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Saturday October 14th 1978

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

pictures from this gig in the galleries

exclusive friars aylesbury interviews with warren cann, robin boult, pete trewavas and simon cheetham

dolly by doll   heartbeat
related friars history (click on date)
Pete Trewavas and Robin Boult (Orthi, Heartbeat, The Robins, The Cameras) Thursday 23rd December 1976 Saturday 19th March 1977 Friday December 23rd 1977 Saturday 14th October 1978  Friday 23rd February 1979

Marillion (Pete Trewavas) Saturday February 20th 1982  Saturday June 19th 1982 Friday March 18th 1983 Thursday December 29th 1983 Saturday December 22nd 1984

Graham Hocking (Orthi, Heartbeat, The Robins, The Disco Students) Thursday 23rd December 1976 Saturday 19th March 1977 Friday December 23rd 1977 Friday December 23rd 1977 Saturday 14th October 1978  Saturday October 11th 1980

Simon Cheetham (Disco Students, Blood Oranges) Saturday October 11th 1980 Saturday March 5th 1983 Friday October 23rd 2009

Gary Numan (Billy Currie) Saturday October 6th 1979

band line up
John Foxx (vocs) Billy Currie (keys/violin) Chris Cross (keys/viola) Warren Cann (drums) Robin Simon (guitar)
 Pete Trewavas (bass) Robin Boult (guitar) Simon Cheetham (vocs) Graham Hocking (drums)
Doll by Doll
Jackie Leven (vocs/guitar) Jo Shaw (guitar) Robin Speafico (bass) David Mackintosh (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)




press cuttings

what happened next
After John Foxx left to pursue a solo career (Underpass, No One Driving etc), and Robin Simon had also gone, the remaining core three employed a Scotsman called James 'Midge' Ure. His pedigree had been The Rich Kids They went on to be huge and in an apparent last throw of the dice, they put out Vienna as a single and the rest is history. Ultravox ended in acrimony though. Ure is still a successful solo artiste. Billy Currie is a solo artiste and also toured as U-Vox. Chris (Cross) St John is now a psychotherapist. Cann is living back in the US

The Ure/Cross/Currie/Cann line up reunited for the first time in 25 years in 2009 for a UK tour and continued into 2010 and a new album and tour in 2012.

Heartbeat eventually came to an end. Pete Trewavas joined Marillion and became huge. Robin is a respected session musician. Graham Hocking and Simon Cheetham went on to form The Disco Students.

Doll by Doll had fallen apart by 1983. Jackie Leven released a huge body of solo albums and died in 2011

odds and trivia
Ultravox were such an influence on the young Gary Numan that when he toured The Pleasure Principle in 1979 (including Friars), he borrowed Billy Currie for his band.
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Ultravox - Hiroshima Mon Amour 

Doll by Doll  - More Than Human

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