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Saturday January 1st 1972

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

the gig that nearly got friars closed down!


related friars history (click on date)

Saturday January 7th 1978 Saturday December 30th 1978


Saturday January 1st 1972

Stone The Crows (Jimmy Dewar)

 Monday October 6th 1969

Frankie Miller

Saturday May 7th 1977  Saturday April 14th 1979

Blodwyn Pig (Clive Bunker)

Saturday August 17th 1974

Steve Hillage (Clive Bunker)

Saturday October 16th 1976

band line up
Teddy Osei  Sol Anmarfio Spartacus R Robert Bailey Mac Tontoh Wendell Richardson Lasisi Amao  
Clive Bunker Robin Trower  Frankie Miller  Jimmy Dewar
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)


 Teddy Osei, Osibisa

One of the favourite venues for Osibisa in the early 70's was Friars Aylesbury.
The vibes was so great and lots of fun to perform to wonderful live music lovers.

I remember at one summer gig at Friars the place was jamming hot and the band
was in one of their cosmic heights that resulted in some of the fans took their clothes off and danced naked. That was the magic of Osibisa and Friars.
Will always remember this.

Osibisa at this gig (thanks Stephen Daglish)

odds and trivia
This gig nearly got Friars closed down - see headline above.
what happened?

Went on to have hit singles in the 1970s and continued to tour, playing Friars twice in 1978. In the 1980s, Osibisa concentrated their efforts on promoting younger artistes in Ghana and occasionally reformed. Osisbisa still play today headed up by Osei and Anmarfio. Darko Adams died in 1995 and Tontoh died in 2010

Frankie Miller    

               Went on to considerable solo success and played Friars twice under his own name. Robin Trower had considerable solo success as well.

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