New Rock Music Exhibition Opens, Featuring Memorabilia from Artists Like David Bowie, Genesis, and IggyPop

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To many, Friars Aylesbury is better known as "The Local Music Club That Rocked The World." The historic music club is now the focus of a major new rock music exhibition featuring rare memorabilia from David Bowie, Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground, IggyPop, Queen, Genesis, Blondie, plus many more.

Entitled The Evolution of Friars (1969-2014), the exhibition documents one of the UK's most historic music clubs that played host to rock music's biggest names. Friars was the first venue where David Bowie performed his first-ever Ziggy Stardust concert.

The exhibition will run from 1 March - 5 July, 2014 at the Buckinghamshire County Museum in Aylesbury, and will feature rare posters, photographs and memorabilia from Friars extensive archive as well as unique items including guitars, keyboards, horns and drums on loan from artists who have performed there.

Originally founded in 1969, and still going strong today, Friars became famous for its great atmosphere, iconic bands and infectiously enthusiastic audience. Friars is universally acknowledged as having played a role in the careers of David Bowie, Genesis, Mott TheHoople, Roxy Music, The Jam, The Specials, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, The Clash, Dr. Feelgood, The Ramones, and many more.

There will be an exclusive Private View on Friday 28 February with drinks and canapés. Special Preview Evening Tickets 28 Feb 6.30pm - 9.30pm: £15.00

Tickets to the exhibition are on sale from 1st February 2014. Adults: £4.00, Students/ES40 holders: £2.00, Under 16s: Free, Exhibition Season Ticket: £15.00

Tickets available in advance online from: or 0844 870 0000. Exhibition venue address: Buckinghamshire County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP.

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