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

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Andi Lothian Beatlemania

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05rtcp4 In light of BBC1 broadcast [31Dec17] where Andi Lothian says that he brought the Beatles to Scotland besides maintaining that “Beatlemania started in Dundee”.  I am re-posting documents that indicate that it was promoter Albert Bonici who

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The Beatles and The Who at Scotland’s Two Red Shoes

“It is where Keith Moon cleared a cafe with a stink bomb, Van Morrison lost his jewellery after being ‘captured’ by screaming fans and The Beatles launched their first UK tour on a freezing January night. The pleasantly sedate town

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Nazareth rocks

‘ “I remember the exact date that we turned full-time,” reminisces Nazareth bassist Pete Agnew. “It was the first of July 1971 and our manager told us, ‘Turn pro, and I’ll pay you the same salary as you’re earning now’.

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Terry Russell – Scottish vocalist

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

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BEAT on Orkney Island

Popular local band from Orkey Island were the Alphabeats heard playing to appreciative citizens of the Island: “The Alphabeats in the Cosmo. (Dave) Alan Hale has put together this excellent homage to the heyday of the Cosmo Ballroom in Kirkwall.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01Y2vNIquJI 

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british soul 1960’s

  http://www.manchesterbeat.com/groups/exits/exits.php “Widespread British interest in soul music developed after the advent of rock and roll from the mid-1950s and the subsequent interest in American music. In the early 1960s, rhythm and blues, including soul, was particularly popular among some

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