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Thursday August 21st 1980

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

special onw off gig to celebrate release of "Glory Road"

White Spirit  Chevy
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

Gillan (Janick Gers) Thursday December 2nd 1982

White Spirit Friday 1st August 1980

 Unchain Your Brain; Are You Sure; Mr. Universe; If You Believe Me; Trouble; No Easy Way; Nervous; Vengeance; Sleeping On The Job; Smoke On The Water
band line up
Ian Gillan (vocs) John McCoy (bass)  Bernie Torme (guitar)  Mick Underwood (drums) Colin Towns (keys)
White Spitit
 Bruce Ruff (vocs) Malcolm Pearson (keys) Janick Gers (guitar) Phil Brady (bass) Graeme Crallan (drums)
 Andy Chaplin (drums) Steve Walwyn (guitar) Paul Shanahan (guitar) Martin Cure (vocs) Bob Poole (bass)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

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

As for White Spirit, Janick Gers eventually replaced Bernie Torme in Gillan and joined Iron Maiden. Graeme Crallen died in 2008

Chevy with some of the original members continue to play as at 2012


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Gillan - Mutally Assured Destruction 

White Spirit - Cheetah   
   Chevy - Too Much Loving

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