all cuttings supplied by Sarah Harvey
Dennis Torrance… Saw Frankie Miller on pier.
From 68 – Tich Turner, Tony Bird , Len Benton, Peter Horton and Ian McGilvray.
supplied by Pete Horton
Paul Sleet – saw them at a gig at a girls school in Hastings. Think it was woodlands in tower road if memory serves. I was a mere schoolboy at the time.
Phil Gill commented on this photo:
Ray took that picture in the top end of Alexandra Park. Tich commandeered my white jacket, so we went through Ray’s wardrobe and he found me that black leather one. It was really ’70s with a huge winged collar, which was tucked under out of sight. It also had “Marlon” written across the back of the shoulders in huge white letters. We referred to Ray as Marlon for weeks afterwards…
Ken Wilson… I remember going round Tich’s house and listening to the Stones first album…..who would have thought they would be playing Glastonbury tonight !!!!! Must have been 63/64 ish. Tich did the best Mick Jagger ever , great guy !!
Bobby Walker….Ray Fenwick now head of music at a college in Lincolnshire. Still plays regularly in local pubs
Allan Peterson… Hi,I remember Tich from the sixties at the Tuesday Night gigs at Langton Hall Battle. A Mick Jagger lookalike. Used to talk to him, a nice guy. Glad he has done well for himself. If only Diana was released later on?
Mick O’Dowd…. agree Tich was a Mick Jagger lookalike & that’s one reason we hired him to front Deep Purple.
Alan Wood… Interesting again,says Tich did well,how well
Andy Maby…. A superb song! Especially played live by the Escalators.. downstairs in the Chatsworth!!! :o))
Andy Qunta… I was just listening to this yesterday on my iPod! Fun times! What has Tich been up to? Haven’t seen or heard of him in a while!
Colin Fox… I remember Tich and his band supporting us at Langton Hall Battle in the early 60’s when he was a young lad just starting out and I could see they had potential. Very friendly and eager to learn.
Mick O’Dowd… I believe he is one of “The Blues Bros” in Soul Express show and also now in The Low-Fi Sneakers or something like that?
Phil Gill… TTE, Lovely lads, but you wouldn’t want any of ’em marrying your sister.
Andy Qunta… Great to see Tich has still got it!
Yvonne Cleland… Brilliant!
Pete Prescott… I still have that record !
Virginia Davis… Remember seeing them often at the Chatsworth
Mike Gingold… I was the ‘Belsize Park Horns’ – Mike Gingold (overdubbed on recordings). Gigs were a riot.
Pete Prescott… One of Hastings best front men !
Harry Randall… Allan Peterson those were the days remember it well played a few times at Battle Hop in “The Chain Reaction”
Pete Prescott… I never understood why I was asked to be in Steppin Out (amazing band) I couldn’t see what I could do on stage to equal what he was doing. I was very envious.
supplied by Roger Carey
The band was Steve Demetri, Tony Qunta, Roger Carey, Tich Turner and guest guitarist Andy Smith (From The Roaring 80’s). Put together for one night only by Roger Carey.
Geoff Peckham… I’ll bet that was a good night! x
Pete Fisher… What a great memento – I recognise Roger’s writing. Detailed setlist can be a great help, if you have time to look at it. Remember having around 30 songs/new arrangements at the beginning of a tour once, and sellotaping 3 sheets of A4 together to accomodate them…
Barry French… Last night my good friend Len Benton & myself went to see Tich performing with his band Hi Fi Sneakers, at Sidley Working Men’s Club (Great must see soul band ). Tich remembers the Kings Head Gig, & was amazed that Roger has held onto the set list all this time & that the gig is still being talked about (The Power Of SMART)
Tich Turner… Blimey! Was playing in Sidley last night with HiFi Sneakers and Barry told me, the last time he saw me performing was at The Kings Head. I thought he was talking about a gig I did there with about 11 of us, we were doing a bunch of new songs I’d written and Ray Fenwick wanted to invite some guys down from London to see it. I think it was leading into The Roaring 8o’s. The Place was packed, [mainly by the band], but a great night. I don’t recall this gig at all. I’m wondering why we did it. Perhaps Roger can recall. And….hello to all of you.
John Wilde… Hi Tich. Best wishes and keep on keeping on!
Pete Davis… Used to see you down the York Bexhill with Steppin Out, I think you was called, with Del McCoogan…..
Pete Prescott… There was a gig at the kings head with Steppin Out that Ray invited some record company guys to. It was Nov/Dec 77. They didn’t show up.
