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Saturday October 16th 1976

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

steve hillage inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2012

pictures from this gig in the galleries

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with steve hillage


Steve Hillage
John Stevens' Away
related friars history (click on date)
Steve Hillage Saturday October 15th 1977 Wednesday May 3rd 1978

Gong (Steve Hillage) Saturday December 1st 1973

Jude (Clive Bunker) Saturday January 1st 1972   Saturday March 11th 1972

Blodwyn Pig (Clive Bunker) Saturday August 17th 1974

Spontaneous Music Ensemble (John Stevens) Monday March 9th 1970

Camel (Colin Bass) Thursday September 7th 1978  Thursday October 18th 1979  Saturday February 21st 1981

Salmon Song;Hurdy Gurdy Glissando; Hurdy Gurdy Man; Solar Music Suite; Lunar Music Suite; It's All Too Much; Aftaglid Pt. I; Electric Gypsies; Not Fade Away                        
band line up
Steve Hillage
 (vocs/guitar) Miquette Giraudy (keys) Clive Bunker (drums) Colin Bass (bass) Basil Brooks Phil Hodges (keys) Jalib (percussion)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



Colin Bass, in a playful mood on his website (and at our asking) said in 2008:

What a wonderful institution Friars at Aylesbury was. But as far as I can remember - which may not be a great distance - I played there with the Steve Hillage Band. Or did I? You tell me. Or not. Thanks for asking though. I'll search for the site. I'm relieved to hear it's practically official

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what happened next
Hillage continued his solo career for a few years and became well known as a record producer in the 1980s for the likes of Simple Minds and It Bites amongst others. Hearing The Orb perform his Rainbow Dome Musick inspired him and partner Miquette to form System 7 where they record and perform still in 2013
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Steve Hillage System 7 official website
sound and vision
Steve Hillage - It's All Too Much 
john stevens' away - Anni

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