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Sunday August 13th 1978

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

pictures from this gig in the galleries

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

exclusive friars aylesbury interviews with john otway and kris needs

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John Otway
the vice creems  power take off   t c o j
related friars history (click on date)

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

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

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

PTO  Saturday March 19th 1977

Vice Creems Saturday April 15th 1978  Saturday January 20th 1979 Saturday January 5th 1980

TCOJ Saturday December 30th 1978

band line up
Power Take Off
Dave Devlin (vocs/guitar) Andy Kinch (keys) Dave Goodinson (drums) Roger Shrimpton (bass) John Murphy (guitar)
The Vice Creems
Kris Needs (vocs) Colin Keinch (guitar) Chris Lugmayer (bass) Nigel Burchall (guitar) Martin Godfrey (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)





PTO on stage at this gig - courtesy of Andy Kinch

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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

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John Otway - We Know What She's Doing 
Vice Creems - No Passion
TCOJ - I Found Love on the Disco Floor

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