Monthly Archives: January 2016

Beat girls of the ’60s

To celebrate Winston Churchill’s birthday [30 November], a variety show was staged in Lossiemouth Town Hall in 1963. Beatles fans Muriel Murdoch, Elsie Henry, May Souter, and Frances Trantor mimed three Beatles songs for two consecutive nights. May said that

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Bonici exhibit – Elgin Museum

[2016] Article regarding a six month museum exhibit focusing on the career of Albert Bonici and those who helped make it “a happening” in the north of Scotland.  The six month exhibit at Elgin Museum started 26 March 2016 and

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Scottish Beat columnist Nigel Benson

Nigel Benson Am currently seeking information on Nigel Benson beat music columnist for The Evening Express [Aberdeen, Scotland] 1946-65. Here are samples of his work from that period. Albert Bonici managed various groups besides his boy bands. The Modells were one

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David Bowie RIP

Above: David Bowie in Glasgow [1968] David “Davie” Jones adopted the name “Bowie” in 1965 after the popular bowie knife, though said he thought of using the name “Tom Jones” at the time. According to his bio [], he changed

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Kinks in north of Scotland

The Kinks first performed in Scotland in ’64 [Edinburgh] and fans were ready for them when they toured Scotland again in 1965 [Perth and Elgin were two popular spots in August ’65].  “The quintessential English songwriter is delighted Sunny Afternoon

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