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Saturday December 29th 1973

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

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friars aylesbury christmas party part two


String Driven Thing
Kilburn and the High Roads
related friars history (click on date)
String Driven Thing Saturday June 9th 1973 Saturday September 1st 1973  Saturday December 21st 1974 Friars Dunstable Saturday June 30th 1973 Thursday February 7th 1974

Kilburn and the High Roads  Saturday December 29th 1973

Ian Dury and the Blockheads Wednesday November 2nd 1977 Saturday May 27th 1978 Saturday January 5th 1980 Saturday November 15th 1980

Ian Dury and the Music Students March 23rd 1984

999 (Keith Lucas aka Nick Cash) Saturday March 3rd 1979 Saturday May 28th 2011

band line up
String Driven Thing
 Chris Adams (vocs/guitar)  Pauline Adams (vocs/percussion)  Graham Smith (vioin)  Colin Wilson (guitar/banjo) Bill Hatje (bass)
Kilburn and the High Roads
Ian Dury (vocs/perecussion) Keith Lucas (guitar) Russell Hardy (keys)  Humphrey Ocean (bass)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)




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what happened next
String Driven Thing called it a day in the mid 70s until Chris re-emerged in 1991 with a solo album. The first SDT album in over 30 years was released in 2007. With 2012 being the 40th anniversary of signing to Charisma and touring with Genesis they will be undertaking some anniversary gigs which will feature Chris and Pauline.

From the Kilburns, Ian Dury went on to have huge solo success with the Blockheads. Keith Lucas became nick cash and played friars with 999

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