Terry Russell was managed by LCB Agency and recorded on BBC radio and Grampian television besides Norco Records Ltd. https://soundcloud.com/albert-bonici/terry-russell-with-the-jimmy https://soundcloud.com/albert-bonici
related post: https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/norco-records/
Terrance “Terry” H Russell who hailed from Aberdeenshire, Scotland before a solo career, was part of the final Jacobeats line-up before the group disbanded and the New Jacobeats were formed. (below: the last line-up of Jacobeats included Graeme Nairne [lead], Rae Rodgers [bass], Ian Young [drums], and Deirdre Cameron and Terry [vocals]). Graeme remembers great times working with Terry with the Jacobeats, the first pop band to wear tartans. They shared a love of R&B though the band did a mix of pop songs and ballads. Lorna remembers Terry’s onstage antics and a time when he was pulled off stage by excited fans…
Besides working out food, housing, transportation, taxes, etc. for Terry Russell on the road, LCB Agency’s Aileen Allan wrote introduction letters to promote the young vocalist.
At one point, Ms Allan gave the young vocalist advise about his choice of numbers though ultimately he keeps variety in his show. In a letter to Terry [14Mar67], Aileen advises him to speak with Ian Hamilton who booked Terry at various clubs. His complaint was that Terry was that he wanted him to sing only Scottish tunes and wear his tartan regalia throughout; “Ian advises that you cut all the odd stuff out altogether and do a completely Scottish programme”. Aileen also added, “I can understand the bit about wanting the Scottish programme because I prefer you doing it as well. I think it looks in a way, silly to see a chap in full highland outfit doing pops… I think there’s plenty yelling yobs doing ballad & pop songs whereas a good singer will be remembered and show more of himself doing stuff like Campbelltown Loch, Morag of Dunvegan, etc.” Terry wrote, “I received your letter about the comments Ian Hamilton made. I disagree about what he says about a whole Scottish programme, but I’ll drop in and see him and talk it over with him.” It was Albert Bonici who came up with the idea to dress a beat band in tartan regalia and changed the name of the founding band members from Apaches to Jacobeats. https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/the-diamonds-apaches-and-jacobeats/