Bay City Rollers

With their tartan scarves and flared trousers, Scottish pop sensations Bay City Rollers were the boy band of their day, scoring a string of huge hits and causing mass hysteria wherever they played. Formed in Edinburgh by brothers Alan and Derek Longmuir, the band made it to number 9 with a cover of The Gentry's “Keep on Dancing” in 1971, but really started to take off when front man Les McKeown joined two years later. The albums Rollin' (1974) and Once Upon a Star (1974) both topped the UK charts, while singles “Remember (Sha La La La)”, “Shang-a-Lang”, “Summerlove Sensation”, and “All of Me Loves All of You” all made the Top 10. Roller-mania hit its height in 1975 as their great signature hit “Bye, Bye, Baby” and “Give a Little Love” both hit Number 1 and the Rollers even broke into the US charts with the singles “Saturday Night” and “Money Honey”. However, as the decade went on their fame waned and they split in 1981 after failing to generate much attention by becoming The Rollers and switching to the popular new-wave style of the times. There would be a smattering of reunion shows in the 2010s. Alan Longmuir died on July 2, 2018. Les McKeown passed away April 20, 2021.

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