The Bay City Rollers Band
The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop band whose popularity was highest in the mid 1970s. The British Hit Singles & Albums noted they were “tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh”, and were “the first of many acts heralded as the ‘biggest group since the Beatles’ and one of the most screamed-at teeny-bopper acts of the 1970s”. For a relatively brief, but fervent period (nicknamed “Rollermania”), they were worldwide teen idols. The group’s line-up had numerous changes over the years, but the classic line-up during its heyday included; guitarists Eric Faulkner and Stuart John Wood, singer Les McKeown, bassist Alan Longmuir, and drummer Derek Longmuir.