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Saturday March 11th 1972

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 1970 Saturday June 19th 1971  March 11th 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

Jude Saturday January 1st 1972

Stone The Crows (Jimmy Dewar) Monday October 6th 1969

Frankie Miller Saturday May 7th 1977  Saturday April 14th 1979

Blodwyn Pig (Clive Bunker) Saturday August 17th 1974

Steve Hillage (Clive Bunker) Saturday October 16th 1976

Likely to have included: Happy The Man; Stagnation; Fountain of Salmacis; Twilight Alehouse; The Musical Box; The Return of the Giant Hogweed
band line up
Tony Banks (keys)  Phil Collins (drums)  Peter Gabriel (vocs)  Steve Hackett (guitar)  Mike Rutherford (bass)
Clive Bunker Robin Trower  Frankie Miller  Jimmy Dewar
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

thanks luca alberici for the poster



 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" 

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)
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Genesis official site   Peter Gabriel official site  Anthony Philips official site
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Genesis  - The Musical Box

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