The Kinks – Hastings Pier 6th August 1967

Flyer supplied by Lloyd Johnson. photo from Fanclub television show, in 1967 Photographer: W. Veenman

*Pink Floyd did not appear on the 20th August 1967 but replaced by Unit 4+2. The date was rescheduled for 20th January 1968*

poster supplied by Brenda Crouch

 

Carol Arnold… AHHHH saw unit 4 plus 2

Heather Smith… went to see them at the White Rock Theatre a few monthes back, may be 8 monthes ago they where good, great music

Mick O’Dowd… What a line-up! If only possible today. Orange Seaweed were also support for Jimi Hendrix.

Ken Copsey… Believe this was Syd Barret’s last gig with Pink Floyd?

Peter Fairless… The rearranged gig in January ’68, yes, Ken

Mick O’Dowd… Does anybody know of anything of Orange Seaweed?

Martin Richter…  like the Dave Dee – not enough room on the poster!

Lisa Jane… Wonder if my parents went to any of these… Only ten bob too

Mick Knights… When, as an apprentice I was only earning about four pounds ten a week out of which I had to pay my mum, buy cloths etc ten bob was a sizeable chunk of your weeks money

Mick Bolton… Full marks for punctuation – DAVE DEE, D., B., M. & T.

The Equals plus Magic Alice – Hastings Pier 3rd August 1969

Colin Fox… That’s before I joined Road. I was in Copenhagen all through August 1969. I believe Trevor Spears was playing guitar with them at that time. Tony Kenward lead vocals, Bob Aylward drums, Roy Sanderson bass.

Neil Partrick… “Gonna walk right down …Priory Avenue…” eh….

Sheila Farmer… I saw them.

Neil Partrick… ..and Eddy Grant..! Colin…When you say “Road”, do you mean Noel Redding’s band?

Colin Fox… No, it was Tony Kenwards band in Eastbourne. Trevor left in 1970, and I replaced him.

Dave Nattress… Roy used to work at Drallim, Brett Drive, Bexhill with a bunch of mates, was in The Road then, later Lysander was it and others I guess. We used to see them a lot to give them support as he was a workmate of my friends. Bought my second car, a “C” reg, light Green Ford Anglebox 105E off his wife.

Colin Fox… We went from Lyzander to Performance.

Davy Jones and The Lower Third – Witch Doctor St Leonards – 17th July 1965

Trevor Webb… Interesting coincidence .just reading biography of David Bowie by Simon Goddard Ziggyology a brief History of Ziggy Stardust. I was never into David Bowie at School but a number of my friends were. Apparently David Bowie met the Lower Third a beat group from Margate in La Gioconda in Denmark Street, London. No mention of Hastings gigs.

Moody Blues – Witch Doctor 1st Birthday night 16th July 1965

Lloyd Johnson… I went to this gig!…the WERE Magnificent with Denny Laine.

Colin Bell… Even remastered ‘Go Now’ still suffers bloody awful distortion. I asked Denny about this in the 90’s and even he admitted the original ‘master’ was distorted! Still a great record though.

John Busbridge… I was there, I still have the ticket and a signed photograph! And the original LP

Bob Cockburn… They were excellent that night!!

David Edwards… In the midst of so much guitar led pap this came along with the driving piano and Denny’s unique vocals, wonderful!!

Stuart Tanner… Remember it well.

Mick O’Dowd… The REAL Moody Blues with Denny Laine! I seemed to vaguely remember going to this.

Judith Monk… I was there.

The Mouse Movement plus The Shrew People – Sedlescombe Village Hall 14th July 1967

Geoff Peckham… I’m curious to know something about these bands. Never heard of them – great names!

Gerry Fortsch.. I remember the Mouse Movement very well, great name I always thought.

Phillip Earle… Hi. The Shrew People were myself, Dave Neale, and Paul Dove.

Geoff Peckham… Ah, yes. Hi Philip. I seem to remember Laurie mentioning you on them now.

Phillip Earle… After The Shrew People, Dave and I formed The Magnetic Fruit Juice with another guitarist (can’t remember his name). We only did one gig before the guitarist left and of course as Laurie mentioned then came The Mone.

Geoff Peckham… Magnetic Fruit Juice – genius!

Dave Nattress… The “Mouse Movement” band was the originator of “Rodent Rock” taken to great heights many years later by….”The Hamsters”.

Geoff Peckham… ….and briefly by the Boomtown Rats.

Phillip Earle… but long before them all was the Rat Pack.

Gerry Fortsch… Must have been a Boom Town.

Zing-A-Ding revue July, Grand Beat Dance Hastings Pier 8th July 1967

Kay Lobb… This is the first time that I have seen the poster for the Summer Revue on the pier ‘Zing a Ding’. I was a dancer in it (my only professional engagement!) and loved every minute. Sadly we didn’t have the audiences to support it being on for the whole summer season. However we were able to go backstage on the Sunday night to meet Cat Stevens, and watch his entire show from the wings.
Wish I had photos to show from that time.

Cliff Richard and The Shadows – Ritz Cinema Hastings 2nd March 1962

Peter Thomson… Interesting (for me) to see Helen Shapiro’s tour dates, which include my current home town of Peterborough. A year later she was on a similar tour, when she again appeared at The Embassy theatre here, supported by The Beatles. This was the first of their two appearances in the city, the second as headliners, and older locals still reminisce fondly of those days. The Embassy still stands, by the way.

Alan Esdaile… Helen Shapiro was at the ABC Cinema Hastings on the 28th November 1962 and Cliff and The Shadows were back again on 27th March 1963.

Janet Brophy… Saw Them, Good Old Cliff & The Shadows

Mark Randall… Tony Orlando, later to be in Dawn ( Knock Three Times, Tie a Yellow Ribbon)

Mick O’Dowd… Billy Fury came along after.

Peter Webb… Marty Wilde.