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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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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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 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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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’s apology got Bay City Rollers back together

Les McKeown’s apology got Bay City Rollers back together

As reported on AAA recently, Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood has rejoined the Bay City Rollers in time for their money-spinning Christmas shows. But it took an apology from frontman Les McKeown to get the 70s sensations back together. When Wood, 59, quit the reformed Rollers after their set at T in the Park in July, fans feared that would be the last they saw of the Shang-A-Lang hitmakers. But Woody patched up his differences with his bandmates after…

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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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