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Bay City Rollers.

Post by Scottishtourist » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:11 pm

Have read reports that they are planning a "comeback"tour.
And ticket sales look very promising!

Les,Woody and the boys all coming together again to blast out "Shang-a-lang"and "Summer Love Sensation!"

I was never a big fan..but I so envied the girls in Catholic Secondary School who were!They adapted the compulsary uniform with little touches of tartan here and there,scrawled "Eric"on their forearms(in washable ink)and were revered by me as rebels!

You see..they had young mums!My own mum was in her late forties when I was a teenager..so any rebellious behaviour was hastily ceased!Didn't stop me trying though!Going to a "Stranglers"concert with big brother when I was 14..and applying the heavy make-up and side pony-tail in toilets of Glasgow Central Station.

Always remember that night.It was same night as "World End"murders.Brother bought a Sunday Mail on way home and this was the headline.

I suppose the "Rollers"were the nearest thing Scotland ever experienced as a "mania!"
A group of young adolescents,naive..and cheated out of millions by their paedophile manager!

Such a shame.A few of them have battled their own demons ever since.

What's your views on "comeback"concerts?
Who would you like to see?
Would you attend for the nostalgia aspect..or because you thought they were talented musicians,but were somewhat "ripped off" and exploited?

The rebel in me says I should attend.
Any views?



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Re: Bay City Rollers.

Post by Bullet Magnet » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:15 pm

Now there was a group that got well and truly shafted by the money men in music
They hardly got paid a penny and I think it is only recently that they got paid.

Who was their manager ST ? Not that Jonathan King who managed 10cc who was a peado as well.. *******..

They were good in their day, they got people up and singing, but they mostly did cover songs, as A bloke I could not really get into them
and didn't like them that much. I preferred more intelligent music. Elton John, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and the likes, but they were OK for the school disco.. :br
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Re: Bay City Rollers.

Post by Scottishtourist » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:27 pm

Their manager was Tam Paton BM.
Think he's dead now.

But..a nasty,nasty creature!!

As I said,a group of young boys,exploited and naive!

Such a shame.
Did they have talent?
Wouldn't say so..but they had following of millions of Scottish girls,all lusting for them in their school uniforms!

It was a "mania"but sad to say that they were never recognised for their musical ability!

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Re: Bay City Rollers.

Post by Dusak » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:38 pm

What a bunch of tossers they were. For me, once you have gone, you should stay well and truly gone, nothing worse than a seventy year old rocker that lacks curb appeal, never mind anything, else attempting to be what he/she/they once was or wasn't.
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