Mike Waghorne… Must be 30+ years since I last saw you Tich hope you are well ?
Wendy Weaver… Fascinating
supplied by Graham Bradley
Andre Martin…..Jerome Tait in action with Whisky Mac around 1967/68 – thanks to Graham Bradley who has been sending me some great pictures, that bring memories flooding back for all sorts of reasons.
Alan Esdaile…..This is Tich Turner.
Andre Martin…..I do not know why – but that was the name that Tich wanted to use on the publicity we put out in late 68 – part of the image no doubt – all of this is great stuff.
Phil Gill…..Jerome! I’d forgotten about that!
photo by John E Sweet supplied by Graham Bradley
Andre Martin…..Graham Bradley has emailed me a publicity photo that John Sweet took in Autumn 68 at Rock-a-Nore of Whisky Mac I remember this session
Martyn Baker… A very young Tich Turner
Glenn Piper… Very young Tich indeed 😀
supplied by Mick Mepham
supplied by Phil Thornton
Alan Esdaile… Great find Phil. Stringer Jones, was a duo with Martin Stringer and Malcolm Jones.
Martyn Baker… Malcolm Jones was the other half of Stringer-Jones with Martin Stringer in Hastings (1975-6). I kind of re-met Malcolm again when we both worked for Capital Radio in the 80’s. Martin now lives in the west of Ireland. Both top geezers.
Harry Randall… RIP Vic/Tony and Steve gone to young! Sadly missed I’m sure by all who new them!
Leigh Wieland-Boys… My that takes me back. Fond memories of Steve D, rest in peace dear friend.
Martin Stringer… Crikey.
Phil Thornton… wow ! Great pic. Don’t think I’ve seen the one above before. SSV&T !!!
Linda McDuffie… Cottage! Blast from the past!
1st photo supplied by Janine Anne Hemsley, 2nd photo with Graham Bradley supplied by Len Benton.
Janine Anne Hemsley…..The girls are Carol Guyatt and Linda Upton.
Mick O’Dowd….Looks like early Whisky Mac. Think that is Pete Horton poking in right hand, Len Benton, Ian “Mac” McGilvary, Tich Turner,Tony “Tweet Tweet” Bird & Pete Horton.+ Girls.
John Wilde…..Wow this is a great photo……but where?
Robert Searle…Another great photo. I see Mac there with Tony Bird
Joe Knight….omg!!! tony LOL
Ian McGilvray….Yeah that’s me (Mac ) with Lenny Benton on My right hand side. I’m the one with the magazine and Tich is the one with the Birds as usual.
Andre Martin…..The reflection in this is the Fine Food Supermarket at the end of Queens Pde, you can tell that by the backward spelling of the name Minimarket and the design of the brickwork. Interesting the ” I’m Backing Britain ” posters can be clearly seen on the windows of the shop in Queens Road roughly where Gamleys or Helfords used to be located. Looks as if the group were on the east side of Queens Road, and the photographer on the West side..
Mick O’Dowd….Confirmation from Pete Horton that this is in fact Deep Purple. He reckons it was taken in Canterbury where they used to play at The Beehive Club.
Tich Turner….Hi All, this photo was taken in Queen’s Rd. We had a bunch of photos taken that day, but I’m only aware of three that have surfaced. One is a great pic of us all in a line, hunched up against the cold, in front of some glass doors somewhere. The other one, is of us standing on the steps of the public toilets that used to be in the town centre, near the Carlisle and we’re poking our heads over the wall. This is definitely Deep Purple. we didn’t actually become Whisky Mac after Pete Horton left and Graham joined, as I wrote. It was later than that. It was directly after Len Benton, our Bass player left and we recruited Tim Duke on Bass. Happy Days, Tich.
Ian McGilvray….I agree Tich
Pete Horton…..Hi from Pete Horton. Sorry about thinking that the pic was taken in Canterbury. I seem to be the odd one out. I cannot remember this being taken in Queens Road, but we were all in the nearby cricket ground with a Hastings Observer photographer on Sunday 4th February, 1968.
Ken Copsey… Great picture.
Paul Coleman… Mac!! Bloody hell, I never thought I’d hear about you again. I remember the last time I saw you was when you drove away from my garage at the back of Amherst Rd in Bexhill. Driving a Porsche. It may have been a Speedster. Worth a bloody fortune!
Where did those nearly 50 years go??
Graham Bradley… I didn’t no you had a Porsche Mac, the last time I saw you was in a Jag xj6 with the head lining hanging down over your eyes, we all had some bloody good laughs great band days.
Martyn Baker… Tich looking typically cheerful!