Stallion -Martin Casson Agency promo photo – Rock-A-Nore Hastings 1975


Tich Turner, Phil Thornton, Roger Carey, Steve Demetri, Vic Bridger.

Promotion picture when they were signed to ‘Martin Casson Agency’.

Roger Carey… they asked us to wear suits for the promo photo.

Gaynor Duke… Tony Bridger

Glenn Piper… Anthony Victor Bridger hence the “Vic”

Andy Qunta… Can’t see exactly, but it looks like Tich might have been the only one who complied with that request!

Pete Prescott… Should I tell my Tich/skeleton story ?

Martyn Baker… Yes, of course you should Pete. I’m all ears!

Pete Prescott… Here goes. So it’s Sep 77 and I’m down in Hastings from north Kent where I live to audition for a band Steppin Out. It’s a Sunday afternoon. I go to a place in Silverhill called The Box. The audition seems to go well, I’m asked about my past. I mention that my last band made it to the final of the Melody Maker competition a few years previously. “Oh” says Tich “we were on that year too!” Just as I’m about to say “do you remember that complete tosser in the skeleton outfit that had everyone pissing themselves?” Tich says “you might remember me…I had a skeleton outfit on!” I was that close to never living in Hastings (and having no teeth !). I have to say that the time I spent in Steppin Out was an eye opener for me. An education. I wasn’t really up to the job. Tich was (and No doubt still is) a fantastic front man. I liked his singing. I couldn’t think why they wanted another singer. I had never sung harmonies and was bloody useless at those. I was very static on stage in those days. Pretty redundant. Rich also wrote sing great songs with Roger Hubbard who was the guitarist. It was an amazing band. Tich should have been successful. Wearing that skeleton outfit was something I would never have done. I didn’t have the balls. He did. Singers like Peter Gabriel or David Bowie wore make up and costumes and stunned people. I realised then that that could never be me. So hats off to the skeleton outfit !



Steel Dawn – 2002

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supplied by Tim Moose Bruce

Tim Moose Bruce… Steel Dawn. 2002. Think this was at the White Knight at 3 bridges near Crawley. Band was Brian Reeve (R.I.P) on vocals. Brian Hudson guitar. Adrian Orrom guitar. Dave Lowe on drums and myself Tim Moose Bruce on bass (looking like I just laid an egg!)

Rusty Butler – publicity photo December 1973


supplied by Colin Norton

Back row l to r – Eddie Renouf – Lead Guitar, Colin Norton – Drums, Dave Greenfield – Keyboards, Front l to r – Tony Savva – Vocals, Dave Poxon – Bass Guitar.

Alan Esdaile… How did you come up with the name of the band Colin?

Colin Norton… Hi Alan, I’m not really sure… Eddie Renouf and myself were the last two to join the band and they already had the name 🙂


Rock Museum – Parkstone Road Hastings 1969


supplied by Laurie Cooksey

Laurie Cooksey… Rock Museum Autumn 1969, posing alongside someone else’s mini in Parkstone Road, Hastings. Left to right: Tony Carr(lead vocals), Terry Corder(bass guitar/vocals), Dave Gurr(lead guitar/vocals), Laurie Cooksey(drums/vocals). Rock Museum had formed in early 1969 as a 3 piece heavy rock group, Tony Carr joining on lead vocals in the summer of 1969. The group split up at the end of 1969.

Janine Anne Hemsley… This is great.

Andy Qunta… Saw Rock Museum rehearsing in a Church hall in late ’69, shortly after moving to the Hastings area. Very impressed, especially with Laurie Cooksey! Remember thinking it would be great to play with him in a band one day!

Geoff Peckham… You never know, Andy. It may still happen!

Sarah Harvey… These photos are absolute gems

Colin Fox… I have to say that I have never heard of this band, but they certainly look the part. Great photo.

Mick O’Dowd… It’s amazing how many bands are coming out of the woodwork now thanks to Lol. Can’t say I remember these either so it is great to see them and just goes to show how lucky we were/are in Hastings to have such a rich musicak heritage.

