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Saturday May 8th 1976

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

pictures from this gig in the galleries


related friars history (click on date)
Upp Saturday January 4th 1975  Saturday September 13th 1975

Hawkwind (Huw Langton) Monday February 23rd 1970

BeBop Deluxe (Andy Clark) Saturday July 19th 1975

band line up
Ariel Bender (guitar)  Steve Ellis (vocs) Paul Nicholls (drums)  Bob Daisley (bass) Huw Langton (guitar)
Andy Clark  Stephen Amazing Jim Copley Dave Bunce
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



Jimmy Copley, Upp

I remember with Upp, the crowd loved us even though we were the support band.....(they) gave us an encore (and) Widowmaker got really pissed off, Steve Ellis and Ariel Bender were giving us black looks... we didn't care so we did the encore. Friars loved us.....Ellis goes on and says "now for some real rock n roll"....... the crowd groaned.......All the very best to all at Friars...where did the years go? 

press cuttings

what happened next
Internal problems put paid to Widowmaker and Ellis walked during their second album and didn't appear on it. He toured as Love Affair (his old band) for some time and is a solo artiste these days. Ariel Bender (Luther Grosvenor) has formed the Ariel Bender Band. Daisley answered Ritchie Blackmore's call in 1977.
odds and trivia
official web presence
Steve Ellis official site  Ariel Bender official site Bob Daisley official site
sound and vision
Widowmaker - Straight Faced Fighter
Upp - Grooving Mood

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