It was 2007 when I began my research into the sixties music scene in the north of Scotland and five years later since developing SCOTBEAT to highlight the north of Scotland’s beat music scene era. Local interest has been great and am still learning more from those who experienced it besides the private archives of Albert Bonici and various resources.
More recently, what had been the stage for the Two Red Shoes Ballroom of Elgin, Scotland was cleared enough for me to enter and sift through more photos, business documents, and other promotion materials gathered by entrepreneur/impresario Albert Bonici. Mr. Bonici, who actively promoted musicians from the mid-1950s into the ’70s, did much to co-create a wealth of fond memories for those who remember those times, through music and variety. Aberdeen promoter Gordon Hardie who worked with Albert through the 1960s, kept diaries of activities which I have to draw from as well. Also, those aware of the research, of been kind enough to share their memories, photos, and artifacts from the 1950’s-70’s. If you’ve something related to share leave a comment!
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