Most 'pop' groups from the 1960s onwards had 'fan clubs' of some description - some small, some large, some 'official' and others set up unofficially by keen admirers of their favourite band. Adge Cutler & The Wurzels, and later The Wurzels, were no exception. Details of these clubs are scarce and our knowledge mainly relies on members having kept a tight hold of their precious newsletters.(if you are on a device that won't view these images then click here )
Very little is known about Adge's fan club - it gets no mention on any record sleeves or show programmes and so far all we have is a set of eight Fan Club letters sent out in 1970/71. The club was run at that time by a Pat Baxter of Gloucestershire. Many thanks to 'Farmer John' Clarke for providing these copies for the archives.
Covering upcoming gigs, Wurzel birthday dates, Wurzel hobbies and much more...
Covering upcoming gigs, short biography of Tommy Banner and the lyrics for 'Dorset Is Beautiful'.
Covering upcoming gigs, a short biography of Reg Quantril, the theft of the Wurzels' gear and more...
Covering upcoming gigs and a comprehensive biography for Wurzel Tony Baylis.
Covering upcoming gigs and details of a radio show.
Covering upcoming gigs, Wurzels' holiday plans and the story of a goldfish...
Covering upcoming gigs and reports on the Wurzels' holidays...
Covering upcoming gigs, a new single release and car trouble....
The Wurzels' own official fan club was started in in 1975 but really took off in 1976 following the success of their Combine Harvester single. Several ladies took on the onerous task of being fan club secretary over the years, over-all control being with John Miles, the band's manger. The most exciting time for being a fan club member was in 1978 when the names of members of the club were put in a hat and those lucky enough to be drawn were invited to attend the live recording of the LP 'I'll Never Get A Scrumpy Here'. It is unclear at the moment when the club was disbanded.Below are a selection of the regular newsletters sent out to club members, kindly donated by Elizabeth Beck.
Covering upcoming gigs and news of a new LP release.
Covering planned TV appearances and the band members' birthday dates!
Upcoming gigs, imminent LP release and the 'Weetabix' TV advert...
Covering upcoming gigs.
Covering upcoming gigs and news of a new LP release....
Covering upcoming gigs, a new single release and Wurzel memorabilia to buy!
Covering upcoming gigs and a competition!
Covering upcoming gigs, fan club badges and a new single release....
Covering upcoming gigs and an invitation to a 'live' Wurzel recording for the next LP...
Covering upcoming gigs, competition results and the opening of the wax-works Wurzels at Blackpool!
Covering upcoming gigs, performing on BBC 1 'That's Life' and a Canadian tour.
Covering upcoming gigs, TV shows and looking for new fan club secretary.
New secretary unveiled, biographies of the band and a gold-plated record disc for sale to fan club members.
Covering upcoming gigs, TV appearances and a new LP release...
Covering upcoming gigs, Christmas mishaps and a new single released.
A new single released and a tour of Dubai...
TV appearances, biography for Pete Budd and a new single release...
Two upcoming gigs and TV appearances.
Covering upcoming gigs, holidays and an offer of a gold-plated single disc to fans.
Covering upcoming gigs, membership fee increases and a Royal Charity show.
Covering upcoming gigs and TV show appearances.
Covering upcoming gigs and details of Tommy Banner's approaching operation on his nose!
Covering upcoming gigs and the news that the Blackpool wax Wurzel band has broken down!
The new format newsletter 'Harvest' with numerous articles and the list of upcoming gigs.
Covering upcoming gigs, a wurzelish crossword and an invitation to a weekend in Bournemouth.
Covering upcoming gigs and results of the October crossword!
Covering upcoming gigs and a new single release...
The 'Harvest' newsletter with numerous articles and a list of upcoming gigs.
Covering upcoming gigs and entertaining the Pope!
Covering upcoming gigs for the rest of the year.
Contribution to the BBC show 'Children In Need' and a January gig.
Covering upcoming gigs and Pete Budd becomes a landlord in Devon!
Covering upcoming gigs and the release of a new single.
Covering upcoming gigs and a special show in Guernsey...
Covering upcoming gigs through to February 1984.
Over the years there have been several 'unofficial' fan clubs set up by fans looking for those of a similar interest to exchange information or meet up at gigs - most, if not all, have disappeared into oblivion. One such group was 'The Adge Cutler Appreciation Society': By all accounts it accumulated a total membership in single figures - and below is one the few remaining letters the secretary sent out upon joining - together with a free photo!