Joe Knight… Wow!!! 16
Mick O’Dowd… The Riot Squad! What a group! Fantastic! There’s my other faves Candy Choir in there as well. Fab!
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*
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!
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.
Neil Partrick… is that Heinz as in Telstar, Joe Meek etc?
Alan Esdaile… Same one Neil and I think Ritchie Blackmore was in the band at some stage.
Pete Fisher… according to wikipedia Blackmore played on “Just Like Eddie” in 1963, as one of The Outlaws, who Joe Meek used as a backing group for several artists…
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!