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Saturday April 20th 1974

friars aylesbury phase two - borough assembly hall, market square, aylesbury

exclusive friars interview with mick abrahams


Blodwyn Pig
related friars history (click on date)
Blodwyn Pig Monday 14th July 1969 Saturday April 20th 1974  

Mick Abrahams Band Saturday July 17th 1971

Wommett (Mick Abrahams) Friars Bedford Friday February 19th 1971

Narnia Saturday June 29th 1974

Jude (Clive Bunker) Saturday January 1st 1972  Saturday March 11th 1972

Steve Hillage (Clive Bunker) Saturday October 16th 1976

Zox and the Radar Boys (Peter Banks) Saturday July 7th 1973

Flash (Peter Banks)  Friars Dunstable Thursday February 1st 1973 Wednesday June 28th 1972

band line up
Blodwyn Pig
Mick Abrahams (vocs/guitar) Jack Lancaster (sax) Andy Pyle (bass) Clive Bunker (drums)
Pauline Filby (vocs) John Russell (guitar) Peter Banks (keys) Tim Hatwell (bass) Ginger Dixon (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



Mick Abrahams:

"I do remember playing Friars on a few occasions but I really canít remember anything specifically with the exception that they were all good gigs. I am happy to say some good words about Friars for the website as I am a fairly local boy and played Aylesbury right from the age of 16!"

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what happened next
Blodwyn Pig: Mick Abrahams is still going strong occasionally re-joining forces with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson.

Mick had his 65th birthday party gig in summer 2008 in Milton Keynes featuring the original Blodwyn Pig ! Mick has sadly been blighted by ill health but remains optimistic of gigging again

Andy Pyle went on to play in Wishbone Ash and also in Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)'s band

Little is known of Narnia except they may have been folk/Christian orientated.

odds and trivia
Narnia's Russell and Banks went on to form After The Fire who had some minor hit singles.
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