIMPLE FACTS; an exclusive in-conversation with Roger Waters and Nick Mason. Tickets will go on sale on June 19 at rogerwatersthewall.com.

Hastings Pier 1968


supplied by Andre Palfrey-martin collection

Jim Breeds….Goodness me! The Floyd *did* play the pier.

Pete Fairless….it was Pink Floyd, Syd’s last gig!

Mick O’Dowd….Ads like this make us remember why we were all sad at its demise. Such memories and such great diverse music too! Sadly a time passed that will not be seen again(well not for 50p a shot)!

Fortunes autographs from Colin Bell and pity he didn’t get Pink Floyds autographs but only Pete Drummond who presented it.

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supplied by Colin Bell

Paul Kilford… love all the old flyers and stuff.

What 70’s Prog Rock Band should you be in?



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Alan Esdaile… ELP

Jane Hartley… Pink Floyd!

Peter Howard… Genesis

Phil Thornton… Genesis

John Storer… ELP

Perri Ann Haste… ELP

Eric Cawthraw…  depends on how you are defining it, I’ll go for Nektar.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Genesis…happy with that….blue girls come in every size, some are wise & some otherwise…