Stones in Aberdeen

I Wanna Be Your Man - Rolling Stones

I Wanna Be Your Man – Rolling Stones

Stones Fit Like

Notes from promoter Gordon Hardie’s diary:

The Rolling Stones were represented by Malcolm Nixon though Albert Bonici conceived a "pop package" for the Aberdeen extravaganza with promoters Gordon Hardie and Andy Lothian attending...

The Rolling Stones contract with Albert Bonici were for four gigs including  a “pop package” for the Aberdeen extravaganza with promoters Gordon Hardie and Andy Lothian attending making sure the program stayed on course.

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Gordon Hardie spoke well of the band and was impressed with Mick Jagger's intellect when they spoke back stage over the course of two days...

Gordon Hardie spoke well of the band and was impressed with Mick Jagger’s intellect when they spoke back stage. Whilst Albert Bonici was pulling 12 hour shifts from his office at LCB Agency, operative Gordon Hardie helped with the leg work which included putting up posters to managing the shows.

Gordon Hardie and Andy Lothian Jr were promoters who were working with Albert Bonici in 1964 though Gordon had his own promotion business [Stag] and Andy was associated on with a Dundee promotion agency [Malcolm Nixon] at the time.

Gordon Hardie and Andy Lothian Jr were promoters who were working with Albert Bonici in 1964 though Gordon had his own promotion business [Stag] and Andy was associated on with a Dundee promotion agency [Malcolm Nixon] at the time.

The Rolling Stones were promoting their first album https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones_(album) and they were well received by Scottish beat fans.

The Rolling Stones were promoting their first album https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones_(album) and they were well received by Scottish beat fans.

Fit Like New York… May 19, 1964  In their first appearance in Aberdeen, The Rolling Stones shared the bill with Freddie and The Dreamers who already had a hit in ’63. Drummer, Brian Jones, signed the first contract with Albert Bonici in Febuary ’64.  https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/rolling-stones-contract/ http://therollingstonesmuseum.com/rsmstage1longpage_025.htm

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“Rolling Stones part of Pop Package got a lesser billing than Peter Noone, lead singer of the nostalgia act, Herman’s Hermits. The Rolling Stones on the tv show, Ready Steady Go in 1964 as they were making their place in the music industry” The Rolling Stones had also played  Dundee’s Caird Hall billed with Graeme Nairn Set in 1963 https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/graeme-nairn-interview-part-one/ https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/graeme-nairn-trs/ before being part of a “pop package” in June ’65 Capitol Theater, Aberdeen.

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Rolling Stones – Scottish tour

Rolling Stones Scottish tour 1965

Stones program 1965

Rolling Stones on stage [Australia ’65] included in program…

Front of program cover [1965]

 

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My research began in 2007 as a visitor to the north of Scotland. 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 SCOTBEAT.wordpress.com. 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 https://scotbeat.wordpress.com 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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  1. scotbeat says:

    Rolling Stones on Ready Steady Go circa 1964

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