Spent Brothers Productions
Gazette 113

BRIGHTON 24-27 August 2012

Brighton beach  Brighton beach
Views from our hotel room balcony on arrival - not the Bank Holiday weather conditions one might hope for...

Brave surfer
...but there are a couple of surfers braving the cool weather

Brighton Hippodrome building  Brighton Hippodrome building
The old vacant grade II* listed building of the Brighton Hippodrome theatre in Middle Street opened in 1900
Derek saw Gene Vincent here 3 times in 1960, Little Richard, Sam Cooke & Gene Vincent in 1962,
Roy Orbison in 1963 (The Beatles were the opening act) & Ben E King in 1964

Brighton pier  Brighton beach
On Saturday the weather brightened up...

Holiday makers on the beach  Old bandstand
...& the beach livened up / Nice old bandstand on the promenade

Sheila at Brighton Pavilion
Sheila at the entrance to Brighton Pavilion

Brighton Dome   Derek at brighton Dome stage door
Brighton Dome / Derek at the stage door
In 1964, Derek saw the American Blues and Gospel Caravan here, featuring Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee,
Blind Gary Davis, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mississippi John Hurt, Cousin Joe Pleasants & the great
Otis Spann & Muddy Waters

Brighton Aquarium  Brighton Aquarium
The basement & main building of what was Brighton Aquarium, which in the early 1960s hosted the oddly named
Chinese Jazz Club on Friday nights. Derek saw blues legends Memphis Slim, Little Walter & Sonny Boy Williamson here

Brighton beach  Brighton Pier
Deck chairs on the beach on Sunday morning / Brighton Pier

Attractions on Brighton sea front
Popular attractions on the sea front

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Photographs © Derek & Sheila Henderson 2012