Pete Millington… Remember those sessions well – SPYKE = Chris Sayer (Guitar+Vocals), Peter Millington (Bass+Vocals), Ian Williams (Guitar+Vocals) Terry Chedzoy (Drums+Vocals)
Who remembers The Pied Piper pub?
Jim Breeds… Nope! It must have been bad for the children of the area!
Richard Turner… My dads band playing Thursday
Pete Millington… Yep! SPYKE played there regularly in the mid 1970s
Alan Esdaile… Did someone say Crispian St Peters played at this pub?
Pete Fairless… Don’t know, but they used to play out at the end of the night with Bob & Marcia version.
Virginia Davis… Yes. My grandparents lived a few doors away. Spent many times in there with family
Dawn Leaney… Oh yes.. had good times there , dancing to the disco.. l think it was on a Friday night!
Tony Davis… Yes. I ran into the guy who managed him and he played there opening night
Jacquie Hinves… Yes , I do!
Terry Hardwick… I used to do the disco with Tony Murray his Dad Ted and his Mum Carol ran it .
Samantha Blake… I remember the pub x
Jo Turner… Yes, Lizzy and I often went there
Roy Penfold… Became The Manor in later years I believe…
Sandy Max… I only knew it as the Manor
Pete Brazier… I know for certain that his Record was lol
Ralph Town… Regularly pissed in there from 1975 to around 1979.
Ken Copsey… My grandads local when we lived in St Mary’s Terrace.
Tony Court-holmes… yet another old pub there used to be so many up that way but not any more
Merv Kennard… yes remember it well. played there a few times. landlord always wanted to flip a coin for double or quits before paying.
supplied by Kevin Burchett Scalliwags and sober judge Facebook page.
Kevin Burchett… SPYKE PLAYED AT SCALLYS THE FIRST WEDNESDAY AFTER OPENING SOON AFTER THEY REFORMED TO BECOME JINKS
John Storer… Aah! …. those halcyon days of crimpolene flares! 🙂
Peter Millington… We didn’t reform, we just added Rod Trowell to our line-up and changed our name from SPYKE to JINKS. That change happened after 28th May 1975 and before our return to Scalliwags on 11th July that same year. Thanks for posting Kevin – my “style cred” has just hit the buffers!
Peter Gladwish… Just noticed my band, ‘Vogue’ were on this advert. We were regulars at Scallywags for quite a while.
Pete Prescott… I still have the Jinks album on cassette (light blue cover )
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Chris Sayer, Ian Williams, Terry Chedzoy, Peter Millington.
Pete Millington… The fourth line-up of SPYKE playing at the Queens Hotel 10th April 1971 – Looks like we’ve just been told “Trust me lads – the cheque’s in the post”
Chris Baker… I thought I was the only one with a daft haircut in those days! 😁
Pete Millington… We all had ’em along with everyone else!
Yvonne Cleland… Ah still miss Chris. x
Tony Court-holmes… who remembers the band called the Town Council?
John Busbridge… I always remember Chris singing “Lady came from Baltimore”!
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SPYKE – 1968 L-R Paul Burton – Peter (Ginger) Millington, Chris Sayer – Playing in support of Bob Miller and the Millermen – ITT Annual Christmas Dance – White Rock Theatre.
John Storer… My Mum and Dad went to this
Robert Searle… Was Terry on drums Pete
Peter Millington… No, Robert .We were a trio for about a year then a duo after Paul left then I managed to convince Chris that a drummer would be a good idea. Spyke played without a drummer for about 2 years. I have to say, playing bass and holding a consistent beat in front of the ITT dancing crowd of 1000+ was testing. Good training though.
Yvonne Cleland… Lovely Chris x
John Kingdon… What a memory, dear old Chris, God Bless him and Henry both sorely missed.
Pete Millington… Remember it well! Always packed out! SPYKE at the time was Ian Williams, Ginger Millington and Terry Chedzoy.
Dave Nattress… The York, London Road, Bexhill just round the corner from the now long gone Queens Head where local bands played. The York has been putting on bands on and off for a very long time. A band I saw once there was called “Esgaroth” – the name I’ve since learned s the name of a community referred to in The Hobbit – good on you Google for telling me this. Anyway, they were apparently from Tunbridge Wells and what little else I remember – easy to get wrecked in The York back then, was that the singer resembled Jim Morrison, and delivered a bit like him. They were quite heavy, sinister, dark sort of sound really, did their own stuff I recall tight and great overall. The singer really stood out – very different. Never heard of or saw them after that. Would have been about 1978/1979. Anyone else heard of them?
Robert Searle… Played there when it was The York with Haze,Easy Street,and Centre Page, really enjoyed playing there
Martin Richter… I can feel my foot tapping
Pete Millington… Spyke at that time were -Ginger Millington, Terry Chedzoy and Ian Williams
Colin Fox… Yet another one for my collection. Cheers
Alan Esdaile… Looks like you missed this one Colin, as the later advert says Performance has split up.
Colin Fox… No wonder I couldn’t remember this gig.
Pete Millington… Same here Colin – I was thinking that I’d lost the plot. Spyke as a Trio would bave been blown away by a 6 piece, I would certainly have remembered the experience. Phew SPYKE survived!