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Monday September 20th 1976

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

john otway - friars aylesbury cup winners 1979

john otway inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2009

pictures from this gig in the galleries

exclusive friars aylesbury interviews with john otway, pete trewavas and robin boult

aylesbury rock explosion


Otway and Barrett  Orthi
related friars history (click on date)
Otway and Barrett Saturday June 16th 1973  Saturday March 19th 1977 Thursday May 25th 1978 Saturday February 20th 1982

John Otway Thursday December 23rd 1971 Saturday 13th September 1975  Saturday March 20th 1976 Tuesday December 6th 1977 Sunday August 13th 1978 Saturday April 28th 1979 Thursday December 27th 1979 Sunday December 28th 1980 Thursday December 27th 1981 Saturday March 5th 1983 Friday June 4th 2010

Willy Barrett Monday June 16th 1969  Monday June 23rd 1969 Friday February 11th 1972

Pete Trewavas and Robin Boult (Orthi, Heartbeat, The Robins, The Cameras) Thursday 23rd December 1976 Saturday 19th March 1977 Friday December 23rd 1977 Saturday 14th October 1978  Friday 23rd February 1979

Marillion (Pete Trewavas) Saturday February 20th 1982  Saturday June 19th 1982 Friday March 18th 1983 Thursday December 29th 1983 Saturday December 22nd 1984

Graham Hocking (Orthi, Heartbeat, The Robins, The Disco Students) Thursday 23rd December 1976 Saturday 19th March 1977 Friday December 23rd 1977 Friday December 23rd 1977 Saturday 14th October 1978  Saturday October 11th 1980

band line up
Clive Wagerfield (guitar) Phil Cutler (drums) Ricky Clare (guitar) Steve Davis (bass/vocs)
John Dawson (vocs) Pete Trewavas (bass) Robin Boult (guitar) Graham Hocking (drums) Mick Rowe (guitar)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

Covered extensively also on the Jack The Lad flyer




press cuttings


From the Aylesbury Roxette 1976

Geoff Tyrell's photos for the Roxette (courtesy of the John Braley collection)

At the front in white with arms aloft is David Stopps and to his right in suit is John Braley

what happened next

             Is, was and always will be an Aylesbury legend. After Really Free gave Otway his one hit wonder status in 1977 which he regularly played on ('I'm now going to do a selection of my hit'), he confounded everyone by being back on Top of the Pops in 2002, 25 years after last troubling the charts, with the entertaining 'Bunsen Burner'. Plans for a world Otway tour where he took the audience with him in a plane fell through in 2006. He's still gigging today, occasionally with Wild Willy himself and helped close Friars Phase Three in 2010 having played the first gig there in 1975. starred in Otway the movie in 2012

Pete Trewava went on to join Marillion and never looked back. Robin Boult is a hugely respected session player playing with just about everyone you've heard of.

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Otway and Barrett  - Geneva (Live 2011)

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