Anyone remember seeing this band?
Robert Searle… I thought they did a gig at the Sundowners at Pevensey in the seventies.
Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection
John Alexander Wilde… I was at the Be Bop gig and Bill Nelson turned my head around. Be Bop gig was excellent.
from 1975 – Be Bop Deluxe on the Old Grey Whistle Test Show
Dave Nattress….Saw Be Bop Deluxe at Eastbourne Congress (of all places) about 1976, “Sunburst Finish” was out – third albumbut I think it was before “Modern Music” was released. Their support was Krazy Kat – did 2 albums, got of which I’ve got on vinyl, pretty good support band indeed. I do recall Be Bop were VERY loud and had a very trebly piercing sound. Be Bop Deluxe – a truly wonderful band.
Andy Qunta… I saw them at the Pier, could have been this gig, or did they play more than once there?
Peter Fairless… Only this once, I think, Andy.
Janine Anne Scott… Omg , worked with Mick, Keith’s Brother, on the Mecca Circuit in the 70s
Andy Maby… I had no idea they were ever on the pier John! (I was 13)
Mike Cramp… Would have gone to that, had I not been 13 at the time.
Phillip Shallcrass…John’s right, it was an excellent gig. Be Bop Deluxe were a damn fine band
Lloyd Johnson… Who were Martin-Casson Entertainments?…were they Local?
John Wilde… Yes local entrepeneurs.
Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection
A great disc jockey and showman and much loved in the Hastings area. Here’s an interesting link to his record collection:
A rare picture of Steve from 1976 with Chris Gentry at the Pye Records ‘Black Umbrella’ launch party.
Tony Davies….Steve Maxted used to have a weekly show at the Aquarius nightclub in George St ( later to become Saturdays) he’d dance around the stage balancing a chair on his chin and competitions to see who could eat the most boiled eggs or pickled onions in a certain amount of time, winner getting a bottle of wine. He’d shout out ” first girl on stage with red knickers “and there would be a stampede of girls rushing up on stage, again ,winner getting a bottle of wine. Needless to say, the place was always packed. !!! 🙂
Joe Knight….steve maxted he was at catfords witch doctor a friend for many years . I USE TO GET ON THE STAGE SOMETIMES AN HELP HIM ALWAYS A FRANKENSTEIN FILM GOING ON AS WELL WAT EVER BECAME OF HIM ????
Tony Court-holmes… i used to work for mr gentry when he had the roadshow god i could tell some stories
David Wilkinson… god I could write a book but if you see him ask about the vinegar substitute in Helson Cornwall. I knew him when he worked at Lewes. I now live in Dorset, so communicate only by email. My alter ego is motown=mickey
Andre Martin… Fancy you remembering that, I used Orange Fizzy Drink for my chips, when the F&C shop had no vinegar – did not really improve the situation – but Hey Ho that would have been 1976 ? when we were working the Naval Bases in that South West
Steve Maxted… Yes, I remember all those dj’s well. Great times. Thanks
Joe Knight… Where’s the fur waist coat? My grans coat cut off the sleeves 1968 to look like you. What I remember; frankinstien movies raw egg eating balancing table on your chin Desmond Dekker and great nights
Steve Maxted… haha, glad I started a trend. That’s good, all I ever wanted was for people to go away happy and entertained, with good music buzzing in there ears. nice to know everyone has those good memories, thanks
Ad Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection, photo of Edgar Broughton by Clive Richardson
Joe Knight….what happened to steve maxted ? use to go to catford DESMOND DEKOR!!! lots of great bands
Andre Martin….Joe – Steve Maxted still going strong well into the late 1970s. – Above is an advert from 1974. I have some later images waiting to be uploaded and indexed.
John Storer… Apropos of not much, my late Mum absolutely loved Edgar Broughton’s “Apache Dropout”. Remember seeing Barclay James Harvest and thought Hudson/Ford were actually much better than I was expecting
Mick Mepham….Hurrrraahhhhh! I hadn’t got this flier – have now yippeeeee!
Jim Breeds….Lindisfarne, BJH, Hudson/Ford. Wow, I missed some stuff I should have seen
Jenny Tyler… I loved Steve Maxted.
Phil Gill… I was there for the New Year gig. The bouncers stopped the Stallion set at 11:45 and threw everyone out. They were really shitty about it too. Presumably they wanted to go drinking…
Mick Mepham… I remember introducing Hudson/Ford and making a total twat of myself doing so ….. blusho ……
Yvonne Cleland…. You were nowt but a lad, MM 🙂
Mick Knights… Edgar Broughton.. The question has always been, should he have allowed the demons in in the first place!!
Alan Esdaile… Not much hope for the Apaches as well, Mick. Steve Broughton now a Hastings resident.
Glenn Piper… Oh the memories
Tony Court-holmes… god i remember edgar broughton gig out demons out
Alan Essex… One of Joe Meek’s bands.
Lawrence Ralph… Is this the same Riot Squad, that David Bowie recorded 4 – 1967 demos with, released on a 2013 Acid Jazz label E.P ?.
Alan Essex… Yes a young David Bowie joined in 1967, after the death of Joe Meek. Some info and a picture here: