Guitar Aficionado

From Pink Floyd to Punk: Legendary Club Launches Exhibit

The show includes memorabilia from David Bowie, Queen, and other classic rock acts.

By Christopher Scapelliti

David Bowie debuted Ziggy Stardust there. Pink Floyd performed at the venue in one of their earliest gigs without Syd Barrett. And punk acts like the Ramones, Blondie, the Clash, the Jam, and Talking Heads all made it a vital stop on their tours.

Yet the name Friars Aylesbury has little recognition with most rock fans. The long-running U.K. club hopes to change that with a new exhibition. Titled The Evolution of Friars (1969–2014), the show will document the southeast England venue's history through rare posters, photos, and memorabilia from Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen, and numerous others artists that have performed there.

Check out this gallery of posters and images, and visit the official site for more information. The Evolution of Friars (1969–2014) will run from March 1 through July 5 at the Buckingham County Museum in Aylesbury.
Tickets can be purchased here.

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