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Saturday February 15th 1975

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


A Band Called 'O'
related friars history (click on date)
Wally Saturday March 9th 1974

A Band Called 'O' Saturday May 15th 1976

band line up
Pete Cosker (guitar) Paul Middleton (lap steel)  Roger Narraway (drums) Pete Sage (violin)  Roy Webber (guitar/vocs)
A Band Called 'O'
Jeff Bannister (keys) Mark Anders (bass) Craig Anders (guitar/vocs) John Pickford (guitar) Jerry Robbins (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

Here's also the original flyer for the gig before The Winkies pulled out



David Stopps:

I remember this gig well. 

I got completely drunk with Ian Copeland (brother of Stuart and Miles) and walked with him to the top of the Market Square where the police were trying to book him for a motoring offence. I told the police they couldn't book him because he was my friend (!?) Somehow they believed me and he didn't get booked. I then ran back to the gig and just by the Green Man I tripped and fell over badly

I managed to suffer quite a nasty gash under my chin. I ended up in the A&E dept of the Royal Bucks Hospital where I apologised to the nurse. She told me to shut up and lay on the table. She said to the doctor "He doesn't need any anesthetic...he's got enough in him already" which was actually true. At which point they stitched me up cold with no anesthetic and I somehow went back to the gig.

Ian died on May 23 2006 (my birthday). 

press cuttings

what happened next
After a couple of albums, Wally split about a year after this gig.  Pete Cosker died in 1990. Some of the band remain in the music business but have gone in varied careers including design and carpentry.

A Band Called O eventually came the O Band and called it a day in 1977.

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