The Wurzels' Fan Clubs

Professor Wurzel's Ultimate Guide

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.


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Adge Cutler & The Wurzels Fan Club

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.

March 1970

Covering upcoming gigs, Wurzel birthday dates, Wurzel hobbies and more...

April 1970

Covering upcoming gigs, short biography of Tommy Banner and the lyrics for 'Dorset Is Beautiful'.

May 1970

Covering upcoming gigs, a short biography of Reg Quantril, the theft of the Wurzels' gear and more...

June 1970

Covering upcoming gigs and a comprehensive  biography for Tony Baylis.

July 1970

Covering upcoming gigs and details of a radio show.

August/September 1970

Covering upcoming gigs, Wurzels' holiday plans and the story of a goldfish....

November/December 1970

Covering upcoming gigs and reports on the Wurzels' holidays...

April 1971

Covering upcoming gigs, a new single release and car trouble....

'The Wurzels Fan Club'

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.

September 1977

Covering upcoming gigs and news of a new LP release...

November 1977

Covering planned TV appearances and the band members' birthday dates!

January 1978

Covering upcoming gigs, forthcoming LP release and the 'Weetabix' TV advert...

February 1978

Covering upcoming gigs.

March 1978

Covering upcoming gigs and possible new single release.

April 1978

Covering upcoming gigs, a new single release and details of Wurzel memorabilia to buy!

June 1978

Covering upcoming gigs and a competition!

August 1978

Covering upcoming gigs, fan club badges and a new single release....

November 1978

Covering upcoming gigs and an invitation to a 'live' Wurzel recording for the next LP...

March 1979

Covering upcoming gigs, competition results and the opening of the wax-works Wurzels at Blackpool!

May 1979

Covering upcoming gigs, performing on BBC 1 'That's Life' and a Canadian tour.

October 1979

Covering upcoming gigs,  TV shows and looking for new fan club secretary.

November 1979

New secretary unveiled, biographies of the band and a gold-plated record disc for sale to fan club members.

December 1979

Covering upcoming gigs, TV appearances and a new LP release...

February 1980

Covering upcoming gigs, Christmas mishaps and a new single released.

April 1980

A new single released and a tour of Dubai...

June 1980

TV appearances, biography for Pete Budd and a new single release...

August 1980

Two upcoming gigs and TV appearances.

October 1980

Covering upcoming gigs, holidays and an offer of a gold-plated single disc to fans.

December 1980

Covering upcoming gigs, membership fee increases and a Royal Charity show.

October 1981

Covering upcoming gigs, a wurzelish crossword and an invitation to a weekend in Bournemouth.

December 1981

Covering upcoming gigs and results of the October crossword!

April 1982

Covering upcoming gigs and a new single release...

Spring 1982

The  'Harvest' news letter with numerous articles and the list of upcoming gigs.

October 1981

Covering upcoming gigs, a wurzelish crossword and an invitation to a weekend in Bournemouth.

December 1981

Covering upcoming gigs and results of the October crossword!

April 1982

Covering upcoming gigs and a new single release...

Spring 1982

The  'Harvest' news letter with numerous articles and the list of upcoming gigs.

June 1982

Covering upcoming gigs and entertaining the Pope!

October 1982

Covering upcoming gigs for the rest of the year.

December 1982

Contribution to the BBC show 'Children In Need' and a January gig.

April 1983

Covering upcoming gigs and Pete Budd becomes a landlord in Devon!

August 1983

Covering upcoming gigs and the release of a new single.

October 1983

Covering upcoming gigs and a special show in Guernsey...

December 1983

Covering upcoming gigs through to February 1984.

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Unofficial Fan Clubs

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!