The Factory – Crowhurst Recreation Ground – 19th August 1972

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admission to dance 37 1/2p !

Geoff Peckham… I’ve just looked this up in Andy’s famous gig diary. Andy describes a it as ‘a load of rubbish’! PA problems in the first set, small crowd and cold weather given as reasons.
The corresponding gig in ’71 was better, however:
“August 14th at Crowhurst for £15.
This was an outdoor affair and we were up on the back of a lorry which made a change. Once we gained control over the erratic electricity supply we played pretty (well) and people enjoyed it. We had complaints about the noise about 4 miles away which can’t be bad. Mark Anderson blew a train for us which was nice.”
Does anyone remember Mark or know what he’s doing now? I met him at Hastings College in ’69 where he played guitar and harp with Min and me.

Phil Gill… “Blew a train”….is that some sort of euphemism?

Geoff Peckham… I see how that could be misconstrued into an extraordinary feat! No, Mark used to do a great Sonny Terry-style train impersonation on the blues harp. (I think you probably knew that, Phil!)

Factory – Chelsea College Eastbourne 16th June 1973 and Andy’s diary

Supplied by Andy Qunta

Ernest Ballard… I’ve got stuff in my garage from years ago. Some chewed by mice 😀. Lovely to see this memorabilia.

Andy Qunta… thanks! I don’t remember seeing this before, but it was a while ago!

Phil Gill… Could’ve bought two notebooks for the price of that gig.

 

 

Rock Museum – Parkstone Road Hastings 1969 & Pier gig 29th Nov 1969

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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”!

Factory – Mallet Hall Bexhill (early rehearsals) 1970

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supplied by Lol Cooksey

‘Jaffa’ (Geoff Peckham) Bass, Lol Cooksey Drums, Andy Qunta Lead Vocals 12 String Guitar, Tony Qunta Lead Guitar.

Yvonne Cleland… Lovely x Bexhill’s produced its fair share of musicians!

Phil Gill… Nice to see a pic of Tony Qunta playing the WEM Sapphire. You sold that guitar to me about a year later Tone, remember?

Geoff Peckham… Can anyone identity the bass I’m playing? I don’t remember it.

Phil Gill… Is it a Vox of some sort Geoff? I’m more concerned that you’re apparently possessed by demons in the first pic.

Geoff Peckham… That’s right – I think it is a Vox. Yes that’s a strange picture isn’t it. I sent it to Andy as a Halloween card! I blame it on Lol. He still has the power…..

Andy Qunta… Yes, Lol has always had the power!  I don’t remember that bass at all, Jaffa! I thought you always had a Fender Mustang! Don’t remember Tone’s WEM Sapphire either! I remember what I had for breakfast today though, so no need to worry yet!

Geoff Peckham… Yes, Andy. And I still have the Fender Mustang – always a pleasure to play but the pick-ups are shot so hardly any volume. Does anyone out there know of any way I can replace or repair them without spoiling the guitar? I think I had an Antoria bass at some stage, before buying the Mustang

Tony Qunta…. Phil, thanks for reminding me re selling the WEM guitar to you – I had completely forgotten about that! I’m pretty sure that was Andy’s originally. (photo no 4) My Miles Davis pose! 🙂

Phil Gill… It was a great guitar. I liked it a lot, but eventually traded it for this:

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Steve Kinch… great to see these old shots

Mick Mepham… You can get the pickups rewound I believe, as long as they aren’t hermetically sealed …..Also, the bass looks a bit like a Danelectro (maybe)

Phil Gill… Try my pal James Collins at http://www.jamescollinsguitars.com/ I think he’s in Mayfield. Or if you fancy a pick up expert and are prepared to post to USA, I highly recommend Curtis Novak. He made me a great set of Strat pickups: http://curtisnovak.com/pickups_bass.shtml

Mick Mepham… Jaffa, are you actually the devil in disguise? Those eyes …..

 

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.

Tony Court-Holmes… odd bits

Skysteed – 1975

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supplied by Tim White http://www.whitehouse2002.co.uk/index.html

Steve Francis (bass/vocals), Paul Morfey (guitar/vocals), Kevin White (Drums).

Tim White… Skysteed existed around 1975 and rehearsed at my Nan’s house in Catsfield, East Sussex.

Janette Morfey… I’m loving all the long hair!!

Roy Penfold… Is that cymbal suspended from the ceiling?

Alan Esdaile… I think you might be right Roy? The photo reminds me of Pink Floyd Ummagumma.

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