Scottish Beat was a published by Malcolm Nixon Agency Ltd. who promoted bands in London and Dundee. The editor was Andy Lothian Jr, a young promoter who according to Mr. Lothian, accompanied Albert Bonici to NEMS in Liverpool when AA Bonici signed The Beatles with exclusive rights in Scotland [though later reversed the clause in renegotiation]. Having connections with the two largest music promotion businesses in Scotland gave him an opportunity to finance the fan magazine with music advertising [20,000 copies]. This February ’64 publication announced The Beatles coming show in Edinburgh, Wednesday 29 April 1964 besides promoting venues and bands performing throughout Scotland.
Of course, The Beatles were on everyone’s lips at the time as they performed on the Ed Sullivan Show in the US after captivating fans all over Europe.
In April ’64, The Beatles performed at the ABC Cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland and two on the following night in Glasgow, which were jointly promoted by Brian Epstein and Albert Bonici. The last booking in Scotland took place on 19 October 1964. The seventh date of The Beatles’ 1964 British tour took place at the ABC Cinema in Edinburgh and was first of three consecutive nights in Scotland. [http://www.beatlesbible.com]
Their set throughout the tour contained 10 songs: Twist And Shout, Money (That’s What I Want), Can’t Buy Me Love, Things We Said Today, I’m Happy Just To Dance With You, I Should Have Known Better, If I Fell, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day’s Night and Long Tall Sally.
The support acts on the tour were The Rustiks, Sounds Incorporated, Michael Haslam, The Remo Four, Tommy Quickly and Mary Wells, and the compère was Bob Bain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB0xqtSQjWg