Mark Asseenontv Scutchings-Stevens… I remember Dave Gurr in 1976 when he was living in Crawley ! He was riding a Honda CB500T . What’s become of him now ?

Ian McGilvray… Is Laurie still playing? I saw him behind His kit on many occasions in Bexhill.

Alan Esdaile… He’s still playing Ian, with the 6T’s (next gig The Comet 30th Aug 2014) and with a reformed Factory.

Janine Anne Hemsley… Terry Corder too .

Jan Warren… Oh, great to see this photo – I remember these guys and did some of them go on to form “Die Laughing” and “Factory”??!!

Andy Qunta… Laurie was (& is!) in Factory, and he & Terry were in Die Laughing, and are now also part of the 6Ts!

Sheila Maile… Are this band currently called the 6Ts

Richard J Porter… Two of them make up part of the 6Ts!

Terry Corder… Yes we are and still playing regularly. Find us on facebook, just search for thefab6ts

Sheila Maile… You used to play in the angling club not so long ago, shame you don’t any more. What they have there now are not a patch on you, yes I will look on fb.thanks

Terry Corder… We were at the little angling club on pirate day. It was a great day!

Tim Moose Bruce… Dave Gurr lived opposite us in Little Common. About that time he bought a little Gilera motorbike. He then got the nickname “Flying Jesus”!

Steve Demetri – 1952 – 2012


photo by Chris Meachen 

Born 27th August 1952.

Alan Esdaile….Happy Birthday to the late Steve Demetri. So many happy memories of a very special person and friend. Always in my thoughts.

Janine Hemsley… Amazing Guy xx

Andy Qunta… Happy Birthday, Steve! Miss ya! You were a lot of fun, to be sure. Gone but not forgotten! x

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Wonderful man, wonderful memories xx


supplied by Leigh Wieland-Boys

John Wilde… Scared the chit out of me.Traveling 6 inches off the ground in a fiberglass car @ 1000mph!  Our Steve x

Steve Kinch… Knew Steve from our days at Priory Road School. Got up to all kinds of shenanigans through the years – some musicaly related, and others not so musical :/ They were fun and exciting times. Sadly, for one reason or another, we lost touch in later years. I do have a lot to thank Steve for. Happy birthday ol’ mucker x

Leigh Weiland-Boys… Steve D introduced me to you in 1975 Steve, you both came up Saturday’s when I was working as a cocktail waitress, probably your one & only time in there! Frightening to think that was 41 years ago! Xx

Jan Warren… Great photo – Hastings in the 70s!! – sorry I didnt know Steve?!

Andy Caine… Happy birthday Steve!! Hope you’re enjoying yourself!

Gary Kinch… I remember Steve driving his white MGB GT to school. I remember him taking me to the headmaster for some discipline. I worked in the Golden Hind when Steve was running it. I certainly remember that Lotus Europa, it must have been about 1973.

Chris Meachen…. I remember how difficult it could be getting out of it, particularly if he’d parked next to a slightly higher than average kerb. My solution was to get my bum onto the pavement and then roll backwards.. Not elegant but I wasn’t a contortionist…

Jon McCallion… Remembering a good friend on this day and all the good times in the band the cars and the girls. Never forgotten.

Andy Knight… Steve and I used to go drum lessons in Dartford in this car, didn’t take long!



Citrus and Daisy – Hastings Pier 24th August, 1974



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Daisy photos supplied by Yvonne Cleland

Tony Barraclough, Terry Corder, Will Thomson, Kevin Hoad.

Alan Esdaile… Anyone remember Citrus?

Andy Qunta….Excellent!

Yvonne Cleland…..Yep! All young and pretty! 🙂

Kevin Hoad…..Hahah.Those were the Days my Friend,We thought they’d never end.I feel a song coming on.

Janine Anne Hemsley…..Great pic xxxx

Liz Beeching… Anyone remember the seventies?……………J.B.