The late great Steve Marriott born at East Ham hospital 1947. Steve went to Monega junior school and later Sandringham secondary school. He grew up in Strone road Manor Park and went on to form the Small faces and Humble pie. Many consider Steve to be the greatest white rock and blues singer to come out of the UK.
Steve died in a fire at his Essex home in 1991.
Posted by Eddie
Music education in West Ham was greatly stimulated by the Forest Gate school of Music (later called the Metropolitan Academy) founded by Harding Bonner in 1885.
Florence A. Pentin of 52 Hampton Road was a vocalist and not ashamed to print the reviews on her headed paper.
Forest Gate School of Music, Earlham Grove, had a varied programme of entertainment for their Christmas Party in 1898.
The Beatles appeared at the Granada Barking Road East Ham on 9th November 1963 as part of their autumn tour supported by Peter Jay and The Jaywalkers plus others on the advert. This was their second appearance at this venue as they supported Tommy Roe and Chris Montez when they played the East Ham Granada 9th March 1963. The Granada at East Ham was the venue for many pop stars of the 1960s. Gerry and the Pacemakers, Lulu, Johny Kidd and The Pirates,The Tornados, and Joe Brown just to name a few. Also in 1958 Buddy Holly had played at the Granada. The Granada today is now a Bingo hall.
A facsimile of an advert in the Stratford Express from the 1960s
Singer/songwriter, from Custom House, whose career has spanned 30 years. She had hit singles in 1973: ‘Rock a Doodle Do' and 1975: 'The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)'. She is the oldest of six children, from mixed-race family in Finch Road, Custom House. She attended Shipman Road School. From an early age, Linda displayed a precocious vocal talent and would often sing in public. Her parents managed the Red House (formerly known as Northumberland Arms), Barking Road, Plaistow.