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Tuesday October 5th 1982

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

kid creole inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2009

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with august darnell

Kid Creole and the Coconuts
No support - Kid Creole played extended set as Flying Pickets pulled out on the night
related friars history (click on date)
Kid Creole and the Coconuts Saturday June 12th 1982  Friday November 27th 2009
Probable setlist: You Had No Intention; Gina Gina; Mr.Softee;With A Girl Like Mimi; Turkey Trot; Que Pasa; Schweinerei; Any Time ime Is Party Time; Table Manners;I'm A Wonderful Thing Baby; Have You Heard The News; In The Jungle; Coconut Theme; Stool Pigeon; Latin Music; I Am
band line up
Kid Creole and the Coconuts
August Darnell ( Kid Creole) Adriana Kaegi Cheryl Poirier Taryn Hagey Andy Hernandez (Coati Mundi) Mark Mazer Carol Coleman  Peter Schott  Al Mack  (Bongo) Eddie Falk  Ken Fredley Lee Robertson Charles Lagond
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

The webmaster, north Bucks:

Another great party night but the June gig slightly eclipsed it. This gig sold out in advance despite the record admission price (and stayed a record till 2009) and I had ticket no 1 getting to Earth Records very early in the day. The gig had no support act, but not through anyone’s fault. Originally the support was Musical Youth. They scored big with Pass The Dutchie and it promised to be a good support until the pesky education authorities made the band go to school rather than tour. The replacement support, The Flying Pickets (who would go on to greater success), pulled out on the day when one of the band took ill. This was the second and last Friars appearance (until 2009 - Ed), the sheer scale of their next production making another appearance not a possibility.

Joe McCallion, Friars fan

Kid Creole when he appeared at Friars was appearing on the Old Grey Whistle Test that night and Dave Stopps set up the Aston hall with a telly so when the gig finished we escorted the group over there to watch it and the champers and booze flowed freely

A really great night and if my memory serves me right his wife was taken to Stoke Mandeville hospital after the gig without him

(webmaster's note : that last bit is true)

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what happened next
Kid Creole 

                Has kept himself been in many 80s inspired revival shows and toured with the musical Oh What a Night. KC and the Coconuts occasionally still play gigs and have always been a going concern although these days Darnell and Bongo Eddie are the only survivor from the classic line up.....which came back to Friars in 2009 and played one of the best Friars gigs ever

odds and trivia
This was the most expensive ticket in Friars history at £6 (until the rebirth of Friars in 2009)

At this gig Adriana Kaegi failed to appear for the encore as it turned out due to illness which necessitated an emergency visit to Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Only the sheer scale of their next production (it included a waterfall) stopped them making a third triumphant appearance in 1983

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Kid Creole and the Coconuts official site
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Kid Creole and the Coconuts - Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy

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