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Offline snodlandmalc

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Re: Bands from Kent
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2011, 10:02:23 »
I dont think he was onstage Spekes,I think it was just after he came off,I think that show was something to do with Bad Manners. It was sad I only saw him the day before walking his little dog, at least Snodland honoured him by naming a road after him.

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Re: Bands from Kent
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2011, 23:41:55 »
And didn't Judge Dread pass away onstage in Canterbury?

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Re: Bands from Kent
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2011, 23:18:39 »
Thats right,one of Chicory Tip ran the Dog and Gun at the bottom of Boxley Road for a while,another member still does the clubs and pubs now playing with his sons or backing his wife,he also does quiz nights in the north kent area,up to a few years ago he did tuesdays at the old vicarage in Leybourne.
Other artistes from the area,Judge Dread(snodland) The brothers Grimm(chatham)

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Re: Bands from Kent
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2011, 13:40:16 »
The obscure folk rock group Spirogyra found their biggest success whilst at the Uni of Kent (they came from Bolton originally). Barbara Gaskin was added to the group on vocals - later famed for 'It's My Party' with Dave Stewart. One of their albums was named 'St. Radigund's' after the Canterbury street in which they were living at the time.
She sang with Hatfield and the North as well.

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Re: Bands from Kent
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2011, 13:03:47 »
And  'Hatfield and the North' - Canterbury area band too.  All part of the 'Canterbury Sound'

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Re: Bands from Kent
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2011, 13:02:14 »
And then there was 'Flight 56 Rock' from Canterbury.  Travelled Europe and UK.  My brother Nic Walker was the drummer.

And not to forget 'Back Van Nasty' - the rock band that won the Canterbury Rock Contest which I organised annually at the old Marlowe Theatre in St Margarets Street Canterbury.

The 'Honeycombs' had a kent connection I believe.

And 'Fiddlers Dram' - a number one hit with The Day We Went to Bangor - didn't we have a lovely time.... - I took some of their publicity photos and they were good customers of my music shop - Socodi Music, The Friars, Canterbury
See Fiddlers Dram No1 hit (1979) here -   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8WiPy1xSkw

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Re: Bands from Kent
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2011, 12:46:34 »
I think one of the first pop bands to emerge were Bern Elliot and the Fenmen in 1961. They did the Hamburg gigs around the same time as the Beatles; and had a hit with Money in 63. Appearing on Ready Steady Go with their follow up (which wasnt a hit). They disbanded shortly afterwards and two of the band went on to be part of the Pretty Things.

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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2011, 11:40:23 »
I think one of the Chicory Tip guys ran a pub in Wheer St/Boxley rd area of Maidstone, if not CT then from another band.
Dad used to run the Evening Classes in Dartford in the early 60s, one of his teachers was Jagger snr. They used to go for a drink after and Mr J was always moaning about his son skiving from college and that he had to take him to the station and wait for him to get on the train. "He'll never make anything of himself" must be a quote of the century! :)

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Re: Bands from Kent
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2011, 11:20:00 »
The Rolling Stones are the only ones i've heard of.

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Re: Bands from Kent
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2011, 10:52:41 »
Cracking site for Kent bands here

http://www.kentgigs.com/musicbiz/Bands.html

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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2011, 10:31:56 »
Bad Manners (Buster Blood Vessel) used to have the hotel in Margate - think there's a post on here somewhere about it

Glen
Chicory tip  son of my father fame, im sure came from maidstone, Guy Darrell,"ive been hurt" a minor hit in the 60s then again in the 70s came from Swanscombe i think.
Also a group called wang chang,who had a hit with dancehall days hailed from gilingham

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Re: Bands from Kent
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2011, 10:20:11 »
Bad Manners (Buster Blood Vessel) used to have the hotel in Margate - think there's a post on here somewhere about it

Glen

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Re: Bands from Kent
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2011, 10:10:04 »
We need to add Vanity Fair, based in Rochester, who had hits with Hitching a Ride and Early in the Morning.
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Re: Bands from Kent
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2011, 09:43:05 »
I used to Roadie for Band of Gold based in Whitstable, Hernebay and Deal..........
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Bands from Kent
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2011, 01:18:18 »
Just off the top of my head, I'm trying to remember some bands from Kent.

The Rolling Stones (Dartford)
Soft Machine (Canterbury)
The Prisoners (Medway)
The Milkshakes (Medway)
The Claim (Cliffe)
The Dentists (Medway)
The Headcoats/ Headcoatees (Medway)
Buff Medways (Medway)
Thee Mighty Caesars (Medway)
Anthrax (The Punk band, not the American Thrash Metal band) (Longfield?)
The Accursed (Medway)
Sutcliffe Jugend (Tunbridge Wells)
Robert Wyatt (Canterbury)
The Pretty Things (Dartford?)
Jefferson Airhead (Maidstone)
Caravan (Canterbury)

And Topper Headon, the drummer from The Clash (Dover).

Any more acts of note?

 

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