1969 rock in Aylesbury

1969 was a year of transition for music in Aylesbury. After the difficulties experienced by promoters in 1968, things looked bleak at the beginning of 1969. In the first half of the year, there were no regular gigs at the Borough Assembly Hall, the town’s main venue. There was much criticism of the Borough Assembly […]

1968 rock in Aylesbury

1968 proved to be a difficult year for music promoters in Aylesbury. Eddie Friday pulled the plug on Saturday nights at the Borough Assembly Hall in June. Eddie’s problems were outlined in the Bucks Herald: Eddie told us this week of his tremendous loss in takings over the past 18 months. “Lack of patronage over […]

1963 Aylesbury Jazz Club

The Aylesbury Jazz Club started 1963 at Aylesbury Social Club but, after a summer break, moved back to Market Square and the Borough Assembly Hall (being the refurbished Grosvenor Ballroom). Fewer of the established “big names” appeared at the Aylesbury Social Club. Len Baldwin, Micky Ashman, Ed Corrie, Doug Richford and Charles Galbraith were among […]

1962 Aylesbury Jazz Club

The start of 1962 saw the Aylesbury Jazz Club at the Town Hall, where it had moved to in November 1961 having left the Grosvenor Ballroom. After the catastrophic fire at the Town Hall in March 1962, a further new venue was required – and this was at the Aylesbury Social Club in Park Street; […]