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Saturday July 27th 1981

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

pictures from this gig in the galleries

The Teardrop Explodes
the Delmontes
related friars history (click on date)
The Teardrop Explodes Monday January 25th 1982
Books; The Thief of Baghdad; Sleeping Gas; Passionate Friend ; Just Like Leila Khaled Said; Suffocate; Poppies in the Field; The Culture Bunker; Reward; Went Crazy; Screaming Secrets; When I Dream; The Great Dominions; Treason
band line up
The Teardrop Explodes
Julian Cope (vocs  Ron Francois (bass) Gary Dwyer (drums)  Troy Tate (guitar)  Dave Balfe  (keys)
The Delmontes
Mike Berry (guitar), Gordon Simpson (bass), Bernice Simpson (drums)  Julie Hepburn (vocs) Gillian Miller (keys)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



The webmaster, north Bucks

This was one of those gigs that was difficult to comprehend – they were in great form (unlike the next appearance six months later) and the audience reaction bordered on hysterical. The “Reward” for the Cope effect you see. Must have been something about Aylesbury, it was the first to sell out on the tour and an extra date was almost added, which Jam matinee aside and cockney rebel in 1974, was unheard of

press cuttings
what happened next
The Teardrop Explodes         

   Acrimoniously fell apart a year later. Almost reunited at the 2010 Mojo Awards but whilst the rest of the band turned up, Cope didn’t

odds and trivia
official web presence

Julian Cope official site  The Delmontes

sound and vision

The Teardrop Explodes - Treason  


 The Delmontes - Everyday


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