Bay City Rollers

Girls loved these long haired men, boys despised them : The Bay City Rollers
The Bay City Rollers were a Scottish rock band of the 1970s.They went for a smiley image with long thick hair and tartan-trimmed suits.

Bay City Rollers charted from 1974 to 1985 with several number one hits.

The band from Edinburgh was made up of guitarists Eric Faulkner and Stuart Wood, singer Les McKeown, bassist Alan Longmuir, and drummer Derek Longmuir

Bay City Rollers

Bay City Rollers - big in 1976

Bay City Rollers Fans

Girls would shout to the tune of “This Old Man”:
B-A-Y, B-A-Y,
B-A-Y, C-I-T-Y,
With an R-O-double-L, E-R-S,
Bay City Rollers are the best!


Boys would shout:
How much longer will they go on for?

Rollermania – Bay City Rollers in the Seventies

“Rollermania” kicked off around 1973. The group’s line-up featured numerous changes over the years, but the classic line-up during its heyday included guitarists Eric Faulkner and Stuart Wood, singer Les McKeown, bassist Alan Longmuir, and drummer Derek Longmuir.

As quick as they rose, they fell and thereby only remained at the top for a few years. The Longmuir brothers, Faulkner, Wood and McKeown – are generally referred to as the “classic line-up”. In early 1974 McKeown hastily re-recorded lead vocals of the group’s forthcoming single, “Remember (Sha La La La)”, which became a sizable hit and a lead-in to a series of UK chart hits.

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