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Saturday August 21st 1971

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

john otway inducted into friars hall of fame in 2009 and kris needs in 2011

exclusive friars interview with mick abrahams john otway and kris needs

Mick Abrahams Band
Accrington Stanley  john otway and kris needs
related friars history (click on date)
Mick Abrahams (Blodwyn Pig) Monday 14th July 1969 Saturday April 20th 1974 Saturday August 17th 1974

Mick Abrahams (Wommett)  Friars Bedford Friday February 19th 1971

John Otway and Kris Needs  Saturday April 17th 1971 Thursday December 23rd 1971 Saturday 13th September 1975

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

John Otway  Tuesday December 6th 1977 Sunday August 13th 1978 Saturday April 28th 1979 Thursday December 27th 1979 Sunday December 28th 1980 Saturday March 5th 1983 Friday June 4th 2010 Friars Bedford Saturday December 18th 1971

band line up
Mick Abrahams Band
Mick Abrahams (guitar/vocs)  Walt Monaghan (bass) Bob Sargeant (guitar/keys) Ritchie Dharma (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



Mick Abrahams  "I do remember playing Friars on a few occasions but I really canít remember anything specifically with the exception that they were all good gigs. I am happy to say some good words about Friars for the website as I am a fairly local boy and played Aylesbury right from the age of 16!" 
press cuttings

Melody Maker press cutting (thanks Neil Storey)


what happened next
 Mick Abrahams is still occasionally re-joining forces with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson. He is still touring. Andy Pyle went on to play in Wishbone Ash and also in Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)'s band.

Pyle, along with Ron Berg also played with Juicy Lucy and Savoy Brown (who later played Friars)

Mick still gigs and had his 65th birthday party gig in summer 2008 in Milton Keynes featuring the original Blodwyn Pig ! Mick has sadly been blighted by ill health but remains optimistic of gigging again

Bob Sargeant went into music production very noticeably with The Beat.

odds and trivia
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Mick Abrahams and Blodwyn Pig official website
sound and vision
Mick Abrahams Band - Not To Rearrange

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