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Thursday September 24th 1970

town hall, hempstead road, watford

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Emerson Lake and Palmer
Farm  Wishbone Ash
related friars history (click on date)

Atomic Rooster (Carl Palmer) Monday September 15th 1969

Crazy World of Arthur Brown (Carl Palmer) Monday March 9th 1970       

King Crimson (Greg Lake) Monday July 28th 1969        

The Prowlers (Bill Stallwood) Saturday October 2nd 1982  Thursday December 30th 1982 Saturday March 5th 1983   

Farm Monday February 16th 1970 Monday June 22nd 1970 Saturday 7th June 1975 Friars Bedford Friday 6th February 1970 Friday September 11th 1970  Friday 19th February 1971 Friars High Wycombe Saturday 28th March 1970        

Silverhead (Nigel Harrison) Saturday June 8th 1974 

Blondie (Nigel Harrison) Saturday November 12th 1977

Wishbone Ash Monday June 1st 1970


The Barbarian; Take a Pebble; Pictures at an Exhibition; Rondo; Nutrocker

band line up
Emerson Lake and Palmer
keith emerson (keys) greg lake (bass/vocs) carl palmer (drums
Wishbone Ash
Andy Powell Ted Turner Martin Turner Steve Upton
Bill Stallwood (vocs) Nigel Harrison (bass) Mick Barnard (guitar) Paul Hammond (drums) Pete Tyson (sax/flute)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)




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what happened next
Emerson Lake and Palmer went on to be hugely successful and like all good rock bands had their inter-personal problems and called it a day in 1978. They did resurface in 1985 as Emerson Lake and Powell, replacing Palmer with the late Cozy Powell after Palmer decided to stay with the now successful 'supergroup' Asia. The original ELP did reform in 1992 and lasted until 1998 when more inter-personal problems finished them again. Emerson toured again with The Nice in 2003. Lake has his own band. Palmer is now back in Asia with its original line-up. Lake, of course, is responsible for one of the most popular Christmas songs ever, I Believe in Father Christmas                   

ELP reformed for the London High Voltage festival in 2010

Farm  Mick  Barnard went on to briefly join Genesis before being replace by Steve Hackett. Nigel Harrison went on to huge success with Blondie

Wishbone Ash  went on to huge success and as at 2015 Martin Turner and Andy Turner both tour different versions of Wishbone Ash.

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Emerson Lake and Palmer - Knife Edge   
Wishbone Ash - Handy

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