Matt Thomas… Is that Alan Randall the George Formby impersonator?
Alan Esdaile.. Yes
Colin Bell… And people ask me why i moved to London in the 70’s……
Carol Ann Bolton… Wee Lena!
Nadia Compagnone… My birthday treat every year. Absolutely loved it, especially Bobby Crush!
Alan Esdaile… Bobby Crush could certainly play but his cheesy smile was annoying!
Tony Davis… I had a summer romance with one of the dance troupe on this show. I met her at the Astral Club
Barry French… Went to see his “Take A Tripp” show at the White Rock. This would have been early seventies. It was a typical, entertaining seaside holiday show. I remember his opening song was “Along the prom prom prom prom promenade” (You don’t get song titles like that any more)
poster & photo source: Freddie Davies facebook page. Freddie Davies says… On stage at the White Rock in Hastings 1978 and who is that gorgeous creature it’s Lisa David.
Matt Thomas… Had that very same picture of Peter Goodwright up in the bar – would love to know where all those pictures went
Nick Prince… My parents took me to see that and I had the opportunity to be taken back stage to meet Freddie Davies. We have shared memories about the 1978 Summer Show over the years
Alan King… all this as punk was dying
Mick O’Dowd… Saw “Parrot Face” on Celebrity Pointless a couple of weeks back. He doesn’t appear to have changed much.
Peter Millington… Remember this evening very well, at least I thought I did. Looks like we (SPYKE) did 2 Gigs with Joe Loss. The first 28th March 1971 with The Roberto Bernardi Quartette and again on 8th May 1972 with The Dark Blues. SPYKE = Ginger Millington, Chris Sayer, Ian Williams, Terry Chedzoy.
supplied by Jinks The Group https://pet842.wixsite.com/confeds-to-jinks
Matt Thomas… I was there lol
Mark Mackenzie… We saw them at The Congress in Eastbourne and i am ashamed to say i fell asleep and started snoring, we were near the front row and after a kick in the shin from the wife i woke up and the blonde girl in the band was glaring at me……don’t blame her……
Matt Thomas… Was around the same time I saw Darts at The Congress
Nick Prince… I actually saw them at that concert. They were basically everything you would expect them to be. Middle of the road stuff that sounded almost like their records. I’ll leave it there I think. It hasn’t been that many years that I would admit seeing stuff like that.
Matt Thomas… It was years later when I was working behind the bar at White Rock that I noticed a signed picture of them on the wall in the bar along with other famous acts Roger de.Coucey and Anita Harris,wonder what happened to those pictures,they seemed to vanish without trace lol
Nick Prince… Lol. Now I wonder what happened to those. I remember the Anita Harris pic being there. Not forgetting that Brother Hood of Man beat Frank Ifield in the 1976 Song For Britain.
Now I wonder what would have happened if he represented us? I say 12 off Switzerland and some token points from Ireland and Malta . Or am I being unfair? Somehow i don’t think he would have won
poster: Van Buren
Matt Thomas… He was one of the many now missing signed photos in frames that were once displayed in the Stage Door Bar when I worked there.
Alan King… I was gonna get a vent doll made of Pete Docherty and go around saying Got any Gear ?
Nigel Ford… I didn’t know he died 10 years ago… but I see it was during May so wouldn’t have heard any news that month with Hastings Rock being on air.
Photo Dave Plummer. All photos and ticket supplied by Tim White http://www.whitehouse2002.co.uk
Andy Burkes guitar vocals, Tim White bass vocals, Ernie Blocksage percussion vocals, Ernst Friedle percussion vocals, Frank Jennings keyboards, Kevin White drums, Charlie (Chas) Garrioch sax, John Plummer trumpet and Sue guitar.
Neil Steadman… Can’t still be going Alan??
Alan Esdaile… Someone said previously that Andy Burkes lives in America now Neil , I think Tim White is still making music but don’t know about the others. Remember seeing them at The Crypt and they were great.
Roy Penfold… The White brothers are still very much into making music, I bumped into Kevin about a month ago. Jon Plummer is in Canada. Wasn’t there a ‘spin off’ jam band involving Paul Gambeau? I remember sitting in on one of their gigs at the Crypt….
Alan Esdaile… Looking at the website, could that have been Sleazy at Midnight, Roy?