The Silver Beetles In Fraserburgh

http://aberdeenvoice.com/2014/04/band-nearly-never/ The following is a two-part article by Stan Williams. “Stan began his teaching career at Elgin Academy, Morayshire, Scotland until moving to Earlston on the Scottish border as the country’s first Principal Teacher of Modern Studies. In 1975, Stan moved to Fraserburgh Academy as head of the Modern Studies department where he served until retiring in 2001.” Stan was born in Toxteth in 1941 and he graduated as a teacher at Liverpool Uni, and then began a career teaching in Scotland. After writing several articles for the British Beatles Fan Club, he wrote Penny Lane Is In My Ears And In My Eyes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Williams_(author)Stan Williams

Penny Lane is in My Ears and in My Eyes (Paperback)

When I met Stan in Fraserbugh [2007], the Feb/Mar publications were on the news stand and Mr. Williams was kind enough to buy me copies. Stan, who went to school with John Lennon as a child, has been a regular contributor to the British Beatles Fan Club. This reprint is with permission of the BBFC magazine editors. http://www.britishbeatlesfanclub.co.uk/p/magazine.html

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My research began in 2007 as a visitor to the north of Scotland. 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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