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Monday September 15th 1969

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

exclusive friars interview with thomas crimble


Atomic Rooster
Skin Alley
related friars history (click on date)
Atomic Rooster Saturday October 23rd 1971  

Atomic Rooster 1971 tour, promoted by Friars:

 Friars Bedford Friday January 8th 1971 Friars Liverpool Tuesday 29th June 1971 Friars Newcastle Wednesday 3rd November 1971 Friars Plymouth Sunday 7th November 1971 Friars Southampton Monday 8th November 1971 Friars Middlesbrough Thursday 11th November 1971 Friars Derby Sunday 14th November 1971

Skin Alley Monday October 20th 1969 Monday April 6th 1970 Friday February 11th 1972

Crazy World of Arthur Brown (Carl Palmer)  Monday March 9th 1970

Emerson Lake and Palmer (Carl Palmer)  Friars Watford Thursday September 24th 1970

Possibly: Tomorrow Night; Devils Answer; Black Snake; Head in the Sky; Breakthrough; The Price; Death Walks Behind You; A Spoonful of Bromide Break in the Ice.
band line up
Atomic Rooster
Vincent Crane (keys/vocs)  Carl Palmer (drums)  Nick Graham (bass) John Du Cann (guitar) 
Skin Alley
Thomas Crimble (bass/vocs)  Bob James (sax/flute/guitar)  Krzysztof Henryk Justkiewicz (keys) Alvin Pope (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)


The newsheet/flyer for this gig came as a four page booklet - pages below




odds and trivia
Did you know that at the previous Friars gig  John Peel negotiated to not take a fee so long as the first 100 people got in free to this gig. David Stopps duly obliged.
what happened?
Crane continued with Atomic Rooster throughout the 1970s with an ever revolving door line up and played in Dexy's Midnight Runners 1982-1984. Crane had been blighted by mental health issues all of his life and died in 1989.

Skin Alley had disbanded by 1974. Thomas Crimble went on to play in Hawkwind.

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