The Scot beat

Welcome to scotbeat blog… I hope to learn more about the ’60s music scene in Elgin and around NE Scotland as knowledgeable readers share memories and tidbits. If I misspell or make an error, please let me know… cheers. I recently opened this blog based on what I gained some insights and bits in 2007-8, when first visiting Elgin where I met my wife. Thanks to nephew of A Bonici and former promoter, John Ruggeri, and others I’ve spoken with, I hope to shed light on the subject.

Born in San Francisco and raised with music around me. Though having a broad taste in music, I loved the pop era circa the 60’s and 70’s growing up and love it now. I raised 3 sons who also enjoy a variety of music including this period of music.

In 2008, I moved to Scotland where current I reside with my wife who knew the Bonici and Ruggeri families and appreciated the wealth of music presented through the 1960’s-’70’s thanks Albert and those who worked with him.

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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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