The Gaylords [Marmalade] Gaylords [Marmalade]

Besides business contacts and seeking suggestions from young music fans, Albert Bonici, used casting directories including, International Photo-cast 1963/64 to book several bands who played in his dance hall and other venues.  The Gaylords who later changed their name to Marmalade was one of many bands Albert Bonici brought to Morayshire and the north of Scotland. The band as The Gaylords were featured on Come Thursday, a BBC Glasgow program in 1964:

Dean Ford and the Gaylords [1964]

“19 January 1967 proved to be a major turning point in the band’s progress when they made their debut at London’s Marquee Club where they supported Pink Floyd.[3] Two weeks later, on 3 February, they supported The Action. After that, they never supported anyone again at the Marquee and on 16 March 1967, they began a long residency which carried through to the autumn of the following year, building a reputation and following,[1] including touring with The Who, Joe Cocker, Traffic, Gene Pitney and The Tremeloes. This culminated in a summer appearance at the Windsor Jazz and Rock Festival in 1967, directly preceding Jerry Lee Lewis.”  Reflections Of My Life


My research began in 2007 as a visitor to the north of Scotland. With a fascination for the beat music era that took place throughout the UK, my research investigates the late '50s through early 1970s. Relying on interviews, the Albert Bonici archives, and other resources, I continue to gather materials to tell the story of a special time in music in the mid 20th century. Scottish promoter, Albert Bonici, brought many of the top beat music acts to Scotland which delighted music lovers during the early days of the beat music era. SCOTBEAT was created to share a bit of history about the BEAT years in Scotland and remembers the contributions of promoter, Albert Bonici, 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. 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 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 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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