Seventies Music And Retro Talk (SMART) Club

We had another great meeting and among the new people to join were Tony May, Malcolm Hutchison and Val.

Eric brought along The Weeping Crocodiles cassette and a book called Future Days Krautrock, the definitive book on German Rock.

Mick O’Dowd had the complete soul singles series on CDs as well as an update on his pier cuttings. Andy Gunton and The Stinger magazine are working on a very interesting project callede Music Heritage Tourism. Hastings is rich in music history and the talent keeps on coming.

Phil John had a great bundle of sheet music, including some rare Rolling Stones and Cream. Phil has recently posted an unseen David Bowie photo on the website.

There was much talk again on the pier with the remains of the ballroom now disappearing. New photos this month are Fokker Triplane, early 6Ts photos, The Pullbacks, Humperdinks, National Hero, Looking Back, Nightshift, The Mobiles, Steadman & Ugenix.

Other chat covered Bottle Alley, Cobweb, Witchdoctor, record players, Pink Floyd new album, Essence, Cilla, Dave Lee Travis, greatest guitar riffs, Black Horse, David Bowie, Deep Purple and Queen on BBC4, Robert Tressell gig, Reading festival in the 70s and more.

We are ;ooking for more people to join us, we have a lively SMART chat group on Facebook through the Alan Esdaile Johnny Mason link or contact or visit