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Saturday December 20th 1975

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

friars aylesbury christmas party part two


Brand X
related friars history (click on date)
Sassafras Saturday July 19th 1975  Saturday January 1st 1977

Genesis (Phil Collins) Saturday March 11th 1972  Saturday September 2nd 1972  Saturday March 22nd 1980 Friars Dunstable Monday February 26th 1973 Friars Bedford Friday October 23rd 1970  Friday July 2nd 1971 Friday June 16th 1972 Friars Watford Wednesday 28th June 1972

Peter Gabriel (Phil Collins guested)  Friday August 24th 1979 

Zox and The Radar Boys (Phil Collins) Saturday July 7th 1973

Liverpool Scene (Percy Jones) Monday June 30th 1969

Atomic Rooster (John Goodsall)  Saturday October 23rd 1971Friars Bedford Friday January 8th 1971

Atomic Rooster 1971 tour, promoted by Friars:

 Friars Bedford Friday January 8th 1971 Friars Liverpool Tuesday 29th June 1971 Friars Newcastle Wednesday 3rd November 1971 Friars Plymouth Sunday 7th November 1971 Friars Southampton Monday 8th November 1971 Friars Middlesbrough Thursday 11th November 1971 Friars Derby Sunday 14th November 1971

band line up
Terry Bennett  Dai Shell  Ralph Evans Ricky John  Congo Jones 
Brand X
 Phil Collins (drums)  Robin Lumley (keys) Percy Jones (bass) John Goodsall (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



Ralph Evans, sassafras

I remember playing there and I remember the Phil Collins gig (Brand X) but much else has slithered into the past. We are talking 32 years ago!'

Chris Sharley:

I have fond memories of playing The Friars in 1974 & ''75 with Welsh band Sassafras. one gig in particular stands out when we were on with Bebop Deluxe. What a great band they were? I found a poster on an old Friars site which was a nice bit of memorabilia for my scrap book. Thanks... The drummer from Bebop was originally from Hackensack, with Nicky Moore on vocals. Strangely enough I later became a great friend and did many gigs with Nicky in the 80's and fairly recently the 'Back For A Bit Tour

Good luck with the 'New' Friars and I'll follow with interest.

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sassafras  - Over to Ralph Evans......"Still doing the odd gigs with most of the original numbers and Dai & myself as the original guitarists"
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