Bay City Rollers are honoured with plaque in Edinburgh

Bay City Rollers are honoured with plaque in Edinburgh

Hordes of tartan-clad Bay City Rollers fans turned out in Edinburgh yesterday to help unveil a new plaque celebrating the Seventies sensations – 45 years after their first No.1 hit. The tribute was unveiled at the city’s Ryrie’s Bar, close the childhood home in Dalry of band founders Alan and Derek Longmuir. And those diehard fans in attendance where delighted to catch a glimpse of both Alan and his lesser-seen brother Derek. Lord Provost, Councillor…

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Bay City Rollers discuss new album, meeting The Beatles, and whether Derek Longmuir will return

Bay City Rollers discuss new album, meeting The Beatles, and whether Derek Longmuir will return

In a new interview, Seventies sensations the Bay City Rollers have spoken about meeting The Beatles, their new album, and whether original drummer and founding member Derek Longmuir will ever return. Reminiscing about the heyday of Rollermania, the band talked about a run-in they once had with The Beatles. “We met Ringo Star a couple of times – really nice guy,” said Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood, speaking to the Daily Express. “One time in Los Angeles,…

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Les McKeown would “put money on” Eric Faulkner and Derek Longmuir rejoining Bay City Rollers

Les McKeown would “put money on” Eric Faulkner and Derek Longmuir rejoining Bay City Rollers

Music industry insiders reckon a reformed Bay City Rollers comprising the classic line-up of Les McKeown, Stuart “Woody” Wood, Eric Faulkner and brothers Alan and Derek Longmuir would easily rake in £2million each. And now, in news that will be music to the ears of fans, Rollers’ frontman Les has said if he was a betting man he’d “put money on all five of us returning”. In a recent interview with AAA Edinburgh, 60-year-old Les said the…

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The Bay City Rollers talk about their 1970s heyday

The Bay City Rollers talk about their 1970s heyday

The Bay City Rollers rolled back the years tonight (May 29) to talk about their 1970s heyday. The Edinburgh pop veterans appeared in Where Are They Now? The Reunions – a one-off ITV documentary reuniting the stars of film, TV and music from different eras over the last 40 years. One of the biggest bands on the planet for a short but fervent period in the 1970s, the Rollers enjoyed worldwide hits with Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang, Keep On…

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