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Friars Heroes Awards hall of fame 
Eddie and the Hot Rods

Inducted in October 2009



  Aylesbury took to the Hot Rods resulting in sold out performances. Having first made an impression in 1976 supporting Jack The Lad, Eddie and Co came back to headline in October that year when Eric Burdon cancelled his tour. This was everyone's gain as the band came back triumphantly a couple of months later to headline the Christmas party. After huge commercial success, they still came back in 1978 and 1979 to very packed houses. The 1978 gig was one of the fastest selling gigs in Friars history as the cutting above testifies.

Barrie Masters : In my humble opinion Friars was the best all round gig in the country. The size is great as you're never too far from stage or bar, acoustics are excellent and from the bands point of view a perfect stage size and great dressing rooms.David Stopps ( promoter in my day ) an excellent host, always looked after us well and also ran a tight ship. I must add that the Iggy Pop gig with David Bowie on keys, rates in my top ten gigs of all time. So as you can tell, you won't get a bad word about Friars from me, and I have done more gigs than most bands in the country, most of them I have forgotten by now, but I always remember the Friars gigs I have done. if only all gigs were as good as....

Eddie and the Hot Rods accepting the Friars Heroes Award, Falkirk, Scotland, October 2009:

Eddie and the Hot Rods' history at Friars


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