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"I Shot J.R." b/w "Alberts Funny Farm"


This was the eleventh 7" 45rpm vinyl single released by The Wurzels after Adge Cutler's death. It was released on June 6th 1980 on the John Miles record label, catalogue number JM1003

The Band:

At the time of the recording of this single The Wurzels consisted of Pete Budd, Tommy Banner and Tony Baylis, all of who had been supporting Adge Cutler at the time of his death in 1974.

The Tracks:

I Shot J.R. - the 'A' side on this single - and Alberts Funny Farm were both new and previously unreleased tracks. They were both studio recordings.

Disc and Label Variations:

The examples below are taken from the collection of Professor Wurzel and represent what a collector should expect to find. Generally The Wurzels' vinyl single releases from 1975 onwards tended to have an initial pressing run and were then taken off the catalogue. Matrix, Mother and Stamper codes were still used on the vinyl and the information centred around Adge's 1960's recordings that can be found on the Main Menu under 'Vinyl Collecting Guides' remains relevant (with minor changes between different record labels).

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This single - JM1003 - was the third release on John Miles (The Wurzels manager) own record label who used Pye Records to manufacture and distribute his records.


'A' Side Matrix: JM1003 A1 DTONE 1 O

'B' Side Matrix: JM1003 B2 DT 1  

Collectors' Extras:

Autographed copy of the single JM1003 - signed by all three of the band.

'A' Side Matrix: JM1003 A1 DTONE 1 O                   'B' Side Matrix: JM1003 B2 DT 1  

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