Mark Rodrigues… What I find hilarious in my head, is that this could still be a current act at The White Rock that they would book!
Martin Richter… a lot of miles ?
Jill Lawrence… I went to that !!
John Gale… My first gig, ages 14
Chris Boorman… Loved the pier gig especially Romeo Challenger’s drum solo!
John Gale… All I remember was being surrounded by Teds, it was boiling hot in there, even though it was Feb and I couldn’t take my parka off because the Zip was stuck
Chris Wood… Didn’t go….not my bag
Janine Anne Scott… I was there in 76-79 in Meridian.
Lyn Whiteman… I was lucky enough to see all of these! Did waitressing and Kings allowed partners in to see shows- fab days!
Dave Weeks… I remember seeing Tommy Cooper there. Legend.
Steve Vollrath…Glass bottle, Bottle glass
Dave Weeks… jar spoon, spoon jar
Steve Vollrath… Dave, Just like that.
Dave Weeks… or was is like that?
The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.
More info and tickets…
Julie Findlay-jones… Used to love going to see them , brilliant live.
Dave Nattress… Used to see them play at the Sundowners MANY years back before they had any chart hits, and they were extremely good. Not many of the original members are still with them but no doubt it’ll be a spectacular show if it’s anything like it used to be. I think they’ve been mentioned before on SMART. Back at The Sundowners there were 2 separate bands called Choice or Choise and Golden Hammers I think, (based in or from Leicester), each band did a pop covers set and they then changed their clobber into , crepes and drapes and did the Showaddywaddy Rock and Roll Show.
Robert Searle… Was there that night,the singer actually mentioned it when he last played the Congress Eastbourne,i was there that night too. I saw Showaddywaddy at Southend a few weeks ago,still good.
Barry Newton… Three groups appeared and good nights had by all at the Sundowners
Jeff Belton… Great music ! Great ones for singing a long. Have a LP and and a double cd. Played alot of music on my radio shows.
Leigh Wieland-Boys… Saw them a few times in the 70s at The Sundowners too & have got my ticket to see them in January! Got to be done..love a trip down Memory Lane!
Dave Nattress… Hi Leigh, Yes, Jane D and I were often at the Sundowners. GREAT days and many great bands on there
Leigh Wieland-Boys… Dave – think I went with you & Jane a couple of times!
Dave Nattress…Hi Leigh – Indeed you did. Such a long time ago – great times!! For me, hideous patterned shirts from Huckles in Hastings, long shirt collars worn outside the Black velvet jacket with the incredibly awful wide lapels, flares as wide as possible flapping in the wind, platform soles and stacked heels, God almighty, oh yeah and long hair way past my shoulder. Girls, mini’s and halter neck tops and platform shoes.
Leigh Wieland-Boys… the fellas really dressed up in those days – I loved the styles back then. I had a lot of denim & velvet!