OB LA DI… 1970

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu2mEkhcrQA http://www.rockingscots.co.uk/marms.htm
Though promoters south of the Scottish border were less willing to book bands “north of Newcastle” according to an article in Transplant/July 1970,  Bonici, Andi Lothian, and others were still providing music entertainment with good bands, though relied heavily on Scottish groups.

 In 1970, The Ballerina Ballroom [Nairn] saw My Dear Watson six times [Jan 2, Mar 27, Jul 20, Jul 24, Aug 28, Nov 20, Dec 18]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8uqHZNH1sw, The T-Set [Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 20, May 29, Jun 19, Jul 10] Beggar’s Opera [August 21 and October 30,’70 and Jun 18, Jul 26, Sep 17, Oct 26,’71]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nInYs3cOX2M and pop band Windy Miller [Jun 11, Aug 20,Dec 26 ’71] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZQL2g-jtrA. Popular groups like Status Quo[Aug7’70] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smw1UuK4SXs, Manfred Mann [Jul16’70] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnl9MUzemjI, and Fleetwood Mac [Sep 9’70][August 21 and October 30,’70 and Jun 18, Jul 26, Sep 17, Oct 26,’71] were a one off best though Edinburgh’s popular band, The Bay City Rollers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fui_R2mVlH0 , played the north of Scotland several times.

In 1970, “Scotland’s Teenage Magazine” Transplant was on the go and at least gave young people a way to tune in to music happenings. ImageImageImageImageImageImage



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 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. http://en.gravatar.com/scotbeat

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One comment on “OB LA DI… 1970
  1. Kenny Macdonald says:

    I remember being in Windy Miller and supporting Marmalade at the Town Hall Elgin. Just before we finished our set we decided to do our version of Ob La Di to compliment the appearance of the main act.
    Half way through the song I looked to the wings of the stage to see a very angry Marmalade looking like they were going to explode. OH happy days
    Kenny Macdonald

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