The Episode – The Cobweb 11th January 1969

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The Episode were previous Episode Six which included Ian Gillan and Roger Glover. 7 1/2 pence to play bingo!

Andy Qunta… Simon Dupree & The Big Sound coming up too! Kippinston (!) Lodge!

Paul Huggett… Kippington Lodge had Nick Lowe in the lineup I think.

Alan Esdaile… Yes your right Paul and involved into Brinsley Schwarz.

Chris Jolly… Sat January 18 – KIPPINSTON LODGE!

Andre Martin… Simon Dupree and The Big Sounds, Kites, excellent record used to get a lot of air time on BBC Radio London with Robbie Vincent in th 70s. Worked with Episode Six and of course the House Band = well almost Kippington Lodge when John Schofield was promoting the Happy Ballroom in 1968. Again just how many future “Names” were learning their trade on Hastings Pier or Witch Doctor/Cobweb.

Ian Williams… I worked with Dave Cottam in the ’70’s – great bass player. The band was fronted by Will Young, I believe? Roger Siggery on drums.

Tangerine Slyde – The Cobweb 28th December 1968

Andre Martin… When the Witch Doctor was being changed into The Cobweb,for several weeks they used the Dolphin Ballroom to keep the punters happy but you see John Schofield and Strand Entertainments has just started with the Pier Ballroom.

John Warner… I was Manager of the Witchdoctor club back in the 60’s having moved from the Star Ballroom in Maidstone. I later went to Mr. Smith’s nightclub in Manchester as entertainments manager. The Grenadier club and casino was run by Eric Rennie.

Andre Martin… Welcome to the site John – long time since we last met! Look forward to some more stories from those days.😇😇😇😇😇

Tony Court-holmes… my mum went to the grenadier club

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!

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

Candy Choir – The Cobweb 8th March 1969 & Battle Memorial Hall 1970

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Alan Esdaile… Good band saw them a few times. Remember at Battle Memorial Hall.

Robert Searle… Good harmony group used to see them the old Sundowners Pevensey Ruskin Arms East Ham.Cobweb,Black Bull Lewisham etc

Mick O’Dowd… Very good band. They were regulars at Cobweb.

Howard Jenkins… Brian Hatt is my Brother in law, he was age 80 earlier this year & has been living in North Wales since 1984. After leaving Orange, he ran his own PA company, his son Paul has maintained the family music connection, also as a sound engineer.