George Harrison: “Scotland had been our first glimpse of show business, a faint hope.” John Lennon: pinned “In My Life” in Scotland: https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/john-lennon-returns-to-scotland-1969/
The Beatles were meant to start a five day tour in Keith where they had played as a back-up band before reforming the group with Ringo Starr under Brian Epstein’s guidance. Because of snow conditions, their New Year’s show was canceled and they played their first performance at Elgin’s Two Red Shoes on the 3rd of January, 1963. A original band member from Alex Sutherland’s group, told me that they were impressed with their take on popular covers of the time. Though it was the dead of winter, their thursday night performance attracted 200 according to one of the ticket takers. Promoter Albert Bonici dubbed them, “Love Me Do boys” as Love Me Do was their first song which entered the charts, though Please, Please, Me soon took the number one stop on Luxembourg radio.
Fit Like, New York?: An Irreverent History of Rock Music in Aberdeen and North East Scotland [written by Peter Innes/published by Aberdeen Journals, 1997] is an interesting read and includes this bit about Aberdeen promoter Gordon Hardie and The Beatles first tour that finished with a performance at Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom. Ten years after the book was written, Gordon told me that he worked for Albert Bonici on several occasion and that it was Albert who brought the Beatles to Scotland besides many other musicians. Gordon Hardie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfEVUzUBiZU&feature=youtu.be Contract for Beatles in Scotland 1962 [between Epstein/Bonici] https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/beatles-tour-contract-nov63/