The Herd – Witch Doctor St Leonards 4th June 1966

Mick Wright… Pretty sure the tall blond guy was the bass player in The Hank Wangford Band. They all had fun names…vocalist Irma Setas ….guitarist Brad Breath and the ex Herd Guy was Amos Avachick Daley….a real fun band and all superb singers and musicians

Paul Morfey… Still got the single-From the Underworld.

Johnny Mason radio show with special guest Steve Maxted – Listen again, or listen for the first time if you missed it!

Thanks to Sarah Harvey for posting.  Click on link… https://www.mixcloud.com/sarahharvey7737769/johnny-mason-60s-and-70s-show-on-chr-with-guest-steve-maxted-15022018/

Steve Maxted… Thanks for inviting me, brought back many memories with the music and chat. Great to see you and Andre again after all these years

Tony Davis… Just listening to the show with Steve and remember him from the Aquarius. I used to go and see him before my gig at the Astral Club. I have to say that I have stolen his opening track I Can’t Explain by the Who when I have been doing live festival gigs over the last few years. Thanks for the inspiration Steve

Kevin Burchett… Im listening to you while I write this brought back some great memories of the Cobweb and the Aquarius on thursday nights you were the best at the time and your choice of music from that era was and still is brilliant. thanks. Glad you gave Eugene and George a mention thanks again

Alan Pepper… Thanks for this great programme it has been fascinating listening to Steve after all these years. Remember the time of the early Seventies at the Aquarius so well . Dancing to the great sounds of the day. He was an inspiration to me and look back with fond memories ! Will try to visit Rye and track down Steve and have a coffee ad a chat if allowed .

Steve Maxted… Thanks to Alan Pepper for for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the memories

Tony May… Great show! I was not around in the hey day of Steve Maxted but have heard a lot about him over the years. It was brilliant to listen to his memories and what an astonishing life of variety he has led!

 

De-Hems – Aquarius Hastings 19th January 1974

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Anyone remember seeing the De-Hems? Interesting another band that was produced by Eddie Grant, so was he involved in booking the bands?

Alan Pepper… Great advert !
I remember Johnny Johnson and the bandwagon clearly with his enormous sunglasses !! Wished I had seen kiki dee though there were some great times in the early 70s up there at the Aquarius . Steve Maxted would rope us up onto the stage to mime to someone FAMOUS Elvis Noddy Holder Gary Glitter to win a bottle of Cheap Plonk !! By the way not sure about De Hems though sorry got carried away there reminiscing ha ha ….

Mick O’Dowd… De Hems were produced by Eddie Grant and I recall they were a raving little soul influenced band.

Del Withers… Hi my mate Dave Hitchens played the electric organ with the De-Hems I remember going to a recording studios in Stamford Hill N16 in the early 70s with him and Eddie Grant was there. I do believe it was his studios and I think he Managed the De-Hems. He was a very pleasant guy.

Stephen Moran… I have very fond memories of the Aquarius. I went there most Thursday’s during the early seventies and looked forward to the Steve Maxted Show. He always opened his set with ‘I Can’t Explain’ by the Who, something I still do now when I DJ!

Steve Maxted… So glad you you enjoyed my shows, and to know that ‘I Can’t Explain’ stayed in your memories so well. Thanks

Martin Zappa… THE Coach House, was Eddy Grants Studio (later Ice Records). Dave Hitchin – Hammond C3, Colin Harrison – Fender Jazz Bass, Steve Jarvis – Vocals, Pedro – Drums, Glenn Garzke – Guitar