Big Beat Reunion Hastings Pier 6th May 1989 – The Merseybeats, The Mindbenders, The Talismen & The Confederates.


supplied by Pete Millington

Alan Oliver… I’m going to see the Merseybeats on Saturday night also on the bill are Peter Noone, Bryan Hyland, and Dave Berry and the Cruisers and Amen Corner.

Alan Esdaile… wishin’ & hopin’ for a good gig then Alan.

Mick Bolton… Two connections to your poster in this pic. Backstage a couple of years ago at the Congress, Eastbourne – with Wayne Fontana (in the hat) and Lou Rosenthal, drummer with the Merseybeats. Lou was in my first band back in 1970 based in Lancashire. Met him again on Tuesday this week along with Tony Crane and Billy Kinsley who still front the Merseybeats.


supplied by Mick Bolton

Gerry and the Pacemakers Farewell Tour – White Rock Theatre 3rd February 2018

Don’t miss what is officially the last chance to see the legend Gerry Marsden before he retires along side his band. Gerry and the Pacemakers burst onto the scene with three consecutive number one hits – How Do You Do It, I Like It and You’ll Never Walk Alone. Now, the iconic band return to Hastings to perform in this special show, alongside special guests The Merseybeats & Steve Ellis of the Love Affair.

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Pat Burgess… We saw them in Toronto a while back, still as good as ever especially Ferry cross the Mersey and You’ll never walk alone

Josie Lawson… When I was 15/16 years at home I had a 4 track tape recorder…I sang on it Gerry and the Pacemakers song You’ll Never Walk Alone..Yep, had a voice in those days…Was my favorite, I just loved the brilliance of the main singer Gerry…
Mind you, I was alone in the dining room of my family home…after, I found out my mother and brother heard me, and that is how I knew my voice was what I wished it to be…at that time I didn’t know that I wouldn’t become a singer, as my father was in his early years, but I did go onto open ‘mic’ my poetry.

Trevor Walker… Brilliant band ! What a good night to look forward to 👍

Andre Martin… Tune into Carnival FM 87.9 or vis The Internet to hear the story behind this single. Best time will be Monday 31st July – 22.00-24.00 or Friday4th August 20.00 – 24.00.