What comic did you have, when you were a kid?

Julie Findlay-Jones… Twinkle my sister had Jackie

Angela Frances Gardner… Jackie as a teenager, Princess Tina as a youngster!

Jo Turner… Snap

Margaret Fletcher… I had Bunty

Kev Perry… Look in

Peter Brazier… Eagle, TV21, Valiant, Comando, War library, beano, Dandy, what ever I could get with the pocket money I had left after I’d got my Airfix, Frog or Revel model kit lol

Jim Breeds… Dandy, Beano, Tiger at various times, but I regularly had Eagle delivered. Also I was literally just sorting through some old stuff a few minutes ago and came across this. Who remembers TV Tornado? It’s the complete comic from July 1967 that for some reason I still have.

Jan Warren… Look in and Jackie as a teenager and Yogi Bears Own Weekly as a kid

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Bunty & Jackie

Jo Turner… Princess Tina 😊 and my sister had Jackie

Lucy Pappas… Bunty x

Arthur Sutherland… Where is Topper and Beezer

Lyn Humphrey… Ah, comics—now you’re talking my language! Main one was ‘Lion’, with favourite character being ‘Karl the Viking’. Brilliant artwork, that I found out later was by Don Lawrence, a noted artist (and two weeks too late, I discovered he lived 2 miles from my house!). Also had, at various times, the Victor, Eagle, and Beano. They don’t write ’em like that anymore!

Eric Harmer…  Penthouse

Barry Newton… I know you Eric, you only bought it for the pictures, lol

Paul Chapman… Sparky in the early days. But later warlord, eagle, battle picture weekly… commando library

John Sperni… 2000AD… Still got prog 1,2,3

Martin Ralph… Lol,me too. Up to 226

Will Cornell… Mad Magazine. Still laugh out loud thinking over their stuff.

Dennis Torrance… My favourite was The victor like the dandy and beano later got the century 21

Josie Lawson… I had Jackie and Judy which my mum got me…and sometimes read my sisters Bunty. I miss the comics. I used to enjoy which bubble of words should be read, working it out. I know I have seen in Waterstones when I could get out and about, books with a different type of comic. There is a name for these books but can’t remember.
Within the last few years, adult colouring books have taken the scene by storm so to speak. Yes, obviously someone came to their scenes and realised the relaxation with them, adults and children need to colour, but maybe someone should now come out with adult comic books similar to our childhood comics. Before seeing this, I have quite often mentioned this to friends. “Wish I could pick up a comic at the paper shop”…

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Stray and Snake Eye in support – Hastings Pier 2nd September 1972

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photo and badge supplied by Pete Fisher

Pete Fisher…  Photo of Del Bromham from Stray and badge, Hastings Pier 02.09.72

Chris Sambrook… I remember Snake Eye and they were good. Stray played the Pier a few times and managed by Charlie Kray for a while. Guitarist Del Bromham still performs as Stray although not with the original line up, and solo gigs. Check out his Website for further information.

Chris Meachen… Del Bromham playing the somewhat unattractive replacement Gibson firebird after his original reverse model was stolen..

Phil Gill… He must like it – he’s still playing it!

Pete Prescott… I saw them at Dagenham Roundhouse with Dave Morse and Andy Holliday in 1975. All in your mind.

Dennis Torrance… Liked Stray happy memory’s seeing them on the pier.

 

Joe Brown And His Musicians – White Rock Pavilion 29th August 1971 and Peter Noone & The Hermits 5th September 1971.

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Andre Martin… Worked with both on the military circuit -both great acts and nice people.

Chris Giles… I went to see Peter Noone at the White rock..

Tim Poole… Hi, can you tell me if Hermans Hermits played in Hastings between 73 and 75? I have a memory of my Nan taking me to a concert around that time. Many thanks.

Alan Esdaile… The only thing I can find is Peter Noone played The White Rock Pavilion on the 20th August 1972. Anyone else got any information on other locals gigs he did in the 70’s?

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Tim Poole… That was the concert I remember.

Andre Martin… Thinking back, I am sure that Peter left the group in early 70s and went solo to US, the band that I can remember working with would have been The Hermits, there is a TV programme on Peters life that was made a few years back and that would have more dates, it often pops up on Sky Art ?

Sue James…  I saw Peter noon in the Anchor it must have been late sixties early seventies

Alan Esdaile…  I wonder if the barman said to him.. Sorry, no milk today

Samisen – Treble Eight Four by Sarah Harvey

Sarah Harvey… Another trip down memory lane to my very first band. This time a song that started off as an instrumental and ended up (somehow) with vocals. It was recorded live in 1976 and is dedicated to the late great Graham Barratt who somehow managed to create a lyric and vocal melody to this.

Alan Wood… Good track ,good comments

Robert Searle…  I liked that Sarah

Pete Fisher… excellent track Sarah! Love the drumming (of course), and some great guitars and bass happening. The echoey vocals are really spooky – reminded me a bit of those late 80s Brit bands like Inspiral Carpets…

Sarah Harvey… Thank you Pete. It is another of those reel-to-reel tape conversions. I still have no idea how Graham managed to create lyrics around a Ministry Of Defence Company ID number. It does show however that nearly every song has a story attached to it.

 

Sounds Bob Rogers – Combe Haven Hastings 1974.

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Helen Costa Pescott… Found this in my record collection !!!!

Jim Breeds… Gosh. Who knew!

