Plans for Bay City Rollers movie emerge

Hot on the heels of their triumphant reunion gigs, 70s sensations The Bay City Rollers are set to take Hollywood by storm after plans emerged for a film about the iconic Edinburgh band.

According to reports, Rollers’ manager John McLaughlin is considering two big-money offers to bring the pop legends’ story to the silver screen.

McLaughlin, 51, who is behind the sellout comeback gigs by the Shang-a-Lang hitmakers, revealed talks are at an advanced stage.

He said: “These are major studios. They are talking about a documentary or a biopic. This was the world’s biggest pop band who sold more than a 100 million records and never made a penny. It’s the classic rock and roll swindle.”

He added: “They’ve been on a rollercoaster ride of court cases and fights. Their story must be told.”

A final decision on the genre  – be it a documentary or a biopic- will be taken by today’s line-up of singer Les McKeown, 60, guitarist Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood, 58, and bassist Alan Longmuir, 67.

The Edinburgh pop sensations became one of the most successful pop groups of all time after they burst upon the scene in the early 1970s, selling an estimated 70 million records.

They enjoyed a string of No.1 hit singles and albums all over the world, including Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang, Keep On Dancing and Summerlove Sensation.