Steamhammer: Part 2 (1968 – 1971)

Steamhammer: Part 2 (1968 – 1971)

Last month the Time Machine followed Steve Davey from his Worthing childhood to London and the initial success of Steamhammer, the band for whom he played bass. After guitarist Martin Quittenton quit to work with Rod Stewart, we left the band in mid-1969 with a...
Steamhammer: Part 1 (1968 – 1970)

Steamhammer: Part 1 (1968 – 1970)

STEAMHAMMER OUTSIDE THEIR NOTTING HILL SQUAT. LEFT TO RIGHT: DRUMMER MIKE RUSHTON, BASSIST STEVE DAVY, GUITARIST MARTIN QUITTENTON, GUITARIST MARTIN PUGH, SINGER KIERAN WHITE. Of the hundreds of bands Worthing has given the world, a few have gone on to international...
Bar 42: 2011 – Present

Bar 42: 2011 – Present

Converted from a Victorian terraced house to Waldorf’s Café in the 1960s, 42 Marine Parade initially served ice cream with a dash of rock’n’roll spirit. By the mid-80s it had become the Boat and Anchor pub, with netting and plastic lobsters on the ceiling and a...
Shirley Western: Part 2 (1973 – Present)

Shirley Western: Part 2 (1973 – Present)

LAST MONTH the Time Machine followed singer Shirley Western from her childhood through to hereperforming in swinging 60s London with Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra, hanging out with The Beatles, Shirley Bassey and the Queen Mother, and appearing regularly on BBC...
Shirley Western: Part 1 (1936-1973)

Shirley Western: Part 1 (1936-1973)

IN THE LATE 1970S and first half of the ‘80s, the Shirley Western Showband was a well-loved fixture of Worthing’s entertainment scene. Every Thursday night at the Pavilion and Saturday night at the Assembly Hall they’d bring a dose of glamour and big band panache to...
Worthing Local Gig Photos 2016-17

Worthing Local Gig Photos 2016-17

Photo above: Purple Shoes, Selden Arms, Worthing, 26 March 2017 This month’s Time Machine offers a photo gallery interlude courtesy of one of Worthing’s most devoted gig-goers. Since his retirement in 2013, Rod Cohen and his camera have been a regular feature on the...