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Friars Birmingham

Saturday October 2nd 1971

town hall, birmingham


related friars history (click on date)
Quintessence Monday September 15th 1969  Monday December 15th 1969  Saturday October 7th 1971  Saturday September 30th 1972

Blurt (Jake Milton) Wednesday October 7th 1981

Kala (Shiva) Saturday January 6th 1973

band line up
 Shiva Jones (vocs/keys)  Raja Ram (flute)  Sambhu Baba (bass) Maha Dev (guitar)  Allan Mostert (guitar/sitar)  Jake Milton (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)


Dave Codling (a.k.a. Maha Dev):        

    "It was a good venue , we were well treated and always got a good response when we played there. The audience was usually pretty meatballed when we got to play. Not much change there, eh!."

Phil "Shiva" Jones:     

                             "I'm really liking your website, it brings back all those great memories ....Friars was truly a great venue to play. It always attracted an audience that was open to new and exciting music, and the ambience was unique.I wish there was somewhere else like that now."

press cuttings
press cuttings

Melody Maker press cutting (thanks Neil Storey)

what happened next
Shiva Jones and Maha Dev went on to form Kala who played Friars in 1973  Jake Milton went onto form Blurt who played Friars in 1981
odds and trivia
official web presence
Shiva's official website
sound and vision
Quintessence - St Pancras

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