The Majority – Witch Doctor 15th October 1966 and coming soon Cryin’ Shames

Stuart Huggett. Cryin Shame, Classic Joe Meek!

John Scaife… Checkout ” The Strange Story Of Joe Meek” BBC 2 Documentary, Joe Meek’s 2 Brothers favourite Joe Meek produced records was “The Crying Shames – Please Stay”

Mick O’Dowd… 3 great bands! I think I went to see the Cryin’Shames not to be confused with The Cryan Shames who I believe were American

Dave Nattress… Didn’t see this – too young, knew of The Witch Doctor but just an intriguing name and place, far too young to go when it was in it’s heyday, but I do remember hearing the band name “The Coloured Raisins” – mid-late 60’s as this advert confirms?  There is a bit about them on the www.  Maybe they got the odd play on the fledgling Radio 1?

Mike O’Dowd… They had quite a few plays on the pirates and their only album came out on Major Minor. They were a good little band.

The Saddle Tramps – Ore Social Club Hastings early 60’s photo by Anthony ‘Nan’ Morland

Melvin Grant, Kenny Comfort and Pete Bailey.

photo © Anthony ‘Nan’ Morland

Matt Thomas… Is this Grove Road Alan?

Alan Esdaile… I thought it was Grove Road when I saw it at The SMART meeting but 2 people said it was Ore Centre.

Kev Towner… that’s definitely The Ore Centre

Stuart Moir… Great name for a country rock band, I wish we’d thought of that one

Lloyd Johnson… Ore Youth Club. Stuart, The photo is the days of Duane Eddy ,Rebel Rouser,The Shadows ,Apache, The Ventures ,Walk Don’t Run and Bonanza on Telly….

Claire Triance… Went to a disco there next to old b and q and now aldi ??

Sandie Carlyon… I live next door to Mel

 

Ides Of March – Witch Doctor St Leonards – 4th September 1965

Anyone confirm if this was the same Ides Of March?

Mike Vawdrey… Having checked – I will own up to being totally clueless otherwise ! – it’s unlikely that the two are one and the same. The Ides Of March depicted on the cover of a Warner Bros single was an American band which had a hit with the aforementioned Vehicle in 1970. That band existed in 1965 but I have not seen any report of them touring in the UK … Subject to correction of course if anybody knows better ! Sorry to add on to my own previous comment but a clincher might be that in 1965 the American Ides Of March were still calling themselves The Shon-Dels. The Ides name was not adopted until the following year ( based on the famous quote from Julius Caesar – well it would be in both cases I guess! )

Nashville Teens – Hastings Pier – 28th August 1966

Gerry Fortsch… I was there and I enjoyed the band, amazing really when you think a small PA system and the bass player using one Vox foundation cab.

Peter Houghton… Saw them in London around 1976

Mick O’Dowd… I worked with them at Pebbles Nightclub in Winchelsea Beach in the 80’s. Only 1 lead vocalist then as Ray Phillips had left. Good band though.

The Funny Farm, George Bean & Trifle and Modes Mode – Hastings Pier 18th August 1968

Anyone know anything about The Funny Farm?

Mike O’Dowd… Don’t remember this at all. Remember George Bean though.

Marcelo Cabrera… The best album of this time, full of ideas, jazz rock, progresive rock, one of my favorite albums. Edited in Argentina a rare record, are today sigue siendo mi album favorite album al presente, desde Argentina.