Jan Warren… Many great bands started at The Marquee!!
Yvonne Cleland… I actually remember this gig! Do you, Tony? xx
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”?? –
supplied by Roger Carey
Sarah Harvey… My artwork….. on my birthday. I organised all of the Ore Festivals in the 1970s and created the posters during my lunch-hours at work. I was a design draughtsperson in Battle. Also played in Samisen on the night.
Alan Wood… Wow !!
Mike Mitchell… I went to that one. I was obviously very keen. 75p entry and I was only earning 50p an hour at Dickies Discount at the time.
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
Glenn Piper… I remember the Ronnie Lane gig 😀 brilliant
Martyn Baker… Me too Glenn. Ronnie’s songs left a lasting impression on me that night. Once heard, never forgotten.
Pete Houghton… I was there . Great memories What a great night and Ronnie and Band signed something for me.
ticket supplied by Clive Richardson
Clive Richardson… The support band did not turn up, so Kingdom Come did a longer set.
Stan Atkinson… Was there, mad as a hatter ! very enjoyable gig !
Andy Davies… Oh I remember this! Fire was a big influence on my brother Simon’s disco show. His DJ name was Tony Kane and when he played that song he would wear my Nan’s fur coat, a creepy rubber mask and a flaming head dress, which was basically a bent pierced thin copper tube some elastic a piece of plastic tubing and a camping gaz cylinder for fuel. I used to have to light the gas coming from the copper. Amazingly the worst accident he ever had was a little burnt hair -he cultivated a pretty good Afro for a white boy in the 70s! Sadly 10 years gone on the 7th of this month.
Jeremy Harrison… I didn’t know Arthur Brown had been to the pier. Amazing it didn’t catch fire that night!
Paul Cullen… Does anyone remember who else besides Crazy world of Arthur Brown and I think Curved Air played at the Pilot field in the 60s?I think it was the Kinks but I’m not sure
Tracy Birrell… I was there and remember how crazy it was.Arthur set his head alight when he sang Fire!
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 ?