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Monday June 8th 1970

friars aylesbury phase one - new friarage hall, walton street, aylesbury

groundhogs inducted into friars hall of fame in 2009

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with tony mcphee


related friars history (click on date)
Groundhogs Saturday April 17th 1971 Saturday November 2nd 1974 Saturday March 20th 1976  Monday June 1st 2009

Friars Bedford Friday 14th August 1970

Chameleon Monday June 1st 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

band line up
Tony McPhee (vocs/guitar) Peter Cruikshank (bass) Ken Pustelnik (drums)  Steve Rye (harmonica)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)




odds and trivia
what happened?
Groundhogs  have been going since 1963 and Tony McPhee's Groundhogs still gig as at 2013. They also came back to Friars in 2009 and became the first band in 25 years to be introduced onto the Friars stage

Of this line up, Steve Rye died in 1992.

Les Payne is a local legend and made many appearances at Friars.In addition to listed solo appearances, Les was also part of Chameleon who made many appearances in the early days and also in Phase 3 with Mainland

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