5th-beatle:Here are images of the ones that I am aware of. Does anyone know many more were printed?
On joining the fun club in January 1974,my membership number was 2546 so i guess between 2000 & 3000 were being printed at that time.
Returning the original posters question about the newsletters, I have 5 issues which were produced between April 1973 & March 1974. The first 4 issues were A4 sized but the single page final edition was a little smaller and was sent out after the change to the booklet issues had already been made.
Amongst the news items in the very first newsletter (written by Claire),the following made me chuckle:
'As most of you will know, Paul's court case over his pot(ted) plants was on Wednesday March 8th. He was fined £100, which shouldn't break him!'
The earliest reference I have to the 'Fun Club' is a standard letter sent out to fans who had made enquiries regarding the club. The letter I have was date stamped 12 FEB 1973 with a PO Box 3, Wirral, Cheshire L60 8QH postal address.
The letter reads:
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".
Meanwhile,I am returning your subscription and will be in touch with you again as soon as possible.
The above was printed but in handwriting the letter ended with 'yours, Lucy'.
By the time the first edition was published two months later, Lucy was gone, a move had been made to London and Claire (aka Clare) was running the show.
The August (1973) issue was Claire's last and was co-written with new 'girl' Nicky. Within a year Nicky was being helped out by Sue, who was looking after the US club membership and ,after Nicky's departure, took over the running of the club until its closure following Linda's passing some 24 years later.