photo supplied by Pete Houghton
Pete Houghton… I think it was the Roundhouse London
Martin Richter… the last gang in town – the only band that mattered 🙂
ticket supplied by Alex Chapman ad supplied by Sarah Harvey
Cheryl White… What an amazing gig to have been at. I’m currently curating an exhibition about Poly Styrene. Does anyone have anything of X-Ray Spex on the pier?
Andy Gunton… I’ve no doubt you’re already aware of this, but just in case, Poly is mentioned in this: http://www.thestinger.org.uk/article/532c522180a367948bda9ac2#.WFrPZbGcbyI
Chris van Rock… I would love to see that exhibition about Poly. I have wrote my first novel ( the Zombies of St. Leonard’s ) with a character based on her and a copy of the book has been sent to her daughter by her friend. I can deliver or post and all monies are for St Michael’s Hospice in memory of Poly … the inspiration and memories of growing up with punk music
Chris van Rock… Interestingly the Slits played on 2 clash tours. Always a great band.
Paul Mingham… Took a charter coach there, it picked us up in Newhaven. Ride was fun, punk rock sing along all the way there! Great gig electric atmosphere. Oh to be 17 again!
Tim Brooder… How I wish I wasn’t 7 at the time!
ticket supplied by Robert Wren, ad supplied by Sarah Harvey, backstage pass supplied by Pete Fairless badge supplied by Phil Meston, photo: The Clash in Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway Helge Øverås, 21 May 1980 http://www.helgeoveras.com/concertphoto.shtml
Mark Gilham… This show was put on by our old manager John Curd
Andy Baldock…..saw the gig in 1980. Also saw them at Brighton Top Rank either the next night or night after that.Saw some fab bands at the old Top Rank……..
Phil Meston… I saw the Clash on the pier in 1980. Another souvenir from the Clash’s 1980 gig on The Pier, the badge above.
Cheryl White… This must have been one of the first outings for ‘London Calling’. Anyone remember the set list?
David Stevens… The first outings for songs from London Calling were three gigs in London during July 1979, followed by a festival appearance in Finland and a North American tour in the Autumn. On the 12th Jan 1980 my memory has them opening with London Calling, but looking at the available set lists from around that date they all go Clash City Rockers, Brand New Cadillac, Safe European Home, Jimmy Jazz, London Calling and then some variation.
Peter Fairless… Sadly, too many of those brain cells are long departed. I can tell you they played it but I couldnt tell you where in the set it was!
Chris Giles… Missed all of these …too busy being a mum.
Mark Parsons… I was at this gig and still have my ticket stub which Topper autographed for me. I have this memory of Joe Strummer announcing that this was the first live performance of London Calling but the album came out in 1979 and they must of played it before. However it was a great gig and if memory serves they kicked the set of with Clash City Rockers.
Ian Wilson… Mark, did The Bodysnatchers play that night?
Mark Parsons… Hi Ian. I don’t remember the Bodysnatchers but definitely remember the Slits playing.
Ken Copsey… Before starting at the 77 gig Joe Strummer announced ” this ones a seaside special… Hastings is burning!” Bang we was off! Didn’t stay at the front for very long as complete pogoing mayhem ensued and thought 15 year old me might get trampled.This was one of the most memorable gigs I’ve attended. Definitely the right place to be for a 15 year old in 1977. Funny how history is revised but I can remember London Calling not being that highly regarded when it came out, being redolent of the Clashes slide towards American stadium sell out status.
supplied by Peter Fairless Bands on Hastings Pier https://www.facebook.com/groups/196962362327/
The Adverts replaced Jim Capaldi who was originally booked…
Ken Copsey .…Remember the Voidoids walked off stage after their ‘bald’ lead guitarist was hit on the head by what looked like a full can of beer. Thank god that kind of age discrimination doesn’t go on nowadays or none of us would dare set foot on stage again!
John Storer…..The Clash in 77 was one of the best gigs I ever saw at the Pier, even though I had to stand at the back because it was the first gig I’d taken the future Mrs Storer to (She was a Genesis / Yes / Pink Floyd fan). We’d only been going out a couple of weeks so I had to be on best behaviour. Knew it was going to be a great gig as soon as they launched into “London’s Burning. “Their debut still stands the test of time and is one of the few albums from that era I still listen to occasionally. But only in the car … Mrs S still hates punk!
Andrew Clifton…. link for review of gig.
poster for sale in Belgium…
sourced from Stefaan Delarue. Punk Memorabilia For Sale or Trade Facebook page.
Clash ticket supplied by Lynn Gale
Lynn Gale… My hubby found , may be of interest.
Shaun Wright… I went to that Clash gig…..😎