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Saturday March 25th 1978

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

pictures from this gig in the galleries

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with jon rubin and tommy dunbar


The Rubinoos
the boyfriends  the smirks
related friars history (click on date)
The Boyfriends Saturday September 2nd 1978

The Smirks Thursday May 25th 1978

The Truth (Chris Skornia) Friday December 10th 1982 Saturday October 29th 1983

The Vibrators (Pat Collier) Saturday November 20th 1976  Tuesday March 1st 1977  Saturday June 11th 1977

Possible setlist:   Rollin' In The Jungle; Tonight; Peel A Boo; Fallin' In Love; Hard To Get; Hey Royse; Wouldn't It Be Nice; Red Light; Promise Me; Ronnie; Make It Easy; Please Please Me; Walk Don't Run; I Think We're Alone Now; Rock 'n' Roll Is Dead
band line up
The Rubinoos
Jon Rubin (vocs/guitar)  Tommy Dunbar (guitar/vocs) Don Spindt (drums)  Royse Ader (bass)
The Smirks
Simon Miner (vocs/guitar) Neil Fitzpatrick (guitar) Mike Doherty (drums) Ian Morris (bass)
The Boyfriends
 Chris Skornia (keys) Pat Collier (bass) Mark Henry Steve Bray
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)




press cuttings

what happened next
The Rubinoos called it a day in 1985. After the release of two compilation albums, the band reunited in 1999 and are still going strong. Also settled out of court with Avril Lavigne over alleged similarities between their "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" and Lavigne's "Girlfriend"

The Smirks lasted till 1980 amidst legal disputes with Beserkley.

odds and trivia
official web presence
Rubinoos official site
sound and vision
Rubinoos - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend   
The Boyfriends - Last Bus Home   
The Smirks - OK UK

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