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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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 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 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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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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Bay City Rollers to undergo therapy in bid to stop brawling

Bay City Rollers to undergo therapy in bid to stop brawling

The Bay City Rollers – or the “Bay City Brawlers” as they’ve been dubbed by the tabloids – have endured one of the tumultuous careers in the history of popular music, with bitter feuds leading to numerous fall outs over the years. Now, though, singer Les McKeown has revealed that the Seventies chart sensations will undergo counselling in an attempt to put an end to four decades of in-fighting between bandmembers. The most recent spat came…

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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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Bay City Rollers’ guitarist “Woody” explains why he quit band

Bay City Rollers’ guitarist “Woody” explains why he quit band

Former Bay City Rollers guitarist Stuart “Woody” Wood has spoken out about his recent departure from the 70s sensations – branding the treatment his wife has received since he quit the Shang-A-Lang hitmakers last weekend as “disgusting”. He also had harsh words for bandmembers Les McKeown (“selfish”) and Alan Longmuir (“a liar”). Wood, who only hours before the Edinburgh band’s appearance at T in the Park used social media to announce the show would be his…

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Les McKeown leaves door open for Woody’s Rollers return

Les McKeown leaves door open for Woody’s Rollers return

Saturday’s backstage fall out at T in the Park may have led to one tabloid dubbing them the ‘Bay Splitty Brawlers’, but lead singer Les McKeown has left the door open for Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood to return to the Bay City Rollers – if he can keep his gobby wife under control. As reported on AAA, Wood quit the Seventies sensations at Scotland’s biggest music festival last weekend after wife Denise launched a stinging social media attack on…

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Les McKeown’s AAA Edinburgh

Les McKeown’s AAA Edinburgh

Led by fresh-faced frontman Les McKeown, the Bay City Rollers were the biggest boy band on the planet for a short but fervent period in the Seventies. Rollermania took off in a way not seen since The Beatles with the tartan-clad Edinburgh lads enjoying a string of worldwide hits, including Shang-A-Lang, Bye Bye Baby and Saturday night. A magnet for hordes of screaming teenage girls, they sold an estimated 70 million records and then self-destructed in spectacular fashion before making…

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