Zing-A-Ding revue July, Grand Beat Dance Hastings Pier 8th July 1967

Kay Lobb… This is the first time that I have seen the poster for the Summer Revue on the pier ‘Zing a Ding’. I was a dancer in it (my only professional engagement!) and loved every minute. Sadly we didn’t have the audiences to support it being on for the whole summer season. However we were able to go backstage on the Sunday night to meet Cat Stevens, and watch his entire show from the wings.
Wish I had photos to show from that time.

Manfred Mann – Hastings Pier 30th July 1967

Martyn Baker… I’m pretty sure I saw the earthbound there in the mid 70’s. Or did I imagine that gig?

Alan Esdaile… No you didn’t imagine it Martyn, I will repost.

Dave Weeks… Ah the famous support groups ‘ join now’ and ‘free membership ‘ whatever happened to them?

Mick O’Dowd… Just imagine. I stood on stage at The Madness gig on The Pier and stated that they hadn’t played there. Mr Gentry corrected me and for the 2nd time this month i’m on the naughty step! If i’d known they were on I would have gone.

Margaret Trowell… I still go and see Manfred Mann to this day!