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Saturday May 27th 1978

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

norman watt roy inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2011

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with mick gallagher

Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Matumbi  Whirlwind
related friars history (click on date)
Ian Dury and the Blockheads Wednesday November 2nd 1977 Saturday May 27th 1978 Saturday November 15th 1980  

Ian Dury ( Kilburn and the High Roads) Saturday September 15th 1973 Saturday December 29th 1973

Ian Dury and the Music Students Friday March 23rd 1984

Wilko Saturday December 10th 1977 

Dr Feelgood (Wilko Johnson) Saturday March 29th 1975  Saturday May 17th 1975 Wednesday November 5th 1975

Glencoe (Norman Watt - Roy/John Turnbull) Saturday September 9th 1972  Saturday August 18th 1973 

Wilko Johnson (Wilko and Norman Watt - Roy)

Saturday May 28th 2011

Eurythmics (Mick Gallagher) Monday October 31st 1983

The Clash (Mick Gallagher) Saturday January 5th 1980

Arc (Mick Gallagher) Friars Watford Thursday December 1970
I'm Partial To Your Abacadabra; Wake Up And Make Love With Me; Clever Trevor; Woman;  Fair; Billericay Dickie; Sweet Gene Vincent; Upminster Kid; What A Waste; Plaistow Patricia; I Made Mary Cry In A Lonely Bus Shelter; Blackmail Man; My Old Man; Blockheads
band line up
Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Ian Dury (vocs)  Chaz Jankel (guitar)  Mick Gallagher (keys) John Turnbull (guitar/keys) Charley Charles (drums) Norman Watt Roy (bass) Davey Payne (sax)
Glaister Fagan (drums), Dennis Bovell (guitar), Lloyd Donaldson (guitar), Eaton "Jah" Blake (bass guitar), Bevin Fagan (vocs) Webster Johnson (keys).
Nigel Dixon, Mick Lewis, Rob Russell, Gary Hassett and Chris Emo.
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

press cuttings

thanks to graham britten for the nme cuttings

what happened next

Ian Dury had reformed the Blockheads by 1990 for sporadic gigs. Dury died in 2000. The Blockheads continue to perform as at 2012

Matumbi had split by 1982 

odds and trivia
official web presence
Ian Dury and the Blockheads official site  Whirlwind official site
sound and vision
Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick 
Matumbi - Empire Road  
Whirlwind - I Thought It Was Over

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