Professor Wurzel's WURZELMANIA!

Wurzelmania Site Information



Each time this website is updated with new information then the details will be added here.

All items come from the collection of Professor Wurzel except those where credit is given to other contributors.

And of course if  YOU  have any treasured Wurzel memorabilia or information that Professor Wurzel and others may  be interested in then do get in touch!
email:   professorwurzel@googlemail.com

The Wurzels Archives
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Latest Wurzelmania! updates

October 2021 -    release newspage  including unreleased version of 'Mother Nature Calling'

Images of Press Releases added to 'Little Darlin' single 1974 reissue

Wurzelmania!

The original 'Wurzelmania!' website was the brainchild -  born out of admiration for The Wurzels and Adge Cutler - of Paul Gunningham in 1999. Paul developed a fascinating and informative website and had also, for some time, been a campaigner for getting both Adge Cutler and Wurzel material released in the CD format. His major victory came in 2000 when EMI released 'The Finest Arvest Of The Wurzels', a compilation CD, and was asked to write the detailed sleeve-notes booklet that came with it. With the help of many fans emailing snippets of information his website grew. Professor Wurzel was in the process of assisting in enlarging the discography pages when Paul was tragically killed in 2007 in a road traffic accident shortly after leaving home to go on holiday with his family.

Paul's widow gave the entire website (including the 'Scrumpy & Western' pages devoted to remembering the many acts from the west country who played similar music of to The Wurzels) to Frank Blades (of the tribute band 'The Mangled Wurzels') in order that Paul's work would not be lost - and in Paul's own words the site's 'mission' was

  ".... to help spread the word to the uninitiated about Adge Cutler & The Wurzels' music - to share information and inform others interested in keeping the spirit of Adge Cutler alive, to fill in the gaps in our collective Wurzel knowledge gathered here for posterity".

Frank Blades and Professor Wurzel overhauled and updated Paul's site which then remained the oracle for 'all things Wurzel' for many years.  Due to other commitments, and with Frank leaving the Mangled Wurzels, the site remained untouched for nearly a decade.

In 2020 Professor Wurzel developed a new website devoted to archiving both The Wurzels' and Adge Cutler's musical past (and present!) as a sister-site to the band's official site www.thewurzels.com  giving detail that didn't fit comfortably within the official site.  In 2021 contact between Frank and Professor Wurzel resulted in the copyright for the original Wurzelmania being handed over to Professor Wurzel and work is now underway to absorb, update and correct the wealth of information in Wurzelmania into the wurzelsarchives.com to form Professor Wurzel's Wurzelmania!

Contact Wurzelmania!

If you wish to contact 'Wurzelmania!' about the website then just email Professor Wurzel:    professorwurzel@googlemail.com   
If you have any comments about the 'Wurzelmania!' website, or if you can help by providing any information, or point out any errors, please do contact Professor Wurzel -he'll be glad to hear from you! 

If you wish to get updates on the band's gigs and availability then contact them directly al@cruisin.co.uk or visit their official website at  www.thewurzels.com

Contact can also be made via The Wurzel's Facebook page www.facebook.com/thewurzels or the official fans' Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/fansofthewurzels



Copyright:

In accordance with copyright law, the originators (past and present) of the 'Wurzelmania!' website automatically hold the copyright of all original material contained within these pages. If you wish to make use of it, please contact me - in most cases there will be no objection.

Non-original material: Every effort has been made to obtain, so far as possible, from the copyright holders for the use of the images, lyrics, and text used or quoted in the 'Wurzelmania!' website. The information within the Wurzelmania! pages is intended to be used only for purposes of private study, scholarship or research, in accordance with the legal principle of fair use. The items used do not carry individual copyright notices, and the absence of these must not be taken to imply that items are free from copyright restrictions - anyone copying these for other uses will be in violation of copyright laws.

If you own the copyright of any item included in these pages and would like an acknowledgement to be added, please contact me and I will gladly do so; if on the other hand you object to its inclusion, please let me know and I will remove it. It is hoped that copyright holders will regard this use of their work favourably, as it should serve to publicise their material, ultimately for their benefit.




Previous Wurzelmania! Updates :



September 2021 - release newspage
Numerous additions to the site following the inclusion of material from the 'Wurzelmania.co.uk' website with copyright for that site now being passed to Professor Wurzel - with many thanks to Frank Blades for this! More pages from the site will be updated and added in the future. See the 'Wurzelmania' section on this page for more information.
Promotional copy of 2003 CD 'Cutler Of The West' added

July 2021
The Wurzels tour and gig programmes - New Section! many examples - all fully readable! Added July 2021
Adge Cutler & The Wurzels tour and gig programmes - New Section! many examples - all fully readable! Added July 2021
Fan Club Letters - Redesigned section to improve usability. Added July 2021

June 2021:
'Combine Harvester' Canadian 8-track cartridge added June 2021, kindly donated to the archives by Sarah Azad of the USA
'Golden Delicious' 8-track cartridge release added June 2021
'Mendip Magic' cassette album variation added June 2021
'Combine Harvester' factory sample single (originally belonging to producer Bob Barrett) - added June 2021
'All Over Mendip' factory sample  (originally belonging to producer Bob Barrett) - added June 2021
'Poor Poor Famer' factory sample  (originally belonging to producer Bob Barrett) - added June 2021
'I Am A Cider Drinker' single - with a 'B side' label on both sides (originally belonging to producer Bob Barrett) - added June 2021
'Little Darlin' 1974 pressing BBC preview copy - added June 2021
Factory Sample of 'Adge Cutler's Family Album' LP 1967 pressing (originally belonging to producer Bob Barrett) added June 2021
Factory Sample of 'Adge Cutler's Family Album' LP 1973 pressing (originally belonging to producer Bob Barrett) added June 2021
'Morning Glory' single release variation added June 20201 with thanks to Michael Pelling for this one
'Golden Delicious' LP factory sample image  added June 2021 with thanks to Peter May for this one
'Greatest Hits' cassette variation added June 2021 with thanks to Michael Pelling for this one
New Zealand release of 'Combine Harvester' single in company sleeve  added  June 2021 with thanks to Peter May for this one
New 'printer-friendly' discographies added for both Adge Cutler and The Wurzels UK and overseas releases added  June 2021
Copy of the 1976 'I Am A Cider Drinker' single with a solid centre   added June 2021 with thanks to Michael Pelling for this one
Adge Cutler's copy of the French pressing of 'Little Darlin' added June 2021 with thanks to Peter May for this one
'Greatest Hits' Promo CD added June 2021 with thanks to Michael Pelling for this one

May 2021:
Copy of the 1977 single 'Bristol City' from Bob Barratt's collection  May 2021 with thanks to Michael Pelling for this one
Details of the South African pressing of the 1980 single 'I Hate JR' May 2021
Index of all Wurzel songs added  together with links to where ALL these recordings can be found - May 2021

April 2021:
Fan Club letters added  15th April 2021 with thanks to John Clarke and Elizabeth Beck for these!
'Freshly Cut' LP information enhanced  April 2021.

March 2021:
Rare variation of 1976 single 'Morning Glory'  March 2021 with thanks to Peter May for this one!
Autographed image of the 1967 LP 'Adge Cutler & The Wurzels'  March 2021 - with thanks to John & Carol Tucker!

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