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Saturday March 22nd 1980

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

pictures from this gig in the galleries

friars aylesbury cup winners 1980

No Support - Genesis played whole evening
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

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

Brand X (Phil Collins) Saturday December 23rd 1975

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

Back in NYC; Dancing With The Moonlit Knight; The Carpet Crawlers; Squonk;One For The Vine; Behind The Lines; Duchess; Guide Vocal; Turn It On Again;Duke's Travels; Duke's End; Say It's Alright Joe; The Lady Lies; Ripples; In The Cage; Slippermen; Afterglow; Follow You, Follow Me; Dance On A Volcano; Los Endos; I Know What I Like
band line up
 Tony Banks (keys)  Phil Collins (vocs/drums)  Mike Rutherford (guitar/bass)  Daryl Stuermer (guitar/bass)  Chester Thompson (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



The webmaster's own ticket

and Andrew Mian's autographed one:

The back of the ticket was intended to make it unattractive to try to copy (thanks Jacky Nolan)


 The webmaster, north Bucks:

"The moments that Friars dreamt of. Having spent time queuing in the cattle market six weeks previously, the moment came around when what was then starting to become one of the world’s biggest bands took to the boards at Aylesbury. Promoting the Duke album they stormed through classics from the previous 10 years. Phil Collins was on good form too. David Stopps presented the band with the Talent Winners Cup and a dossier/file of the names of all those who had queued up in the cattle market. So one of them has my name somewhere…..A great gig."

Pictures courtesy of Andrew Mian (taken by Geoff Tyrell)

press cuttings

Original local advert - as it says, the most in demand concert at that time and second ever at Friars ever as it turned out

Presenting the "Talent Winners Cup" - a very happy David Stopps (r) with Mike Rutherford (l) and Phil Collins (centre). Tony Banks is in the background. See story below.

what happened next
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) but looking unlikely due to permanent injury to Collins rendering him unable to drum following the 2007 tour
odds and trivia
 On the afternoon of the gig after the gear had been set up, Tony Banks was left none too pleased that his programmed keyboard sounds had for some reason gone west and had to program on the fly. We never noticed.
official web presence
Genesis official website  Phil Collins official website  Daryl Stuermer official website  Chester Thompson official website
sound and vision
Genesis  - Full London show from this1980 tour

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