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Saturday July 7th 1975

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

stackridge nducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2009

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with mutter slater

friars aylesbury sixth birthday party


Farm and surprise guest Peter Gabriel
related friars history (click on date)
Stackridge Saturday December 30th 1972 Saturday July 21st 1973 Saturday November 17th 1973 Saturday July 13th 1974 Saturday January 5th 1975  Saturday December 30th 1975 Friday September 26th 2014 Friars Dunstable  Saturday 30th June 1973 Friday 16th August 1974

The Prowlers (Bill Stallwood) Saturday October 2nd 1982  Thursday December 30th 1982 Saturday March 5th 1983

Farm Monday February 16th 1970 Monday June 22nd 1970 Friars Bedford Friday 6th February 1970 Friday September 11th 1970  Friday 19th February 1971 Friars High Wycombe Saturday 28th March 1970  Friars Watford Thursday 24th September 1970

Peter Gabriel Friday August 24th 1979

Genesis (Peter Gabriel) Monday April 13th 1970 Monday June 15th 1970  Saturday June 19th 1971  Saturday March 11th 1972  Saturday September 2nd 1972 Friars Princes Risborough Friday October 6th 1970 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

Crossfire (Roger Batchelor) Saturday July 9th 1977 Saturday February 4th 1978

Occasionally David (Roger Batchelor) Saturday January 3rd 1981

Warrior (Roger Batchelor) Saturday November 17th 1973

band line up
Mutter Slater (flute/vocs)  Andy Davis (vocs/guitar/keys) Billy Sparkle (drums)  Jim "Crun" Walter (bass)  James Warren (guitar/vocs) Mike Evans (violin)
Bill Stallwood  Roger Batchelor
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



mutter slater, stackridge:

I think it must have been the 30th Dec '72 gig - I always remember it as being 'New Year's Eve' celebration, but my memory could be playing me false - when a large cake was wheeled onto the stage at the crucial moment only for Peter Gabriel to pop out and wish everyone a Happy New Year. Someone e-mailed me recently, who mentioned that he came up to buy me a drink at a bar near The Friars before a gig. He butted in on a conversation I was having at the time with someone he didn't recognise, who turned out to be Peter. I think this must have been the same night. Then again, there's no real way of being sure

webmaster's note:

Fair play to Mutter for even remembering this, but it was actually at this June birthday party gig and indeed Peter Gabriel did jump out of a cake and read "Now we are six"

Paul Weir, friars fan

I Just looking at your excellent website.  I can fill in a bit about Saturday June 7th 1975.  The day before, I was moving permanently from South Mimms to Cheltenham.  Of course my Honda C90 got a serious puncture between Tring and Aylesbury, so I phoned Dave and Budget who put me up for the night.  While there I wrote a happy birthday piece for the Friars mag, as did Peter Gabriel who was scheduled to pop out of the cake on the Saturday night. For some reason I thought Steve Harley might have been involved as well...

I was a rock scribe at the time (NME, Melody Maker, Sounds, Disc and Record Mirror -  sometimes writing under pseudonyms), and reviewed a few gigs at Friars as well as making a couple of dodgy appearances at Friars with Gryphon and Capability Brown

Strange but true, the first time I ever visited Lands End (in 1972) I found Dave Stopps there too "of all the places in all the towns...!    

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