Harry of Elgin

Alistair from the Northern Scot newspaper contacted me in December [2017] when gathering info regarding Harry Robinson [Robertson] who grew up in Elgin, Scotland and made his career in the entertainment biz.

Harry Robinson of Elgin [aka Robertson] is remembered in Scotland for his first big hit “Hoots Mon” when writing and composing pop tunes for his second gig as a music director on a TV program called Oh Boy! [1958] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jeu72y0f4Kc. In ’60 he became manager for Tommy Steele and toured Australia and continued in television directing Around The Beatles, Shindig! [popular US music show, and various other productions.

Scottish prince of horror: His musical journey which began a teenager writing musicals at his mother’s home in Elgin which led to his jaunt as writer, composer, director, and producer in London after composing soundtracks for several Hammer horror films… Harry Robinson: Journey to the Unknown [1968] Twins Of Evil [1971], music from Fright [1971] Countess Dracula [1971], Demons of the Mind [1972], Lust For A Vampire [1971], The Vampire Lovers House In Nightmare Park [1973], Legend Of The Werewolf [1975] The Ghoul [1975] https://www.youtube.com/playlist… https://www.youtube.com/results…
Jane and the Lost City [1987] was produced from a screenplay from Harry Robinson besides music composition, and a bit of acting. He had a long career that spanned 35 years though he struggled with heath problems throughout his life. https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/…/harry-robinson-musicianco…/

Harry Robinson [NS]

Harry Robinson [NS]

https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/harry-robinson-musiciancomposer/ and https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/hoots-mon-harry-robinson/


My research began in 2007 as a visitor to the north of Scotland. With a fascination for the beat music era that took place throughout the UK, my research investigates the late '50s through early 1970s. Relying on interviews, the Albert Bonici archives, and other resources, I continue to gather materials to tell the story of a special time in music in the mid 20th century. Scottish promoter, Albert Bonici, brought many of the top beat music acts to Scotland which delighted music lovers during the early days of the beat music era. SCOTBEAT was created to share a bit of history about the BEAT years in Scotland and remembers the contributions of promoter, Albert Bonici, 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. Recently, I worked with a BBC crew on the first of the Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pp series and hope to help with another project. Here are a few local articles related to my recent research: https://www.northern-scot.co.uk/Entertainment/Beatles-fan-to-profile-Moray-impresario-4249.htm https://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Moray-band-re-forms-to-launch-Bonici-exhibition-25032016.htm https://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Musical-tribute-to-Moray-legend-01042016.htm https://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Beat-Scene-exhibition-highlights-promoters-impact-25032016.htm https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/moray/elgin/1569085/music-historian-delves-into-moray-music-venues-legendary-open-years/ 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. http://en.gravatar.com/scotbeat

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