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Chislehurst Caves

Pierre Le Chapeau 20 Aug 10 - 05:38 PM
The Barden of England 21 Aug 10 - 03:55 AM
Newport Boy 21 Aug 10 - 07:23 AM
Alan Day 21 Aug 10 - 08:11 AM
open mike 21 Aug 10 - 09:45 AM
Newport Boy 21 Aug 10 - 10:05 AM
The Sandman 21 Aug 10 - 11:32 AM
Singer of Songs 21 Aug 10 - 09:11 PM
GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band" 22 Aug 10 - 05:25 AM
Pierre Le Chapeau 22 Aug 10 - 04:44 PM
Leadfingers 22 Aug 10 - 05:00 PM
Pierre Le Chapeau 22 Aug 10 - 05:07 PM
Raedwulf 22 Aug 10 - 05:14 PM
pavane 23 Aug 10 - 07:22 AM
GUEST,Jon Dudley 23 Aug 10 - 10:46 AM
GUEST,Alan Pattenden Bucktown skiffle group 24 May 13 - 04:54 PM
McGrath of Harlow 24 May 13 - 05:17 PM
GUEST 15 Sep 13 - 06:46 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 18 Oct 14 - 10:28 AM
Vic Smith 18 Oct 14 - 12:31 PM
GUEST,Roger Dulson 04 Mar 15 - 03:35 PM
GUEST,Brian Carter, skiffle group 21 Sep 16 - 10:55 AM
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Subject: Chislehurst Caves
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 05:38 PM

i worked down Chislehurst Caves for over 20 years prior to what i do for a living now.
I saw the later part of the gig years down the caves has a member of staff on the door during events.
I am opening this thread in the hope that fellow Mudcat members attended not necessarily the later gigs where I was on the door but prior gigs . In gereral I am talking about invite only events not birthday parties private family function.?

'Did any one out there have a invite to a gig down the Caves.
Kindest regards Pierre


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: The Barden of England
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 03:55 AM

I did go to gigs in the early sixties, '63 to '64. Damned if I can remember who I saw though. Quite a lot of trad jazz and the suchlike seems to come to mind.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: Newport Boy
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 07:23 AM

When I went to the caves (1956-59) it was mostly late night trad jazz events, and no invite seemed to be needed.

Phil


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: Alan Day
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 08:11 AM

The biggest Trio in the World did the caves for a few years. We were booked by walkers of a special route and they all turned up in weird costumes, Jane Petto did the calling for us one year.
Very interesting venue
Al


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: open mike
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 09:45 AM

This is a place south east of London
http://www.chislehurstcaves.co.uk/
http://www.chislehurst-caves.co.uk/
and from this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chislehurst_Caves

In the 1960s, the caves were used as a music venue. David Bowie, Status Quo, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd all performed there.[1] In October 1974 a lavish media party was held there to celebrate the launch of new UK record company Swan Song Records by the band Led Zeppelin.

has anyone experienced the haunted aspects of this place?


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: Newport Boy
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 10:05 AM

I slept there a few times - but no ghosts!

Phil


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: The Sandman
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 11:32 AM

i remember seeing spencer davis group at the caves with stevie winwood, i guess it was about 1966 or 1967.


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: Singer of Songs
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 09:11 PM

I used to go there. Remember they had the beer in plastic cups. The bottom fell out of mine. Cannot recall who I was watching at the time.


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band"
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 05:25 AM

During, say, 1964 to 66 we booked Paul Simon and "Sandy & Jeannie" at the caves. Folks took their own cushions for a more comfortable evening.


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 04:44 PM

Hi All.
Clearly some of you went to The South East London Jazz Club.
So did Lonnie Donogan Acer Bilk George Fame Humphrey Littleton.
They were venues run by the proprietor.

Now let me rattle a few names off .
These were venues run by proprietor but were strictly private.
Arthur Brown......Album launch
Screaming Lord Such.
Ronnie Wood \
Mick Jagger.
Pretty things.Album launch
Whistling in the dark? Album launch.10 outa ten if you can name the Artist?
Thank you all so much for posting
Kind regards Pierre.


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 05:00 PM

I went to a couple of Jazz All Nighters at the caves too - Several bands each playing in a different cave and LORD knows how many people wandering from place to place !


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 05:07 PM

Thanks Terry
absolutely correct.
I am gonna start another thread
to see if I can twin threads with another local Chislehurst music venue.

Thsmay be interesting?


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: Raedwulf
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 05:14 PM

Alas! I only went down to Chislehurst for LARP, so I can't make any serious contribution on the music side. The LARP side was fun though, at least briefly.


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: pavane
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 07:22 AM

I went to the caves once, in the mid 1960's - all night gig. Ten bands playing in different parts of the caves, different genres. From rock to steel bands, I seem to remember.


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: GUEST,Jon Dudley
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 10:46 AM

Anyone remember being enjoined in an echoing voice (like in a cave, see) to "Rave at The Chislehurst Caves" by someone at the pirate station 'Wonderful' Radio London?


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: GUEST,Alan Pattenden Bucktown skiffle group
Date: 24 May 13 - 04:54 PM

We played the caves 1956-57. Ralph Peters ran the South London Jazz Clubs. We were paid £3.10 shillings for a saturday night. If any one is interested I have all dates and records.


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 May 13 - 05:17 PM

I have a memory of sitting up against a wall on an all-night gig with a girl who sang me Sean South, the first time I'd ever heard it. That would probably have been in 1957' a few months after Sean was killed.


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 13 - 06:46 PM

Does anyone have any photos from any of the caves events? would be great to see


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 18 Oct 14 - 10:28 AM

Some of you might be interested in this recent British low budget scary movie..

DVD £2.77

I'll say no more to avoid spoilers,
except.....

Switch the lights off, watch in a pitch black dark room, and listen through good quality headphones...


Unless you're one of those lucky buggers with expensive Hi Fi surround-sound systems...


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Oct 14 - 12:31 PM

When I was at college in South-East London in the early to mid 1960s the traditional jazz nights there were a favourite haunt of mine.


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: GUEST,Roger Dulson
Date: 04 Mar 15 - 03:35 PM


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Subject: RE: Chislehurst Caves
From: GUEST,Brian Carter, skiffle group
Date: 21 Sep 16 - 10:55 AM

I played down the caves with my skiffle group from 1956 to 1958/9.
we used to get paid a few pounds at the entrance on the way out.
Great nights of Jazz Bands in the main stage. and a few of us skiffle groups scattered around the caves. We would just set up anywhere we fancied. , and the crowds used to come around and listen and dance to us.


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