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Saturday November 2nd 1974

friars aylesbury phase two - borough assembly hall, market square, aylesbury

groundhogs inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2009

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with tony mcphee


related friars history (click on date)
Groundhogs Monday June 8th 1970  Saturday April 17th 1971  Saturday March 20th 1976  Monday June 1st 2009

Friars Bedford Friday 14th August 1970

Mott the Hoople (Verden Allen) Monday December 8th 1969 Monday February 2nd 1970 Monday May 4th 1970  Saturday September 4th 1971

Pretenders (James Honeyman-Scott and Martin Chambers) Saturday July 28th 1979 Monday July 27th 1981

band line up
Tony McPhee (guitar/vocs) Peter Cruikshank (bass) Ken Pustelnik (drums)
Verden Allen (keys)  James Honeyman-Scott (guitar) Martin Chambers (drums) Kelvin Wilson (bass)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

press cuttings

what happened next
The Groundhogs have been going since 1963 and Tony McPhee's Groundhogs still gig as at 2010. They also came back to Friars in 2009 and became the first band in 25 years to be introduced onto the Friars stage

Cheeks disbanded in 1976. Verden Allen and Martin Chambers were both involved in the legendary 2009 Mott The Hoople reunion gigs

odds and trivia
official web presence
Groundhogs official site
sound and vision
Groundhogs - Solid (whole album)

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