The Pretty Things in Folkestone

The Pretty Things in Folkestone

Pipers Nightclub

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].

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30 Oct 2007

Over to you, discussion about anything local, but please be considerate... Folkestone on TV, Kent gigs, find a flatmate, rent a room, news, what' new, local events, for sale, whatever... hmm this kinda slumped a bit didn't it? But it's still here after most of the other johnny-come-latelies gave up again! Folkestone Gerald was here before Folkestone was cool, and it'll still be here after! Probably. Email me if you want to do a deal, pauly @ this domain


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