Pink Floyd Odyssey

Pink Floyd Odyssey

The Pink Floyd started recording in 1964 and began touring in ’67 after gaining a following around London. Walk with me Sydney-1965: and began touring in 1967. “In September 1963, Waters and Mason moved into a flat at 39 Stanhope Gardens near Crouch End in London…” Touring:  Feb ’67 March ’67

Nick Mason speaks of early tour in Scotland [Elgin – July 20, Nairn – July 21, Aberdeen Saturday July 22 [from Pink Floyd Odyssey, “saucerful of secrets” From  “Scream Thy Last Scream”: “Finally on 18 July [1967], with ‘See Emily Play’ at eight in the singles chart, the album was mastered. Two days later, the Floyd were playing the wilds of Elgin, to a crowd who clearly expected a pop band, one heckler offering the opinion, ‘I could sing better in ma wee bath.’ The band – Syd included – seemed to take it all in their stride, at least according to the Disc journalist along for the ride. However, the broadcast of Top of the Pops the same night – featuring Floyd’s pre-recorded performance from earlier in the week – unveiled a Barrett no longer so stoic.”



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 “Pink Floyd Odyssey
  1. scotbeat says:

    The Pink Floyd’s See Emily Play, which was in the charts when they came to Scotland, was written in May ’67 by original front man Syd Barrett. They played to a full house in Elgin and Nairn…

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