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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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The Phantoms of Buckie

Buckie, Scotland, a burgh town on the northern coast of Scotland, produced some talented young musicians in an area that supports the arts. https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/buckie-spey-bay-p237611 Whilst most known for celtic music through the popular Speyfest, the area produced musicians performing contemporary

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Opium Trail Scotland

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caithness” In the 1960s and 70s the likes of The Silver Beetles, Rod Stewart and Status Quo all descended upon the county. In the 1990s, an Ian McCulloch-free Echo & The Bunnymen turned up in Thurso, as did a young

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#donovan

    Donovan went on to gain a large following in the UK before his popularity grew in the United States. Before he hit the big time, Donovan befriended the Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, whose friendship “change my whole

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Spiggy Topes – Aberdeen band

            Spiggy Topes arranged and performed several cover tunes in performances besides original compositions     Graham Walker, and Johnny Gray of Spiggy Topes got into the music scene performing with John Sutherland [JOHN GEORGE 

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The Diamonds, Apaches, and Jacobeats

John Rennie began a musical career when he and Bible class mates formed a skiffle group in Portsoy, Scotland. The Diamonds, Apaches, and Jacobeats  is an online exclusive to SCOTBEAT with permission from its author [copyright John Rennie 2009] .

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