supplied by Neil Bailey
Neil Bailey (bass); Dave Forrest (guitar); Steve Joyce (drums/perc); Melita Dennett (vocals/keyboard)
Pete Fairless…..I’m in shock! These belong in the museum, anyway. What a great bit of social history. Not one over eighteen, I’ll bet!
Joe Knight…..looking good Alan!!!!
Eve Neuke….How many nights did I spend there as a foreign 16-year-old student!
Jim Breeds….Whatever happened to Go-Go girls? 🙁 Gosh, Tramps. I didn’t go there very often but that’s another memory bank nudged.
Mick O’Dowd….They went! Always remember you playing Van McCoy’s The Hustle and I have never heard it sound better than at Tramps!
Jeanette Jones……Great memories:)
Peter Pursglove…..That was my last Venue with Paul Casson RIP , we used to pack them in there
Andre Palfrey-martin collection
Andre Martin…..Just look what you could get for 40p – great value eh Alan ! from Hastings Observer Autumn 1977
Dawn Leaney… Loved Tramps! The 2 girls nearest the camera in the photo in the middle are Karen and Lynn and they were in my class at school at the time this was taken! We were about 15/ 16 ! 🙂 good times!
supplied by Lloyd Johnson. Photographer: unknown
Lloyd Johnson… Good Old Hop picking days in the 50s
Stuart Moir… My wife’s family were regularly visitors to the hop fields
John Wilde… 1967 we had a great time
Jacqueline Marsh… Loved it it was the highlight of our holidays with our Aunty Mary, my dads sister.
Chris Meachen… I just about recall staying in one of those tin shacks.. The lady by the doorway could easily be my mum..
Mick Mepham… Tee I ay, tee I ay, tee I ee I ay
Dave Reece… used to go when I was a nipper. A tanner a bushell.
Tony Court-holmes… that was my mums idea of a summer holiday when i was a youngen
all photos by Neil Cartwright, ticket: Raymond Russell, poster : http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/vines-cross-free-festival.html
Chris Meachen… I’m in that crowd somewhere….
Alan Esdaile… Roger Carey in the red trousers.
Nikolai Bukharin… amazing to see this, thanks so much for posting Alan. I was at the 1983 one, have very vivid memories of The Enid set, and vague recollections of much else, music wise.
photo source: http://www.eyesofblond.co.uk/index.html
Anyone remember or know anything about Eyes Of Blond?
Geoff Peckham… Yes, Eyes of Blond were an excellent band. I was at this gig with Laurie – I believe Tone and Andy too. They opened with the Byrds’ song, “Gunga Din”. I think we covered it for a while after that.
Nigel Ford… I was there too, not sure if this was their 1st appearance there or their second,the second time I was torn between giving a friend of a girl I fancied a lift back to Hollington, which I did (without reward,HUH!) only to return to find the band finishing up!! DOHHH!!! …and it was a cold, foggy night (on my GT200 Lambretta). I think it was the first time I’d seen a band with 2 base drums (well, when they first played there) when they first visited. Heavy Rock sound, from London I think. I was impressed , hence why I was annoyed at missing their second appearance!
Geoff Peckham… I saw them at the Cobweb around this time too. (Or was it a band called Blonde on Blonde?) Unfortunately their drummer collapsed mid-set and the gig was abandoned. They claimed it was because he was on strong antibiotics. Does anyone else remember this?
Alan Esdaile… Yes your right Geoff , they played Hastings, “Cobwebs”, St Leonards Monday, August 17, 1970, Hastings, Combe Haven Caravan Pk. Tuesday, August 18, 1970. I don’t know if Andre has any cuttings?
Phil Wade… (guitarist and vocalist in photo above, right hand side) comments… The drummer with the two bass drums was Harry Rix (now deceased), but it was Paul (on the left in the photo) who played at The Cobweb in 1970. Neither drummer collapsed on stage Geoff – perhaps it was Blonde on Blonde? I’ll dig out a photo of the group lineup that played at Battle.Incidentally, our lead guitarist Phil Dimitri now lives in Eastbourne.
Alan Esdaile… Geoff, definitely a band called Blonde On Blonde, I’m sure I have seen them on one of the cuttings but just found this on the web.. was a guitar-led psychedelic rock group from South Wales. The band was originally formed in Newport in 1967
Geoff Peckham… Sounds like them. I remember them being very loud and ‘dangerous’. Some time into the set I noticed the drummer shouting to the others and he was clearly in some discomfort. They didn’t notice until he keeled over backwards and it all came to a halt. Poor guy!
