Hi Fi Discotheque High Street Hastings – 23rd December 1967

John Gale… Hard to believe that existed when you see the size of the gap left there after the fire

Alan Esdaile… used to be packed in like sardines!

John Gale… so I hear,  just a bit before my time

Jon McCallion… It’s where it all started Alan as you would remember, I remember Fiona she invited me for the band.

Linda McGregor… It was nothing like a discotheque when I used to go ’76-’79

Emperor Rosko – Hastings Pier 9th July 1976

Peter Fairless… ‘R’ to the ‘O’ to the ‘S’ to the ‘K’ to the ‘O’…

Tony Davis… When I worked at the Aquarius the Radio One Club with Rosko, came there. I was on the radio as part of the panel reviewing new releases. He is a nice guy, unlike DLT who I also met at The Aquarius on a different night

Marky Heselwood… You can hear Emperor Rosko on CHR Conquest Hospital Radio on Saturday Morning 12am till 2am. And Monday 12am till 2am

Lynne Smith… I remember DLT coming to the Aquarius

Alan Esdaile… I used to book DLT all over the country from a garden shed in Emmanuel Road!

Mick O’Dowd… Used to love “The Emperor”. His ad tune was a take on Jamo Thomas’s “I Spy For The F.B.I” which he altered to “Rosko For The F.B.I.” Played some good music as well.

Jimmy James & The Vagabonds + The Edwin Starr Band – White Rock Theatre. Fri 28th July 2017.


Welcome to a special night of pure original Soul. Featuring The Edwin Starr Band and Jimmy James and The Vagabonds. Join us for a special set of two great bands playing Soul classics from the 60s and 70s. Jimmy James and the Vagabonds will be performing their 70s hits ‘I’ll Go Where the Music Takes Me’, ‘Now Is The Time’, ‘Hey Girl’ and many more, plus the original Edwin Starr Band featuring Angelo Starr performing all the hits ‘War’, ‘Happy Radio’, ‘Stop Her On Sight’, ‘Eye to Eye Contact’ and many more. There will also be a DJ playing soul and motown classics. A must-see show for any soul fan.

Tickets and more information… https://whiterocktheatre.org.uk/Online/