Above: Windy Miller promoting ON THE RISE, Norco Records Ltd
Besides introducing several swing, jazz, and beat bands from the UK and the States, Albert Bonici liked promoted local bands such as The Copycats AKA My Dear Watson and Windy Miller [last group recorded on Norco Records]. Windy Miller [pictured above], failed to get enough airplay from On The Rise  featuring Kenny MacDonald songs. Currently, the band is planning a reunion and Kenny continues to write and has completed a couple of musicals. https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/on-the-rise-windy-miller/
Though Albert Bonici made an impact to the Scottish music scene, most bands that he recorded only had minor success in the North American market though Johnny And The Copycats [AKA My Dear Watson] gained popularity in Germany. Independent Scottish record labels such as Norco Records and ALP  failed to produce big hits though some musicians had success on larger labels. The Copycats, who toured Germany with other Scottish groups, had their first hit with “Angela” on Cornet rather than less known Norco. In 1963, as The Beatles gained wide attention with their tunes, London and Liverpool were the epicentre for musicians wanting to achieve notoriety and to play for larger audiences. As the post war music industry grew in the UK, it became more difficult to do business in the North of Scotland. The 1960’s were the heydays for beat music in Scotland and Scottish bands and musicians travelled south if they wanted to make a name for themselves. . “In 1970, My Dear Watson were joined by Siggi Slater on keyboards, playing all over the country, including Elgin town hall with D.J. Emperor Rosko. On visits home they played support to the Alan Price Set, the Troggs, Manfred Mann, the Jack Bruce Band, Fleetwood Mac, and Status Quo. But the boys decided to call it a day on Saturday 2nd of September, 1972, playing their last official gig at the Fulmar club, RNAS Lossiemouth.”
“My Dear Watson regularly played in Tain Town Hall in the mid-sixties. My band the Rough Diamonds used to play when they had a break, using their instruments! We were just in our early teens, and back then were more Rough than Diamonds. Ian was a quite brilliant guitar player. They were influenced by The Band, playing a few covers of tracks from Music From Big Pink. The finest thing they ever did was a cover version of Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys. It was so good that we persuaded them to play it three times in one evening. All in all, good guys, and well able to hold their own with all the really famous groups that Albert Bonici brought to Tain in the sixties. Those were the days.” Alex Graham/Rough Diamonds Have You Seen Your Saviour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8uqHZNH1sw
Start Thinking About Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTSIFfAZp_g Before the band recorded as “My Dear Watson” they had a hit in Germany with “Angela” and eventually went back to using the name “Copycats”.