Seventies Music And Retro Talk (Smart) Club

Our 24th meet on the 27th November, turned out quite magical.

Among the newbies were Martin Stringer, Martyn Baker, Jim and Allyson Breeds and Margaret Beckett. Martin Baker brought cuttings and photos of Before The Storm, The Roaring 80s, Missing Persons, Billy Whiz, The Teenbeats, The Breathers, Titch Turner’s Escalators, Salvation Sunday and The Graffiti Club.

Martin Stringer had with him some great photos of The Abysmal Sister and pre Ritz. Jim and Allyson Breeds had some 1930’s Decca 78’s of The Hastings Municipal Orchestra. Also The Radio Times from 1972 and lots of rare early Beatles cuttings. Mick O’Dowd brought some Q Magazine photographic supplements and Roger Carey had with him leaflets of Head On, Martin Casson Agency Pier gigs, Fusion Orchestra, The Kinks,Tempest, Wild Turkey, Quadrille and Steamhammer.

Halfway through the proceedings we were very lucky that Martin Stringer agreed to treat us to some impressive magic and mentalist tricks. Further chat was about ELO and when John Bonham played Hastings Pier with Tim Rose. New photos this month from Queen Bees, Grundy, Beez Neez, Shaft, Delta Wing and Jinks. We are looking for more people to join us.

Photos and cuttings are welcome for the website, from the 60‘s onwards with a connection to Hastings. We also have a lively SMART chat group on or contact Alan Esdaile

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