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Saturday November 10th 1979

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

pictures from this gig in the galleries

exclusive friars aylesbury interviews with andy gill and mick lister

Gang of Four
The Red Crayola  The Stowaways
related friars history (click on date)
Gang of Four Saturday November 25th 1978

The Stowaways Saturday 20th January 1979   Saturday 8th September 1979  Saturday 29th December 1979 Saturday 9th August 1980

Dream Soldiers (Mick Lister) Saturday 20th December 1980

The Truth (Mick Lister) Friday December 10th 1982 Saturday October 29th 1983

The Prowlers (Ray and Cliff Rowswell) Saturday October 2nd 1982 Thursday December 30th 1982  Saturday March 5th 1983

Likely setlist: I Found that Essence Rare; 5:15 ; Anthrax ; Itís Her Factory ; Contact ; Naturalís Not in It ; Not Great Men ; At Home Heís a Tourist; Ether; Return the Gift; Armalite Rifle; Damaged Goods
band line up
Gang of Four
Jon King (vocs)  Andy Gill (guitar)  Dave Allen (bass)  Hugo Burnham (drums)
The Stowaways
Mick Lister (guitar) Ray Rowswell (guitar)  Cliff Rowswell (drums) Adrian Bailey (bass)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)




Webmaster, north bucks

This gig nearly didnít happen after two members of the Gang of Four had taken a good hiding from some hooligans a few days before the gig. Certainly the physical marks were in evidence during their performance. That I do remember of them alongside the magnificent At Home Heís a Tourist which is timeless. In truth I think we had gone along to see Swell Maps who were starting to gain a bit of a cult following at my school with their Trip to Marineville album. They pulled out too after altercations with others. It was left for Aylesburyís very own Stowaways to fill in at short notice. I seem to remember they werenít for me. I do seem to remember that Epic Soundtracks from Swell Maps made it to come on with the Red Crayola


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thanks to graham britten for the nme cuttings

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the band lasted until 1984, but this original line up reunited in 2004
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Gang of Four - At Home He's A Tourist (live 2009) 
The Red Crayola - Hurricane Fighter Plane

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