Phil Wade… We split up in March 1971, so you saw us close to the end. Have a look at the web site (www.eyesofblond.co.uk) to see where we came from and why we split. We’d heard of Blonde on Blonde of course (named after a Dylan album) – but our spelling is for males 🙂
Geoff Peckham… I checked it out when the website was posted earlier, Phil. Good stories. Yours is one of the few bands I remember well from that era. Very influential. Just loved “Gunga Din” and other stuff and the way you played them. My band at that time, Factory, probably learned a lot from you guys. We too have met up again recently and we were only talking about you the other day! Never thought I’d be talking to a member in the band shortly after!
photos supplied by Lol Cooksey
Featuring Lol Cooksey, Bruce Cameron, Tel Corder, Dick Parkhouse
Robert Searle… Great photos, another place gone
Pete Houghton… Great photos of the 6Ts
Terry Corder… It’s gone but not such a loss. My memory of that night was and audience of 4, playing cards all night and ignoring us. Oh, I forgot the bar staff of one.
Andy Qunta… not a very social social club then!
Robert Searle… I played there three times ,didn’t like the acoustics. I was lucky, I joined a Hailsham band who used to called Charade,they had a great following.The name was changed to Haze when I joined on bass guitar, then Easy Street.
Andy Qunta… Easy Street sounds familiar, now you mention it! What years were they in action?
Robert Searle… Early 70s who consisted of Me on bass,Dave Easton on vocals,Les Harding guitar,Colin Rotheroe guitar,Dave Funnel drums who was replaced by Roy Winchester. Dave Easton vocals, and me on guitar,Stuart Moir drums vocals, Mick Ingrams bass,and Rev Stockdale keyboards became Centre Page.
Terry Corder… It was social if you played cards
poster supplied by Andy Knight
Robert Searle… Yes,i remember that gig
Jan Warren… WOW, there’s a blast from the past, The Kult were so good, love it!! xx
Paul Coleman… Yeh, loved The Kult. Mick & Pete were personal friends of my brother Martin (Coleman) & came to our house a few times. I thought their record “No Home Today” was brilliant. Unfortunately my copy got destroyed by the sun. I’d love to get another. I remember Ninfield memorial hall gig & the coach trips laid on so we could all support them when playing farther away. Great times.
Jaffa Peckham… I clearly remember this gig. What a thrill to be in a band supporting my local heroes, Kult! Diversion were Andy Knight (drums), Digger ? (vocal), me on bass and Dai Hardin (guitar). Dai was a great guitarist who was newly wed, I believe, and stopped gigging shortly after this. In 1976, in Bedford, I played in a band with another superb guitarist from Wales, David Dutfield. In passing I mentioned Dai and was surprised to learn he knew him! I can’t remember whether it as a friend or by reputation, but I think I Dave told me he was a member of a legendary Welsh band, The Deviants. Anyway, a memorable night in Ninfield, and Kult were awesome as usual!
David Dutfield… Jaffa, Just saw this post and wanted to remind you that Dai Harding, with his brother Gerry, was in a band called the Vagrants. By the way, thanks so much for your kind comment – I have no problem reciprocating – you’re a fine muso and a great guy to know
Mike Curtis… I seem to remember seeing Kult at Moor Hall in Ninfield.
Profiles of the unsung heroes of the UK folk scene from the first revival of the late 1950s through to the 1970s.
Ian Dobson has been a folk music performer, gig organiser and sound engineer for more than half a century. While for much of his professional career Ian was by day a teacher, by night he was the singer in several notable folk groups. For much of the 1970s and early ‘80s Ian also co-ran a Sussex folk club that hosted both major league and up and coming acts. When he and the late folk musician John Towner took over The Black Horse folk club in Telham near Battle, it became a focal point for both the burgeoning Hastings music scene and a venue for some of the biggest names in British and Irish folk music. for more continues here...
Harry Randall… First met Ian in the 70’s whilst hick hiking to the Black Horse with Guitar in tow great friend still bump into him from time to time
Steve Maxted… My Old Penny Arcade at the Rye Heritage. Used to be bigger upstairs but still looks nice
photos © Dave Trodd
Mick O’Dowd… No. Wasn’t that ET’s mate?
Stuart Moir… No
Margie Watts-Carter… Sorry, not to my recollection
Colin Brown… Elliott with 2 L’s was an American Emo band from Louisville, Kentucky.1995. But look more like a 60’s Band.
Alan Esdaile… Thanks Colin, I think the photos were taken locally in the 70’s.