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Saturday January 1st 1977

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

automatic fine tuning
related friars history (click on date)
Sassafras Saturday July 19th 1975 Saturday December 23rd 1975
band line up
Terry Bennett  Dai Shell  Ralph Evans Ricky John  Congo Jones
Automatic Fine Tuning
Paul MacDonnell (guitar) Robert Cross (guitar) Trevor Darks (bass) Dave Ball (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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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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