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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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The Jacobeats

Dougie MacLennan (lead guitar) and John Rennie (rhythm guitar) began as early skiffle group who covered pop and country western songs when joined by George Milne, Leslie Anderson, James Green, Martin Green, Eric Green, and Sheila McIntyre [above] The JACOBEATS

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The Incredible String Band

  ISB at Woodstock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moyvaM9c4nM The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgQuVeMOyAk Changing Horses      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48q3kQ7eAv0 The Incredible String Band were an inspiration and a sign.” So wrote Robert Plant in his programme notes for Led Zeppelin’s 1979 tour. A surprising assertion, on

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beat scene scotland

Kinks documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FhaF0I3gv0 Folks in the north of Scotland tend to be unimpressed with celebrity status though appreciate music and entertainment. Even today, artist and entertainers who live in rural parts of the country, enjoy privacy as they move freely

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Bonici exhibit – Elgin Museum

A current article regarding a six month museum exhibit focusing on the career of Albert Bonici and those who helped make it “a happening” in the north of Scotland.  The six month exhibit at Elgin Museum starts 26 March 2016

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Scottish Beat Boys

Nigel Benson Am currently seeking information on Nigel Benson beat music columnist for The Evening Express [Aberdeen, Scotland] 1946-65. Here are samples of his work from that period. Albert Bonici managed various groups besides his boy bands. The Modells were one

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