We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 5th Jan. 2020. (S.R.)
It was certainly debatable, but they were heralded as the greatest group since the Beatles.
A bunch of scruffy youngsters from Edinburgh called ‘The Bay City Rollers’ became a tartan teen sensation in the 1970s.
By the late 70s, Rollermania followed and Les McKeown, Alan Longmuir, Derek Longmuir, Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood and Eric Faulkner were known worldwide.
Songs like ‘Remember’, ‘Shang-a-Lang’ and ‘All of me loves all of you’ were top ten hits, while ‘Bye Bye baby’ remained at No 1 in the UK charts for six weeks in 1975.
On Sunday evening next, and to kick-start ‘Where the road takes me’ for 2020, John Greene presents a nostalgic look-back at Rollermania.
We speak to lead-singer Les McKeown and hear most of their biggest hit records.
Tricia Tyson who now lives in West Cork, remembers putting tribal rivalries between Edinburgh and her native Glasgow to one side, just to follow the Rollers.
‘Remember the Bay City Rollers’ – A New Year special on Where the road takes me, this sunday evening at 7 – on C103.