David Essex – White Rock Pavilion 19th November 1974

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Alan Esdaile… Shows how popular David Essex was, as his film was on at The Classic and The Curzon at the same time

Peter Fairless… Rock On!

Leigh Weiland-Boys… Saw him then & he stayed at The Queen Vic, where my friend was a receptionist, she worked that night so he gave her two free tickets to see him at the Brighton Dome & she took me! Double whammy!

Brigitte Lee… Where were the Penguin and The Orion?

Alan Esdaile… The Orion Cinema was next to the Old W H Smith (just down from the old main Post Office. The Penguin was where Dennies Club was, opposite Priory Street car park.

Chris Meachen… I was taking pictures for The Observer at that gig, along with the lovely Jennie Tocock who was attempting without much success, to get an interview with him..

Leigh Weiland-Boys… My Mum worked at the Observer at the time and got hold of a couple of photos from that night for me – I am not sure whether I still have them (moved a few times since 1974!!) but will have a look.

Jennie Tocock… He was a bit of a jerk if I remember rightly, Chris! We got so many great interviews with tons of the bands in those days … but dear old David was a bit too special to give us 5 minutes!

Alan Esdaile… Oh what a circus that must have been Jennie.

Lesley Bowles… My friend’s Mum worked in the White Rock box office and got me front row tickets, seat A20, I’ll always remember it – and so had the WR advertising poster on my wall for YEARS!!! Happy days!

Georgie Fame & Alan Price & compere Colin Bell – White Rock Pavilion 28th October 1973

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Alan Esdaile… Can you remember who the support was Colin?

Matt Thomas… Probably played one of my favourite tunes ‘Rosetta’ 

Mick O’Dowd… Remember working on this one. I think it may have been Martin-Casson only gig at White Rock.

Colin Bell… I can’t be absolutely certain but I think they were called ‘Highway’, I remember the actual night very well as they were a heavyish rock band and the audience hated them! I should add that it wasn’t because Highway were bad far from it, it was just not what the audience were expecting as a support act, I liked them! The late Paul Casson and I hid in the bar til the second half when F & P did their set. Fortunately the night then ended well! Not the best night to be compere, especially in my home town..lol..Also backstage it was clear F & P didn’t get on, they arrived separately didn’t speak a word to each other and left separately without a word. On stage together chemistry, offstage………Ah the memories!..

Joe Brown And His Musicians – White Rock Pavilion 29th August 1971 and Peter Noone & The Hermits 5th September 1971.

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Andre Martin… Worked with both on the military circuit -both great acts and nice people.

Chris Giles… I went to see Peter Noone at the White rock..

Tim Poole… Hi, can you tell me if Hermans Hermits played in Hastings between 73 and 75? I have a memory of my Nan taking me to a concert around that time. Many thanks.

Alan Esdaile… The only thing I can find is Peter Noone played The White Rock Pavilion on the 20th August 1972. Anyone else got any information on other locals gigs he did in the 70’s?

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Tim Poole… That was the concert I remember.

Andre Martin… Thinking back, I am sure that Peter left the group in early 70s and went solo to US, the band that I can remember working with would have been The Hermits, there is a TV programme on Peters life that was made a few years back and that would have more dates, it often pops up on Sky Art ?

Sue James…  I saw Peter noon in the Anchor it must have been late sixties early seventies

Alan Esdaile…  I wonder if the barman said to him.. Sorry, no milk today

Roy Hudd’s Music Hall – White Rock Pavilion Hastings 7th June 1976

Jim Breeds… Everything I disliked about the sort of cr** my parents liked is encapsulated by this advert!

Martin Richter… roy hudd is a master :-0

Jim Breeds… Yes, I liked him. Especially on Radio doing the News Huddlines. But this “variety” stuff was everything that was bad about light entertainment.

Martin Richter… he’s a variety genius – paul merton is the same with b&w films ?

Chris Baker… Well Jim, if you liked it, you’d be as old as your parents!

Julie Felix – White Rock Pavilion Hastings – 2nd June 1974

Dave Nattress… Would I be right in saying Mama’s gonna take us to the zoo tomorrow? And…we can stay all day.

Neil Partrick… Message Music was interviewed by me and he mentioned what it was like working with Julie http://oldfolkrebels.blogspot.com/…/kelvin-message-life…