supplied by Peter Shaw – source Jeanne Wilson & Vic Usher
Pete Shaw… Ok, that’s me in the centre top shot, Vic Usher on the right with Colin Masters on the left….Jan was the singer…what was her second name? My first live band! We gigged up to three times per week! I earnt enough to buy a Vespa Scooter much later….RDY 630…what larks!! The photo….Another shot of Jan with her Chaperones…prior to me getting the gig! The guitarist on the right was moved on at the same time…Jan was a hairdresser at the time…any names?
Peter Gladwish… What year was this, Pete?
Andre Martin… Names from the past for sure – excellent.
Robert Searle… Love seeing these old photos
Will Cornell…Many a parent of hot teenage girls must’ve sent them out to see this band…with a name like that, it’s almost as good as a bar band called “Free Beer”.
Pete Shaw… I think about 1963 into 1964…I came to Hastings in 1961…I was 12 then and joined Hastings Grammar School…we lived in St George’s Road (mum had a shop and off licence…)!! At school I was in a class with Stuart Tanner, Anthony Nice, Colin Sturdey etc. and played with The Suspects at a Grammar school dance in 1964-5 supported by local lads in Unit 4 (Cliff Brooker, the late Tony Hughes, Mervyn Ashdown
Andy Knight… Brilliant
John Cheves… That’s a great poster.
Colin Fox… I did the same Pete, but I got a Lambretta
Pete Shaw… Gigging was like a town spun University education…I sat behind Jan and wondered why the guys kept smiling at her…then I realised…I wondered why guys were drinking in the bar…I was given a light and bitter…then I realised…I wondered what £11 per week was really worth in 1963…until I paid cash for my Vespa! Then I realised….! Been like that ever since! Hey, still got your acoustic fender?
Peter Millington… Whatever happened to Jan Vic and Colin?
Colin Fox… Yes Pete, it’s the only piece of equipment I have left.
Pete Shaw… I posted this poster for that reason Pete, as the only one I have up to date knowledge of is Vic Usher (of Stace& Co.!!)
Janine Anne Hemsley… Fabulous