West Coast Consortium and The Millionaires – Hastings Pier, Soul Committee and Extreme Sound – The Cobweb. 12th October 1968.

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Sarah Harvey… This day October 12th, 1968. A Choice of music at two venues in the town.

Alan Esdaile… I wonder if The Steamhammer is the same one that played the pier and did Juniors Wailing?

Barry Taylor… Yes Alan, I was there but don’t remember much!

Candy Choir – The Cobweb 21st September 1968

Pete Fisher… win a chicken?!!

Tony Court-holmes… dead or alive ?

Paul Coleman… The Kult! I thought they were a great band & they did actually release a record called “No Home Today” which I thought was good. Might even have got into the charts.
Led by by 2 brothers, Mick & Pete o’Driscoll who were friends of my brother, Martin. They were Ninfield boys if I remember right. They certainly played at the memorial hall there. Late 60’s I’m guessing. They had a great local following & used to lay on coaches for their fans to go to their gigs. Great times.

 

August 16th 1969 at the Cobweb and the Pier. Glenroy Oakley and Suspect.

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Mick O’Dowd… Went to the Vanity Fare gig but walked out half way through along with alot of others. The between numbers banter was absolutely pornographic. Not what you’d expect from a band like this.

Gerry Fortsch… Suspect did great Spencer Davis covers

Playground and Jo Jo Gunne – The Cobweb 1969

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Harmony Group from the late 60s. July 26th, 1969

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Sarah Harvey… Jo Jo Gunne (wrongly spelt on the advertisement) at the Cobweb in August 1969. However, this does not appear to be the better known Jo Jo Gunne that was formed in California and hit the charts with “Run, Run, Run” ….. this was a British based group from Feltham in Middlesex formed in 1965 whom started out at as an R&B outfit and several iterations of the band later moved towards a soul-based music genre. This is probably consistent with a group playing at The Cobweb. The band finally split up at the end of 1969 after the flop of what appears to be their final Single “Every Story Has An End. The California “Jo Jo Gunne” was formed in 1970 and “Run, Run, Run” was released in 1972….both of course after the Cobweb date.

Dave Nattress… Well described Sarah! Was puzzled, as ok I knew there was the successful single by an American band but 1969 and a local gig didn’t seem to work with the memory. Oh! My Editor has just asked me “What memory” – Can’t recall right now!

Miltons Fingers and Gold Dust – The Cobweb St Leonards 7th June 1969


Miltons Fingers, 1968. Left to right: Tony “Spike” Milligan, Milton, Alan Stevenson and Bert Coupe. photo: https://garagehangover.com/miltons-fingers/

Judy Atkinson… I remember going to see Steve Maxted at the Aquarius club in George St, Thursday nights in the 70s

Little John and The Shadrocks – The Cobweb 2nd November 1968

Mick O’Dowd… Not heard of them even though I was a Jay Boy lable fan.

Tony Court-holmes… I  was only 16 then

Andrea Rashford-Hewitt… Little John & The Shadrocks were a popular group in London within the black community in the 60’s and 70″s. They sang Motown Otis Reading etc and wrote songs too. Little John was the lead singer. They played across Europe.