Tony Burns and The Niteshades, Parkers Mood, Tony Jackson Group. Witch Doctor memories.

Niteshades Hainault 2

Parkers Mood Oct 66 (2)

all photos supplied by Martin Page.

photo 1 Tony Burns and The Niteshades. Left to right: Dennis Smith, organ; Martin Page, lead guitar; Tony Burns, vocals; Brian Ward, bass guitar; Ian Gilbert, drums; Ken Hollingsworth, rhythm guitar.

photo 2  Parkers Mood. Left to right: Ian (Bonky) Bellamy, vocals; George Jensen, bass; Martin Page, lead guitar; Ray Wells, drums; Dave Martin, Hammond Organ.

Martin Page…Tony Burns and The Niteshades played The Witch Doctor on Saturday 20th February 1965.  I did play at the Witch Doctor again on 27th August 1966 with a different band, Parkers Mood, were the support band. Three guys in Parker’s Mood (from left: 2, 4 & 5 played in the Tony Jackson Group at the Witch Doctor on 5th August 1967. I was later in The Gass Company and we had one record released in early ’68. Bill Hurd, the organist and songwriter went on to find fame with The Rubettes.

Anyone remember seeing Tony Burns and The Niteshades, Parkers Mood or The Tony Jackson Group at The Witch Doctor?

Clara Reulbach… Does anybody know Ian Bellamy?

 

The Manish Boys – with Davy Jones (David Bowie) – Witch Doctor 30th Jan 1965

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leaflet source: http://www.bowiewonderworld.com/tours/tour58.htm

supplied by Rod Smith Hastings and Area, Past and Present Facebook Page and Ad supplied by Andre Martin

Rod Smith… “Apparently, David Bowie never played in Hastings but did play four times in St Leonards, at The Witch Doctor, Marine Court. On 13th Nov. 1964 and 30th January 1965 as Davy Jones & The Manish Boys. On 17th July 1965 as Davy Jones and The Lower Third. The final time was when he had become David Bowie and appeared there as David Bowie and The Buzz on 3rd September 1966. This is the leaflet from their site for 30th Jan.1965”

Jim Breeds… Good stuff.

Mick O’Dowd… This should help clear the fact that he didn’t appear with The Konrads on Hastings Pier with Tony Rivers & The Castaways.