But I Was Cool… beat music

Beat music emerged in the UK in early ’60s and changed the face of popular music. It encompassed “various styles of music including British rock and roll [Cliff Richard 1958] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IljO-4CsMjc, <a title=”Pop music” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop, Celtic, Doo-wop, Rhythm_and_blues http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viV24hMLcjY Lubbock sound [Buddy Holly style] and skiffle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz6GIuSy_1c http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_music  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_the_United_Kingdom_(1960s)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_popular_music

Here’s a couple of bands that introduced the beat music with attitude to those attending small concerts around Scotland in the early ’60s..
Remo Four “But I Was Cool” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YpjmAWqN_8 George Harrison with Remo Four http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V-QTUZWSkY http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Remo_Four  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=594WLzzb3JI The Who “My Generation” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJW_2wLt704 The Yardbirds – For Your Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn6cxaKRwtk



My research began in 2007 as a visitor to the north of Scotland. Growing up a few miles from San Francisco, I would frequent the active music scene on weekends besides being a fan of British BEAT music and never missing Shindig! on television. When first visiting the small community of Elgin in 2007, I was surprise to learn how the Beatles and many other vocalist and musicians came to perform during the early days of their careers. 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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