DC5

The Dave Clark Five appeared on “Thank Your Lucky Stars” in October ’63 followed by singing what became a hit, “Glad All Over” in November on Ready Steady Go!. They got their big break on The Ed Sullivan Show in March 1964, lip synching to “Bits and Pieces, Do You Love Me, and Glad All Over. The toured the UK and Europe for a couple of months after returning to London. They returned to the US and a return engagement on The Ed Sullivan Show on 30 May, and  1 Nov ’64. Though they were promoted heavily in the US recording circuit with television engagements in the US and UK, their success was limited. In 1964, The Beatles were a great distraction for American youth after JFK was shot and young soldiers were being sent off to Viet Nam which became a dividing issue between generations. The squeaky clean image of the DC5 singing, “Glad All Over” didn’t relate to youth who were experiencing the angst of the times like The Animals and the Rolling Stones who brought a bluesy element to pop music.ImageImage

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In the early 1950s, Albert Bonici began promoting dances though it had been an ambition since his teenage years. When he and Henry Robertson co-organized a string of jazz dances in the north Scotland, they could not have predicted the enormous success of the venture. Albert Bonici became one of the most respected promoters in the UK having arranged a high volumn of music venues throughout the north of Scotland which delighted music lovers during the height of the jazz and beat music era. Whilst known for booking the Beatles at the beginning of their 1963 tours, Albert Bonici brought most of the top British acts to north-east Scotland besides working with Scottish musicians to boost their careers. SCOTBEAT was created to share a bit of history about the BEAT years in Scotland and also a tribute to 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. Albert A Bonici hosted many up and coming bands who went on to gain international acclaim for their contributions. 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.

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