Pauline Richards… Had my 21st birthday there. Just a couple of years ago !!
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Brian Hills… Here is pic of four of the Jazz Caverners taken at the Regent Club, Hastings showing l to r – Pete Kitcher, Trevor Richards, Brian Towers, and Ian Scriven. No date unfortunately.
John Gale… Fantastic photo. The Regent Hotel was another venue that my dad enjoyed playing drums in with his bands.
Alan Esdaile… I remember the wallpaper!
Paul Coleman… Never saw the Caverners but remember “The Unabridged Telephone Directory” with Roy Sanderson on bass. Saw them many times. Always packed & very loud. Great!
Trevor Spears… I thought our volume was tastefully balanced and gentle on the ears!
Nick Prince… I’m sure that is the wall paper the Orion Cinema had going up it staircase to the foyer!
Mike Waghorne… Were’s Min ?
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Josie Lawson… Regent Hotel, wasn’t that where the Reades lived, the Scalliwaggers
Kevin Burchett… his was before the Reades took over, Josie
Robert Searle… Great picture
Harry Randall… I’m So Glad, was one that always reminds me of them! Where are they now?
Lloyd Johnson… Dave Johnson ! Remember him well from Ore Youth Club!…he played with Kenny Comfort ,Melvyn & Lynn Grant for a while I think or it might have been The Redcoats …Dave had the newsagents in Westfield in later life I believe he died some time ago….
Pete Millington… Don’t remember Dave playing with The Redcoats Lloyd. Must have been Johnny Smith and the Chevs was really early. The first time I saw him he had his jean jacket draped over his floor to tom to deaden it. That was at the Market Hall.
Lloyd Johnson… Yes! You are right! I can remember him talking with Kenny and Melvyn a lot …Brian ‘Bonzo’ Redfern was Kenny and Melvyn’s drummer…I Loved The Market Hall it was so funny seeing Henry with his nose almost on the Chevs guitarist finger board saying things like “Oh! That’s how you do that” or “No! No! That’s not right” taking the piss and trying to put him off….all in a spirit of camaraderie. Is my memory right in thinking there would be The Talismen set up at one end of the hall and Johnny Smith and the Chevys at the other..I always think of it as a battle ground…’Battle of The Bands’ so to speak…Dave Bishop would get up with The Chevs and sing ‘it’s been nice’ a Marty Wilde ‘B’ side….really liked that song…silly teenage stuff trying to sound tough and grown up…
Pete Millington… Yes it was a feature of the MH to have 2 groups, one at each end, most groups had the pleasure of trying to outdo each other. We (The Confederates) had that pleasure.
Lloyd Johnson… I really liked the friendship and the good humoured pissing taking between the bands…didn’t Johnny Smith keep a milk bottle behind the amp for some reason.. Colin ‘Sid’ Tapp lived in my road…I made a guitar when I was a kid, tried to copy the Everly Brothers guitars, it was black with white binding.When it was built I painted it black and then varnished it…the vanished reacted with the paint and it ended up crackle finish…I sold it to Colin later .He told me it was his first guitar when we met up a year of so back….Barry Goodall and Pete Bailey and his twin brother were in my class at Priory road….
Dave Nattress… Great stories and some unbelievable band names in the last couple of weeks. As I’ve remarked before, there’s me thinking weird band names only really started in the 70’s, “A Teardrop Explodes” – “Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark” – etc. etc. How wrong was I? Where did the “Unabridged Telephone Directory” come from?
Colin Fox… they used to shorten their name to UTD, but it sounded like a sexual disease.
May 1968 Advert
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Andre Martin….I know that some groups come up with really strange names – but what about this from 1968
Geoff Peckham….Would this be the indefatigable Roy Martin who played banjo and sang with the Jazz Caverners?
Tony Qunta….Wow, I had forgotten about them!
Yvonne Cleland…..Who on earth thought that would be a good name?!
Chris Jolly… And they say it’s all in the name…
Terry Huggins… The Pork Dagger no less.
Pete Fisher… sounds like a Spinal Tap song title…
Andy Qunta… Thanks for reminding me about Roy Martin! What a character!
Anyone able to confirm names?
Chris Baker… No idea, sorry. Played there a few times. Stonking crowd! When the policeman came to complain about the noise they picked him up and chucked him in the sea!
Alan Esdaile… I think Mick O’Dowd mentioned before that Robin Farrant(of Farrant & Reid) was in the band????
Mick O’Dowd… Yes he was. Can’t see him in pic though.
Trevor Spears… Looks like Paul Burton at the front,i think robin Farrant and possibly Merfyn Ashdown! Think the drummers name was Bob Drewett?
Lloyd Johnson… It is Paul Burton…😀😀👍🏻
Andre Martin… Yes Robin in the back, left hand side.
Pete Millington… Not sure whether Chris Sayer was in Group Therapy or not. Later in 1967 SPYKE were formed which included Chris Sayer, Paul Burton and me. The Sailing Club was also on our gig venues. Great times apart from the sewage coming up through the toilets at high tide.
Andre Martin… Now that really is a flash back Hastings Style – read into the advert the influence and choice of wording of one Mr Alan Jensen of The Disc Jockey Fame [and other activities]
The Talismen on Hastings Old Town Beach in 1964. From left to right is Keith (Budge) Harrison-Burgess, Chris Sayer, Henry Harvey, Pete Jones. Photo from Peter Millington.
Mick Knights…..The winch huts don’t seem to have aged that much!
Pat Harrison Burgess… Do you have any more pictures of The Talismen? Would love his daughters to see more pictures.
Alan Esdaile… Hi Pat, I expect you have seen the other ones on the site but will check with Pete Millington to see if he has any others. Anyone else, got any photos?
Eugene Hughes… Wow. My first job in 1972 was with Henry (Henners) on the GPO.
Roger Saunders… Great to see the photo. I was the original drummer with the group for a couple of years. Happy Days. Good gigs at the Market Hall in George Street, and always great laughs with Henry.
Andre Martin… Life was always a laugh with ‘enry.
Advert for The Regent 1965…
Ken Mulley… I remember seeing the Tallismen performing at the Caves in Hastings, it had to be about 1964/ 5 . If I remember right . They dressed in Denim . Levi 501s . Fantastic band
Pat Harrison-Burgess… Thanks Ken
Sandie Carlyon… Loved Henry. Ace postie as well.
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Kevin Burchett… SPYKE PLAYED AT SCALLYS THE FIRST WEDNESDAY AFTER OPENING SOON AFTER THEY REFORMED TO BECOME JINKS
John Storer… Aah! …. those halcyon days of crimpolene flares! 🙂
Peter Millington… We didn’t reform, we just added Rod Trowell to our line-up and changed our name from SPYKE to JINKS. That change happened after 28th May 1975 and before our return to Scalliwags on 11th July that same year. Thanks for posting Kevin – my “style cred” has just hit the buffers!
Peter Gladwish… Just noticed my band, ‘Vogue’ were on this advert. We were regulars at Scallywags for quite a while.
Pete Prescott… I still have the Jinks album on cassette (light blue cover )