Wendy Belton… I am obsessed with their song Yesterday Has Gone. Love it.
Robert Searle… The Chasers from Romford
Simon K & The Meantimers photo: Michael Armes. shared from… https://garagehangover.com/simon-k-the-meantimers/
Alan Esdaile… I was recently interviewed on the Chris Gentry Show on Carnival FM, who was the best group I saw on the pier. I was stumped to come up with an answer and mentioned well possibly The Who or maybe The Equals but then again I loved Wally and Gracious and not forgetting Curved Air, The Kinks, Leo Sayer, Genesis, Budgie and loads more. Anyway I said I would think on it and decided that the best group and best night has to be Osibisa. What was yours?
Kev Towner… Hawkwind
Peter Fairless… The Jam – Saturday, 23rd April 1977
Steve Foster… The Clash twice !! …The Jam were playing the Marquee in London on the 23 April 1977 ??..did they ever play the pier ?
John Wilde… Osibisa. Hawkwind. Curved Air. Magma.
Peter Fairless… Pick one!
John Wilde… Oh ok. Osibisa.
Phil Thornton… music and show I would say Genesis. most memorable event might be Hawkwind, Golden Earring or possibly Magma !
Sarah Harvey… Be Bop Deluxe
Richard Lavender… Golden Earing. After we dug their lorry out of the deck.
Allyson Breeds… Madness, but to be fair, I have ONLY seen Madness on the pier
Chris Giles… Golden Earring
Tony Ham… Conflict, Poison Girls, U.K. Subs, Sham 69, Dragster. Crass, Poison Girls, Conflict and Annie Anxiety were all on the same night, June 13th 1981, £1 a ticket!
Chris Baker… The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Ten Years After ( I think that was on the Pier ). Just realised I forgot to mention Pink Floyd and Hawkwind! Brilliant gigs!
photo source: Billboard Magazine ad 1964
Terry Haddon… Those were the days ,great band.
Andy Qunta… Love those Hollies!
Gerry Fortsch…I think this may have been the night that they had a crash on the A21 at Robertsbridge?
Susan Duck… I was there, got their autograph. Graham Nash and Tony Hick’s autograph below. Did have all the others but these are the only two I could find
supplied by Susan Duck
John Warner… Tony Rivers, met him in later life when his wife Tina came to work for me. That really is a blast from the past.
Tony Rivers… Yeah I was wondering just where I was that day!
Mick Knights… I still remember them playing Good Vibrations at The Witch Doctor, they were one of my favourite giging bands at the time, saw them on a quite a few occasions, one of them was most probably at the Dolphin Ballroom which was used while the Witch Doctor morphed into The Cobweb.
Robert Carey… Group from Newcastle. The brother of Shorty (drummer) lives in Bexhill.
John Warner… Good group!
supplied by Peter Millington
Pete Millington… Confederates in 1965 L – R = Peter Millington, Paul Burton, Johnny Conroy, Terry Chedzoy, Trevor Spears – Remembering Paul Burton RIP who passed away on 14th January 2015.
Chris Baker… Blimey! They look about twelve!
Pete Millington… Not quite Chris, I was 16 along with Trevor. Johnny Conroy was 15 and Paul and Terry were 17/18 – so long ago! We used to practice in the library at the Grove School. We had several pictures taken there for publicity after or before practicing. Sad that even where we practiced is now a pile of rubble awaiting re-development. It should have been listed and graced with a Blue Plaque LOL
Robert Searle… Great photo
Dave Nattress… Great photo indeed. I’m not or wasn’t acquainted with any of the guys, but have seen most of their names on SMART. But what an iconic photo – i know “iconic” is much over-used. A real, total 60’s “Beat Group” look. Smart matching suits and ties, smiles, smart haircuts, clean image, guitars, a Vox AC30? and an old Selmer combo. Wonderful example of it’s time and local stuff!
Harry Randall… What Selmer is that in the corner? It looks a lot like my thunderbird 30 I sold to someone down the old town loved those legs!
Peter Millington… A Selector-Tone 30 watt if that’s the same Harry
Harry Randall… Well now you know! The Thunderbird thirty came with catchy legs and selector tone buttons on top kept blowing rectifier tubes if my memory serves me if correct! That could even be my old amp! Whilst in “The Chain Reaction ” I had the Selmer Thunderbird 30 and John Petrie had the Selmer Zodiac both looked very similar I sold mine to a bloke halfway up all saints street in the old town.
Pete Fisher… great photo…not many people had a real Fender Strat and Precision bass back then,,,nice colours too!!
Pete Prescott… Great photo !