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Monday July 6th 1970

friars aylesbury phase one - new friarage hall, walton street, aylesbury

last night of friars aylesbury phase one


related friars history (click on date)

Chameleon (Les Payne)  Monday June 8th 1970  Saturday June 19th 1971

Friars Princes Risborough Tuesday October 6th 1970

Friars Bedford Friday August 14th 1970  Thursday November 26th 1970

 Mainland (Les Payne) Saturday January 6th 1979

The Kinks (Jim Rodford) Wednesday August 6th 1980 Friday December 10th 1982

band line up
Rod Argent (keys/vocs) Robert Henrit (drums) Jim Rodford (bass)  Russ Ballard (guitar/vocs)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)




The last ever flyer given out in phase one at this gig advising that Friars was no longer welcome at the new Friarage Hall 

odds and trivia
This was the last Friars Aylesbury gig at the Friarage Hall. The hall itself was knocked down in October 2007.

Whatever you hear to the contrary, God Gave Rock and Roll To You is an Argent song. It is NOT a Kiss song.

This original line up came back to Aylesbury in 2014 to play a charity gig at the Waterside.

what happened?
Argent: Henrit (from 1984) and Rodford went on eventually to join the Kinks. Argent has continued a successful career often touring with Colin Blunstone at The Zombies. In 2008 a full Zombies band and The Yardbirds toured together (including Rodford who whilst involved in getting The Zombies going never played with them in their heyday). Ballard went on to be a successful songwriter (Hot Chocolate and Roger Daltrey amongst others)
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Rod Argent official website
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  Argent - God Gave Rock and Roll To You

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