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Saturday January 5th 1980

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

kris needs inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2011

pictures from this gig in the galleries

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with kris needs and mick gallagher

The Clash
Ian Dury and the Blockheads  The Vice Creems
related friars history (click on date)

The Clash Wednesday June 28th 1978  Friday December 22nd 1978 

Stoke Mandeville Stadium Monday July 12th 1982

Ian Dury and the Blockheads Wednesday November 2nd 1977 Saturday May 27th 1978  Saturday November 15th 1980

Ian Dury and the Music Students  Friday March 23rd 1984

Kilburn and the High Roads (Ian Dury) Saturday September 15th 1973 Saturday December 29th 1973

Glencoe (Norman Watt - Roy/John Turnbull) Saturday September 9th 1972  Saturday August 18th 1973 

Wilko Johnson (Norman Watt - Roy) Saturday May 28th 2011

Eurythmics (Mick Gallagher) Monday October 31st 1983

Arc (Mick Gallagher) Friars Watford  Thursday December 1970


From Joe.....

band line up
The Clash
Mick Jones (guitar/vocs)  Joe Strummer (guitar/vocs) Paul Simenon (bass) Topper Headon (drums) Mick Gallagher (keys) Lew Lewis (harmonica)
Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Ian Dury (vocs)  Chaz Jankel (guitar)  Mick Gallagher (keys) John Turnbull (guitar/keys) Charley Charles (drums) Norman Watt Roy (bass) Davey Payne (sax)
The Vice Creems
Kris Needs (vocs) Colin Keinch (guitar) Wally Wildebeest (bass) Tony Bryant(drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)




 The webmaster, north Bucks:

"The opening night of the London Calling tour saw a mammoth and excruciatingly loud performance from Joe and Co. I didn’t enjoy this one so much (as Stoke Mandeville 82) but did enjoy the ‘surprise’ support act of a certain Ian Dury and The Blockheads who were incredible (when queueing up someone shouted "Ian Dury is the support act" and lots of "you what?") and an interesting local act called the Vice Creems featuring a certain Kris Needs. I remember him vividly unwittingly calling me a **** after the moron I was with spat at him during his performance and then bravely legged it from the hall after he saw the look on Needs' face.. Not my fault (nor his to be fair) but Needs pointed in my direction at the end of the song and said naughty things to which the audience turned in my general direction. Whoops. Can laugh about it now as Kris and I know each other."

Thanks Sarah Woods for the below backstage pics:


press cuttings

Thanks Tim Watts for the cuttings.

thanks to graham britten for the nme cuttings

what happened next
The Clash effectively imploded after the final Cut The Crap album by which time Jones had been sacked from the band. After The Clash, Jones went on to successfully form Big Audio Dynamite. Currently he is part of Carbon Silicon. Strummer formed and toured with The Mascaleros. Simonon went into art and came back into prominence in 2007 with The Good, The Bad and The Queen, a project also featuring Damon Albarn. Topper is believed to be living and playing in the Dover area. Joe Strummer died in 2002.

Jones and Headon reunited for the first time on stage in 25 years in January 2008 at a Carbon;Silicon gig (Jones' current band)

Ian Dury and the Blockheads lasted only another couple of years. They reformed for one off gigs and more permanently in the 1990s before Dury's untimely death

The Vice Creems featured Friars legend Kris Needs who is still a music journalist

odds and trivia
official web presence
The Clash Official Site  Blackmarket Clash (who kindly allowed some cuttings)
sound and vision
The Clash - Police And Thieves (live at this gig!)
Ian Dury and The Blockheads and Mick Jones - Sweet Gene Vincent (also at this gig!) 
Vice Creems - No Passion

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