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Fri 17th May 2024 at 6:00 pm

Adge Cutler: The Bard Of Somerset

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Tickets £6 | The Princess Theatre, The Pizey Room

Adge Cutler, founder of The Wurzels, died 50 years ago on May 4 1974, when his sports car crashed into a roundabout at the bottom of the Wye Valley in the early hours of the morning. He was returning from a Wurzels gig at the Crystal Room in Hereford. His death marked the end of eight years leading the Wurzels – founders of the ‘Scrumpy and Western’ scene. But Adge was far more than the leader of a comedy band. His early years in his beloved Nailsea, the lively camaraderie of Portishead B power station’s labourers, the thriving Bristol jazz and folk scenes of the Fifties and Sixties and his spell as Acker Bilk’s ‘worst roadie in the world’, all played their part in moulding his unique talent. Richard Jones, publisher of Adge King Of The Wurzels (Bristol Books) pays tribute to The Bard Of Somerset.  Richard Jones founded Tangent Books in 2004, specialising in Bristol music, politics, art and counter-culture. In 2012 he founded Bristol Books CIC along with fellow directors Clive Burlton, Joe Burt and Martin Powell. Between them, Tangent and Bristol Books have published almost 200 titles.

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