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.

Centre Page, Polegate, 1996. Peter, Greg, Dave, Dermot & Paul.

Supplied by Peter Gladwish and shared from Joe Knight

Bob Searle… Great photo great days

Roy Winchester… David was a good front man

Paul Huggett… Never forgotten going to a 40s themed birthday bash, and Dave walking in dressed as a high-ranking officer in the Third Reich! Quite alarming

Jane Hartley… Used to play the caves too.

Theresa Gray…Maria Gladwish,  bloody brilliant they were, they used to play up the Hollington club at Xmas etc we had some good nights eh cuz xxx

Stuart Moir… During my years with Time Machine

Pauline Richards… Missing Dermot !

Steve Fitzy… Great photo never forgotten Great band

Pearl Easton… Great photo made my day love pearl xx

Linda Welford… Great group always remembered.x

Margret Carley… Great band x

Ted King… Beano. Best band around in the 80’s

Jeffrey Heather… Great do’s at the Del La Warr with Marty Wilde and others at the Bexhill Hop

Stevie Alderson… Good local band also played at the York pub

Who and where is this? Hastings 1972.

Any ideas who this is? Photo from a Hastings tourist brochure and listed as  a modern disco. 

Jim Breeds… I think it’s Hugh Grant

John Gale… Aquarius Club maybe?

Janette Morfey… I think its the Queens Hotel on the seafront

John Gale… That did cross my mind . I saw groups there in 1979 and it looked very similar .

Martin Richter… John, my first thought

John Gale… Martin, saw the Teenbeats there in 79 . In fact the fasions in that photo would have matched a 1979 Teenbeats gig.

Martin Richter… John, certainly 🙂 looks like Sean Hodd at the front ?

John Gale… Could be, and looks like my mate Dave ‘Sam’ Browning in the white TShirt behind the suited guy

David Martin… The Witchdoctor ?

Jan Warren… My first thought was the Regent Hotel (basement) which later became Scalliwags?!

Stuart Moir… To big for it to be the Regent as we played in the basement, agree it could be the Witch doctor or Queens Hotel, can’t recall how big the Aquarius was but that looks like my Ludwig super classic kit as the colour is right Oyster blue ripple and the top toms were 12″ and 14″, the band always moaned about the over tones and would never accept that they would not hear them when playing all together but were necessary in the overall body of the final product .

 

The Tuxedos 1962 and 1988

photos © Eric Upton

Robin Grooves, Peter (Jonah) Jones, Paul Burton, Don Climpson, Eric Upton

Martin Richter… fantastic

Richard Holgarth… Dallas Tuxedo guitars as well…don’t see those too often.

Michaela Audette… Thanks for posting. Today is my Dad’s birthday – Don Climpson. I remember going to the pier and seeing him play for the 80’s show. It is nice to see 60’s and 80’s pics side by side. Thanks again.

Beez Neez – Ad, Pebbles Club, Mick O’Dowd and Warrior Hotel 1977

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ad & photos supplied by Mick O’Dowd

Warrior Hotel around 1977 supplied by Mark Harris & Dave Miller

Mick O’Dowd… More unseen Beez Neez just unearthed in a Time Team dig! Ad was posted in Hastings Observer in about July 1977. Managed to sneak me in as well(Jackie Hazell is to my right so it’s still Beez Neez) with hair!

Tony court-holmes… did we really dress like that

Janine Anne Scott… Judith Clarke, I do declare

Mick O’Dowd… Dead right Janine. Where is she now? Do I spy Hat Trick poster on wall in on-stage pic?

Mark Harris… Love all these old photos!

Mick O’Dowd… I’m a little teapot. Here’s my spout….. Any idea who the guy is in the background Mark? He’s seems familiar.

Mark Harris… Graham Parks (good mate of Chris Pook)

The Magnets – Hastings Pier 27th June 1978

Anyone remember The Magnets?

Martin Richter… er……….no 🙂 they must have cooled down by the time they reached the coast

Mike Hatchard… They no doubt had a certain attraction.

Robert Carey… They were quite a draw.

Graham Matthews… They do say opposite poles attract.

Martin Stoggell… A very attractive band

Nigel Goodman… yes they had quite a pull

Martyn Baker… I remember deciding not to attend this one.

Peter Webb… Shame the law still prohibits public singing.

Nigel Ford… No, I wasn’t drawn to them either, infact we were poles apart…..

Jim Breeds… Not sure I’ve heard of The Magnet. Anything to do with The Attractions?

Chris Stratton… Not remotely familiar.

Richard Brown… I went to most gigs back then but don’t remember these.

Mick O’Dowd… Seems they have lost their magnetism & attraction!

The Fabulous 6Ts call it a day

The Fab 6Ts… The times they are changing indeed. It is with great regret that I have to tell you all that The Great Harry Randall has decided to hang up his plectrums for good and has retired from making great music. Terry and Lol consider that The 6Ts without Harry would never be the same great band, so they have decided that this is the end of The 6Ts. The 6Ts would like to thank everyone that that has supported and enjoyed the band over the last 35 years and wish you all the best in the future. Terry and Lol are going to continue playing, so if you need a bass player you can message Terry through facebook. If you would like a drummer send a message and we’ll pass your message onto Lol. Lots of love to you all, The Fab 6Ts.

