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Friday February 11th 1972

friars aylesbury phase two - borough assembly hall, market square, aylesbury

willy barrett inducted into friars hall of fame in 2009

exclusive friars interview with thomas crimble


MC 5
Skin Alley  Willy Barrett
related friars history (click on date)
Willy Barrett Monday June 16th 1969  Monday June 23rd 1969

Otway and Barrett Saturday June 16th 1973 Monday September 20th 1976  Saturday March 19th 1977 Thursday May 25th 1978 Saturday February 20th 1982

Skin Alley Monday September 15th 1969  Monday October 20th 1969 Monday April 6th 1970

Johnny B Goode; Purple Haze; Star Spanged Banner; Little Wing; Voodoo Chile; Machine Gun; I Don't Live Today; Lover Man
band line up
MC 5
Wayne Kramer (vocs/guitar)  Fred 'Sonic' Smith (guitars)  Michael Davis (bass) Rob Tyner (vocs) Dennis Thompson (drums)
Skin Alley
Thomas Crimble (bass/vocs)  Bob James (sax/flute/guitar)  Krzysztof Henryk Justkiewicz (keys) Alvin Pope (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



press cuttings
what happened next

Split in 1972. Three of the band reunited in 2003 - Kramer, David and Thomson and started playing gigs again with new members. Fred Smith who was married to Patti Smith died in 1994. Davis died in 2012

Willy Barrett               

 Teamed up eventually with Aylesbury's enfant terrible John Otway and is still gigging occasionally with him.

Skin Alley            

Lasted till about 1974

odds and trivia
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 Wild Willy Barrett official site
sound and vision
MC5 - True Faith Live at Friars at this very gig!
Skin Alley - So Glad
Willy Barrett - Notting Hill

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