Moody Blues circa 1965


Moody Blues 1965

Moody Blues 1965

Ray Thomas, flutist for the Moody Blues will be missed. A long time fan, I saw MB up close [25mar’92] when they came through Oregon. I was impressed a the quality of their performance and perfect vocals with lava lights style psychedelic back drop. It would have been fortunate if you were at their concert at Two Red Shoes back in ’65. RIP

The Moody Blues – Go Now (1965)

The Moody Blues – Something You’ve Got (1965)

The Moody Blues – And My baby’s Gone (1965)

The Moody Blues – NME 1965 (several bands)

This Is The Moody Blues [album]

The Moody Blues – Tuesday Afternoon (1969)

The Moody Blues – Never Comes The Day (1969)


There were many groups who played the small towns around the UK in the 1960’s. One of the groups that stand out is the Moody Blues who played The Two Red Shoes,on Febuary 11, 1965. They had only been touring the UK from the beginning of the year when they played in Elgin. The rest of their scottish gigs where consecutive nights in Kircaldy, Ayr, and Dundee.


My research began in 2007 as a visitor to the north of Scotland. Growing up a few miles from San Francisco, I would frequent the active music scene on weekends besides being a fan of British BEAT music and never missing Shindig! on television. When first visiting the small community of Elgin in 2007, I was surprise to learn how the Beatles and many other vocalist and musicians came to perform during the early days of their careers. In the early 1950s, Albert Bonici began promoting dances though it had been an ambition since his teenage years. When he and Henry Robertson co-organized a string of jazz dances in the north Scotland, they could not have predicted the enormous success of the venture. Albert Bonici became one of the most respected promoters in the UK having arranged a high volumn of music venues throughout the north of Scotland which delighted music lovers during the height of the jazz and beat music era. Whilst known for booking the Beatles at the beginning of their 1963 tours, Albert Bonici brought most of the top British acts to north-east Scotland besides working with Scottish musicians to boost their careers. SCOTBEAT was created to share a bit of history about the BEAT years in Scotland and also a tribute to 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. Albert A Bonici hosted many up and coming bands who went on to gain international acclaim for their contributions. 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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One comment on “Moody Blues circa 1965
  1. scotbeat says:

    Go Now was an early hit for the group. Here they are on Top Of The Pops

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