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Wednesday September 24th 1980

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

pictures from this gig in the galleries

Rory Gallagher
related friars history (click on date)

Rory Gallagher Friars Watford Tuesday August 24th 1971

U2 Saturday June 6th 1981

Shinkicker; Wayward Child; Calling Card; Follow Me; Bad PennyTattoo'd Lady; Off the Handle; Moonchild; Out on the Western Plain; Too Much Alcohol; As the Crow Flies; Goin to my Hometown; Philby; Bought and Sold; Brute Force and Ignorance Country Mile; Shadow PlaySouped Up Ford; Bullfrog Blues; Secret Agent; Hellcat; Walk On Hot Coals
band line up
Rory Gallagher
Rory Gallagher (vocs/guitar) Gerry McAvoy (bass) Ted McKenna (drums)
Bono Vox (vocs) The Edge (guitar)  Adam Clayton (bass) Larry Mullen Jr (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



press cuttings


what happened next
Gallagher continued touring through the 1980s/early 1990s despite his lifestyle quite literally killing him. He survived a liver transplant but not the infection that followed and died in 1995

The little known Irish band that supported Gallagher became fairly well known.........

odds and trivia
 It was through seeing Taste (with Gallagher) in 1969 that inspired Friars to start. Robin Pike saw them locally and thought it would be good in little old Aylesbury to have some proper gigs. He was right.

The support was changed as U2 was not the advertised band.

Can you believe now that U2 got paid 25 for this gig?

Also Rory Gallagher's auntie turned up out of the blue. Mr Stopps escorted her to Rory's dressing room where he apparently turned a very dark shade of red!

official web presence
Rory Gallagher official site  U2 official site
sound and vision
Rory Gallagher - Shin Kicker 
U2 - The Electric Co

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