The Pretty Things in Folkestone

The Pretty Things in Folkestone

Some pictures I've just been sent, of The Pretty Things when they played at Micks' Flamenco Bar (now better known as Pipers) in [year]1967[/year]:

That last photo was taken outside George Robey's the tobacconist a couple of doors down from the club. The next two were taken inside the club. I am not sure about the year, but probably [year=1966]66[/year] or [year=1967]67[/year]. If I could find out when Skip took over as drummer from Viv Prince, it might help.

That's from the supplier of the photos, says

His increasing unreliability came to a head on a legendary summer [year]1965[/year] tour of New Zealand, culminating in his getting thrown off the plane returning the group to England shortly before takeoff. Whatever his exact behavior during the tour, he did his share or more for earning the group a lifetime ban from the country. (It's also been reported that he was the first British rock star busted for drug possession, though details are elusive.) He continued to play with the group, and exasperate them with some missed gigs and unruly conduct, before he left for good in November [year]1965[/year].

⬅️ :: RE: Good work Trish, here's your picture of the Pretty Things - 10634 ➡️
Tue Oct 30 2007

This is part of my website The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone in approximately '04. I'd been a regular visitor for a few years before that so I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get now. The site used to be a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for best venues and things, and I know it was a handy reference for others who were thinking of moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. My name is not Gerald BTW, this comes from the name of a fake paper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.