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Saturday December 29th 1979

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

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friars aylesbury christmas party part two

The Stowaways
related friars history (click on date)
Madness Saturday September 8th 1979 Monday November 9th 1981

The Stowaways Saturday 20th January 1979  Saturday 8th September 1979 Saturday 10th November 1979  Saturday 9th August 1980

Dream Soldiers (Mick Lister) Saturday 20th December 1980

The Truth (Mick Lister) Friday December 10th 1982 Saturday October 29th 1983

The Prowlers (Ray and Cliff Rowswell) Saturday October 2nd 1982 Thursday December 30th 1982  Saturday March 5th 1983

band line up
Graham 'Suggs' McPherson (vocs)  Cathal 'Chas Smash' Smythe (vocs)  Chris Foreman (guitar) Mike Barson (keys)  Lee Thompson (sax)  Mark Bedford (bass) Dan Woodgate (drums)
The Stowaways
 Mick Lister (guitar) Ray Rowswell (guitar)  Cliff Rowswell (drums) Adrian Bailey (bass)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

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what happened next
Madness After Mike Barson left in 1985, there was a decline in Madness' fortunes even though they were still charting. Musical differences drove them apart in 1986. Later in the 1980s most of the band regrouped as The Madness but this didn't work out. Suggs went on to have solo success.  The Madness revival started with a couple of reunion concerts (all seven of the band) which ended up in two huge concerts in London's Finsbury Park. Since then Madness have played the UK's biggest arenas on practically an annual basis and still are. Suggs has also been a TV presenter for a Saturday night karaoke show on Channel 5. they released a new album in 2013

In the intervening years, Dan Woodgate was a member of Voice of The Beehive.

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