search the friars website

Friars Bedford

Friday June 16th 1972

 corn exchange, bedford

exclusive friars aylesbury interviews with steve hackett

friars aylesbury cup winners 1980

steve hackett inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2009, capability brown in 2013


Capability brown
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 October 23rd 1970  Friday July 2nd 1971 Friday June 16th 1972

Friars Watford Wednesday 28th June 1972

Peter Gabriel  Friday August 24th 1979

Brand X (Phil Collins)  Friars Aylesbury Saturday December 23rd 1975

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

Capability Brown Saturday October 21st 1972 Saturday December 22nd 1972 Saturday June 9th 1973  Saturday January 19th 1974 Sunday July 21st 1974 

Friars Dunstable Monday March 19th 1973

Krazy Kat (Capability Brown) Saturday May 3rd 1975  Saturday June 26th 1976

band line up
Tony Banks  Phil Collins  Peter Gabriel  Steve Hackett  Mike Rutherford
Capability Brown
Tony Ferguson (vocs/guitar)  Dave Nevin (guitar)  Kenny Rowe (bass)  Graeme White (guitar)  Joe Williams (vocs)  Roger Willis (drums)
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" 

press cuttings

Thanks to Luca Alberici for this


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)
odds and trivia
official web presence
Genesis official website  Steve Hackett official website  Peter Gabriel official website Phil Collins official website
sound and vision
Genesis - Get 'Em Out By Friday 
Capability Brown - No Range

privacy policy  legal and t&c  contact 

copyright 2007-2021 david stopps/friars aylesbury ltd

All rights reserved and no part of this website may be reproduced without written permission - please see terms and conditions for details. All photos copyright mike o'connor except where specifically stated and used with permission.