Seventies Music And Retro Talk (SMART) Club

We made it to 2015 and a great turnout last Friday to kick start the new year.

Among the newbies this time was Brian Wood. He was guitarist with the band The Flirts and had some interesting photos and posters which featured Michael Wheeler on vocal , Paul Wiseman guitar and a young Steve Demetri on drums. ]

Archie Lauchlan turned up to film the proceedings for a future pier documentary. Colin Bell was talking about starting a record review column on the website and brought along a photo of him at Hastings Rock interviewing Roger Daltrey. The Stinger’s new magazine was handed out.

Other talk was about the sad loss of Paul Burton, The Beatles Day, Pink Floyd’s pulse lighting on the pier, Bexhill clubs, what would you ban from the 70s, music and fashion remembering the local boutiques, Radio London 50 years, Alan Freeman pick of the pops, Fat Tuesday and lots more.

New photos this month include The Tuxedos, Catsfield Steamers, The Confederates, The Alamo’s Nigel Davies, The Springbeats and Grassed Up.

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