The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Arthur Alexander

In their early careers, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and other popular British groups recorded songs written by Arthur Alexander who recorded at FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.p>

Anna (Go to Him)“, or simply “Anna”, is a song written and originally recorded by Arthur Alexander. His version was released as a single by Dot Records on September 17, 1962. A cover version was performed by The Beatles and included on their 1963 debut album Please Please Me.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVZDeeorBYk The Beatles recorded it 11 February and it was released on 22 March 1963.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_(Go_to_Him)

You Better Move On” is a song by Arthur Alexander from 1961 that reached #24 on the US charts in March 1962.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Alexander The Stones recorded it in August, 1963 and released it January 17, 1964.</[3] The song was recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

It was covered by both the The Hollies and The Rolling Stones in 1964 who delighted Scots as Albert Bonici booked them to perform in the north of Scotland as emerging artists.

Rolling Stones booking - notice of payment

Rolling Stones booking – notice of payment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb9ocoxmcLo&feature=kp

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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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