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Saturday August 2nd 1980

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 November 17th 1979

The Vapors Saturday November 17th 1979

Paul Weller Friday June 4th 2010

Dreamtime; Thick As Thieves; Boy About Town; Monday; Going Underground; Pretty Green; Man In The Corner Shop; Set The House Ablaze; Private Hell: Liza Radley; The Dreams of Children; The Modern World; Little Boy Soldiers; But I'm Different Now; Start!; Scrape Away; Strange Town; When You're Young; The Eton Rifles; Billy Hunt; Down In The Tube Station At Midnight; To Be Someone; 'A' Bomb In Wardour Street; David Watts
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:

"This was an interesting one and certainly The Vapors drew more attention than their previous appearance having had THAT hit single with Turning Japanese.

The Jam were as great as ever and I vividly remember Weller, very frustrated at I think a sound problem, smashing his guitar to the floor and breaking it. We had to make the best of this as by this point The Jam were already in the very big theatre territory."


Thanks Phil Williams for the below:

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

odds and trivia
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From The Jam official site  Paul Weller official site

sound and vision

The Jam - Going Underground 

The Vapors - Trains

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