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Friday October 23rd 1970

 addison centre, addison howard park, kempston, bedford

friars aylesbury cup winners 1980


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related friars history (click on date)
Genesis Monday April 13th 1970 Monday June 15th 1970 Saturday June 19th 1971 Saturday March 11th 1972 Saturday September 2nd 1972  Saturday March 22nd 1980

Friars Princes Risborough Friday October 6th 1970

Friars Dunstable Monday February 26th 1973

Friars Bedford  Friday July 2nd 1971 Friday June 16th 1972

Friars Watford Wednesday 28th June 1972

Peter Gabriel  Friday August 24th 1979

Brand X (Phil Collins) Saturday December 23rd 1975

Zox and The Radar Boys (Phil Collins) Saturday July 7th 1973

Medicine Head  Saturday July 24th 1976

The British Lions (John Fiddler) Friday December 23rd 1977

band line up
Tony Banks  John Mayhew  Peter Gabriel  Anthony Phillips  Mike Rutherford
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John Fiddler (vocs/guitar)  Peter Hope-Evans (harmonica/Jews harp)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



Tony Banks, writing in the Chapter and Verse autobiography, 2007 said:

We played a lot at Friars Aylesbury which was a great venue for us throughout this period, and we were friendly with Dave Stopps who ran it" 

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what happened next
Genesis  Where do you start? ! Steve Hackett joined the band, replacing Anthony Phillips and in 1975 Peter Gabriel left Genesis to pursue a solo career and has been phenomenally successful. Hackett left to pursue a solo career in 1977 after the Wind and Wuthering album. Genesis remained a core three piece (their 1978 album wonderfully called "...and then there were three"....) and went on to become one of the world's biggest bands and whilst huge played Friars again in 1980 creating the biggest demand in Friars history. Genesis were still filling stadiums until 1992. Collins officially left in 1995, with him enjoying huge solo success alongside his Genesis commitments. Banks and Rutherford soldiered on with Ray Wilson from Stiltskin, but after one album called it a day. The core trio reunited in 2007 and proved they could still fill stadiums. Rumours still persist that a reunion with Hackett and Gabriel is on the cards (having not been able to do it in 2007)
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Genesis official website  Steve Hackett official website  Peter Gabriel official website Phil Collins official website
sound and vision
Genesis - White Mountain 
Medicine Head - Fire Under Mountain

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