Acker Bilk And His Paramount Jazz Band – White Rock Pavilion 12th September 1971.

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Terry Hardwick… Stranger On The Shore . What a beautiful song that fills me with lots of warm nostalgic thoughts.

Paul Morfey… He also played the beer festival, on a Sunday, not sure which year?? About 15 years ago. That tune brings childhood flooding back.

Sue James… Saw him in Hastings, and my parents had stranger on the shore, I was only a few years old but loved listening to it

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

Brotherhood Of Man – White Rock Pavilion – 6th May 1979

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

 

Wout Steenhuis – White Rock Pavilion 22nd April 1973

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photo: http://www.davidstjohn.co.uk

Jim Breeds… Aaagh. 🙂

Barry French… I went to that concert. Wout Steenhuis was an amazing player.
( A mixture of Les Paul & Chet Atkins with a dash of Hank Marvin thrown in) Totally brilliant!!!

Phil Gill… I saw old Wout at the White Rock on 24 Aug1969…which was one of the dates The Move played on the Pier. I know because I was desperate to go see The Move but wasn’t allowed to at 13. Got given tickets to Wout as a consolation and went with a friend. Wout was good…I even got to meet him and talk about guitars and how to make a living at it. He encouraged me to keep keep playing and told me to practice a lot. Nice guy…but he wasn’t The Move.

Iain Cobby… He was related to Chris Baker who lived in the old town and took Steve Kinch’s place on lead guitar in the last line up of Effigy before another change in the line up. Sorry Phil but I did see the Move. They were late arriving and went straight into the Pier bingo hall and told my father who was the manger, they were sorry but the van broke down! he quickly showed them the back route to the ballroom. Well he was wearing a tux……………….

Chris Baker… My mum, Brenda, wrote lyrics and some songs with Wout. He wasn’t related though. He lived in an amazing house he designed himself in Broadstairs. He was brought up on Jazz and joined the Dutch Swing College Band before coming to the UK. He was put on a train by the Germans during the war and managed to escape but was shot in the arm which never set right. Didn’t stop him being a brilliant guitarist. He had a friend, Les Wake who helped set up his home studio for multi-tracking. They produced broadcast quality tapes for the BBC. Incidentally, The Town Council recorded their single with Les Wake in Broad stairs. Sweet & Neat / The Harder You Love both written by Steve Hersee, rhythm guitarist in the band.

Iain Cobby… Hi Chris, hope you are well and a happy man. Is Wout still around or has he shed his mortal coil and joined the celestial guitar chorus?

Chris Baker… Hi there. He died of cancer many years ago, sad to say.

Shyboy – White Rock Pavilion 15th April 1983

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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?