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Saturday June 19th 1971

friars aylesbury phase two - borough assembly hall, market square, aylesbury

steve hackett inducted into friars hall of fame in 2009

exclusive friars interviews (2009 and 2013) with steve hackett

related friars history (click on date)
Genesis Monday April 13th 1970 Monday June 30th March 11th 1972  Saturday September 2nd 1972  Saturday March 22nd 1980 Friars Princes Risborough Friday October 6th 1970 Friars Dunstable Monday February 26th 1973 Friars Bedford Friday October 23rd 1970  Friday July 2nd 1971 Friday June 16th 1972 Friars Watford Wednesday 28th June 1972

Peter Gabriel (and guest Phil Collins) Friday August 24th 1979

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

Steve Hackett Saturday October 28th 1978 Thursday May 9th 2013

Brand X (Phil Collins) Saturday December 23rd 1975

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

Chameleon (Les Payne)  Monday June 8th 1970  Monday July 6th 1970  Saturday June 19th 1971 Friars Princes Risborough Tuesday October 6th 1970 Friars Bedford Friday August 14th 1970  Thursday November 26th 1970

Les Payne Monday June 1st 1970

Mainland (Les Payne) Saturday January 6th 1979

Happy the Man; Stagnation; The Fountain of Salmacis; The Light; Moss; Twilight Alehouse; The Musical Box; The Return of the Giant Hogweed; The Knife
band line up
Tony Banks (keys)  Phil Collins (drums)  Peter Gabriel (vocs)  Steve Hackett (guitar)  Mike Rutherford (bass)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)




Peter Gabriel, on breaking his leg at Friars at this very gig, writing in the Chapter and Verse autobiography, 2007 said

I was still trying to work out how to break the gap between stage and audience. Very often I felt I was a filter between the audience and the band, because sometimes they thought they could play behind a black curtain and it wouldn't matter. I knew that it did matter and we had to make those connections. So at Friars I wanted to jump out in the audience, which would have been fine, except that a dancer doing some early headbanging, and probably well pissed, changed direction at a crucial moment and broke my fall as I jumped off the stage. Consequently I landed badly and broke a bone in my leg, but because it was 'The Knife', an up number, I was pumped full of adrenalin. I knew something had gone but I couldn't feel any pain at all. I got some people from the audience to carry me back on stage, couldn't stand up and finished the number on my knees. Eventually the rest of the band had gone off stage after taking their bows. I was still there on my knees and I could see them thinking "You old ham, stop milking it"

Tony Banks, writing in the Chapter and Verse autobiography, 2007 said: "We played a lot at Friars Aylesbury which was a great venue for us throughout this period, and we were friendly with Dave Stopps who ran it" 

Thanks Luca Alberici for the below


odds and trivia
what happened?
Genesis  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)

John Mayhew died in 2009. Anthony Phillips has kept himself busy in music

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