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Get Bucks: David Bowie, Roxy Music, Toyah Willcox

June 8th, 2015

getbucks15bDavid Bowie, Roxy Music, Toyah Willcox – a Bucks club night has seen it all

The Friars Club, in Aylesbury, has seen hundreds of artists play since 1969, and has promoter David Stopps to thank for this

Not many people can say they have received a text message from David Bowie, and even fewer can say they have played an influential role in the history of rock. And when it comes to rock music, market towns in the home counties are probably not most people’s first point of call.

But it may come as a surprise to some to learn that Bucks has a fascinating and unique musical history, in part down to its location roughly halfway between Birmingham and London. As promoter of the Friars Club since 1969, a music club based in Aylesbury, David Stopps has seen legendary bands and artists perform here over the past 46 years.

Along with being the first place David Bowie performed his famous Ziggy Stardust persona, other bands to have taken the stage under his guidance include Genesis, The Jam, The Clash, The Ramones, Howard Jones, Marillion, Toyah Willcox, The Velvet Underground and Roxy Music.

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Get Bucks: Toyah To Headline At Aylesbury

May 1st, 2015

getbucks15aToyah to headline at Aylesbury Live In the Park music festival

The ’80s rock star received the Friars Aylesbury Cup (FA Cup) for selling out Friars faster than any other artist 34 years

Eighties pop phenomenon Toyah will be headlining Aylesbury Town Council’s ‘Live in the Park’ music festival on Saturday August 29 in Vale Park.

Toyah will be on stage at 8:30pm and says she is very excited to be performing at this free outdoor event.

“I am thrilled to be playing ‘Live in the Park’ in Aylesbury! It will be a wonderful, fun day with great music. It’s only 34 years since I received the FA Cup (Friars Aylesbury Cup) for selling out Friars faster than any other artist in the history of Friars … so it’s about time I came back.”

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