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Monday February 26th 1973

queensway (civic) hall, dunstable

genesis - friars aylesbury cup winners 1980

steve hackett inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2009

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with steve hackett


string driven thing
related friars history (click on date)
Genesis Monday April 13th 1970 Monday June 15th 1970 Saturday June 19th 1971 Saturday March 11th 1972 Saturday September 2nd 1972  Saturday March 22nd 1980

Friars Princes Risborough Friday October 6th 1970

Friars Bedford Friday October 23rd 1970  Friday July 2nd 1971 Friday June 16th 1972

Friars Watford Wednesday 28th June 1972

Peter Gabriel  Friday August 24th 1979

Stackridge (Peter Gabriel guest appearance) Saturday June 7th 1975

Steve Hackett Saturday October 28th 1978 Thursday May 13th 2013

Brand X (Phil Collins)

Saturday December 23rd 1975

Zox and The Radar Boys (Phil Collins)  Saturday July 7th 1973

String Driven Thing Saturday June 9th 1973  Saturday December 29th 1973 Saturday December 21st 1974

Friars Dunstable Saturday June 30th 1973 Saturday September 1st 1973 Thursday February 7th 1974

Likely set:  Watcher Of The Skies; Dancing With The Moonlit Knight; The Cinema Show; I Know What I Like; Firth Of Fifth; The Musical Box; More Fool Me; The Battle Of Epping Forest; Supper's ReadyThe Knife
band line up
Tony Banks (keys)  Phil Collins (drums)  Peter Gabriel (vocs)  Steve Hackett (guitar)  Mike Rutherford (bass)
string driven thing
Chris Adams (vocs/guitar)  Pauline Adams (vocs/percussion)  Graham Smith (vioin)  Colin Wilson (guitar/banjo) Bill Hatje (bass)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



press cuttings
what happened next
Where do you start? ! Steve Hackett joined the band, replacing Anthony Phillips and in 1975 Peter Gabriel left Genesis to pursue a solo career and has been phenomenally successful. Hackett left to pursue a solo career in 1977 after the Wind and Wuthering album. Genesis remained a core three piece (their 1978 album wonderfully called "...and then there were three"....) and went on to become one of the world's biggest bands and whilst huge played Friars again in 1980 creating the biggest demand in Friars history. Genesis were still filling stadiums until 1992. Collins officially left in 1995, with him enjoying huge solo success alongside his Genesis commitments. Banks and Rutherford soldiered on with Ray Wilson from Stiltskin, but after one album called it a day. The core trio reunited in 2007 and proved they could still fill stadiums. Rumours still persist that a reunion with Hackett and Gabriel is on the cards (having not been able to do it in 2007)
odds and trivia
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Genesis official website  Steve Hackett official website  Peter Gabriel official website Phil Collins official website
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Genesis - Firth of Fifth 

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