Friars 50th Anniversary Podcast – PART TWO


Friars Aylesbury first opened its doors on Monday 2 June 1969. Exactly 50 years later on 2 June 2019, the 6 Friars Founding Fathers reunited in Aylesbury’s Kings Head to talk about the early days of Friars and the first magical years of Friars Aylesbury.

In the second part of this two-part podcast, produced and edited by Richard Carr of Bucks TV, the 60-minute discussion centres on the transition from Phase One at the New Friarage Hall to Phase Two at Aylesbury’s Borough Assembly Hall.

Phase Two is considered to be the golden period for Friars and included gigs by Fleetwood Mac, Mott the Hoople, Genesis, The Velvet Underground, Queen and of course the famous three David Bowie nights amongst many others.

Those participating are legendary rock journalists Pete Frame and Kris Needs as well as the Friars Founding Fathers Robin Pike, Adrian Roach, Jerry Slater, Terry Harms, John Fowler and David Stopps. Also participating are John Braley who managed the Borough Assembly Hall and the Civic Centre for many years, Stephen Daglish who managed Earth Records and created the Aylesbury Music Town website and Keith Martin who was Friars member No 1.

The podcast will be augmented by classic Friars images.

The first part of the podcast was broadcast on Tuesday 2 June and dealt mostly with the first year of Friars Aylesbury.

PART TWO of the podcast can be viewed here on Tuesday evening 9 June 2020: