Bay City Rollers singer opens up about bandmate’s death

Bay City Rollers singer opens up about bandmate’s death

Bay City Rollers singer Les McKeown has opened up about the death of bandmate Alan Longmuir, who died last summer following a short illness. Edinburgh-born Longmuir, who formed the Bay City Rollers with his brother, Derek, and went on to massive chart success in the 1970s, died in July last year aged 70 after contracting a virus while on holiday in Mexico. As Longmuir lay dying in hospital, McKeown kept a vigil by his bedside…

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Bay City Rollers’ legend Alan Longmuir cleared to fly home

Bay City Rollers’ legend Alan Longmuir cleared to fly home

Bay City Rollers’ legend Alan Longmuir has been cleared to fly home, according to reports. As previously reported on AAA Edinburgh, the 69-year-old guitarist was rushed to hospital after falling seriously ill while on holiday in Mexico last week. Now, a Facebook post on the official page of hit Fringe show I Ran With The Gang has confirmed that Longmuir has been cleared to fly home on an air ambulance. It reads: “Alan has been…

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Bay City Rollers singer Les McKeown warns fans not to buy tickets for ‘never confirmed’ gig

Bay City Rollers singer Les McKeown warns fans not to buy tickets for ‘never confirmed’ gig

Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown has warned fans not to buy tickets for a ‘performance’ by his band, saying that “it should never have been advertised”. The gig McKeown refers to is a Sunday Session as part of The Big Burns Supper, an annual contemporary arts festival held in Dumfries in Dumfries and Galloway. Posting on his official Facebook page, the 62-year-old legend warned fans: “It should never have been advertised… was not a confirmed…

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Interview: Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood (Bay City Rollers)

Interview: Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood (Bay City Rollers)

It may have been bye, bye baby when 70s sensations the Bay City Rollers split up for the umpteenth time following last year’s festive shows – but for fans of guitarist Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood, the show rolls on. Edinburgh-born Woody has just released excellent new solo album Sky Light, and will be performing in Glasgow next month with his new band, The Roller Coasters. Performing at Hard Rock Cafe on Thursday 6 July, Woody and co will be…

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Alan Longmuir rules out Bay City Rollers reunion, saying “hit show is where my heart is”

Alan Longmuir rules out Bay City Rollers reunion, saying “hit show is where my heart is”

Alan Longmuir has ruled out a Bay City Rollers reunion, but says he’s looking forward to turning the Fringe tartan this summer in I Ran With The Gang. The hit show, which captures the nostalgia of a period in musical history forever known as the time of ‘Rollermania’, returns to Le Monde Hotel on George Street this August – and original Roller Longmuir told AAA Edinburgh that he can’t wait to run with the gang again….

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Fans get chance to perform duet with Bay City Rollers legend Les McKeown

Fans get chance to perform duet with Bay City Rollers legend Les McKeown

Ever fancied getting up on stage and belting out a duet – say, Shang-A-Lang, Saturday Night or Summerlove Sensation – with legendary Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown? As fanciful as that might sound, you might just be in luck. McKeown hosted £200-a-ticket karaoke parties for his fans while on his recent tour in Japan – and now the 61-year-old former teen idol is considering giving fans in the UK, Canada and Australia the chance to sing alongside him….

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Bay City Rollers would only return with Eric Faulkner and Derek Longmuir

Bay City Rollers would only return with Eric Faulkner and Derek Longmuir

Following the news they are to split when their current tour comes to an end, Bay City Rollers guitarist Stuart “Woody” Wood has said they would only return to the stage if they are joined by the other two members, Eric Faulkner and Derek Longmuir, from their most famous line-up. He said: “If they could get the five of us together that would be something special. “It’s been nice the three of us but it just…

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Bay City Rollers split up for good – read official statement here

Bay City Rollers split up for good – read official statement here

Just days after the unveiling of a new plaque celebrating the Seventies sensations, the Bay City Rollers have announced they are splitting for good. You can read the official statement from the band below. It has been widely reported that Les McKeown, Stuart “Woody” Wood and Alan Longmuir have been involved in a number of bust-ups since getting back together last December – now the band say that this time they are splitting up for good. It means…

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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 fall out during live TV broadcast

Bay City Rollers fall out during live TV broadcast

Just weeks after they buried the hatchet following a fallout at T in the Park, the Bay City Rollers have had yet another bust-up – this time on live TV. Living up to their old ‘Bay City Brawlers’ nickname, guitarist Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood reacted angrily when singer Les McKeown tried to plug his solo album at the start of STV’s Live At Five show. According to reports, Woody tried to snatch the CD out of…

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