Home Forums Entertainment The Wurzels celebrate 50 Years

This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  newmiltonian 10 months ago.

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • Author
  • #439885

    John P
    • Topics: 57
    • Replies: 1212
    • Contributions: 1269
    • Super Star
    • ★★★★★★★

    Member since
    5th January 2017

    Most expats will have heard of the Wurzels with hits like Combine harvester and I am a cider drinker but it all began in the mid sixties with a man who was formally Acker Bilk’s road manager, Adge(Alan John) Cutler and the Wurzels who enjoyed huge popularity in the west country with hits like Drink up thee cider, The champion dungspreader, Twice daily and When the common market comes to stanton drew until he was tradgically killed in a car crash in 1974.

    After his death the band was relaunched more commercially as The Wurzels with a new singer Pete Budd who with the one member of the original line up Tommy Banner, still are performing gigs around the west country to sell out crowds.

    I saw the original band in Axminster in 1974 two weeks before Adge Cutler died and his autograph appears on one of their five vinyl albums in my collection.


    • Topics: 3
    • Replies: 1961
    • Contributions: 1964
    • Mega Star
    • ★★★★★★★★

    Member since
    18th March 2016

    Yes JP , I also enjoyed seeing Adge and the Wurzels at The White Buck Inn at Burley in the New Forest in the 60’s / 70’s . I liked all his songs ( I also have a few of his vinyls ) , this was one of my favourites . Enjoy  :good: .

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.