The Hollies – Hastings Pier 12th January 1964

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

The Confederates – Grove School practice 1965

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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 !

Trying to locate members of Bern Elliott & The Klan

Michele Wilson asks

I am trying to locate the old band members of Bern Elliott’s group The Klan. They were on Ready Steady Go 4th September 1964. Can you help me. I am trying to put a programme together about the band. Thanks. Miles & Michele Wilson.

Terry Lucas… Hi luv I tidied Bern and The Klan Dave cameron, ex Fleewrekkers, lead guitar, Tim Hughes rhythm guitar and vocals( passed away) Andy Knottley skins, Trevor Haworth bass I think, memory is failing me, this might help though

Michele Wilson… Hi Good to be in touch, I was Tims sister. I remember you well. Please send me details of Bern Elliot and any e-mils to get in touch with. Love to tlk to you again. Michele

Bob Pateman… Hi – I know of Tim Hughes more as a Hasher than a musician. I just looked up the Fernmen on Wikipedia and did not see Tim listed as a band member? Any explanation?

Roger Humphries… Terry Lucas. …. I’m sure that John (Silbey) Pierce was the bass player with The Klan. and the band also had an organist (Vox Continental) played by a guy who lived in Maidstone Road, Chatham.

Roger Humphries… John Pearce was definitely the bass player with The Klan. …. When the band split he joined Candy Choir and in 1968 he became a police officer based in Kent. …. John is on Facebook.

John Pearce… Hi There, I’m John Pearce and was the bass player of Bern Elliott & The Klan when it was formed in 1964. In any documentation you have about the band, it will show my name as Jon Silby Pearce. This was the idea of Ronnie Vaughan Bern’s manager, Silby being my second Christian name and H being dropped from John was also his idea. If you need any further info I’d try to help.

John Pearce… in reply to Bob Pateman… Tim Hughes was rhythm guitarist of The Klan and I played bass. We were both head hunted from a semi pro group called The Cortinas based in the Medway Towns when The Klan was formed. Tim passed away some years ago, I believe in Thailand.

Lee Elliott… Hi I’m Berns son Lee, my email is leebelliott@yahoo.co.uk

John H Warburg… (in reply to Terry Lucas) Bern Elliott on lead vocals (b. Bernard Michael Elliott, November 17, 1942, Erith), Dave ‘Tex’ Cameron on lead guitar (b. David Cameron, October 21, 1939, Ealing, West London), Tim ‘Magic’ Hughes on rhythm guitar (b. Timothy John Patrick Hughes, 1944, Little Ashton Park, Staffordshire d. Friday, January 23, 1998, Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand), John Pearce on bass, a guy on Vox Continental organ and Pete Adams on drums (b. Peter Adams).

Harry Barned… (in reply to John Pearce) This a long shot, but my name is Harry Barnes and I have stumbled on this text trail by accident, but I do have an interest and a connection. I played lead guitar and vocals for a band called Ray Cleveland and the Statesmen, we too were managed by Ronnie Vaughan along with Steve Marriott and the Moments. I would dearly love to catch up with any of the band, but for years I have failed on social media. So, if anyone, Roy Lucas (bass), Ray Dickinson (vocals) etc, please contact me at admin@barnes-net.com
Cheers

Jimmy McMaster… Peter J. Mason was the organist and there was also an Andy Torley listed as a sax player (maybe for session). I live in Australia and got this info from a magazine called Fabulous in 1964.

John Pearce… I confirm Peter Mason was our keyboard player (Vox Continental). He was a classically trained pianist and lived in Chatham, Kent. I was with The Klan from start to finish and we never had a sax player, either for gigs nor in the studio.

Harry… Hi. I’m trying to sort out the line-up on the ‘Good Times’ 45 for a website and (thanks to all you people who’ve contributed) I’m nearly clear but there’s an extra bassist called Pete Shelton who mentions being in this band in 1964 (I believe September 1964 was when the single was released). He posted in detail on Facebook and said; “In mid 64… joining Bern Elliott and the Fenmen…the name later changed to the Klan. I stayed with them until Christmas 64.” Is anyone able to clarify – I realise it was a quite a while ago! Thank you

John Pearce… Harry, I’ve never heard of a Pete Shelton playing for either the Fenmen or The Klan. Eric Wilmore played bass for The Fenmen and I played bass for The Klan. That aside, I can help you with ‘Good Times’ because I played bass and provided backing vocals at the session with Bern. It was recorded at the Decca studios in London. Line up Dave ‘Tex’ Cameron lead guitar, Tim Hughes (aka Hamilton) rhythm guitar and backing vocals, John Pearce (aka Jon Silby Pearce) bass guitar and backing vocals , Peter Mason keyboard (Vox Continental) and Pete Adams drums. I hope this helps.

Harry… Thank you John.

John Warburg… (in reply to Terry Lucas)… Hi Terry I have a bit more info. Bern Elliott on lead vocals (b. Bernard Michael Elliott, November 17, 1942, Erith, Kent), Dave ‘Tex’ Cameron on lead guitar (b. David Cameron, October 21, 1939, Ealing, West London), Tim ‘Magic’ Hughes on rhythm guitar (b. Timothy John Patrick Hughes, 1944, Little Ashton Park, Staffordshire d. Friday, January 23, 1998, Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand), John Pearce on bass (b.John Silby Pearce, 1947, Gillingham, Kent), P.J. Mason on Vox Continental organ (b. Peter J. Mason, 1945, Chatham, Kent) and Pete Adams on drums (b. Peter Adams, London). Cheers John

Ian King… I was talking to Bern son Anthony, he said was doing ok, he now live in Margate with his second wife Carol, Bern use to live next door to me, he live in Stone, Dartford, Kent.

Peter Adams… Hi John, It’s Pete Adams the drummer here with the Klan in 1964. I note that someone by the name of Wilson is trying to trace all the members . Please can you forward this message to whoever it needs to go to. My email address is telstar779@gmail.com Stay safe and well Regards Peter Adams

Tuesday’s Children 1967

supplied by Colin Fox

Colin Fox… I’ve looked through some of the photos on this site, but couldn’t find this: Tuesday’s Children, July 1967, shortly before Phil Cordell left for a solo career. Formed in mid 1966 from the ashes of The Prophets the original line up comprised: Phil Cordell lead vocals guitar, Mick Ware vocals guitar, Paul Kendrick bass, Derrick Gough drums

Colin Bell… I have their autographs from when i was working backstage when they appeared on Hastings Pier in 1967 or 8, can’t remember exactly. The signatures are Paul Kendrick, Del Gough, Bob Hodges & Mick Ware (guitar). Happy Days!

Ashley Davies… Phil Cordell is my old band mate Charlie’s dad both great guitarists

Charlie Cordell… Here is a pic of the magazine 15th July 1967. (My dad is in the middle) he told me they were on a photo shoot for it and broke into the cloakroom to “borrow “ clothes for the photo, Tuesdays Children were on the front cover and look who was on the back.

Robert Searle… He was a good bloke Charlie.

Stuart Moir… Wow look at those stage clothes, Centre Page used to dress for the stage but not to that extent, I’m impressed

Malcolm Gough… My dad is top right Del Gough, sadly passed away this year 24 Sept 2021 .

 

 

The Herd – Hastings Pier 11th November 1967

photo from an advert 1968 Fontana / Mercury Records

Mick O’Dowd… Loved this band and Peter Frampton

Linda Crane… One of my early fav bands

Andy Dinsdale… Great song, strange cine direction, Francoise Hardy in audience.

Colin Bell… I was there working backstage that night, great band and nice guys.