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Saturday May 26th 1979

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

pictures from this gig in the galleries


The Undertones
the knack  the chords
related friars history (click on date)
The Undertones Saturday May 10th 1980 Saturday May 23rd 1981
band line up
The Undertones
Feargal Sharkey(vocs)  Michael Bradley (bass) Billy Doherty (drums) Damien O'Neill (guitar) John O'Neill (guitar)
The Knack
Doug Fieger (vocs/guitar) Berton Averre (guitar) Prescott Niles (bass) Bruce Gary (drums)
The Chords
Billy Hassett (guitar/vocs) Chris Pope (guitar) Martin Mason (bass) Brett Ascott (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



press cuttings

what happened next
The Undertones Internal problems led to the band ultimately breaking up. Feargal Sharkey had solo success including the No 1 A Good Heart and got into radio production and became a bigwig in the Radio Authority. The band reformed in 1999 and continue to exist with the original line up, minus Sharkey. 

As for The Knack...remember My Sharona? Thought so. Voted best support band of 1979 in the Friars members poll. Doug Fieger passed away in 2010

The Chords lasted till 1981 and the original line up reformed for a 2010 tour. They had a hit with Maybe Tomorrow in early 1980

odds and trivia
official web presence
Undertones official site   The Knack official site
sound and vision
The Undertones  - Jimmy Jimmy 
   The Knack - My Sharona  
 The Chords - Maybe Tomorrow

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