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Saturday May 6th 1978

friars aylesbury phase three - maxwell hall, civic centre, market square, aylesbury

buzzcocks inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2010, penetration in 2009

exclusive friars aylesbury interviews with steve diggle and pauline murray


related friars history (click on date)
Buzzcocks Wednesday March 28th 1979  Friday October 8th 2010

Penetration  Saturday November 25th 1978 Saturday October 20th 1979  Friday October 23rd 2009

Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls  Saturday October 11th 1980

I Don't Mind; Fast Cars; Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've); Get on Our Own; Sixteen; Moving Away From the Pulsebeat;  Fiction Romance;  Love You More; Real World;  Breakdown; Noise Annoys; What Do I Get?; Autonomy; Boredom;  Oh Shit!
band line up
Pete Shelley (guitar'/vocs) Steve Diggle (guitar)  John Maher (drums)  Steve Garvey (bass)
Pauline Murray (vocs) Robert Blamire (bass) Gary Smallman Neale Floyd Fred Purser
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



press cuttings
Thanks to Graham Britten for the NME cuttings  

what happened next
Buzzcocks split in 1981 which Shelley and Diggle pursuing solo careers. They have since reformed, initially with the above line up but now the core duo of Shelley and Diggle remain. John Maher runs a Volkswagen racing team.

This classic line up reunited for two gigs in 2012

Penetration went on to headline Friars twice and called it quits after their last appearance in 1979. They reformed twenty odd years later still with Pauline and Rob and still play. Their performance at Friars in 2009 was superb.

odds and trivia
Did you know the band got it's name from a review of seminal 1976 TV show Rock Follies? The review, in reference to Julie Covington's streetwise character, headlined its' review, "It's a buzz, cock"

Ludus' Linder Sterling was an artist/designer involved in early Buzzcocks/Magazine covers. 

official web presence
Buzzcocks official site  Penetration official site
sound and vision
Buzzcocks - Sixteen Again 
Penetration - Life's A Gamble

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