S.O.S. Skidmore, Osborne, Surman and Felix – The Carlisle Hastings 15th August 1975


Phil Thornton… I was at this one ! – they had a couple of VCS3’s which made me happy …. there was a LOT of honking stick action which was hard to understand …. can’t imagine this kind of band being allowed now !!!

Tony Qunta… Yes I remember that very ‘unusual’ gig! Spoke to Mr Osborne – very interesting character!

Terry Pack… I remember this one, too. Great stuff. I got the chance to play with Alan Skidmore a few years later. A wonderful player.

Tony Qunta… Terry, Wow! That must have been quite something!

Martyn Baker… I seem to remember going to this one aged 16. I thought Felix were better, but then what the hell did I know?

The Carlisle Saloon and Roof Garden – 1930’s


photo source: Andy Jefferies via Hastings And St Leonards Pictures And Videos . https://www.facebook.com/groups/340548556033905/

Andy Jefferies… “Rock Night” at The Carlisle tearooms, even a roof garden

Josie Lawson… My dad used to say he played musical instruments in the 30s in Hastings. This is a photo of him and sibling my aunt practising I am presuming. R.I.P. Both…xx


photo supplied by Josie Lawson

Ernest Ballard… Hasn’t changed a bit

Jacqueline Marsh… My mum Worked there in the 50,s and I use to be upstairs on the stage singing pretending to be a singer whilst she was working. little did I know that that was were life would take me when I was older in those days I remember it bein g quite a nice pub

Darren Johnson… Great picture