King of the Wurzels on top of the charts again

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By hrbrsds | Monday, January 14, 2013, 14:50

King of the Wurzels, Adge Cutler is a best seller in North Somerset almost forty years after his untimely death in a car crash near Severn Bridge.

 

The first ever biography of the West Country legend  has trumped established favourites to become the best-selling local book in the shops this Christmas.

Local journalist and author John Hudson will be signing copies of the best-seller – published by new Community Interest Company Bristol Books – at Waterstones in the Galleries on Saturday January 26 from 12.30-2pm.

Adge: King of the Wurzels found its way into more Christmas stockings than hardy annuals including the Dictionary of Bristle, Banksy's Bristol and the Naked Guide to Cider.

The book reveals how some of Adge's most famous songs came about, details his jobs, his home and early career in Nailsea to working as a roadie for Acker Bilk, and examines the events of the weekend he died on his return from a late-night gig in Hereford.

Clive Burlton, director of Bristol Books, said: "It has prompted a lot of memories with people coming forward with more anecdotes and information about Adge. He never lost his common touch and it's great to see people want to remember him and his music nearly 50 years on."

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    Yes, he was born in a nursing home in portishead but his family lived in Nailsea, so says the above book. It's a really good read, can't recommend highly enough, full of local connections.

    By hrbrsds at 22:36 on 14/01/13

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    I read in "Whatson", a Bristol publication that Adge Cutler was born in Portishead. Is this true anyone? A search of the internet reveals various birthplaces.

    By thurti365 at 22:28 on 14/01/13

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