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Saturday November 17th 1979

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

friars aylesbury cup winners 1980

the jam inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2009, paul weller in 2010

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with rick buckler

pictures from this gig in the galleries

The Jam
The Vapors
related friars history (click on date)
The Jam Saturday November 26th 1977 (2 shows) Saturday June 17th 1978 Saturday August 2nd 1980

Paul Weller Friday June 4th 2010

The Vapors Saturday August 2nd 1980

SETTING SONS TOUR:Saturday's Kids; Burning Sky; Thick As Thieves; It's Too Bad; Dreams Of Children; Mr. Clean;  Butterfly Collector; Private Hell;Little Boy Soldiers; Smithers-Jones; To Be Someone; The Eton Rifles; Strange Town; When You're Young; Down In The Tube Station At Midnight; The Place I Love; All Mod Cons; David Watts; 'A' Bomb In Wardour Street
band line up
The Jam
Paul Weller (vocs/guitar)   Bruce Foxton (bass)   Rick Buckler (drums
The Vapors
Dave Fenton (guitar/vocs) Howard Smith (drums) Edward Bazalgette (guitar) Steve Smith (bass)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

The webmaster, north Bucks:

"I remember the support band The Vapors were fairly decent and you thought they might go on etc. They did for a while anyway – within months Turning Japanese was a huge hit for them.

As for The Jam – promoting the Setting Sons album…….quite possibly the best gig I saw at Friars. I was near the front and Weller, Foxton and Buckler played like their lives depended on it. I can still picture this gig and hear Eton Rifles. Amazing.

They were good blokes afterwards coming out into the hall and giving autographs to anyone who wanted them. They all autographed my Friars membership card, which I haven’t seen in over 20 years !"

press cuttings
what happened next
The Jam split in 1982 at the height of their success playing the biggest arena. Paul Weller has remained in the public eye for nearly 40 years. After the Jam he formed The Style Council and had much success with them. The Paul Weller Movement wasn't so successful but as a solo artiste he has again hit the heady heights and popularity shows no signs of abating. Bruce Foxton joined Stiff Little Fingers in 1991 and remained with them for 15 years. In 2007, the Jam reformed without Weller as From The Jam to favourable reviews. Weller closed Friars Phase Three in 2010 with a bang and was still having number one albums in 2012.

By 1980 The Vapors had had a huge hit with Turning Japanese. They split in 1981. Dave Fenton is now a solicitor and Edward Bazalgette is a TV producer

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From The Jam official site  Paul Weller official site

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The Jam - Eton Rifles 
The Vapors - Turning Japanese

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