Rolling Stones contract

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Rolling Stones contract

Brian Jones signed a tour contract with Albert Bonici at the Park Café, Elgin, Scotland when they were part of Bonici's "pop package" in Aberdeen

Brian Jones signed a tour contract with Albert Bonici to be part of Bonici’s “pop package” in Aberdeen

Drummer Brian Jones [circa 1963 copyright Dick James Music Limited]

Rather than their agent, band member Brian Jones signed a contract with Albert Bonici to be part of a pop package which also featured Freddy and the Dreamers. The program took place in Aberdeen and was managed by Albert’s associate, Gordon Hardie. Note: The Graeme Nairn Set [with Graeme who became house bandleader at Bonici’s Two Red Shoes Ballroom] were billed with the Stones in Dundee in 1963 before Graeme Nairn became part of the house Band at the Two Red Shoes in 1965.

Other correspondence…

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The Rolling Stones in Aberdeen Scotland. Years after their ’64 and ’65 performance, they returned to Aberdeen [1982]. Eric Easton [Stones Manager] once said, “The singer will have to go.”… “Of course, the band didn’t sack Jagger- but they did put keyboardist Ian Stewart backstage to perform durning concerts because he didn’t have the right look.” Rock to Riches: Build Your Business the Rock & Roll Way [Andrew Chapman, Lee Silber]


My research began in 2007 as a visitor to the north of Scotland. With a fascination for the beat music era that took place throughout the UK, my research investigates the late '50s through early 1970s. Relying on interviews, the Albert Bonici archives, and other resources, I continue to gather materials to tell the story of a special time in music in the mid 20th century. Scottish promoter, Albert Bonici, brought many of the top beat music acts to Scotland which delighted music lovers during the early days of the beat music era. SCOTBEAT was created to share a bit of history about the BEAT years in Scotland and remembers the contributions of promoter, Albert Bonici, a man with a vision who, with the help of his family and staff, created a happening that is still fondly remembered by those who attended dances and concerts. Besides other local resources and interviews, SCOTBEAT presents exclusive photos, adverts, and documents from the A Bonici Archives [circa 1960s]. Unless otherwise agreed, materials are not to be used for financial gain and ask that you respect the terms below. Materials presented are not to be used for financial gain without consent. © 2014-2019 All rights reserved. No part of this web site may be copied, redistributed, broadcast or published in any form without crediting this blog and/or copyright websites mentioned. All correspondence, flyers, programs, and photos from the Bonici Archives are not to appear in print other than through the propietor of SCOTBEAT. Use of the site signifies your agreement to all of these terms without condition. Please reference when sharing materials found here as the site is continuously updated to present the subject matter accurately and as a historical resource. Thank you.

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