Cliff Richard & The Shadows – ABC Cinema Hastings – 27th March 1963

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 supplied by….Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection

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supplied by Tony Davis – gig list including Hastings inside the cd.

Phil Gill….I was there, aged 6. It was the most awesome thing I’d ever seen. Better even than when my dad’s shotgun exploded and knocked him flat on his back, which was the most awesome thing I’d seen up to then. Eight weeks short of my seventh birthday then. Used to have my copy of the programme, not sure if I do now though.

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Brian Bennett of The Shadows – 1960’s Bexhill Station


source: Steve Bartley via Terry Pack

Brian Bennett of The Shadows.

Yvonne Cleland… Poor bloke! It’s such a loooooong platform!

Alan Esdaile… I think I saw this photo in a BBC4 programme, showing how groups used to get to gigs by train. Anyone know what venue they played in Bexhill?

Terry Pack… If it isn’t just a staged photo for an album cover, then I suppose they must have played at the De La Warr Pavilion.

Geoff Peckham… He may have just been kicked off the train for having excess baggage!

Robert Searle… Definitely looks like Bexhill Stn

Terry Pack… It’s definitely Bexhill, from an album cover. I can’t remember the title of the album, but it might be ‘Comjng Home’. It’s a solo album by Brian, and the photo was posed. The guard’s van was at the back of the train and the photo would suggest that Brian had got off at the driver’s end. Indeed, he would have had to have been in the driver’s cab for this photo to be real! The absence of a train and any other passengers make it clear that the photographer staged the shot from a position he liked.

Mick O’Dowd… That’s rock’n’roll!

Roland Clarke… Brian’s son Warren posted this same pic about 3-4 years ago stating it was Bexhill station.

Colin Gibson… Def Bex

Phil Little… I think the cases are empty.

Jim Breeds… Was he the bassist? 

Joe Knight… 😂😃 those jumpers were every where I had one and the cravat