Andy Qunta… I remember it well! Not really, but I’m sure it was a fun time! 3 good bands, in my humble opinion!
photo by Peter Houghton
Zip Gun Boogie band with Pete Houghton
Ernest Ballard… Looks like Phil Collins but it’s not ha ha
Pete Houghton… Hi Alan it’s the T Rex concert promoting the zip gun boogie album and the keyboard player was Dino Dines. The band was as follows Gloria Jones keyboard, Dino Dines keyboards Davy Lutton drums, Steve Currie bass.
Ralph Town… Don’t forget to mention Marc Bolan.I might take you to task on which LP was being promoted but it was a slightly overweight Bolan and the 74/76 T.Rex line up
Jan Warren… Yes, I remember Gloria Jones playing keyboard on this track and singing backing vocals with Marc in the “Zip Gun Boogie” video, but I don’t remember a “Zip Gun Boogie Band”?? –
ticket supplied by Mick Mepham
Here’s a rare video of Crawler ‘Stone Cold Sober’ venue unknown.
John Storer….One of the most embarrassing moments of my life was loudly slagging off Crawler as being bloody awful, only to find I was sitting right behind the band’s wives and girlfriends. Oops! Agree with Bobby, though, that Moon were easily the best band on that night. Their debut album “Too Close For Comfort” is one of the few albums I regret giving away, because I’ve never been able to find another copy. I don’t remember Concorde at Reading, but do remember that it had been raining all day and when Moon came onstage it stopped, and the sun came out. Brought a huge cheer from the crowd.
Tim Bruce…..Just watched the youtube link of stone cold sober. Saw Geoff Whitehorn demonstrating Marshall amps in 93 at Eastbourne. Brilliant guitarist.
Bobby Walker….Remember this gig because …. there were seats in the ballroom! Crawler were dull (wasn’t long after Paul Kossoff had died, Boxer were good, but Moon were brilliant. Saw them a few months later at Reading. A brilliant moment when Concorde flew right over the stage as they were playing.
Martyn Baker…..I’m still playing music with Loz Netto (guitarist from MOON & Sniff N’ The Tears). Lives in Brighton. He’s a great player.
Gerry Fortsch… Good gig I remember it well, I was lucky to see my favorite bass player Tim Bogert from the Vanilla Fudge.
Pete Prescott… Wish I had seen this show. Boxer had Mike Patto singing. I also liked Crawler. I saw Patto in 72. amazing band.
Pete Fisher… great group on facebook which I belong to – Ollie Halsall and Patto Fan
Conan Howard… gosh there were some great bands around in those days, where are all the good musicians now? are they all in their 70s and past it ?
photos by Chris Meachen. cuttings supplied by Sarah Harvey.
Geoff Peckham……This brings back memories of supporting the Heavy Metal Kids in Swansea with Factory. We shared a changing room with them. Supported them in Swansea. Gary (Holton) was a a very funny man. Good band, too.
Andy Qunta……What Jaffa said! What a character!
Pete Fairless…..Gary Holton was a real talent and a sad loss. Here’s one of my favourite old clips, always worth watching again…
Glenn Piper…..Working with the HMK’s on a gig at the Marquee Club was a great time. The support act for said gig was Long John Baldry which led to some ‘interesting’ repartee with the HMK fans 🙂
Sarah Harvey….July 6th, 1974. Heavy Metal Kids with Leo Sayer the following week on the 13th.
Mark Syrett… Saw the Heavy Metal Kids one of my first concerts on the pier.
ads supplied by Sarah Harvey, Ronnie Lane photo 1975 (venue unknown) Rik Walton https://www.flickr.com/photos/rikwalton/5069642148/in/photostream/ Mike Storey photo supplied by Clive Richardson from the gig at Hastings Pier
Peter Fairless… …how come?
Mick O’Dowd… Nice one Sarah. Keep em’ coming!
Peter Fairless… Love it!
Steve Cooke… He has to be one of our most underrated songwriters! Went way too soon.
Dennis Torrance… Was there fantastic night
Pete Fisher… Would love to have been there, but saw him with The Faces at Reading in ’72…great documentary here…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6mpuMwLnak
poster supplied by Mick Mepham. Leaflet supplied by Iain Cobby
coloured photos supplied by Eddie Hazell Estate
Pier photo by Chris Meachen
Robin Trower is listed on the poster buy pretty sure he did not turn up. Any ideas who replaced him?
Mick Knights… Here we go again, Jilly and the mike stand, memories are made of this!
Phil Thornton… excellent band, brilliant gig !
Alan Esdaile… Agree Phil, brilliant gig.
Yvonne Cleland… yep!
Tony May… Fantastic pics Alan. I heard so much about this lot from Simon and these shots put meat on the bones.
Phil Thornton… another gig I was at ! if memory serves a spendid event !
Jan Warren… Oh WOW, brilliant pics, thank you, I saw this band many times and they had such a big impact on me!! – I’ve seen many “famous” bands over the years but Fusion Orchestra have always remained most in my head and my heart – their performances were amazing, the song-writing was genius and Jill Saward’s vocals and multi-instrumental talents were (and still are) the best ever!! – I am sooooo happy for the recently released cd “Fusion Orchestra Live at the Marquee 1974” – I woz there, I cant stop playing this cd, it takes me right back there, its amazing, I love you Fusion Orchestra, always and forever!
Andy Qunta… Great photos!
Peter Thomson… That must have been the first of the 2 gigs they did in ’73 on the pier. The second was courtesy of Ace Promotions. The performances were so different I was convinced for a long time I’d seen 2 completely different bands. Anyone feel the same?
Alan Esdaile… That’s right Pete, they did play again on the 28th July 1973 which I think was the one I went to. Mind you they would have also sounded completely different a few years earlier when they played The Cobweb.
Julie Morris… I was at one of the 1973 concerts – can’t remember which one – great concert!
Martin Waghorne… I was at the second concert.
supplied by Mick Mepham
Lesley Brown… I saw them twice on the pier. I didn’t realise it was the same year though.
Keith Veness… Was there great night So many great nights on the pier
Pete Fisher… I remember watching those wooden floorboards bend under the weight of all those stomping boogieing people and hoping they didn’t cave in…one of the tightest bands I’ve ever seen, probably at their best back then…