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Sometime in 1972, I read in my girlfriend’s “Jackie” teen magazine that Paul & Wings were shortly starting a Fan Club. You had to write to Lucy, PO Box 3, Wirral, Cheshire for info. This I did. I finally got a reply from Lucy in November ’72 saying: “Dear Andrew, Thank you for writing to me about the Wings Fun Club. Unfortunately, the announcement was a little premature but I am keeping your name on file and as soon as applications are ready I will send you your form. Wings are delighted by your interest in the group and hope you will enjoy their new single “Hi Hi Hi” and “C Moon”. Yours Lucy”. I have since heard a rumour that Lucy may have had family connections with Paul.
About a month or 2 later I had a letter from Claire in Staffordshire announcing the “Paul McCartney & Wings Fan Club”. The membership fee was to be 45p. She starts her letter by saying: “This Club is unofficial but Paul knows about it and thinks it should continue until the “Wings Official Fun Club” is ready to open. I am in contact with Lucy – who will be running the official club – and also in contact with Paul’s secretary, and they will be letting me know all the details when they are fixed so that I can tell you.”
She then writes a load more personal things and mentions I can buy a few things such as pens and badges that are available now. In February 1973, after a couple of little notes from her, I get the first official 6-page A4 Newsletter and on the 8th March a letter welcoming me to the official Paul McCartney and Wings Fan Club and an invite to attend the filming of “James Paul McCartney” at Elstree Studios which of course I attended.Andy Weal – From Facebook
A very rare collection of newsletters and booklets issued by the Paul McCartney and Wings Fan Club between 1973 and 1976 prior to the beginning of the publication of the Club Sandwich newspaper. These newsletters were either in the form of typed foolscap folio (20.3cm x 33cm) sheets or A5 (14.8cm x 21cm) booklets, we have called the latter newsletters in the description below. Most of these were quite amateurishly done and sent out irregularly. They were compiled by two MPL employees, Nicky and Sue. The collection comprises the following:
The first Wings Fun Club newsletter. Issued in March 1973 and 3-sided.
A double-sided foolscap newsletter. Issued May 1973.
An 8-sided newsletter. Issued June 1973.
A 4-sided A5 newsletter. Issued August 1973.
A 7-sided foolscap newsletter. Issued August 1973.
A 12-sided A5 newsletter. Issued October 1973. Also included:
an introductory letter from the Fun Club
A 4-sided A5 newsletter. Issued February 1974. Also included:
a colour picture of Paul and Linda
a calendar for 1974
A 1-sided foolscap newsletter. Issued March 1974.
A 8-sided foolscap newsletter. Issued June 1974. Also included:
an 8-sided lyric booklet
a black and white postcard of Paul and Linda
A 4-sided A5 newsletter. Issued August 1974.
A 8-sided A5 newsletter. Issued December 1974. Also included:
a black and white photograph of Paul and Linda
a black and white Wings ‘We’re Over The Moon’ promotional card
a promotional flyer for the Nashville Diary
a promotional flyer for Wings Fun Club offers
A 12-page A5 newsletter. Issued June 1975. Also included:
a membership renewal form
a Fun Club offers letter
a flyer for Linda’s ‘Pea Green Soup’
A 10-page A5 newsletter. Issued November 1975. Also included:
a one-sided Wings Fun Club offers sheet
A 12-page A5 newsletter. Issued March 1976. Also included:
an itinerary for Wings 1976 USA tour
a Fun Club sales offer sheet
A 1-sided A5 newsletter. Issued 23rd July 1976.
A 12-page A5 newsletter. Issued August 1976. Also included:
a 14-page Wings lyric booklet
a Venice concert/membership renewal flyer
a Wings To Play Wembley flyer
a Fun Club offers flyer
A 12-sided A5 newsletter. Issued December 1976.
Also included are the following: a membership card for the club for 1974 to 1976, a letter regarding joining the Fun Club, a compliments slip with a handwritten note regarding an out of stock item and letter regarding the UK tour. Most of the items have signs of slight wear and creasing. The condition ranges between very good and very good plus.
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