Johnny Made Them Scream 1963
Screaming teenagers hailed Johnny and the Copycats, the popular Buckie musical group as winners of the first heat in a £2000 beat band contest held in Elgin Town Hall last Thursday night.
It was a popular result for as one teenager later said “Johnny, in his brown jersey and with his gimmick lensless spectacles and a string less fiddle – had the packed hall at his feet”
Other beat bands taking part in the contest were – The New Apaches, Eddie Lepard and the Leopards, The Tornadoes, The Wildcats and the Electrons.
N.E TEEN BAND FANS CALL FOR NEW FINAL VENUE
Hundreds of North-
Young supporters of three North-
The petition is the latest outcome of much disputed finals of the contest held at Hamilton earlier this week.
The Buckie group Johnny and the Copycats, journeyed 200 miles to Hamilton but were not even allowed on stage. One of the Aberdeen groups, Barry Wayne and the Strangers, also protested after getting only four minutes playing time. The Royal Teens, Aberdeen also played in the contest.
Now the organisers have promised that the finals will be held again early in November at Paisley Town Hall.
But the new venue has not pleased the three North-
One of the petitioners explained: “We would like to see this second final a bit nearer Aberdeen – preferably Perth or Dundee”.
Mr Alexander Stewart, Manager of the Buckie Copycats said: “At Hamilton on Monday night, the Glasgow team that won had over four hundred fans with them. We got the impression that if they were not awarded first place there would have been a riot”
“We are confident that, if the finals were held in, say Dundee, we could fill as
many as eight buses with North-
A spokesman for the competition event said “We can see that the North-