The Stinger Issue No 8 – with Paul Simon in Bexhill 1965.



supplied by Stuart Huggett

Stuart Huggett… The Stinger Issue 8 now available – with a feature on Paul Simon’s time in England (including the 1965 De La Warr Pavilion folk festival)

David F Betts… I was on the bill at the de la war gig, probably backing up Bob Edwards. I also co ran the New Inn Sidley and the Black Horse Telham with Colin Potter and  I’m pretty sure Paul Simon didn’t appear at either.I think a guy called Dave Hatch organised the De la Warr concert.

Will Cornell…. Where was Garfunkel? This looks like a great bill.

Alan Esdaile… He was probably at The Scarborough Fair Will.

Stuart Huggett… I’ll say again for those who didn’t know: Ralph May here is better known as Ralph McTell.

Robert Searle… I thought and I know Paul Simon came from New York area

Paul Simon in Bexhill in 1964/1965 – information wanted.

Andy Gunton… Stu Huggett is writing a feature for The Stinger magazine all about Paul Simon and the gigs he played at the New Inn, Sidley and the De La Warr, Bexhill in the mid 1960’s (64/65).

if anyone has any info about those gigs, especially if you were actually at either of them, we’d love to hear from you. Any photo’s, cuttings etc would also be great to see.

Duplo – band practice 1991


supplied by Stuart Huggett

Lee Hume – vocals, Daniel Gorst – guitar, Michael Huggett – synths, programming and effects, Stuart Huggett – synths and cassette case, Paul Mitchell – yoghurt pot.

Stuart Huggett… Band practice, 1991, featuring what would now be a small fortune in vintage synths, drum machines etc, but – back then – was just a heap of unwanted and unfashionable 2nd-hand electronic junk. No wonder we rarely left the house. We were racing through names at this point (4D Special Agent was the name that week) although we ended up settling on Duplo a bit later on. The long task of making our tape archive re-available has started here…..