Stuart “Woody” Wood quits Bay City Rollers ahead of T in the Park

A few months back, speculation was rife that all was not well in the Bay City Rollers camp – and now those rumours appear to be true, with Stuart “Woody” Wood announcing that tonight’s (July 9) appearance at T in the Park will be his last ever gig with the reformed rockers.

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 will come as a surprise to fans.

Earlier this 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.


  • <cite class="fn">Doro Sch</cite>

    I’m sorry to hear that. Woody was and still is the best Roller.

  • <cite class="fn">Caroline</cite>

    its no surprise to fans who have been mistreated by his wife. Been going on for years. calling fans “living in the past fools” and that was one of her pleasant days. Long live the BCR memories. may this FAKE reunion RIP

    • <cite class="fn">Sharon Coops</cite>

      she pretty much put a whole bunch of nails in this pretty much dead attempt of a reunion with a string of nasty posts the past few days

    • <cite class="fn">penny staggard</cite>

      Hmm so the fact that since the reunion it’s all been about Les doing his own thing with his band…..not about the original BCR’S ..but NO!! it’s all due to Woody’s wife?? some of you need to grow up…& look at the big picture…was never going to be about getting the band back together…was all self promotion for Les as always…all about me me & me!! But hey Woody is a well recognized musician in his own right…doesn’t need to still trade on BCR name to get gigs!!

  • <cite class="fn">Leels</cite>

    It’s a tough road to try to recreate something from 40 years ago. Some things are best left in the faded glow of teenage memories.

  • <cite class="fn">jeanette smith</cite>

    So So sad to hers this.just as they all get back together this upset about this.

  • <cite class="fn">Valentina Loukianoff</cite>

    This is extremely upsetting to us fans. I just hope all is well with Woody and wish him only the best. Roller mania will live in forever!

  • <cite class="fn">Lyn Adley</cite>

    Very disappointing to hear , Bay City Rollers were always
    my favourite band.
    Oh well I hope everything is well with Woody , he was always my favourite.
    These people all have the right to do what makes them happy.I wish all concerned well !
    I will go back to my good memories of the band , that makes me happy .

  • <cite class="fn">Barbara Carr</cite>

    It was wonderful back in the day and it was an incredible reunion while it lasted. Unfortunately it took a heavy toll on the men who were all very ill after the Barrowlands concerts. I am glad I still got to experience it though, albeit from a distance.

  • <cite class="fn">Claudia</cite>

    Not surprising. His wife has been a thorn in the BCR fans side for years. Too bad it had to come to this. Anyone truly following the band for all these years know what the deal is. She was never going to let this happen,

  • <cite class="fn">Sheila Wilson</cite>

    I’m missing something here, whose wife are you all talking about because I haven’t read anything?

  • <cite class="fn">Jennifer</cite>

    So sorry things didn’t work out for you Woody hope you are ok mate. I am an Australian living in Hawaii and I have met you and the other Rollers at a concert at the Dapto League Club many years ago was looking forward to seeing you all again. Best wishes.Jennifer.

  • <cite class="fn">Stu Dicious</cite>

    Come on guys, just request separate dressing rooms! If the Sex Pistols (who hate each other) can do a worldwide reinion tour so can you!

  • <cite class="fn">Cora D. Bell</cite>

    anyone who has been online for the last few years knows the absolute havoc Mrs. Wood has caused. All while crying “Victim”. So much information on the internet if anyone cares to do some real journalism.

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