I Wanna Be Your Man – Rolling Stones
Notes from promoter Gordon Hardie’s diary:
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.
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.
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
“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.
Rolling Stones – Scottish tour
Rolling Stones Scottish tour 1965
Stones program 1965
Rolling Stones on stage [Australia ’65] included in program…
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