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The Bay City Rollers was a Scottish pop group from the 70 's. Their style can be described as teenybopper and bubblegum. Between 1974 and 1976 they were immensely popular in the United Kingdom, so that there could be spoken of Rollermania. Their clothes consisted of gelardeerde with tartanmotiven clothing: trousers with wide soul pipes and "high water", platform shoesscarves and waistcoatsshort. Their hair was short and spiky cut up. Despite their popularity in the United States in 1976 they won the predicate "worst band in the world" in a poppoll.

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The group members and brothers Alan (bassist) and Derek Longmuir (drummer) started in 1965 in Edinburgh as Ambassador. In 1967 they were called The Saxons. The name was found to English and a new name was found by with a dart DART to throw to a map of the US: it landed on Bay City in Michigan.

The Group was discovered by talent scout Dick Leahy that brought them under contract at the teenybopper Bell Recordsrecord label . Of the many singles the group released between 1970 and 1974 on the label scored the cover of The Gentrys' hit "Keep on dancing" (No. 9 in the UK Top 40) which incidentally producer Jonathan King accounted for the vocals . As a result of that hit the group in a popcompetitie came byRadio Luxembourg , who she won with the song "Mañana", that in BelgiumFranceItalyIceland and Israel was a decent hit, but in the UK not scored. In the Netherlands in May 1973 the lower regions of the North Sea Super Top 50.

The Group finally reached a stable end 1973 occupation:

In the UK this setup row hits reopened in the spring of 1974 with "Remember (Sha la la)", a summer teenyboppersong and nostalgic about a holiday love. The successor "Shang-a-lang" was also a hit in the Beneluxafter Mi Amigo's Pet to have been. The two singles after, "Summerlove sensation" and "All of me loves all of you", were on the European mainland no hits. Pas "Bye bye baby", a cover of an old Four Seasons-hit, was next to a British number-One-hit also a hit in the Benelux. "Give a little love", the second British number-one hit, from the summer of 1975, and "Money honey" from december of that year, were not in the Benelux.Only "Saturday night", a song from 1974, that in the United States number-One in the Billboard Hot 100 was in the winter of 1976, was also a huge hit in the Benelux. In the UK it was not released. After the small hit "Love me like I love you" was the cover of the Dusty Springfield hit "I only wanna be with you" a big hit in the fall.

The success in the Benelux was virtually over. "It's a game" (1977) and "You made me believe in magic" (1978) were in a flat American rock sound that was popular in Europe less. In addition, appeared more and more press reports about drug-, alcohol-and even suicidal problems in the group, something that in the 1990s also at other "boybands" If Take That comes out; outwardly psychological responses to the extreme pressure on the young adult group members in a private environment.

In 1979 the group went further as "The Rollers", until the group fell apart in 1981. Members of the group, also the former, were now in long-running processes hit about the royalties.

Afterwards, there were short-lived comebacks by some group members and various group divisions. Short time created a "The New Rollers". Today, there are two "Bay City Rollers": "Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers" and "Ian Mitchell's Bay City Rollers". (Ian Mitchell replaced Alan Longmuir from February 1976 to February 1978.)

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Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

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Rollin' 1974
Bay City Rollers 1975
Once upon a star 1975
Wouldn't you like it 1975
Dedication 1976
Rock and Roll love letter 1976
It's a game 1977
Strangers in the wind 1978
Elevator 1979
Voxx 1980
Joepie presents ... the Bay City Rollers 1980
Ricochet 1981
Live in Japan 1983
Breakout 1985
Bye bye baby 1992
Rollerworld: Live at the Budokan 1977 2002

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

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Date of

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Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

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Keep on dancing 1971 UK # 9
Mañana May 1973 North Sea Top 50
Remember (Sha la la) febr. 1974 UK # 2
Shang-a-lang 3-8-1974 31 4
Summerlove sensation sept. 1974 UK # 4
All of me loves all of you nov. 1974 UK # 4
Bye bye baby 31-5-1975 12 5
Give a little love July 1975 UK # 1
Money honey 20-12-1975 tip
Saturday night 6-3-1976 3 10
Love me like I love you 29-5-1976 24 4
Rock and Roll love letter 3-7-1976 tip4
"Don't stop the music" sept. 1976 Joepie Top 50
I only wanna be with you 9-10-1976 9 8
It's a game May 1977 NRP tip
The way I feel tonight 4-2-1978 tip
Yesterday's hero aug 1978 Joepie Top 50

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