Seventies Music And Retro Talk (SMART) Club

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The rain and wind did not put off another great turnout last Friday at The White Rock Hotel.

Among the newbies were Colin Bell, Terry Johns and Eddy Odel. Great to see Colin after all these years, with happy memories of Bonitas and the Caves.

New photos this month of Felix, Pueblo, Rael, Steve Maxted, Steel Dawn, Duplo, Stevie Zee, The Dekorators and Johnny Francis. Eric Cawthraw brought along another rare item Wishbone Ash New England 1976 tour programme. Chat included Beatles Day, excellent news of Wilco Johnson being cancer free, Mott Road Crew event at The Carlisle, Ritz ABC Cinema, bedroom wall posters, Radio 1 roadshows, The HiFi, Tony Rivers, The Kult, The Hollies, Kings Country Club, Scalliwags reunion, Gentle Giant Three Friends, Blues Art Festival, Titus, dances at Battle Memorial Hall, the sad loss of Alvin Stardust and Jack Bruce, gigs at the Yelton Hotel, and Mick Mepham’s Stripped-pine table.

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 Facebook through the Alan Esdaile Johnny Mason link or contact Visit