Andre Martin… Great venue in the 70s

Peter Millington… I played at all 3 bars in the 60s and 70s (Meadowbank, The Music Bar and the Clubhouse) – with THE CONFEDERATES and then SPYKE. Bob Rogers was a class act.

Alan Esdaile… the musicians are listed as…Bass – Ron Seabrook, Drums – Len Clarke , Leader Guitar Producer – Bob Rogers, Organ – John Smith, Vocals – June Lesley.

Veronica Lingley nee’ Hall… Fond memories of Combe Haven at Hastings.  Remember the bars, main clubhouse where a guy hosted with his wife Margaret.  Remember seeing Kenny Ball.  I won a beauty contest.  Children getting on stage and singing.  At the end of the evening we would all sing Show me the way to go home.  Family entertainment.  Remember meeting Keith Lawrence my first holiday romance.  1966/67. Memorable family holidays.

Pete Millington… We (The Confederates) played in the clubhouse during the summer of 1966 here’s a memory for you

Pete Millington… Another reminder of some good times

Leigh Wieland-Boys… I worked as a barmaid there for three summer seasons – 1974/1975 & 1976 – loved it!

Robert Searle… We,Haze, played there one Sunday lunchtime.It was about 1971/72 and was so hot,it was a nice gig

Terry Pack… I did a Summer there in the early 80s with a band called Tuxedo Function (!). The organist/singer used to read everything from buskers’ books and didn’t actually know any of the songs he sang. He would mispronounce a lot of the words: “Jojo left his home in Tuc(k)son, Arizona..” was one example. We used to back the cabaret acts. One as a very unfunny ‘comic’ who also fancied himself a singer. His pronunciation was extraordinary: “Dee see da lice aah owees braa, On Browee” and “You are da wim binee ma wim”. I think it was the worst band I ever played with more than once, but they didn’t get fired.

Pete Millington… The funniest thing I ever saw in the clubhouse was Nookie the Bear who told very rude jokes – not appreciated by David Kenny (owner at the time). One snippit was “what’s up my bum Batman” “Cock Robin” I don’t think the entertainment organiser understood the act and should have put Nookie in the adult bar. Still we thought it was hilarious. That would have been 1965/6

Stuart Huggett… “Meadowbank!” Love this album. Have had its cover as my Twitter profile pic for years. Bob Rogers also had a long & distinguished television career, ended up as the house band on a Frank Skinner show.

Ernest Ballard… Wow I did a residency drumming job there for a summer season. Playing with “The Wheelers”. 6 nights a week and 3 lunch times. Backing cabaret acts most nights. Including drum rolls for magicians so much fun. Plus knobbly knees and Beauty competitions. This has prompted so many old memories I almost forgotten

Harry Randall… Shame how its gone! To play there you have to go up north for auditions and then play the circuit if successful so no good for local bands!

 

Anyone still watch Coronation Street?

  

Jeff Belton… I have too ( only joking), ask Wendy lo

Mark Praid… Only when these people were on

Eric Harmer… I think Albert Tatlock Still watches

Julie Findlay-jones… No haven’t watched for about 12 year’s, it’s lost its way and isn’t the same.

Graham McCallum… Yes

Mark Praid… The Gents at The Rovers led into Albert Tatlock’s Living Room.

Dawn Leaney… Yep!

 

Mister B and Queen Bee – Hairdresser York Buildings Wellington Place 1979

Matt Thomas… My barbers of choice in my teens

Martin Richter… me too

Matt Thomas… Patrick

Martin Richter… oh yes – known him since I was 13

Eugene Hughes… Didn’t that used to be The Black Cat (le chat noir)?

Alan Esdaile… It was a bit further along Eugene stairs going up maybe next to Mozleys?

Chris Meachen… Always used to get my hair cut by Patrick, who I still bump into occasionally.

Alan Esdaile… I also bump into Patrick from time to time and used to get my hair cut by him.

Terry Hardwick… Patrick was a DJ and clued up on his music

Chris Meachen… Originally above the greengrocers, which is now part of KFC…

Martin Richter… Ripley’s

Tim Brooder… Still going,new mister B new location!

Alan Esdaile…Tim will always give you a good haircut at a reasonable price at 41 Robertson Street.

Dave Nattress… Glad I had ridiculously long unkempt hair from 16 – 20.  A long time ago.  Now, my Wife just needs to give me a very short back and sides – number -1 and a shine on top.

Joe Knight… Then Robinson St ; town centre 😊80s

who remembers Shaun Hart – Hastings 1979

Nastassja Kaschevsky… Wow! that’s a blast from the past!

Alan Esdaile…  I was looking for the single track ‘Hastings’ but can’t find.

Nastassja Kaschevsky…  think I had it on vinyl somewhere! He went on to act in Brookside for a while x

Pete Brazier… You know I do! I was his sound engineer and roadie! 😂 Haven’t heard from him since he was on Brookside! Can anyone pass my best wishes to him? I got the record, and the one he did with Eddy Grant under the name of “The Javlinares”

Roy Penfold… I wondered if old Leon (rip) featured in the story and there he was. Having ‘assisted’ Leon with some tracks he recorded during the late ’90s he was certainly more ‘out there’ than his public persona portrayed!

Pete Brazier… The B side was good to “the boring thoughts of a frustrated Song writer!”

Julie Morris… Tony Blackburn played it – on his Radio 1 show – where do the years go?!

Mick Burt… Yep I knew him quite well !Long time ago

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!)