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Friars Watford

Thursday February 24th 1972

town hall, hempstead road, watford


Elton John
Linda Lewis
related friars history (click on date)

Linda Lewis  Friars Reading Thursday March 16th 1972  Friars Dunstable  Wednesday March 29th 1972

Likely to have been made up of the following: Rocket Man; Honky Cat; Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters; Holiday Inn; Can I Put You On; The Greatest Discovery; Love Song; Mellow; Suzie (Dramas); I Think I'm Going To Kill Myself; Amy; Salvation; Hercules; I Need You To Turn To; Your Song; Take Me To The Pilot; The Greatest Discovery; Sixty Years On; Tiny Dancer; The King Must Die; Indian Sunset; Border Song; Madman Across The Water; Burn Down The Mission; Goodbye
band line up
elton john band
Elton John Nigel Olsson Dee Murray Davey Johnstone Alan Parker
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)




press cuttings


what happened next
Elton John went on to become one of Britain's most successful and flamboyant performers and apart from becoming chairman of Watford Football Club in the 1970/1980s where he helped put them on the map, he still plays stadium shows in 2015. Olsson and Johnstone are still part of his band. Elton was knighted in 1988 

Linda Lewis is still going strong with a CV that boasts a who's who of the rock world

odds and trivia
There was a bomb scare at this gig which resulted in the venue being evacuated. David Stopps had the unenviable task of walking on to the stage and whispering into Elton's ear, mid-song, to leave the building
official web presence
Elton John official site
sound and vision
Elton John - Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters 
 Linda Lewis - It's The Frame

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