The Seekers – Hastings 1964 and 1974

Supplied by Len Benton

Featuring Len Benton, Jerry Hadfield, Kevin Clarke and Cliff Waters

Martin Richter… nice geetars 🙂

Judith Monk… Thanks so much for these Jerry was my brother. He died of prostate cancer 15 years ago aged 55. Am I able to get copies of these for his family please?

Alan Esdaile… Should be able to do some photocopies Judith.

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

Group Therapy – 1967

Anyone able to confirm names?

Chris Baker… No idea, sorry. Played there a few times. Stonking crowd! When the policeman came to complain about the noise they picked him up and chucked him in the sea!

Alan Esdaile… I think Mick O’Dowd mentioned before that Robin Farrant(of Farrant & Reid) was in the band????

Mick O’Dowd… Yes he was. Can’t see him in pic though.

Trevor Spears… Looks like Paul Burton at the front,i think robin Farrant and possibly Merfyn Ashdown!  Think the drummers name was Bob Drewett?

Lloyd Johnson… It is Paul Burton…😀😀👍🏻

Andre Martin… Yes Robin in the back, left hand side.

Pete Millington… Not sure whether Chris Sayer was in Group Therapy or not. Later in 1967 SPYKE were formed which included Chris Sayer, Paul Burton and me. The Sailing Club was also on our gig venues. Great times apart from the sewage coming up through the toilets at high tide.

The Likes Of Us at The Den 1960’s

supplied by Bob Laurie

Peter Horton… A new pic has just come to light and has been sent to me by Bob Laurie. It shows Bob Laurie, Chris Burt and myself photograped at our ” Den ” in Peartree Lane near Little Common. It was taken at the same time as another one already sent to you sometime ago. We were in ” The Likes Of Us ” at the time and the the pic was taken by Chris Burt’s dad known as Joe. I can’t remember seeing it before.

Geoff Peckham… The original garage band?

Dave Nattress… Very sharp Mr Pecksniff!!

Geoff Peckham… Cheers, Neggle! And a Happy New Year to you!