Stephanie Blackledge… Ted Crouch and his MANY .bands was a legend!
John Gale… Dad played drums for Ted many times,,, he did play at the Queens Hotel,,, but not sure if he played that night,,, wish he kept a diary of all his gigs
cutting supplied by Sarah Harvey. photo supplied by Peter Gladwish
Peter Gladwish… Above is a piccy of me playing with King Rod on Hastings Pier around the time of this poster!
Andre Martin…..King Rod were a group that played many venues in and around Hastings during the 60s onwards. They were very much part of the Musical/group scene at the time.
Alan Esdaile…..Both King Rod & The Alamo were popular but not sure about sexy smith? Mind you the lead singer of Alamo was Bob Smith so that might have had something to do with him?
Peter Millington….Well here goes for all you “group watchers” – King (Kingsley Trowell – RIP) and Rod (Rodney Trowell) were brothers and went out as King Rod and Co. The Co were Paul Freeman on drums and Greg Pierce on Rhythm guitar. A really good harmony group. Rod joined JINKS in 1974 with Ian Williams, Vocals and Lead guitar, Terry Chedzoy, Vocals and Drums, Peter Millington, Vocals and Rhythm guitar. In 1976 Ian left and Trevor Spears joined. This partnership born out of The Confederates in the ’60s, lasted until January 2002, 26 years! when each took a break for 12 months. JINKS reformed in January 2003 (Ian Williams, Terry Chedzoy and Peter Millington) and continue to play. Trevor Spears and Rodney Trowell now play in LOOSE CHANGE with Stuart Moir on drums (formerly of Suspect and Centre Page and Clive Drew-Clifton on Bass and formerly of the ’60s group The Springbeats.
The ALAMO had quite a few personnel changes but at their height the membership included Bob Smith – Lead Vocals, Kirk Ronchetti Drums, Nigel Davies Lead Guitar, Dave Levett Bass Guitar. This version of the Alamo was converted into GRUNDY (Nigel, Dave and Kirk) with the addition of Nigel’s brother Clive Davies. GRUNDY continue to play although Nigel passed away in 2005. A very sad loss.
Mick O’Dowd….King Rod always seemed to be around somewhere right from the 60’s onwards. One of the most enduring bands maybe?
Maggie Shearin… I so need to put my glasses on…i thought that said kings road…then i thought well friday is not the 22nd lol
Paul Dengate… I was playing with the Alamo at the time of this gig. Don’t remember it, but it’s in the diary. Played a lot on the pier.
poster supplied by Iain Cobby cutting supplied by Sarah Harvey
Nick Webb….I was there yet again
Tony Court-holmes….i was there
Denesis… How some saw a concert that never hapened?
Alan Esdaile… I have emailed back and asked for more information but can anyone else confirm or otherwise that this took place on the 12th September 1972?
Gary Kinch… Genesis gig list here. Bottom of page. Although looking at the list it says Genesis played Hastings pier 3 times in 72 and that isn’t right surely.
Alan Esdaile… Excellent, thanks Gary. The 3rd August was booked for Genesis but was cancelled for some reason(see below ticket) and replaced with Hawkwind. So I imagine then they rebooked to play September.
supplied by Sarah Harvey
Phil Thornton… 1st time I saw them – aged 16 !!!
Pete Fisher… I was there too – 17!
Tony Court-holmes… SO WAS I
supplied by Peter Millington
Peter Millington… Nigel Davies tuning up I think. He was playing in The Alamo at this time and after this went on to form Grundy with his brother Clive Davies and Kirk Ronchetti.
Myra King… Yes this was taken when Nigel was playing with the Alamo
Jenny Tyler… He was such a good musician & singer.
Mick O’Dowd… He also was a nice guy as was his brother.
Brian Lowe… Played drums in the Alamo, such good memories
photo supplied by Peter Millington around 1973.
Yvonne Cleland… The Queen’s Head!
Alan Esdaile… I think this was Bob Smith’s country & western band.
Myra King… Yes it was the Alamo Alan, Bob Smiths country and western Band.
Joe Knight… Must at least retired 5 times to my knowledge last time at the COMET PUB