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Saturday March 1st 1980

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

edgar boughton inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in  2009

pictures from this gig in the galleries

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with edgar broughton

"there's only one way to start a tour - at aylesbury or somewhere else" - ian gillan

The Broughtons
related friars history (click on date)

Ian Gillan Band Friday February 23rd 1979

Gillan Saturday March 1st 1980  Thursday December 2nd 1982  

Strapps (Mick Underwood) Tuesday December 7th 1976

Edgar Broughton Monday July 21st 1969 Monday 16th March 1970  Monday 16th March 1970 Saturday April 8th 1972  Monday June 1st 2009

band line up
Ian Gillan (vocs) John McCoy (bass)  Bernie Torme (guitar)  Mick Underwood (drums) Colin Towns (keys)
The Broughtons
Edgar Broughton  Steve Broughton  Arthur Grant  Richard de Bastion  Pete Tolsen  Tom Norden
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

Edgar Broughton

"Gosh! That is all a bit hazy these days. I just remember it being the best gig for miles around and that is about it. I suppose I was always a teeny bit stoned, come to think of it." 

press cuttings

what happened next
A popular turn at Friars, it was no surprise that Gillan made four headlining appearances including the 1982 date on his farewell tour as he had been advised that his voice could be under threat. Gillan the band fell apart and subsequently (after vocal cord surgery) went on to front a reformed Deep Purple who still tour to this day

the Broughtons with their original Broughton/Broughton/Grant line up still play and they blew the roof of when they came back to Friars in 2009

odds and trivia
official web presence
Ian Gillan official site  Edgar Broughton official site
sound and vision

Gillan - No Easy Way  Edgar Broughton Band - Freedom


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