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Monday December 1st 1969

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


related friars history (click on date)
Renaissance Monday August 25th 1969 Saturday January 10th 1976

Illusion (original Renaissance - this line up minus Keith Relf) Saturday October 29th 1977 Saturday July 23rd 1977

Shoot (Jim McCarty) Saturday January 20th 1973

Uncertain but believed to have included at this time: Kings and Queens; Innocence; Face of Yesterday; No Name Raga; Island; Bullet
band line up
Jim McCarty (drums)  Keith Relf (vocs/guitar) Louis Cennamo (bass) Jane Relf (vocs) John Hawken (keys)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



Jim McCarty: Friars was a good "old fashioned" gig that hadn't changed much since the 60`s. If I remember by 1976 (Illusion gigs) there weren't many of those venues left. There were either little clubs or huge venues. Friars always had that sort of "hippie" vibe. Quite different to the punk thing happening at the time

odds and trivia
what happened?
Renaissance:  This version of Renaissance completely fizzled out by 1972 - 73, the then current Renaissance having no original members. The original members reformed in 1977 as Illusion (who played Friars twice) as the new Renaissance was well established. All original members bar Keith Relf, who died in 1976, having been tragically electrocuted playing his guitar at home. McCarty and Cennamo later joined up as Stairway, last releasing material in 1995
official web presence
Jim McCarty official website John Hawken official website
sound and vision
Renaissance - The Sea

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