Hollywood Killers

(Hastings, East Sussex 76 – 84)
originally called The Matinee Idols, later known as The Speedos (80-82)



Official Pre-79 Releases;

Jim Penfold & the Hollywood Killers

Hot Hazy Days 7” (Rollerball, ROLL-1) released Dec 76
Tracks: Hot hazy days, Unknown person

Hollywood Killers

Goodbye Suicide 7” (Rollerball, ROLL-2) released Jul 78
Tracks: Goodbye suicide, The tramp


Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demo recorded 78 Gooseberry Studios, Soho, London (* released on 7″)
Tracks: Goodbye Suicide*, Tramp*, Satan’s Song

Demo recorded summer 78 Sarm West Studios (Island), London
Tracks: Waiting For The Lady, Satellites, Cute Little Girl, Other Side of Midnite


Further Information;


Line ups:

Matinee Idols
Jim Penfold (voc/gtr)
Neil Aplin (gtr)
Duncan Reid (bass/voc)

Jim Penfold & the Hollywood Killers
Jim Penfold (voc/gtr)
Neil Aplin (gtr)
Duncan Reid (bass/voc)

Hollywood Killers
Jim Penfold (voc/gtr)
Dick Rowley (gtr)
Duncan Reid (bass/voc)
Ashley Pepper (keyb)
TerryPack (bass)

Jim Penfold (voc/gtr)
Pete Poodle (bass)
Neil Aplin (gtr)
Bernie Smirnoff (drms)
Alexander Moylegrove (sax)

Jim Penfold (voc/gtr)
Neil Aplin (gtr)
Lem Lubin (bass)
Bob Henrit (drms)
Charle Tumahai

Duncan Reed later in The Boys
Bob Henrit is ex-Argent
Charlie Tumahai is also in Be Bop Deluxe


Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
10/11/77 Alhambra, Brighton
17/11/77 Alhambra, Brighton
09/02/78 Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London
24/02/78 Archery, Eastbourne
25/02/78 Cavalier, Eastbourne
28/02/78 Pier Pavilion, Hastings (?)
04/03/78 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
10/03/78 Falaise Hall, Hastings
22/04/78 Pier Pavilion,Hastings
06/05/78 Double Six, Basildon
12/05/78 Royal Oak, Watlington
19/05/78 Falaise Hall Hastings
26/05/78 Archery, Eastbourne
31/05/78 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
22/06/78 St Clements Caves, West Hill, Hastings
20/07/78 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
22/07/78 Dreamland (Sunshine Rooms), Margate
27/07/78 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
01/08/78 Town Hall, Torquay
12/08/78 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
14/08/78 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
02/09/78 Rye Carnival
19/09/78 Railway Hotel, West Hampstead (Moonlight), London
26/09/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
16/12/78 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
18/12/78 Upstairs at Ronnie’s, Soho, London
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved