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August 2014 - Updates to website as detailed below

Unseen Sailor photographs 1975 (thanks Mick Channery) unseen East of Eden photographs 1969 (thanks Geoff Nicholson) unseen pic of Incredible String Band at Watford 1971 (thanks David Stopps). New press cuttings: Sailor (Oct 1975), Iggy Pop 1977, Steeleye Span 1976 (thanks Sue Greensmith) Zig Zag Friars ads 1969 (thanks Pete Frame) Additional pictures added to Capability Brown Heroes page (thanks Sue Greensmith) Unseen Avalon pics 1974 (thanks Sean McBride) Unseen ELP at Watford poster 1970 (thanks Richard Cowen)

June 2014 - Updates to website as detailed below

Unseen Melody Maker adverts (thanks Neil Storey) - Fanny Dunstable 1972 Stone The Crows Dunstable 1972 The Kinks Watford 1972 Ralph McTell Dunstable 1973 Hawkwind Watford 1972 America Dunstable 1972 Genesis are one of the finest band ad 1972 (on Phase Two page) Stray Bedford 1971 Quintessence Birmingham 1971 Incredible String Band Preston 1971 apology from America for non-appearance at Bowie 1971 gig Cancellation of Medicine Head advert 1971 (in trivia and odds/curates eggs section) Arthur Brown 1971 Patto Bedford 1971 Mick Abrahams 1971 King Crimson Watford 1971

Original 1977 poll questionnaire form (thanks Martin Purslow)

Unseen posters (thanks Simon Robinson) - Thomas Dolby 1984, The Alarm 1984, The Truth 1983

Unseen posters (thanks Jules Sargent) - The Cult 1984, PIL 1983

Unseen posters (thanks Martyn Morris) - The Alarm, Howard Jones, Eurythmics all 1983

April 2014 - Updates to website as detailed below

Changed lineup mistake on Ramones pages. Unseen Melody Maker adverts (thanks Neil Storey) - East of Eden 1971, Vinegar Joe at Dunstable 1973, Barclay James Harvest 1973, Pretty Things 1973, Mott the Hoople 1973, Ducks Deluxe 1973, Wire/The Cure 1979, Elton John Watford 1972, Stackridge 1975.

Updated line ups and cross references for Warrior/Farm/Crossfire/Occasionally David

March 2014 - Updates to website as detailed below

New exhibition galleries.

May 2013 - Updates to website as detailed below

New version of the website, refreshed and updated YouTube links. New cuttings/adverts (thanks Graham Britten). Friars Heroes Awards for Capability brown and The Specials. Unseen photos of Chameleon. New fan memories. Updates to all pages of artist whereabouts where possible.

Full galleries for The Specials and Steve Hackett.

Unseen pictures of Osibisa 1972, Stackridge 1972 and Beck Bogert and Appice at Dunstable 1973.

March 12th 2013 - Updates to website as detailed below

New interviews with Steve Hackett and Jo Callis. Unseen photos of The Jam 1980 (Richard Burt), Ian Dury 1984 (Simon Quincey) Fiction Factory 1984 (Simon Quincey). Updated Big Country/China Crisis flyers 1983/Ian Dury 1984 (thanks Simon Quincey). Updated cuttings for The Clash 1982 and Marillion 1983 (thanks again Simon).

January 31st 2013 - Updates to website as detailed below

New fan memories (thanks Mike Fagg) Updated Fruupp Heroes page. New interviews with Liverpool Scene, Rare Bird. Unseen photos of The Jam 1980, Pink Floyd 1969.

December 12th 2012 - Updates to website as detailed below

Full report and gallery from a Night at the Museum. New interviews with Thomas Crimble (Skin Alley) and Jim Cregan (Blossom Toes/Cockney Rebel). New Rare Bird and High Tide unseen posters.

July 15th 2012 - Updates to website as detailed below

40th anniversary of the greatest Friars gig commemorated and new interview with Trevor Bolder.

May 15th 2012 - Updates to website as detailed below

Version Three of the website now live. Now details on almost every support band. Updated audio/video links. Even more cross linking with artists who played Friars with different bands. New Heroes Awards for Jack The Lad, East of Eden and Steve Hillage. New interviews with East of Eden, Steve Hillage, Vic Godard, Carol Grimes and Sweetwater Canal. Also new member memories and pictures of the first known person to have a Friars related tattoo.

February 20th 2012 - Updates to website as detailed below

New interview - David Rhodes (Random Hold/Blancmange), unseen adverts for Fruupp 1975, Kevin Ayers 1976, Sailor 1976, Split Enz 1977, Steve Hillage 1976, Otway and Barrett 1978 and Wally 1975.

Posted up letter to Oxfam re memberships.

December 22nd 2011 - Updates to website as detailed below

New pictures - From the Bucks Herald archives - Tom Robinson, Camel, Ian Dury, The Modern Lovers (all 1978)

New interview - Ed Hamilton (Fast Buck), Leo O'Kelly, Mike Carroll (Cruise), Mick Pointer (Marillion, Annie Haslam (Renaissance)

Memories/trivia - Flyer/note given out on the night of the Clash June 1978 gig and signed by the Clash (thanks Andy Bean) Setlists from The Lurkers and Buzzcocks, both 1979 (thanks Phil Williams). Corrected Lurkers band line up. Flyer/note given out at The Jam 1979 (thanks Phil Williams)

July 19th 2011 - Updates to website as detailed below

New pictures - Eurthymics 1983, Thomas Dolby 1984, Nick Heyward 1984 (thanks Ian Parry)

New interview - The Rubinoos

Memories/trivia - The Stranglers 1976/Commander Cody 1973 by David Stopps. Updated person info on Clash/Slits Dec 78 page re persons unknown in photographs (thanks Susie - sorry I put this up so late, I'd misfiled the mail and just found it again which jogged me)

Memories of Friars Princes Risborough by Robin Pike

July 19th 2011 - Updates to website as detailed below

New Slade poster 1981 (thanks Martin Baker)

New galleries - Police ticket queue 1982, Toyah 1981, The Clash at Stoke Mandeville 1982, Joe Strummer meets Stoke Mandeville Hospital patients 1982, Howard Jones 1984 new pic of Marillion/Cruise/Solstice 1982, all from the Herald archives. Unseen pictures from Aylesbury Rock Explosion 1976 (thanks Russ Naylor)

New interviews - Chris Frantz (Talking Heads), Viv Albertine (The Slits), Warren Cann (Ultravox), Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Tim Blake (Gong/Hawkwind), Andy Fairweather Low

Friars Heroes Award for Fruupp (at last!)

Enhanced Remembering The Civic gallery to include pictures of the demolition (thanks to Karl Vaughan)

June 5th 2011 - Updates to website as detailed below

Full report of Hawkind/Wilko gig now up. Heroes Awards updated for Hawkwind, Wilko Johnson and Norman Watt Roy. Interview with Dave Brock up.

New fan review of David Bowie July 1972 (Thanks Rick Pearce)

May 16th 2011 - Updates to website as detailed below

New interviews with Robin Boult and Pete Trewavas (Orthi), Mick Lister (Stowaways, Dream Soldiers and The Truth) and Roger and Bob Surguy (The Sore Willies)

New fan memories from Susie Vieira (Brick tribute)

Andy Dunkley tribute from Kris Needs and Adrian Roach

February 26th 2011 - Updates to website as detailed below

New interviews with Jet Black (The Stranglers), Graeham Goble (Little River Band), Mick Gallagher (Blockheads).

New and enhanced galleries - Peter Gabriel 1979, Genesis 1980, The Enid/Mainland 1979, Kid Creole (June 1982), The Clash 1982, PIL 1983, East of Eden 1969, Otway Pub Tour 1979. New photos: Gong 1973, Mott 1975, Blondie 1977, UK Subs

Changed Damned gallery to reflect correct support bands.

Changed Eddie and the Hot Rods gallery to reflect correct support bands.

Added new stuff to "your memories"

Updated artist memories on Sweetwater Canal 1970

Unknown man on Phase Two photo (bottom of page) now properly identified (thanks Dave Schulps)

Unknown man on Phase Two Standard Lamp and The Shades picture now identified (from Geoff Tyrell last night of Phase Two pics) (thanks Brian Keinch)

New reviews - BeBop Deluxe 1975, Iggy Pop 1980, The Clash 1978

New flyer - Stone The Crows at Dunstable (Thanks Gary Fitzsimmons)

October 6th  2010 - Updates to website as detailed below

New interviews with Steve Diggle (Buzzcocks), Nick Cash (999) and Roger Ruskin Spear

Friars shop up and running.

September 18th 2010 - Updates to website as detailed below

Heroes Award pages up for Paul Weller, John Otway and Dave Greenslade.

New interviews with Sean Tyla (Ducks Deluxe) and Andy Gill (Gang of Four)

New galleries - Buzzcocks/Ludus 1979; The Damned 1979 Genesis ticket queue 1980; The Cure 1981; The Teardrop Explodes/The Delmontes 1981 (thanks Don Stone) also new pics from Adam and the Ants/Siouxsie 1980/UK Subs 1981(thanks Sarah Woods)

Special gallery on the Civic Centre

Enhanced galleries: The Clash 1980; The Ramones 1980; Tom Robinson 1978; Pretenders 1979; Ultravox 1978; Steve Hackett 1978; Penetration 1979; Rory Gallagher 1980; Eddie and the Hot Rods 1979

June 11th 2010 - Updates to website as detailed below

Galleries from the Paul Weller gig

New found flyers for the Stiff Tour 77 (Thanks Don) and Ian Dury 1984 (thanks Fudge). Also Genesis security side of ticket 1980 (thanks Jacky) David Bowie photo from July 1972 (thanks Martyn)

April 26th 2010 - Updates to website as detailed below

New version of the website live.

Lots of new features including in depth reviews of the 2009 gigs and the rebirth of Friars.

Extensive new galleries - many many unseen before pictures.

New memories, interviews and Heroes Awards for Steve Harley.

November 24th 2009 - Updates to website as detailed below

Friars Interviews: August Darnell, Eddie Lundon

Memories - Tim Watts (Sham 69), Joe McCallion (Kid Creole Oct 82), Paul Weir (Stackridge June 1975)

Full review and pictures from SLF gig now posted - this has been updated further! (thanks Emma!)

Trivia: More information on Roger Ruskin Spear's current whereabouts! Signed Altered Images pics from 1982 at Friars (thanks Joe)

November 5th 2009 - Updates to website as detailed below

Friars Heroes: Stackridge, Jonathan Kelly, Penetration, Simon Cheetham

Friars Interviews: Martin Gordon (Radio Stars), Jonathan Kelly

Memories - Andy Walker, Dave Filby

Full review and pictures from SLF gig now posted

Trivia: New photos of The Clash/Slits Dec 1978 including pics of some the people there, Siouxsie and the Banshees 1978 (thanks Tim and Colleen Watts)

October 17th 2009 - Updates to website as detailed below

Friars Heroes: Eddie and the Hot Rods

Friars Interviews: Penetration

Announcement of Friars Christmas Party

Artiste memories - Roger Ruskin Spear

Trivia/odds and ends: Roger Ruskin Spear's diary entry for Friars 1st birthday party 1970!

September 19th 2009 - Updates to website as detailed below

Friars Interviews: Radio Stars, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Disco Students, Stackridge, Marillion (Mark, Pete and Fish), Budget Stopps, Robin Pike, Pete Frame, Kris Needs, Jack The Lad, Steve Hackett

Friars Heroes: Howard Jones, Marillion, Ian Hunter/Mott the Hoople

Don Stone gallery: First gallery up - The Clash/Ian Dury/Vice Creems

August 19th 2009 - Updates to website as detailed below

Artiste memories - Steamhammer, The Truth/The Stowaways (more!) Anal Surgeons, Solstice

Fan Memories: - Joe McCallion, Mike Honour, Chris Gibbons, Penny Powell, Robert Dunbar

Updated/corrected line ups: Greenslade 1975 (thanks Alan!) King Crimson 1971(thanks Tony!)

Fan gig memories: Radio Stars 1978

Trivia/odds and ends -  New photos - Cockney Rebel Aug 1974, Mott The Hoople 1973, Capability Brown at Dunstable 1973 including Peter Gabriel backstage (thanks Stephen Daglish), The Kinks at Watford 1972 and King Crimson at Watford 1971 (thanks David Wood/Sue Wyatt), Edgar Broughton Band 1969, Gryphon at Stone Parish Church 1973, Rabans Rock 1974, Phillip Goodhand Tait at Watford 1971, Friars Christmas pantomime 1972 (!), the Charisma Records All Stars 5-a-side team including Paul Conroy (thanks Sue Wyatt)

999 from 1979 (thanks Chris Gibbons)

Otway 79 press cuttings; Press Release from David Stopps announcing Friars closure 1985;

Watford Pentangle gig 1971 - corrected the date and added support details.

Phase One general - The Optic Nerve guys from 1969!

Geoffrey Tyrell photo gallery updated with some new photos of existing gigs

July 5th 2009 - Updates to website as detailed below

Geoffrey Tyrell photo gallery now published.

June 15th 2009 - Updates to website as detailed below

40th anniversary party page - full details and pictures!

Friars Interviews: Pretty Things, Edgar Broughton, Groundhogs, Steve Harley, John Otway, Focus, Mike Cooper, Stiff Little Fingers

Friars Heroes: John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett, Stiff Little Fingers, The Pretty Things, Edgar Broughton Band, The Groundhogs, Mike Cooper, Mandrake Paddle Steamer

Artiste memories - New pieces for the 40th tribute page from Ian Hunter, Annie Haslam, Jake Burns, Milton Reame James, Chris Adams, Teddy Osei, Mike Cooper, Phillip Goodhand Tait

Also Sassafras, Rumble Strips and Radio Stars

Fan gig memories: The Slits 1980, pictures from Peter Gabriel 1979, Genesis 1980, Toyah 1981 and Joe Jackson 1981 (all courtesy of Andrew Mian) Autographed Genesis ticket 1980, Marillion ticket Dec 1983

Friars people - Memories of Phase Three by Kris Needs

Trivia/odds and ends -  Full set list and advert for Pink Floyd Dunstable 1969 (Thanks Glenn Povey!)

Hand written letters about Friars from Mike Rutherford (thanks Andrew Mian) and Angie Bowie (thanks Susy Batchelor)

Updated/corrected line ups: King Crimson (Watford) (thanks Gerard Boland!)

Fan Memories: - Nik Gibson, Nigel Broom, Adrian Chant, Anna McCurdy, Mick Lee, Bill Bell, Stephen Ives, Gerry Saunders, Rik Moore, Stewart Walker, Martin Purslow, Peter Donne, Alan Oakley, Gary Price

Updated press articles

March 3rd 2009 - Updates to website as detailed below

Fan gig memories: Siouxsie and the Banshees 1979 (even more!)

Friars Interviews: OMD, Blossom Toes

Artiste memories - Blondie, Crossfire, The Anal Surgeons, Alquin

Friars people - Memories of Friars Bedford by Robin Pike

Trivia -  New adverts for Lou Reed (Aylesbury and Dunstable), two new photos of Alquin; Press cuttings for Otway gig 1978

Updated/corrected line ups: Blondie (thanks Clem!)

Updated setlists: The Police 1982, Marillion 1984

Friars Phase 2 - Updated gig lists to reflect Genesis postponement 1972 and Hunter Ronson rescheduled 1975

February 1st 2009 - Updates to website as detailed below

Friars Heroes: Sailor

Friars Interviews: Kajagoogoo, Sailor, Mick Abrahams, Andy Fraser

Fan gig memories: Siouxsie and the Banshees 1979, Toyah 1981, The Clash 1982

Artiste memories - Mott the Hoople, Al Kooper

Updated what now - John Martyn, Mott the Hoople/Mott/Ian Hunter/British Lions, Ultravox

Fan Memories: - Rik Moore, Paul Bethell, Mick Grant, Chris Bentley

New posters: - see below

1969 Stone The Crows, Blodwyn Pig, East of Eden (Oct), Fat Mattress, Blossom Toes (June), King Crimson, Graham Bond (Dec), Daddy Longlegs, East of Eden (Aug), Edgar Broughton (Nov), Liverpool Scene, Jody Grind, Renaissance, Atomic Rooster, Blossom Toes (Sept)

1971  Velvet Underground, Groundhogs, Mott the Hoople, Stoneground, Kingdom Come,  Barclay James Harvest (two versions),  The Groundhogs,  Mick Abrahams, Fleetwood Mac

1972 MC5, Genesis (Sept), Roxy Music, Lou Reed, David Bowie (Jan), Amon Duul II, Osibisa

1973  Spirit, Can,  Pretty Things

1974  Very special Cockney Rebel 1974 commemorative poster, Cockney Rebel (Jan) (two versions), Capability Brown, Jack The Lad,  Cockney Rebel (May), Alquin, Stackridge 1974, Greenslade (July), Jonathan Kelly's Outside, Cockney Rebel (Aug), Fruupp, Sutherland Brothers and Quiver, Can (Oct), Greenslade (Oct), Groundhogs , Starry Eyed and Laughing, Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance, Fruupp (Dec), Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (Dec)

1975  Dr Feelgood (Nov),Captain Beefheart, Greenslade, Andy Fairweather Low (Sept), Stackridge (Jan), Sailor (Jan), Wally, Dr Feelgood (March), Fruupp (April), Mike Heron's Reputation, Camel (May), Stackridge (June), Sailor (June), Sutherland Brothers and Quiver, BeBop Deluxe, Chapman Whitney Streetwalkers, Mott, Sailor (Oct), Tangerine Dream, Andy Fairweather Low (Nov), Fruupp (Dec), Stackridge (Dec); Jack The Lad, Sassafras

1976   Renaissance, Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance, Commander Cody, Jack The Lad, Mike Heron's Reputation, Steeleye Span, Groundhogs, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, UFO, Widowmaker, Manfred Mann's Earthband, Fairport Convention, Kevin Ayers, Fruupp, Curved Air (Aug), Andy Fairweather Low, Otway and Barrett, Jack The Lad, Eddie and the Hot Rods (Oct), Steve Hillage, Curved Air (Oct), Sailor (Nov), Hawkwind , Procol Harum, Mott, Sailor (Feb)

1977 The Ramones, Jam (3.30 show specific), Blondie, Eddie and the Hot Rods (Dec), Sassafras, UFO, Greenslade, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Can, Procol Harum, Otway and Barrett, Racing Cars (April), Roy Harper, Frankie Miller, Split Enz, Ian Hunter, Kursaal Flyers, Jack The Lad, George Hatcher band, Motorhead, Camel, Racing Cars (Sept), Little River Band, Steve Hillage, Radiator/Illusion, Wilko, British Lions, Ramones (Dec), Iggy Pop, Stiffs Tour

1978 Talking Heads, Steel Pulse, Tom Robinson Band, The Clash (Dec), Osibisa (Dec), Siouxsie and the Banshees, Ultravox, The Motors, UFO, Camel, Magazine (Dec), Penetration, Steve Hackett, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, The Flamin Groovies, The Jam, Radio Stars, Buzzcocks, Steve Hillage, The Adverts, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Split Enz, The Pirates, The Rubinoos, Otway and Barrett, Magazine (July), XTC 

1979 Madness, XTC, The Damned, The Jam, Gang of Four, Penetration, Camel, Gary Numan, The Ruts, Secret Affair, Pretenders, Stiff Little Fingers (June), The Undertones, Dennis Brown, Frankie Miller, John Otway, Eddie and the Hot Rods, 999, Ian Gillan, Stiff Little Fingers (Feb), The Lurkers, Sham 69, The Enid, The Police, Motorhead, Buzzcocks

1980 Killing Joke 1980, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, The Piranhas, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, OMD, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Jam, The Kinks, Bad Manners/Bodysnatchers, Gillan (Aug), Rory Gallagher, Pauline Murray, Motorhead, Stiff Little Fingers, Girlschool, The Slits, Bad Manners, The Blues Band, The Ramones, Gillan (Mar), The Selecter, The Clash, Def Leppard, The Specials, Adam and the Ants, Dennis Brown, Toots and the Maytals, The Undertones, The Beat, UK Subs

1981 Lindisfarne, Gary Glitter, UK Subs, Dr Feelgood, Echo and the Bunnymen, Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, John Cooper Clarke, Bauhaus, The Teardrop Explodes, Killing Joke, Spirit, Joe Jackson, Hazel O'Connor, Gregory Isaacs, John Martyn, Madness, Nine Below Zero, Altered Images, The Human League, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Gary Glitter (Dec), The Beat

1982 Howard Jones, Echo and the Bunnymen, Joe Jackson, Simple Minds, The Blues Band (Oct), Bauhaus, Fashion, Stiff Little Fingers (Nov), Talk Talk, Gillan, The Kinks, The Police, Marillion, Kid Creole and the Coconuts (June), Altered Images, Anti Nowhere League, Nine Below Zero, Bow Wow Wow, Dave Edmunds, The Clash (original May poster), Stiff Little Fingers (Jan), Clint Eastwood and General Saint, Otway and Barrett, The Go-Go's

1983 Bauhaus, John Martyn, Kajagoogoo, JoBoxers, Orange Juice, Flock of Seagulls, Gary Glitter (Jan), The Higsons, Southern Death Cult, John Otway, Respond Package, Blancmange

1984 Aswad, Psychedelic Furs, Marillion, Howard Jones (April), Ian Dury, Nick Heyward, Fiction Factory, Difford and Tilbrook, Howard Jones (Dec)

Other venues Genesis Princes Risborough 1970, Love Dunstable 1974, Cockney Rebel Dunstable 1974, Stackridge Dunstable 1974, Matthews Southern Comfort Bedford 1970, Procol Harum High Wycombe 1970, Mott The Hoople Bedford 1970, Pink Floyd Dunstable 1969, Mott The Hoople High Wycombe 1970, Mott The Hoople Bedford (Nov) 1970, Steeleye Span Watford 1970, Van der Graaf Generator Bedford 1970, Medcine Head Bedford 1970, Howard Jones High Wycombe 1983, Atomic Rooster Southampton 1971 (two versions), Tom Paxton Nottingham 1971, Incredible String Band Watford 1971 (two versions), East of Eden Bedford 1969, East of Eden Bedford 1971, Pentangle Watford 1971, Writing on the Wall Bedford 1971, Soft Machine Watford 1971, Fanny Dunstable 1972, Genesis Bedford 1971, Chicken Shack Bedford (March) 1971, Elton John Watford 1972, Tom Paxton Liverpool 1971, Chicken Shack Bedford (Jun) 1971, Stray Bedford 1971, Atomic Rooster 1971, Incredible String Band Preston 1971, Tom Paxton Watford 1971, Atomic Rooster Bedford 1971, Roy Young Band Bedford 1971, Wommett Bedford 1971, Hawkwind Watford 1972

New tickets: see below

1972  David Bowie (Jan), MC5, Jimi Hendrix Film, Genesis (March), Hookfoot, Lou Reed, Roxy Music, Man (Aug), Genesis (Sept), Wizzard, Jonathan Kelly, Focus, Amon Duul II, Vinegar Joe, Capability Brown, Stackridge, Caravan

1973  Pretty Things, Mott The Hoople, Can, Barclay James Harvest, Capability Brown, Gryphon (Stone Church), Jo'Burg Hawk (August)

1974  Cockney Rebel (May), Fruupp (Dec)

1975

1976  Cockney Rebel  Fruupp, Otway/Aylesbury Rock Explosion, Jack The Lad (Sept); Eddie and the Hot Rods (Oct), Steve Hillage, Curved Air (Oct), Sailor (Nov), Flamin Groovies, Stranglers, Eddie and The Hot Rods (Dec)

1977  Sassafras, UFO, Greenslade, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Iggy Pop, Can, Procol Harum, Otway and Barrett, Racing Cars (Apr), Roy Harper, Frankie Miller, Split Enz, Ramones (May), Tom Petty, Kursaal Flyers, Jack The Lad, Motorhead, Camel, Racing Cars (Sept), Mink de Ville, Little River Band, Steve Hillage, Alan Hull's Radiator/Illusion, Stiff's Greatest Stiffs, Blondie, The Jam, Wilko, Free Otway Concert, British Lions, Ramones (Dec)

1978  Osibisa (Jan), The Pirates, Talking Heads, Split Enz, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Gallagher and Lyle, Motorhead, Adverts, Rubinoos, Modern Lovers, Steve Hillage, Buzzcocks, Otway and Barrett, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Flamin Groovies, The Jam, UFO, The Clash (June), Magazine (July), The Motors, Radio Stars, Camel, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Steel Pulse, Tom Robinson Band, Ultravox, Steve Hackett, XTC, Penetration, Magazine (Dec), The Clash (Dec), Osibisa (Dec)

1979  The Enid, The Lurkers, Sham 69, Stiff Little Fingers (Feb), Ian Gillan, 999, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Buzzcocks, Motorhead, Frankie Miller, John Otway, Dennis Brown, The Undertones, The Police, Wire/The Cure, Pretenders, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Peter Gabriel, Secret Affair, The Ruts, Gary Numan, Camel, Penetration, Gang of Four, The Jam, The Damned, XTC, Madness

1980  The Clash, John Peel, Ramones, Iggy Pop, Def Leppard, The Selecter, Gillan (March), Dennis Brown, UK Subs, The Slits, Bad Manners (May), The Beat, The Undertones, The Blues Band, The Specials, Stiff Little Fingers, Girlschool, The Jam, The Kinks, Bad Manners/Bodysnatchers, Gillan, Rory Gallagher, Toot and the Maytals, Pauline Murray, Motorhead, Siouxsie and the Banshees, OMD, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Adam and the Ants, Killing Joke, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Piranhas

1981   Lindisfarne, Slade, Gary Glitter (Jan), UK Subs, Camel, Dr Feelgood, The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, Stiff Little Fingers, The Beat, The Undertones, John Cooper Clarke, U2, Bauhaus, The Teardrop Explodes, Killing Joke, Spirit, Joe Jackson, Hazel O'Connor, Gregory Isaacs, Madness, Nine Below Zero, Altered Images, Toyah, The Human League, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Gary Glitter (Dec)

1982  The Teardrop Explodes, Stiff Little Fingers (Jan), Clint Eastwood and General Saint, Otway and Barrett, Dave Edmunds, Anti Nowhere League, Altered Images, Blues Band (May), Kid Creole and the Coconuts (June), Joe Jackson, Simple Minds, Kid Creole and the Coconuts (Oct), Bauhaus, Fashion, Stiff Little Fingers (Nov), The Go-Go's, Talk Talk, Echo and the Bunnymen, Howard Jones

1983  Bauhaus, Farmers Boys, The Alarm, The Truth

1984  Nick Heyward, Aswad, Difford and Tilbrook, Thomas Dolby, Ian Dury, Sisters of Mercy, The Cult, Howard Jones (Dec), Grandmaster Flash

Other venues Emerson Lake and Palmer Watford 1970, Elton John Watford 1972, America Dunstable 1972, Genesis Bedford 1972,David Bowie Dunstable 1972, Stone The Crows Dunstable 1972, Man Bedford 1972,  Strawbs Watford 1972, Lou Reed Dunstable 1972, Beck Bogert Appice Dunstable 1972, Status Quo Dunstable 1973, Procol Harum Dunstable 1973

Updated setlists: Joe Jackson 1982

New flyers: Mike Cooper 1969, Blossom Toes (June) 1969, Liverpool Scene 1969, Jody Grind 1969, Edgar Broughton (both gigs)1969, King Crimson 1969, East of Eden 1969 (both gigs), Mighty Baby 1969, Principal Edwards Magic Theatre (both) 1969, Atomic Rooster 1969, Van der Graaf Generator 1969, Mott the Hoople 1969, Free Bedford 1969, Graham Bond (Dec) 1969, Daddy Longlegs 1969, Graham Bond Bedford 1970, Mott The Hoople Bedford 1970, special last ever Phase One flyer at Argent 1970, Groundhogs Bedford 1970, Genesis Bedford 1970, David Bowie (Jan) 1972, Capability Brown (Jan) 1974, Cockney Rebel (August) 1974, Brinsley Schwarz 1973, Pretty Things 1973, Mott The Hoople 1973, Can 1973, Roy Buchanan 1973, Can 1977, Racing Cars (April) 1977, The Cult 1984, Otway and Barrett 1982, John Martyn 1981, Def Leppard 1980, Iggy Pop 1980, Magazine (both 1978 gigs), Split Enz 1978, Psychedelic Furs 1984, British Lions 1977, George Hatcher 1977, XTC 1978, The Clash (June) 1978, The Jam 1978, Marillion 1983, Orange Juice 1983, Atomic Rooster Southampton/Newcastle/Derby 1971, Mick Abrahams 1971, Tom Paxton Watford (May) 1971, Festival Special flyer issued before the Stray gig 1970.

New press cuttings: Blodwyn Pig 1969, King Crimson 1969, Mike Cooper 1969, Skin Alley 1969, Liverpool Scene 1969, Pretty Things 1969, Quintessence 1969, Blossom Toes (Sept) 1969, Third Ear Band 1969, Pink Floyd Dunstable 1969, Free Bedford 1969, East of Eden Bedford 1969, Heavy Jelly Bedford 1970, Arthur Brown/SME 1970, Edgar Broughton 1970, Mick Softley 1970, Groundhogs Bedford 1970, Matthews Southern Comfort Bedford 1970, Emerson Lake and Palmer Watford 1970, Genesis Princes Risborough 1970, Mott the Hoople High Wycombe 1970,Genesis Bedford 1970, Steeleye Span Watford 1970,Genesis (Sept) 1972, Cockney Rebel (June) 1974, Rabans Rock (Capability Brown) 1974, special advert to commemorate the 1973 Mott The Hoople appearance; Hunter Ronson Band 1975, Sailor (June) 1975, Tangerine Dream 1975, Jack The Lad (Feb) 1976, Greenslade 1977, Iggy Pop 1977, Split Enz 1977, Jack The Lad 1977, Mink de Ville 1977, Steve Hillage 1977, Blondie 1977, The Jam 1977, Ramones 1977, Talking Heads 1978, Modern Lovers 1978, Ian Dury and The Blockheads 1978, Open Air Otway 1978, Tom Robinson Band 1978, Wire/The Cure 1979, Siouxsie and the Banshees 1979, The Ruts 1979, The Clash/Ian Dury 1980, Vice Creems (Clash) 1980, John Peel 1980, Genesis 1980, The Beat 1980, Girlschool 1980, The Jam 1980, The Kinks 1980, Gillan (Aug) 1980, Stiff Little Fingers 1981, UK Decay (Killing Joke) 1981, Hazel O'Connor 1981, Teardrop Explodes 1982, Otway and Barrett 1982, Bow Wow Wow 1982, The Clash 1982, The Police 1982, Bauhaus 1982

Updated/corrected line ups:

Trivia -  David Bowie 1972 - Special priority arrangements for any future Bowie concert form issued July 1972, Kinks 1980 backstage pass, The Police 1982 backstage pass and also first page of the log of those who queued in the cattle market, Joe Jackson 1982 - hand written set list, Andy Fairweather Low (Aug) 1975 - concert photo. Updated Friars Flyers galleries with new entries

Friars Phase One main page - new cuttings. All gig pages now properly referenced to show contents (e.g ticket, poster, memories etc)

Friars Phase Two main page - new cuttings. All gig pages now properly referenced to show contents (e.g ticket, poster, memories etc)

Friars Phase Three main page - new cuttings. All gig pages now properly referenced to show contents (e.g ticket, poster, memories etc)

December 5th 2008 - Updates to website as detailed below

Fan gig memories: Motorhead 1980; Echo and the Bunnymen 1981; Teardrop Explodes 1981/2; Pretenders 1981; The Human League 1981; Nine Below Zero 1982; Squeeze 1982; Kid Creole and the Coconuts (both gigs 1982); Fashion 1982; Gillan 1982; Solstice 1983; Marillion 1983; Eurthymics 1983; Howard Jones (April) 1984; Marillion 1984; The Alarm 1984

Artiste memories - OMD (1979); Gryphon (1973 specific), Black Sabbath 1970, Occasionally David 1981

New posters: - Wire/The Cure 1979, The Cure 1981

New tickets: X-Mal Deutschland 1984, Cockney Rebel 1974 (August)

Updated setlists: Gary Numan 1979; Marillion (Dec) 1983, Southern Death Cult 1983, The Cult 1984

New flyers: John Martyn 1981; Spirit 1981

Updated/corrected line ups: Sweetwater Canal, Southern Death Cult 1983, The Cult 1984

Updated what now - Arthur Brown 1970

Fan Memories: - New pieces from Ted Scott, Alan Timms, Tim Whitfield, Phil Davies, Pete Dainton

Trivia -  New photos - Graham Bond 1969, Dr Feelgood 1975, Cockney Rebel 1974 (most likely June), Peter Hammill (1973 Jack The Lad gig) Third Ear Band 1969 (another update to where are they now)

Friars people: New group photo added! David Stopps' biography updated and new photo. Details for Geoff Tyrrell

Introductions: Geoff Tyrrell

October 20th 2008 - Updates to website as detailed below

New posters: - Magazine Dec 78, The Motors 1978, Peter Gabriel 1979, Radio Stars 1978, Slade 1981, Ultravox 1978, XTC 1978

New tickets: King Crimson 1981

Fan gig memories: OMD 1980; Blancmange 1983; Camel 1981; David Bowie (Jan) 1972; Mike Cooper 1969, Toyah 1981

Fan Memories: - New pieces from Gerald McGarry, Julie Faux, David Hurst and Mary Payne

Trivia - Welcome message for King Crimson gig 1981; New photos - Magazine (Dec) 78; The Enid 1979, Motorhead 1979, The Ruts 1979, Camel 1979, Steve Hackett 1978, Echo and the Bunnymen 1981, Tom Robinson Band 1978, Siouxsie and the Banshees 1979

Artiste memories - OMD

September 9th 2008 - Updates to website as detailed below

New posters: - Dr Feelgood May 1975

Trivia - updates to Friars Aylesbury 4th Birthday Party (Capability Brown 1973) "magazine" with tributes from Mott The Hoople, Peter Gabriel and much more (almost warrants its own section!); Roy Buchanan 1973 (picture); David Bowie July 1972 (colour copy and other side of Five Years handout); Aylesbury Rock Explosion 1976 (Otway/Barrett, Ardazell and Orthi pictures). All Jonathan Kelly pages changed to reflect new website; Killing Joke 1980 (details of The Passions website); Third Ear Band 1969 (update to where are they now)

Friars A-Z updated to reflect new 'other' gigs below.

Updated/corrected line ups: Blossom Toes (both 1969 gigs)

Updated main Phase Two page added some of the 1973 tributes

Fan gig memories: SLF May 1981; Def Leppard 1980; Genesis 1970 (Princes Risborough)

Fan Memories: - New piece from Phil Simmons

Friars people: New piece on Phase Three by Robin Pike

Other gigs - two final 'unearthed' gigs in Plymouth and Boston. Also updated venue details and URLs

August 3rd 2008 - Updates to website as detailed below

Friars people: Jerry Slater added - hyperlink corrected - sorry Jerry!

Stackridge Dec 75 - corrected line up

Stackridge Nov 73 - corrected to show support band Warrior on main Phase Two and 1973 page as well as the specific gig.

Blossom Toes  - corrected Brian Goddard to Brian Godding.

Other minor spelling corrections

Other gigs - whilst there generally, no specific mention of Princes Risborough - there is now

Press Cuttings: Genesis April 1970/Jun 1970/1971/Sep 72 Bedford 1971/1972 Watford 72

Trivia - Genesis April 1970  Watford 1972

July 12th 2008 - Updates to website as detailed below

Friars people: Jerry Slater added

New posters: - Third Ear Band 1969, Pretty Things 1969, Free 1969 (Sept) Free 1969 (Bedford), Mighty Baby 1969, Caravan 1969, Principal Edwards 1969, Graham Bond 1969, Mike Cooper 1969, Van der Graaf Generator 1969, Renaissance 1969, East of Eden 1970, Pink Floyd 1969 (Dunstable). Mott the Hoople 1969

Introductions: Jerry Slater added (text and images), Robin Pike's Looking Back articles for the Aylesbury Roxette (better quality copy of one and three new ones) - I thought these were on before, maybe they weren't as can't see the hyperlink for them. Sorry Robin.

New tickets: Pink Floyd 1969(Dunstable), Colosseum 1969(Dunstable), Procol Harum 1970(Wycombe)

New flyers: - X-Mal Deutschland 1984, Barclay James Harvest 1971

2008 and trivia - added a Friars Flyers gallery (the temptation to say "I'm sorry, but we cannot return your pictures" is almost overwhelming), a complete A-Z of all acts to play across all Friars venues, best support band names, bands who went on to headline from supporting and also a list of bands who went huge after playing Aylesbury.

General update: The main Phase One and Friars People pages have some new images !! Minor updates to Phase Three main page (new image). Phase Two main page updated with Melody Maker article from 1974 on Friars

Trivia: updates to Genesis at Princes Risborough (letter to the Legion Hall)

Press Cuttings: Greenslade 1977, UFO 1977, Andy Fairweather Low 1976, Aylesbury Rock Explosion (Otway) 1976 Jack The Lad 1976 (photo) Fruupp (relating to 1975 gig), Sailor (November 1976) Mott 1976 (photos) Stranglers 1976, Renaissance 1976 (photo), Kevin Ayers 1976, Curved Air 1976 (Aug), Carol Grimes London Boogie Band 1976, Fruupp/Medicine Head 1976

June 28th 2008 - Updates to website as detailed below

Friars people: Adrian Roach and Pete Frame added

New posters: - Genesis 1980, Camel 1981, King Crimson 1981, Kid Creole 1982 (Oct), China Crisis 1983, Solstice 1983, Big Country 1983, Otway 1982, Marillion 1983 (both gigs), Gary Glitter 1984

New flyers: - Renaissance 1969  - both gigs (October - two different news-sheets), Free 1969 (Sept), Blosssom Toes 1969 (Sept),Fat Mattress 1969, Stone The Crows 1969, Principal Edwards Magic Theatre 1969 (Oct), Graham Bond 1969 (Nov), Procol Harum 1970 (Wycombe), Hawkwind 1970, Heavy Jelly 1970 (Bedford), Genesis 1970 (April), East of Eden 1971 (different news-sheet) SLF flyer Nov 82 autographed by the band !, Clash 1982 (new leaflet), Roxy Music 1972

Fan gig memories - Ian Gillan 1979, Chapman Whitney Streetwalkers 1975, Hunter Ronson Band 1975 The Stranglers 1976

Ramones 1977  Mink de Ville 1977  Motorhead 1978

Special update - Mike Cooper 1969

Updated setlists: David Bowie 1971, Roxy Music 1972

Minor corrections - Open Air Otway 1978 correct name for photo credit and better version of photo, also added 1982 SLF gig details which was accidentally excluded when website went live. Dunstable ELO gig 1972 now added, also accidentally excluded

Updated/corrected line ups: Roxy Music 1972

Artiste memories - new items from UK Decay, Stackridge (1975 specific), Genesis (Sept 1972 specific)

New tickets: John Martyn 1981 The Alarm 1984, Gillan 1982, Gary Glitter 1984

2008 and trivia - added Poll Results for 1980/1981

Press cuttings - Toyah 1981  Pretenders 1981

May 27th 2008 - Updates to website as detailed below (phew!)

All non-Aylesbury gigs now documented

Changed Friars 2008 section to "2008 and trivia"

To this section - Poll Results 1977/1978/1979

Friars people: Paul Conroy and John Braley added

Introductions : New contributions from Robin Pike, Kris Needs and Paul Conroy

Updated main Phase One page: to include links to some of Robin Pike's Roxette articles and new cutting

Fan memories - new memories from Shane Carlson and Simon Cheetham

Fan gig memories - Commander Cody 1976, Fleetwood Mac 1971, Bebop Deluxe 1975  Cockney Rebel 1974(June), Kinks 1982, Altered Images 1982, Bauhaus 1983, Howard Jones 1983, Gang of Four 1979, The Piranhas 1980, The Police 1982

Mott 1973 (photo of badge and mask)

Artiste memories - new items from Ian Hunter, Hazel O'Connor, Glitter Band, High Tide, Mike Cooper, Steve Harley, Quintessence (updated), Cruise, Farmers Boys, Stackridge (December 1975 specific), The Passions, UFO, John Otway (1971 specific), Stiff Little Fingers (July 1980 specific)

New tickets: Ramones 1977, Talking Heads 1978, The Jam 1978, The Kinks 1980

New posters: - Madness 1979, Open Air Otway 1978, Siouxsie 1979, Marillion 1984, John Otway 1983, Gregory Isaacs 1981, Motorhead 1980, Kid Creole and the Coconuts (June) 1982, Howard Jones (April) 1984

New cuttings: Siouxsie 1979 (including NME review), Eddie and the Hot Rods 1978 (including NME review) Radio Stars 1978 (press reviews)

New photos - PTO at Open Air Otway 1978, PTO 1977, Blossom Toes 1969, Mainland 1979

Updated setlists: Bauhaus 1983, Queen 1974, Minor changes to Principal Edwards Magic Theatre 1969, Siouxsie 1979, Cure 1981, Penetration 1979, Echo and the Bunnymen 1981/1982, GoGos 1982, Pretenders 1981, Undertones 1980/1981, Sisters of Mercy 1984, The Damned 1979, Lou Reed 1972, U2 1981, Killing Joke 1980/1981, Iggy Pop 1980, Def Leppard 1980, Hawkwind 1972, Gillan 1980 (Aug), Genesis 1972

Updated what now - Mick Abrahams 65th birthday party details

Updated/corrected support acts: Groundhogs 1971, Kingdom Come 1971

Updated/corrected line ups: Radio Stars 1978, Fleetwood Mac 1971, Principal Edwards Magic Theatre 1969, Farmers Boys 1983, Hawkwind 1972

Updated web links: PTO 1977, PTO 1978, Quintessence (all), Principal Edwards Magic Theatre 1969, Cruise 1982, Mick Abrahms 1971 (duff link)

Added video links:  PTO 1977, PTO 1978

Cross references updated as below: (and there is still a long way to go!)

All Aylesbury Genesis, Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett gigs with Watford, Dunstable and Bedford

Cockney Rebel Aylesbury gigs with Dunstable

David Bowie Aylesbury gigs with Dunstable

String Driven Thing Aylesbury gigs with Dunstable

Quintessence Aylesbury gigs with Birmingham

Barclay James Harvest gigs with Reading

Fruupp gigs with Dunstable

Chapman Whitney Streetwalkers with Family at Dunstable

Steve Harley 1981 with Fashion 1982 (Alan Darby)

Radio Stars 1978 with Wilko 1977

Mick Abrahams and Blodwyn Pig gigs with Wommett at Bedford

Mick Softley Aylesbury gigs with Bedford

Roger Ruskin Spear

Sutherland Brothers & Quiver

Steve Hackett with Decameron (Dick Cadbury)

Cockney Rebel with Fashion (Alan Darby)

Teardrop Explodes with Fashion (Troy Tate)

Good Habit with Racing Cars

April 11th 2008 - First version of the website live.

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