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Saturday March 2nd 1974

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

fruupp inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2011


related friars history (click on date)
Fruupp  Saturday September 7th 1974 Saturday December 7th 1974  Saturday April 19th 1975  Saturday December 6th 1975  Saturday July 24th 1976 Friars Dunstable Monday 20th June 1974
Likely setlist: Procession; Jailhouse Rock; Father To Son; Shake Rattle And Roll; Ogre Battle; Stupid Cupid; White Queen; Be Bop A Lula; Doin' All Right; Jailhouse Rock (reprise); Son And Daughter; Big Spender; Keep Yourself Alive; Modern Times Rock'n'roll; Liar  
band line up
Freddie Mercury (vocs) Brian May (guitar)  John Deacon (bass)  Roger Taylor (drums)
Vince McCusker (vocs/guitar) Stephen Houston (keys)  Peter Farrelly (bass)  Martin Foye (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



You've no idea how close this gig came to being pulled. David Stopps had to persuade Freddie Mercury in the Bell Hotel to perform after either there was a problem getting their gear in or them suddenly wanting more money. It was said that Brian May saved the day when he said "if this place is good enough for Mott the Hoople, it's good enough for us"
press cuttings

what happened next
Queen simply just got bigger and bigger and still filled stadiums in the 21st century despite the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991 and retirement soon after of John Deacon. Paul Rodgers (from Free and Bad Company) was the front man until 2009. The music of Queen inspired the West End play We Will Rock You which continues to draw huge audiences years after its debut

Fruupp went on to play at Friars Aylesbury a further five times, all headlining.

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Queen - Seven Seas of Rhye 
Fruupp - Masquerading with Dawn

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