The Playground – The Cobweb 24th January 1970

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Anyone remember seeing this pop harmony group. They played in Hastings a number of times.

Robert Searle… Remember the name Alan

Alan Esdaile… I remember the name as well Robert and got an idea they also played in Battle? The other thing I just noticed is the name of the dj on the Tamla Motown Sunday Club – Crashendo Needle.

Tony Court-holmes… remember the sunday nights

Wishful Thinking and The Brotherhood – The Cobweb St Leonards 3rd August 1968

Colin Norton… Hi Alan, I was the drummer with The Brotherhood. Other members were Keith Hurley on lead guitar and Kes Jenkinson on bass/vocals. It was a good gig as far as I recall. Here’s the actual poster… No photos of this band unfortunately.

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2nd August 1969 – The Late Hastings Pier and Toast at The Cobweb

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Sarah Harvey… A choice of music on this day in 1969. The Late on the Pier and Toast at the Cobweb.

Andre Martin… The Road, were a local Band but I have no knowledge or memories of the Go Go Dancers on the Thursday Night. I cannot think why anybody would try and run against such a strong show at that with Steve Maxted at the Cobweb, it does not make any business logic.

Nicola Dobson… These were my years at the Cobweb loved it there! Summer of 69 first summer out of school!

Trapeze? and Image – The Cobweb 24th May 1969

24th May 1969 Trapze

Anyone confirm if this was Glenn Hughes Trapeze?

Robert Searle… Yes believe it was

Chris Sambrook… Trapeze were a  a 5 piece band in 1969, so it could have been Glenn Hughes. Then they were down to 3. You are the music, we’re just the band album not sure if this was the first album as a 3 piece. Glenn Hughes mentioned the Moody Blues another West Midlands band for their  help early on to  promote Trapeze,  with thanks to them, within the  presentation of Deep Purple inducted by Lars Ulric into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Robert Searle… “Send me no more letters” was their single on the Threshold label.

The Cobweb – opening night 23rd February 1968 Freddie Fingers Lee and The Mojos

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Sarah Harvey… Being a bit too young to visit The Cobweb at that time…. was this the actual opening night? February 23rd, 1968.

Wendy Weaver… I think Don Smith owned the Cobweb or even the Witchdoctor in the early days. He also had Aquarius I think and certainly owned Rennies (later Dennies) plus the Penguin Snooker Club until it was purchased for the Town Centre Development. He hoped to make the space that was the Cobweb a Casino but could not get permission.

Andre Martin… The Witch Doctor and Cobweb, were owned by another Mr Smith from Manchester who owned amongst other clubs in the North Mr Smiths in Manchester, the Catford Witch Doctor and several others. Don Smith was another Smith, who had interests in and around Hastings in the club business. You also had Eric Rennie, who I understood had the head lease for the Dolphin, which included Witch Doctor, Grenadier Club and Restaurant in Marine Court.

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