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The Wurzel Bush Folk Club was founded on the 19th February 1972 by Dave Sampson. In those days you had to pay 10p to be a life member of the Folk Club as it was a way of getting around the strict entertainment laws which were designed to stop people having fun.
Admission for members was 30p and the first guests were Finbar & Eddie Furey.
A pint of M & B Brew ll was 16p but if you went down stairs to the Public Bar then it was only 14p. Our first venue was the Denbigh Arms at Monks Kirby but as their upstairs room only held about 100 we soon moved to the much bigger Fletch Hotel in Coventry where we remained for most of the 1970s. Jasper Carrott recorded his first hit record Rabbits On & On at The Fletch It reached number 5 in the album charts and he ended up on Top of the Pops with a song called Funky Moped.and electical engineer Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) was a regular visitor to the folk club. .