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The Wurzels Gig Archive 1974-1998

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We have very little information about post-Adge Wurzels gigs from 1974 to 1999 where Zider Ed's gig archive started. If you have any dates and venues please let us know so we can start building this archive. Dig out those old ticket stubs, plough through those old diaries - let's see what comes up!

Monday 6th May 1974 - Bath Pavilion, Bath
The Wurzels were booked to appear on a bill which included Fred Wedlock and (we think) The Yetties. This was the first gig The Wurzels performed after Adge had died; indeed it was the day after his death. And to make things worse, there was a power cut during The Wurzels' set, and Tommy, Pete and Tony came to the front of the stage and performed acapello until power was restored. Now that's professionalism! (thanks to Russ of the Cornish Wurzels who was at the gig, for his memories on the night).

Summer 1974 (exact date unknown) - The Globe Inn, Newton St Loe, near Bath
According to the Wurzels World book, after Adge's death The Wurzels 'played solidly there for a week' to see if the band had any future...which obviously they did!

1976 (exact date unknown) - Yew Tree Country Club in Langford
This was apparently the venue for the recording the 1976 live album The Combine Harvester. I have no other information about the venue, or indeed the location (probably the village on the outskirts of Taunton, or possibly on the outskirts of Bristol)

Monday 28th June 1976 (8pm) - Free Trade Hall, Manchester
The Wurzels plus support. Tickets £1.00. [This would be part of a UK tour - any other dates? Ed.]

1977 (exact date unknown) - The Wurzels completed two sell-out major nationwide tours. They also toured Canada, Australia and New Zealand (as noted in the Wurzel Songbook). [If anyone has any of the dates, we'd appreciate them. Ed.]

Sunday 3rd Septmber 1978 - Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth
The Wurzels with The Rod Owen Orchestra, support from The Sailmakers (also signed to EMI) and compere/comedian Dave Butler. Tickets £1.95, £1.70 and £1.30; children £1.00. See poster (below left)

1978 (exact date unknown) - The Wurzels toured the Middle East.

Friday 23rd May to Saturday 20th September 1980 - The Wurzels played the summer season at the Princess Theatre in Torquay, as special guest stars supporting The Bachelors, with The Mosaics Puppet Fantasy and Pete Price (TV and recording star) also on the bill. According to the showbill (above right), the season ran from Friday 23rd May (8pm show) to Saturday 20th September, with the band playing two shows at 6pm and 8.30 Monday through to Saturday! At least they got Sundays off!

Summer 1983 (exact date unknown) - The Wurzels promoted their Freshly Cut album with a Summer Show '83 tour which included a date (or more) at the Babbacombe Theatre, Babbacombe Downs, Torquay TQ1 3LU.

Sunday 16th July 1995 - The Wurzels headlined the main Our Price Stage at the Bristol Community Festival at Ashton Court, Bristol. Free entrance, pogrammes were £2.50. http://www.p4ft.co.uk/bcf.htm

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