Beatscene Glasgow 1964

Beatscene aug/64 [Glasgow] was another  independent Scottish music magazine that featured various artists making an impact on the music scene around Scotland in 1964 [there was also “Scottish Beat” in Dundee] .  Albert Bonici advertised in both of these publications as he was managing, promoting, and recording Scottish musicians at the time. The McKinley sisters were among the acts that Albert booked when The Beatles Shows were featured in Scotland.  He had established a business relationship with Brian Epstein [Beatles Manager] and exclusively promoted several of Epstein’s acts in Scotland. As recorded in Beatscene, both Bonici and Epstein [who later dropped acts other than The Beatles and Cilla Black], both were supporting the girls when they first recorded.

Beatscene August 1964

Beatscene August 1964

Albert was promoting and managing besides operating Norco Records and various business ventures.

Albert was promoting and managing besides operating Norco Records and various business ventures. Johnny and The Copycats, Allyson Armstrong, Alex Sutherland Sextet [plus two extra musicians], were among those featured on Norco Records in 1964.

Scottish music news.... McKinley sisters being promoted by Brian Epstein and Albert Bonici

Scottish music news…. McKinley sisters being promoted by Brian Epstein and Albert Bonici

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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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