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Saturday November 30th 1974

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


Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance
Chilli Willi and the Red hot peppers
related friars history (click on date)
Ronnie Lanes' Slim Chance Saturday March 22nd 1975  Saturday January 17th 1976

Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers  Saturday February 2nd 1974

The Faces (Ronnie Lane)  Friars Watford Thursday May 6th 1971

Blossom  Toes (Brian Belshaw) Monday June 23rd 1969    Monday September 22nd 1969

BB Blunder (Brian Belshaw) Saturday November 27th 1971  Friars Watford Wednesday January 26th 1972 

Meal Ticket (Steve Simpson) Saturday September 4th 1976

Elvis Costello and the Attractions (Pete Thomas) Wednesday November 2nd 1977

Bontemps Roulez (Paul Bailey) Saturday April 19th 1975

band line up
Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance
Ronnie Lane (guitar/vocs)  Brian Belshaw (bass) Ruan O'Lochlainn (sax) Steve Simpson (guitar) Jim Frank (drums)  Charlie Hart (piano)
Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers
Phil Lithman (guitar) Martin Stone (guitar) Paul Bailey (guitar/banjo/sax) Paul Riley (bass) Pete Thomas (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

press cuttings

what happened next
Ronnie Lane Could and should have been huge. His 1977 album Rough Mix which showed his true credentials received rave reviews but poor promotion. It was also in this period that he was diagnosed with MS. He continued to perform for many years, moving to the US where a climate change aided his health. His health ultimately took a turn for the worse and with little money coming in, his old Faces chums, Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart ensured his medical bills were paid. At Rod Stewart's Wembley Stadium 1987 gig, he reunited The Faces and was, along with everyone else, visibly moved when Ronnie Lane made his way to the stage. Lane died in 1997.

Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers had disbanded by 1975. Drummer Pete Thomas joined Elvis Costello and the Attractions.

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Ronnie Lane - Ooh La La 
Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers - Jungle Song

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