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June-July 1977

Club Sandwich N°3 published


Last updated on August 19, 2022

From Record Collector – June 1997:

[…] The Club Sandwich which McCartney fans now know and love was launched in early 1977 for a subscription of £2.50. From the outset, Paul and Linda McCartney oversaw the magazine’s design and production. “The whole concept for Club Sandwich was theirs,” reveals Sue Cavanaugh. “When they decided to change the look of the fan magazine, they had the whole thing already in their heads; they knew exactly how they wanted it to look.

McCartney himself had decided that the publication should be different from that of his contemporaries. “He wanted to make it just like a newspaper,” reveals designer Roger Huggett, “and he asked me to prepare a couple of broadsheet formats. He didn’t want a tabloid size and he didn’t want shiny paper.”

In the early days of Club Sandwich, there was nobody else to do things, really,” says Paul in the latest issue, “We didn’t have an editor, as such, so I was very involved, writing headlines, captions, articles. Everything around that time was more funky, home-made.

Paul’s day-by-day activities were then still being covered by the weekly music press, and the earliest issues, therefore, tended to be picture-led, with extended captions providing the text. But as the old guard was swept away after the advent of punk, Club Sandwich slowly found itself becoming the last bastion of Macca news (at least until 1979, when Mark Lewisohn began his diary of events in the relaunched Beatles Book). […]

From Record Collector – June 1997

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