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Thursday October 18th 1979

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

pictures from this gig in the galleries

nigel mazlyn jones
related friars history (click on date)

Camel Saturday May 24th 1975  Saturday November 8th 1975  Thursday August 25th 1977  Thursday September 7th 1978  Saturday February 21st 1981

Steve Hillage (Colin Bass) Saturday October 16th 1976


Likely setlist: Unevensong; Song Within A Song; Neon Magic; Rhayader; Rhayader Goes To Town; Migration; Rainbow´s End; Wait; Ice; Hymn To Her; Your Love Is Stranger Than Mine; Never Let

band line up
Andy Latimer (vocs/guitar) Andy Ward (drums)  Jan Schlehaas (keys)  Kit Watkins (keys)  Colin Bass (bass)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)




 Photos courtesy of Gary Leeson

Colin Bass, in a playful mood on his website (and at our asking after we pointed out (as well as playing with Steve Hillage) he DID play with Camel in 1979/1981!) said in 2008:

"What a wonderful institution Friars at Aylesbury was. I believe that Camel played there several times but I wasn't there, it all being before my time

"Well that's very interesting and proof, if any were needed, that my memory is not what it used to be, if indeed it ever was. As my uncle said, we will never forget the day we lost our memory. But if it was in October 79 then I was indeed there and if I could remember it, it would be as a wonderful occasion.
Now, just help me out a little here, Aylesbury is just north of Scunthorpe, right?"

press cuttings


what happened next
Camel are true Friars heroes and continued with Andy Latimer at the helm (and Colin Bass from 1979) until 2003 when they undertook a farewell tour and more or less permanent hiatus. This was largely due to Latimer being in poor health but as at 2012, very pleased to report he is much better and they reconvened in 2013 to perform The Snow Goose and play more UK gigs in 2015
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