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Monday December 15th 1969

friars aylesbury phase one - new friarage hall, walton street, aylesbury


related friars history (click on date)
 Quintessence Monday September 15th 1969 Saturday October 7th 1971  Saturday September 30th 1972  Friars Birmingham Friday July 23rd 1971

Kala (Shiva Jones and Maha Dev) Saturday January 6th 1973

Blurt (Jake Milton) Wednesday October 7th 1981

band line up
Shiva Jones (vocs/keys)  Raja Ram (flute)  Sambhu Baba (bass) Maha Dev (guitar)  Allan Mostert (guitar/sitar)  Jake Milton (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



Dave Codling (a.k.a. Maha Dev):  

"It was a good venue , we were well treated and always got a good response when we played there. The audience was usually pretty meatballed when we got to play. Not much change there, eh!."

Phil "Shiva" Jones:  

"I'm really liking your website, it brings back all those great memories ....Friars was truly a great venue to play. It always attracted an audience that was open to new and exciting music, and the ambience was unique.I wish there was somewhere else like that now."

odds and trivia
Did you know that at this gig, John Peel negotiated to not take a fee so long as the first 100 people got in free to the Atomic Rooster gig the following week. David Stopps duly obliged.
what happened?
Quintessence  Shiva Jones and Maha Dev went on to form Kala who played Friars in 1973  Jake Milton went onto form Blurt who played Friars in 1981

John Peel became a national treasure having an incalculable influence over four decades. He died in 2004 and remains a revered national treasure.

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