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Ziggy Stardust’s ripped shirt in major exhibition

A major new exhibition of music memorabilia will take place in honour of the historic British music venue Aylesbury Friars from Monday March 1st.Lou-Reed-Friars-Aylesbury-Poster-29Jul72

Friars’ most memorable night took place on January 29th 1972, when David Bowie chose the venue to perform as Ziggy Stardust for the very first time. A section of Stardust’s satin sequined shirt, which was ripped-off by overzealous fans during the concert, will be on show at the exhibition

Featuring rare memorabilia relating to David Bowie, Lou Reed, Genesis, The Ramones, Talking Heads, The Clash, Roxy Music and Queen, “The Evolution of Friars” music exhibition includes concert posters, original photographs, paraphernalia from Friars’ archives, and musical instruments and equipment Genesis-22Mar80-Friars-Aylesburyused by some of the most prestigious names to pass through Friars’ doors.

David Stopps a British music industry veteran, who founded Friars in 1969, is renowned for bringing some of the biggest artists in music history to the venue long before they enjoyed mainstream success. “I have been hoping to present a major exhibition at Friar’s for years, “enthuses Stopps. “It’s finally going to happen. It’s a huge undertaking.”

Event Information

Buckinghamshire County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP
1 March to 31 March: Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm
1 April to 5 July: Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pmvelvets
Also on the following Mondays: 7,14,21 April and 26 May 10am – 5pm
Adults: £4.00
Students/ES40 holders: £2.00
Under 16’s: Free
Exhibition Season Ticket: £15.00
Special Preview Evening Tickets 28 Feb 6.30pm – 9.30pm: £15.00
Tickets available in advance online from: or by phone 0844 870 0000
Booking fees and other charges apply.
Entry is by timed ticket.
Tickets can be booked up to the day before visit to ensure entry.
Tickets also available at the Museum for The Preview Evening and in person on day of visit (subject to availability)

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