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Damned Groovies Vibrators Friars Flyer 1976

A really early piece of Punk memorabilia, this being a double-sided Friars Aylesbury gig flyer (8"x 13") advertising the future concert by The Flamin' Groovies on 20th Nov 1976.

The reverse of the flyer lists the gig & references the support as "Someone else". The "Someone else" was to be The Damned & an updated flyer & tickets for the concert named "The Damned" as support (one month earlier The Damned released "New Rose", the first ever British punk single). The Flamin' Groovies were one of a number of American rock bands who had a definite influence on the emerging British punk scene (the New York Dolls, MC5, Patti Smith & The Ramones being others) & as such, The Damned were a good fit for the Groovies UK tour. At the eleventh hout, however, The Damned were replaced with fellow punk trailblazers The Vibrators.

Aylesbury Friars became an important punk venue (The Clash, The Jam, Siouxsie, Ramones, Blondie, Ian Dury, Sham 69 etc all playing there) & The Damned were later to re-appear as headliners. The Friars faithful embraced the punk ethos & live performances from punk favourites were met with enthusiastic gobbing. A later Friars flyer tried to tackle this phenomenon pointing out that most bands did not actually like being spat at (The Buzzcocks threatened to walk off at one gig). However, the one & only band mentioned who did enjoy this ritual was stated to be The Damned!

A fascinating piece of memorabilia that unknowingly signalled a seismic shift in the music industry as punk began to take hold. Flyer in excellent condition.

Price: £75.00

Artist: The Damned, The Flamin' Groovies, The Vibrators
Year: '1976
Category: Punk / New Wave
Format: Flyer / Handbill
Condition: Excellent
Reference: 71110

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