Remember him well. Reminded me now of the DJ Steve Walsh. Always had big gold chains and did our school discos at Balgowen school. The last I saw of him was in the early 90s when he did my borthers wedding - will try and track some photos from then.
Talking of DJs does anyone remember Roger who was resident caretaker/manage at the hall in Croydon road (was it Azalia House?) you had to have him as DJ if you booked the venue
Resurrecting an old thread........I think the guy who was Monster Disco in Beckenham back in the day was Graham Batchelor if I recall correctly.
My memories of those old van was that they were blue with the dragon painted on the side.......the reason I remember them well was he lived dead opposite our house in Eden Park Avenue at the time, so we saw a lot of them.
Post by ianratcliffe on Jan 12, 2016 12:17:24 GMT 1
The Monster Disc Show was founded by Paul Duke and Rick Hawkins in the late 60s. Paul lives in France now, and Rick heads up one of the worlds largest pyrotechnic manufacturers. His company fired some of the pyros at the Olympics, and the Queens Jubilee. Graham came along a few years later initially as a roadie. Rick sold his share to Paul in around 1975. Paul left to live in Australia in 1977 and left Graham running what was left of it. I worked for Monster from 1972 until 1979. We were based at 121 Mackenzie Road for most of the time but 77 onwards we were in a shop on the corner of Avenue Road.
I remember the vans being painted with the big dragon heads, i loved them. I was only 13/14 or so and lived in Mackenzie road as well. At first they did one van, then another. I just thought they looked great and always wanted to go to a show. I always saw the same guy painting them, all hand drawn...