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Saturday December 18th 1971

 addison centre, addison howard park, kempston, bedford

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with john otway


phillip goodhand tait  john otway
related friars history (click on date)
Otway and Barrett

Saturday June 16th 1973 Monday September 20th 1976 Saturday March 19th 1977 Thursday May 25th 1978 Saturday February 20th 1982

John Otway

Thursday December 23rd 1971 Saturday 13th September 1975  Saturday March 20th 1976 Tuesday December 6th 1977 Sunday August 13th 1978 Saturday April 28th 1979 Thursday December 27th 1979 Sunday December 28th 1980 Thursday December 27th 1981 Saturday March 5th 1983 Friday June 4th 2010

Philip Goodhand Tait 

Friars Aylesbury Saturday April 17th 1971 Saturday October 30th 1971  Friars Watford Thursday May 6th 1971 Friars Dunstable Wednesday October 30th 1972

band line up
Mike Patto  Ollie Halsall  John Halsey  Clive Griffiths
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)






press cuttings

Melody Maker press cutting (thanks Neil Storey)


press cuttings
what happened next
Despite touring with credible acts such as Joe Cocker and The Faces, major success eluded Patto and they fell apart in 1973. They did reunite in 1975 and morphed effectively into Boxer. Mike Patto died in 1979 after a long illness.
odds and trivia
official web presence
Patto fansite Ollie Halsall official site
sound and vision
Patto - Hold Me Back 
Phillip Goodhand Tait - Oceans Away 
John Otway - Headbutts

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