Tony Davis… Sorry to her that. Hope Harry Randall is ok

Pete Houghton… That is Sad news Wish Harry all the best

Shelia Maile… Oh dear I did like the 6ts. good music

Andy Qunta… Sorry to hear this! Such a fabulous fun band! Best of luck to each of you!

Jan Warren… Oh thats a shame – I’m sure Terry and Lol will “Rock On”!! – Good luck guys xx

Phil Gill… Well done on the 35 years chaps and best of luck to all three of you. Thanks for the entertainment.

Robert Searle… Sorry to hear this news, was looking forward to seeing you at the Hailsham club.Hope Lol and Terry find something soon.

Dave Nattress… Shame but good luck all on ventures new!

Tony Bird… Best wishes to Harry on his retirement well earned , but if Lol and Terry want to do a Georgie Fame, Nice ,Soft Machine, Peddlers, Alan Price type set with me on Hammond and Piano , give me a shout

Pete Prescott… Sad news. Best of luck guys.

Stuart Moir… We’re all getting close to the time when the body won’t do what we ask of it, I felt like shit after our first practice sore arse sitting on a drum stool for two and a half hours

Andy Maby… Aww guys, that is sad news!! You have been such an inspiration for so many others (including myself!) and will be sorely missed! Thank you, thank you!!

David Oakley… Sorry to hear this , shame it ended during a plague and lockdowns it really is 🙁 all the best regards from Dave (Schnoz)

 

The Likes Of Us – 25th June 1966 supplied by Peter Horton.

The Likes Of Us Photo 1.

The Likes Of Us Photo 2.

The Likes Of Us Photo 3.

Likes Of Us Play List.

Peartree Lane Practise.

all photos supplied by Peter Horton

Peter Horton… Photo 1 shows us playing at The Swedish Students Party at Glyne Hall ,Sackville Road, Bexhill-On-Sea. Left to Right:- Ian Rolls ( Manager ), Chris Burt ( Base Guitar ), Ted Barnes ( Vocals ) & Pete Horton ( Rhythm Guitar ). Photo 2 shows the same evening:- Left To Right:- Chris Burt ( Base Guitar ), Ted Barnes ( Vocals ), Pete Horton –  (Rhythm ) &  Bob Laurie ( Lead Guitar ). Photo 3 shows the same evening:- Ian McGilvray   (Drums ).  Photo 4 shows our play list for that evening 25th June, 1966 at The Glyne Hall, Sackville Road, Bexhill-On-Sea. Photo 5 shows three of us at our practice at a garage in Peartree Lane, Little Common, Bexhill-On-Sea:- Left To Right:- Chris Burt ( Base Guitar ), Bob Laurie ( Lead Guitar ) and Pete Horton ( Rhythm Guitar.

Geoff Peckham… Thanks for these, Peter. I never saw the band, but was mates with Ted Barnes’ younger brother, Steve. Through him I met Bob Laurie and another brilliant Blues guitarist, Patrick Gaffney. I played bass in some jams at the Barnes residency around ’67, ’68 and that’s where I fell in love with the Blues.

Ian McGilvray… Love the jacket the Drummer is wearing !

Robert Searle…  Why do people. play in front of the drummer . You’re right Mac ,what a great jacket ,you must have got hot wearing that.

Mick O’Dowd… Well Robert Searle haven’t you already realise that the drummer likes sitting at the back ‘cos that is where they’ve always been!

Geoff Peckham… A great set list. Only wish I could have heard them playing it. Bob Laurie was a great guitarist but was uncomfortable with public performance. He taught me one or two things about Blues guitar when I was about 15 including the use of the 9th chord.

Gaynor Duke… Ted Barnes is my brother in law and is still singing and plays good guitar now.

Alan Esdaile… Hi Gaynor Duke, please pass on the photos to Ted Barnes and it would be good to get some comments from him and other photos if he has any. Thanks.

Ted Barnes (Via Gaynor Duke)… The Swedish Student gig took place on his 17th birthday, he had seen the photos before but the set list triggered memories!

Chris Burt… Well done Pete. Different Times! I played BASS guitar – probably not very well!

Peter Fairless… Nice playlist!

Thomas (Ted) Barnes… Just found this website and wanted to thank Peter Horton for posting the photographs. Different times, as Chris Burt says, and a long time ago… but happy memories. Just in case anyone’s interested, some of my own recent music is available online (Spotify or Apple Music): an album called ‘Waiting for the Thunder’ by Barnes and Harvey.

Anyone remember the group ‘Eliot’?

photos © Dave Trodd

Mick O’Dowd… No. Wasn’t that ET’s mate?

Stuart Moir… No

Margie Watts-Carter… Sorry, not to my recollection

Colin Brown… Elliott with 2 L’s was an American Emo band from Louisville, Kentucky.1995. But look more like a 60’s Band.

Alan Esdaile… Thanks Colin, I think the photos were taken locally in the 70’s.