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Saturday May 9th 1981

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

The Beat
the au pairs  the mood elevators
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The Beat Saturday May 24th 1980


band line up
The Beat
Dave Wakeling (vocs/ guitar) Ranking Roger (vocals) Andy Cox (guitar) David Steele (bass)  Everett Moreton (drums), and Saxa (saxophone)
The Au Pairs
Lesley Woods (guitar/vocs) Paul Foad (guitar/vocs) Jane Munro (bass) Pete Hammond (drum
The Mood Elevators
David Ditchfield (guitar/vocs) Jenny Jones (drums) Noel Green (bass)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



press cuttings

what happened next
The Beat went on to considerable success before disbanding in 1983. Wakeling and Roger formed the General Public and Cox and Steele formed Fine Young Cannibals who went huge for a while. A version of the Beat with Roger and Moreton plays today. VH1's Bands Reunited failed to reunite the original line up in 2004 when Cox and Steele refused to take part (all the others did)
odds and trivia
official web presence
The Beat official site
sound and vision
The Beat - Hands Off She's Mine 
 The Au Pairs - It's Obvious 
 The Mood Elevators - Annapurna

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