Above: This Beatles photo was the first that most booking agents and promoters saw. Photos had to be in by August 1962 for distribution and book would have hit the market by November when Bonici sought to book them through Cana Variety – London.
The Beatles were dubbed “Love Me Do boys” by AA Bonici in December 1962 as the song got into Luxembourg Radio’s top 20 just before their 1963 touring began. During their January tour of Scotland, Aberdeen beat fans took notice of them around town in their collarless suits before their performance. They had charisma and a smart look besides dynamic arrangements of cover tunes and a few compositions of their own in their performances.Albert Bonici likely used their promotion photo to photograph his group, Johnny and The Copycats who shared a bill with the Beatles in ’63.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds3mAmUPxYA and a bit leading up to their first tour with Ringo Starr in 1963.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfEJv3eC7-Y See links to other Beatles posts at: https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/beatles-ad-12-12-62/