FIRST ISSUE OF THE U.K. FAN CLUB MAGAZINE .

50 YEARS AGO THIS  MONTH,  THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE U.K. JIM REEVES FAN CLUB MAGAZINE  WAS PUBLISHED
 

50 Years ago this very month in March 1966, the U.K. Jim Reeves Fan Club began its humble operational beginnings with its first club magazine & newsletter - 8 pages printed on pink paper. It was to be known as "The Jim Reeves Appreciation Society," but the printer took liberties with setting up the cover page, and erroneosly decided it was a "Fan Club" - and thus it remained for 11 years The first 4 free issues in 1966 were on pink, green, blue & yellow pages respectively.
 

In September 1966, Mary Reeves Davis bestowed official status on the club, insisting on a membership fee be charged, & the 11 page, November 1966 no.5 issue of the magazine & newsletter marked the commencement of the club's stated promotion of Jim's music & memory with its slogan "Buy - Play - Request the music of Jim Reeves."

Picture:  Courtesy of  Mr. David Bussey