In an interview with Jim Wilke [published in Blue Suede Brogans] Mr. Bonici said that The Beatles were paid £300 per night for shows in 1963 and £1000 per night in 1964 though document below eludes to Brian Epstein asking for £200. According to co-promoter Andy Lothian who announced the Beatles in Dundee said Albert Bonici paid £500 for shows [unvarified]. In any case, Albert Bonici [with an exclusive contract later renegotiated] stepped up to the plate to sponsor the Beatles mini-tours in Scotland. Though a large sum in those days, it was a calculated risk as he wanted exclusive rights whenever the Beatles played in Scotland. Unfortunately for fans, Albert was not confident that young beat music fans would be willing to pay a large ticket price in the north of Scotland so the group didn’t make a second appearance in Aberdeen. Note: The Beatles were paid £42 a night in the January tour and the Aberdeen Beatles appearance cost 6 shillings a ticket during that first tour of Scotland 1963 [less than £1].
Years after, both Paul McCartney and John Lennon had returned to Scotland. John had pleasant childhood memories of visiting kin in Durness and Paul and Linda briefly lived in the north-west of Scotland where Paul recorded his first solo album “McCartney”. Ken McNab who authored Beatles In Scotland shared a few antidotes in this interview. http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/beatlesinscotland.html Other early Beatles posts at: https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/beatles-ad-12-12-62/
The Beatles and Billy J Kramer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ckUPFoCUFk “Their music is wild, pungent, hard-hitting, uninhibited, and personal.” From THE BEATLES : “Background Stories” at end of Beatles program [selected from promotional materials]. Note: Macolm Clarke and the Crester’s drummer was Johnny Casson [not Caffen]. Promoter Andi Lothian Jr., who was one of the presenters at the Dundee show, claims to have introduced The Beatles to Scotland though Albert Bonici was firmly at the helm. https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/256514/we-track-down-the-scots-fans-who-enjoyed-the-beatles-magical-mystery-tour-50-years-on/
The Cresters who toured with the Beatles in 1963, turned down songs written for them by the Beatles according to the article above.Albert Bonici had considered booking the Beatles for a set of gigs in 1964 which included a return to Aberdeen but it didn’t materialize. The Beatles had become the top beat act by then and likely wasn’t willing to pay the large fee to re-book them as they were playing larger venues. Another proposal was to arrange a German tour with Brian Epstein.