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The Sun reports today (July 12) that the wives of two Bay City Rollers stars were involved in a backstage brawl at T in the Park on Saturday evening.
Guitarist Stuart “Woody” Wood’s wife, Denise, claims she was “assaulted” by Eileen Longmuir, who is married to original Roller Alan.
The bust-up followed an alleged jibe at Alan’s guitar playing – just hours after Wood announced that his appearance at T in the Park would be his last ever gig with the reformed Edinburgh rockers.
On Saturday, Edinburgh-born Denise posted on Facebook: “Will be reporting Eileen Longmuir to the police for twice being assaulted by her at TITP. Lots of witnesses.
“Even in the toilets, she was trying to claw at my face — a class act indeed showing her true colours.”
But Eileen dismissed the accusation online, saying: “This is the kind of deluded rubbish Alan and myself get hit with.
“I won’t lower myself to her level, but enough is enough.
“I have tried to build bridges and not reacted to horrible derogatory comments and behaviour. She has been blocked. End of the matter as far as we are concerned.”
Eileen then posted a taunt about Alan, 68, she claimed had been sent by Denise on the private Messenger service.
It read: “Why would you f*** off someone that could let everyone know Alan can’t play his guitar and is unplugged, silly bitch.
“I have your fingernail as a souvenir of your crass behaviour, I might sell it on eBay lol.
“You and Alan have f****d it all up, you are the idiots.”
Denise claims “Eileen was trying to claw at my face, a class act indeed.”
The Sun reports that an insider, who witnessed the bust-up, said: “It all kicked off in the catering area where Eileen had a quiet word in Denise’s ear over her comments about Alan.
“She was just sticking up for her man as any wife would, especially since Alan’s been playing guitar for over 50 years. He actually plays half a dozen instruments and is the best musician in the band by far.
“It continued in the toilets, but it was all over in a flash. It was just finger pointing, handbags at dawn.”
As reported first on AAA Edinburgh on Saturday, Wood took to social media ahead of the Rollers appearance at T in the Park to announce he was quitting the band.
The 58-year-old, who lives in Edinburgh, posted the following on social media site Twitter: ‘Hi All…just to say TITP is my last gig. Disappointed is an understatement but outwith my control.’
Wood added that he would be updating fans with more news on his departure from the band soon.
His decision to leave the band came as a big surprise to fans.
Last week, in an exclusive interview with AAA, Wood said, “It is quite amazing that we are getting another kick at the ball…it just goes to show that good songs never die and hopefully a new Bay City Roller album at the end of the year can add to that.”
The Edinburgh pop legends became one of the most successful groups of all time after they burst upon the scene in the early Seventies, selling an estimated 70 million records.
The reformed band – featuring Les McKeown, Alan Longmuir and Wood – triggered a new wave of Rollermania in September when they announced a string of comeback gigs before releasing a brand new album and going on to be honoured with a Living Legends award at Scotland’s music industry Oscars.
McKeown is set to release a solo album on August 22 called The Lost Songs.
Click HERE to read our exclusive interview with the Bay City Rollers.