Oh lordy, where do I start?
Firstly and very importantly, there would
no website without the assistance and support of my family and David Stopps and Judy Pearce.
Very special thanks to David Stopps, John
Braley, Robin Pike (without whom there may well have been no Friars), Kris Needs
and Peter Davidson and Derek Pelling at the Bucks Herald for their invaluable
help and support. Big thanks also to founding father Adrian Roach for repeating
his special 1972 Friars talent for us and also for providing the very early
flyers for this site. Big thanks to another founding father Jerry Slater for the
early billboard posters and some tickets and other memorabilia.
A monstrously huge special thanks to Judy Pearce who
provided nearly all the flyers for this site. This was probably the biggest
fillip I could have had when I wasn't totally sure where this was going and
stopped me banging my head on the wall.
Thanks also to Steve Upstone who had started
a history of Friars and sent me his documentation.
Nearly all from Judy Pearce, others
provided by the webmaster, David Stopps, Rob Lehmann, Adrian Roach,
Keith Bradbury, Mike Grant and Simon Quincey, Don Stone and Mr Fudge. Also
thanks to Tony Flower (for flyers missing from 1977/78 and odds from 1980-1984).
- All sourced from the David Stopps
archive except thanks to Chris Loon (Toyah, Teardrop Explodes 1982, Pretenders
1981), David Bentley (Squeeze 1982), Richard Burt (Madness 1979), Andy Kinch,
Simon Quincey (Solstice, Genesis 1980, Camel 1981, Marillion 1983, China Crisis
1983, Otway 1982, King Crimson 1981, Kid Creole Oct 1982, Gary Glitter 1984),
Jerry Slater (1969), Keith Bradbury (Dr Feelgood May 1975), John Hodgeson, John
Sanders/Dayna Karas (Wire 1979), Bonzi (Killing Joke 1981, X-Mal Deutschland
1984, Sisters of Mercy 1984), Martin Baker (Slade 1981)
Thanks also to Keith for the 1973 birthday
memorabilia and courtesy.
sourced mainly from the David Stopps archive,
except Bowie 72, Cockney Rebel August 74 and Eurythmics (thanks Richard
Burt),Stiff Little Fingers 1979 (Clive Weedon), John Martyn 1981 (thanks Andre
Kreutzmann), Pink Floyd 1969, Colisseum 1969, Procol Harum 1970 (all Jerry
Slater), King Crimson 1981 (Gerard Boland), X-Mal Deutschland (Mark Wright),
Grandmaster Flash (Richard, surname unknown), Altered Images 1982, Nine Below
Zero 1982, Pretenders 1981, Kinks 1982, Blues Band 1982, Squeeze 1982, Marillion
1982/1983/1984, Blancmange 1983, Orange Juice 1983, Howard Jones 1983/4 (all
from the webmaster), Marillion Dec 1983 (Andrew Mian), Joboxers, Big
Country 1983 (Bonzi)
Thanks also to Simon for the FA Poll Results
and autographed SLF flyer, along with our friends at UK Decay HQ. Thanks to
Chris Booker for some updated lineups and setlists
Thanks to Graham and Wendy Britten for the
SLF 1980 autograph scans.
Thanks to Andy King for the Tangerine Dream
Huge very big thanks to Geoff Tyrell and Don
Stone in particular for allowing use of their photo collections - hugely
important collections in documenting Friars history. Massive thanks to Mark
Jordan for providing a stunning gallery we couldn't have believe existed and
this helped make the Friars Exhibition in 2014 what it was.
Thanks to John Braley for use of his photos
(mostly of Geoff Tyrrell origin). Other photos courtesy of Andy Kinch (PTO) Les
Payne (Mainland), Brian Godding (Blossom Toes), Kris Needs (Graham Bond, Cockney
Rebel, Dr Feelgood). Thanks to Les for delving in his scrapbook for press
cuttings for the site and for an enjoyable afternoon in his company. Big thanks
to Gary Leeson for retrieving the photos of many gigs 1978-1981. Thanks to Tim
and Colleen Watts (Clash/Slits/Siouxsie 1978/SLF 1979). Thanks to Bob Surguy
(Sore Willies 1980). Thanks to Sue Greensmith for some early 1969-74 pictures.
Steven Daglish (Mott The Hoople 1973/Cockney Rebel 1974) Ian Parry for use of
Eurthymics 1983 and Ian Dury/Nick Heyward 1984 Thanks to Simon Quincey for the
Ian Dury/Fiction Factory 1984
Thanks to Andrew Mian for photographs (mostly
of Geoff Tyrell origin) of Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Toyah and Joe Jackson.
Thanks to Martin Percival for the 1994 Friars
Thanks to Richie Unterburger for research
assistance of some of the obscurities(!)
For 2009 gig photos, very special thanks to
Russ Naylor, Neale Wareham, Chris and Mary Payne/Radio London
A big thanks to Russ Naylor and Neale Wareham
especially for their photographic support of all the 'new' Friars gigs.
Remembering the Civic Centre gallery: Big
thanks to Stuart Robb, Joss O'Kelly and Karl Vaughan (who allowed me to use
pictures from his Aylesbury Remembered Facebook site of the demolition)
Thanks to Graham Britten for the
extensive NME cuttings 1978-1980
Very big thanks to Derek Pelling at the Bucks
Herald for all his assistance allowing me unhindered access to the Herald's
negatives archives (2011)
Original "40" logo - Steve Cripps.
Thanks to Luca Alberici for the Genesis ad
Thanks to those webmasters who allowed me to
use material and who are linking this site to theirs - we've linked to them in
the artiste pages.
Big respect to Kelvin Lambourne for having a Friars
tattoo done (pictures on the site)
Big thanks to Gordon Wilmot for helping test
the new site in May 2012 and finding some of the problems I hadn't.
A very big thank you to the artistes who have
contributed to this site. It was a very big (and almost unreasonable) ask to go
back 40 years in some cases. Big thanks to the artistes who also agreed to be
Big thanks also to those members who have
written pieces for the site.
and....thanks to the 87,000 members, without
whom.......sorry, let's now make that over 90,000 as at 2015!