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Saturday April 28th 1979

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

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

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with john otway and morgan fisher

pictures from this gig in the galleries

first local artist to sell out friars


John Otway Band
Headboys  The Beez
related friars history (click on date)
Otway and Barrett Saturday June 16th 1973 Monday September 20th 1976  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  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

Mott (Morgan Fisher) Saturday September 13th 1975  Saturday June 12th 1976

British Lions (Morgan Fisher) Friday December 23rd 1977

Patto (Ollie Halsall/John Halsey) Friars Bedford Saturday December 18th 1971

The Beez Saturday June 30th 1979  Saturday December 1st 1979 Saturday December 27th 1980

Zoo Radio (The Beez) Saturday December 12th 1981

band line up
John Otway Band
John Otway (guitar/vocs)  Ollie Halsall (guitar) Morgan Fisher  (keys) John Halsey (drums)  Paul Martinez (bass)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)






press cuttings



what happened next
Otway 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
odds and trivia
John Halsey played Barry in "The Rutles".....and Neil Innes produced Otway's Where Did I Go Right album, keeping The Rutles connection alive.
official web presence
John Otway official site   
sound and vision
John Otway - Geneva (with orchestra)
The Beez - Girls
The Headboys - Shape of Things To Come

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